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21 Feb 2018 @ 11:27:12 am
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A few weeks ago while showing my (now sold) Echo 3 to a pesrspectiv buyer, my leg touched the draw bar of the caravan and I got a tingeling shock. I put the power off to the van reminding myself to go through the wiring this past weekend. Later that day I was cleaning out my pool filter leaf trap basket, and when I put my hand in the water to remove the grit etc that went through the basket I was shocked again.

We called our electrician out, and he checked our whole house out, on the taps to our shower he gat a reading 154 volts on the taps. On further checking, he determined that our house wiring is in order ,he put the earth leackage and all the tripswitches off and retested and regestered a feed of power. we went to the municipal distribution box and opened it up and to our shock, we found a bee's nest in the box. We did all the reporting to the correct dept and people at the minicipality. And it has now been about 4 weeks scince this happened and nobody from the munic has come out to resolve the issue. We just get told that they know about the bees, and that there electrician and a bee capture person must come out together to resolve this.

We phone every few days and get the same reaction, nothing gets done. yellyellyell 

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21 Feb 2018 @ 17:11:46 pm
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Nie 'n goeie advertensie vir die munic nie maar sou eintlik niks anders verwag as jul ondervinding nie. Hoop om veiligheidredes dat die munic tog iets doen. Ek wonder of hulle verantwoordelikheid sal aanvaar as iemand geskok word en hul so nalatig is.

Dalk maar 'n ander sosiale media kanaal gebruik en die naam v d uitbreiding en munic boksnommer ens ook meld.

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21 Feb 2018 @ 18:24:33 pm
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Personally I have found one of the most effective ways to get citypower Joburg to do something is to report it as a dangerous situation. Once had a call within 2 hours from technician standing next to what I reported.
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21 Feb 2018 @ 18:31:32 pm
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Or get a bee keeper and explain the situation is dangerous and that he will have to kill the bees (they have special poison). When they're dead you can use a broomstick or something wooden to scrape the beehive of whatever it is contacting. Should only be 220v. The beekeepers generally don't charge a lot. Will probably be less than you already paid the electrician.

Hmmm. Just realised now the box is probably not on your property so that makes it more difficult (around here the "box" is built into our wall). So the danger angle is probably your only option.
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22 Feb 2018 @ 06:43:50 am
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Danie ons het ander platvorms probeer, dit help nie. Ons het hulle al gevrae oor die verantwoordelikheids aspek as iemand seer kry of anders, hulle antword net nie.

Chris yes the box is on the pavement some 50m from our house. We were warned by the munic that if anybody who is not a munic certified electrician opens the box that person is liable for a minimum of a R30 000 fine. The bee keeper we contacted is listed at the munic as pest controll, but like me he does not want to kill the bees, but to remove them safely and relocate to another place.

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22 Feb 2018 @ 06:46:14 am
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Your electrican should have found the problem. It sounds like a floating nuetral. This happens when Neutral is not electrically tied to Earth. Has someone worked on your house electrical system recently? You had something installed? Has the council been working on your box.

This is not good and must be attended to immediately. It may well be the councils box but for safety sake I would get a beekeeper in, some will take the hive for no compensation as they get the revenue from the honey. 

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22 Feb 2018 @ 06:47:51 am
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Kontak jou wyk raadlid...
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22 Feb 2018 @ 07:16:55 am
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Andrew the beekeeper was also warned not to tamper with the box unless it has been made safe by the munic electrician (who must accompany the beekeeper) the problem seems to be getting the two together to resovle the issue.

See ons wyk raadslid was al by ons gewees, sy is DP en die raad is ANC hulle bulldose haar.

 

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22 Feb 2018 @ 07:20:08 am
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If you do a search on bees in South Africa you will find that our bees population are in danger so all you need to do is find a bee keeper to come and remove the bees.

Basically what he does is to remove the queen bee and then the swarm will be able to be re allowcated. usually this is done at night as bees in general do not fly at night.

There after you can have the honey and the munisipality can make sure everything is okay at the box.

Please try to save the bees! ! ! ! ! !

Bee keeper is your answer.

Sonder Jesus is ek niks! ! ! !
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22 Feb 2018 @ 07:27:37 am
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blik doom fogger

 

How great is our GOD
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22 Feb 2018 @ 07:33:23 am
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blik doom fogger

 


Dit gaan hulle net kwaad maak.

Ek het al met 2 byneste tussen die dak en plafon in 'n buitekamer gesit. Al manier is om 'n byevanger te kry. Dis te gevaarlik om hulle lewendig uit te kry so dis hoekom hulle die outjies maar moet uitsit.
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22 Feb 2018 @ 07:40:29 am
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Danie ons het ander platvorms probeer, dit help nie. Ons het hulle al gevrae oor die verantwoordelikheids aspek as iemand seer kry of anders, hulle antword net nie.

Chris yes the box is on the pavement some 50m from our house. We were warned by the munic that if anybody who is not a munic certified electrician opens the box that person is liable for a minimum of a R30 000 fine. The bee keeper we contacted is listed at the munic as pest controll, but like me he does not want to kill the bees, but to remove them safely and relocate to another place.



OK so your'e between a rock and a hard place. If nothing else is working then you will have to lawyer up.
https://businesstech.co.za/news/business/163813/high-court-rules-private-citizens-can-fix-roads-then-charge-government-for-it/

This looks to me to be a similar situation. There is a dangerous situation that the munic is not dealing with.
Based on the high court ruling you can give the munic 30 days notice and get two independant quotes to fix the problem. Then get independant contractors in to fix the problem, and send the bill to the munic.
However if you want to pick this type of fight I would suggest you get a lawyer to handle the process, and send letters of demand and notices to the munic. This will hopefully also cover your legal liability on you own property as you have legally notified (registered letter from lawyer) the munic of the dangerous situation.
A registered letter of demand should also end up at their legal department and hopefully subsequently at the higher ups, rather than useless and powerless call center agents.

I see the name Marcus Pawson is mentioned in the article. Maybe see if you can get hold of him.


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22 Feb 2018 @ 07:41:30 am
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Stem saam met See, lyk my dis al wat op dié stadium gaan help. Hier by ons is die munisipale distribusie bokse net buite jou hek op 'n kort paaltjie, en meeste is nie eers meer gesluit nie - slotte lankal afgesteel.
Ruk terug het die oorhoofse drade (voordat hulle dit uiteindelik met bundle conductor vervang het) net bokant ons huis in die straat aanmekaar geraak en kortsluitings veroorsaak agv boomtakke tydens 'n storm, met die gevolg dat ernstige "surge voltages" en "spikes" deurgevoer is na onder andere ons huis en die buurman se huis. Dié "surges" en "spikes" het my hoêtroustel geblaas asook my "step-down" transformator vir my internet "router". My buurman het groter skade gely, maar sy versekering het darem daarvoor betaal. Ons het dié insident dadelik aan ESC gerapporteer, maar nog steeds twee volle dae gewag voordat hulle die fout kom herstel het.
Lyk my dis maar die "run-of-the-mill" tipe reaksie wat ons maar moet aanvaar en mee moet saamleef, of ons nou daarvan hou of nie.
Sterkte Fred, hoop jy word gou gehelp!
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22 Feb 2018 @ 07:57:34 am
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Ja Leon ek sal faaaaait as hulle die bye will dood maak.

Besides the shoking, when last was there a correct meter reading taken from this box it houses 6 electrical meters.

A while ago some 2 streets down from us a meter box burnt out as a result of bees, but Rustenburg Local Municipality electrical department will not get people out to resolve dangerous situations.

Thanks Chris E I will take your advice and lets see what happens.

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22 Feb 2018 @ 08:46:24 am
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Die Kundigheid. Waar gaan dit eindig.
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransmannetjie. (Parys - Frankryk)
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22 Feb 2018 @ 10:17:53 am
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Ek het al by tye die VF Plus se verteenwoordiger in my buurt gebel met soortgeyke probleme.  Binne dae was my probleme opgelos. 

Google jou stem verteenwoordiger hetsy DA, VF Plys ens en meld dit aan by hom vir sy aandag. Vra vir spoedige terugvoer

 

 

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22 Feb 2018 @ 10:19:19 am
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Jammer ek het vergeet om te noem.   Hulle het ook gratis regsadvies to jou beskikking maar dinge sal opgelos word voor dit so ver gaan.

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22 Feb 2018 @ 10:34:54 am
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Zak ons DA persoon was al by ons huis, maar kry niks uitgerig nie. Ons Munispaliteit het 'n facebook blad die laaste wat hy opdatum gebring was is 2013. Die klomp hier is beyond useles.

Ons moet byvoorbeeld 5uur in die oggend al gaan tou staan net om ons lesensies te hernu dan maak hulle eers 8 uur oop en vat net die eerste 50 mense of so. (my skoonpa het syne laas week gedoen)

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22 Feb 2018 @ 10:41:09 am
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Sterkte my vriend.   My bloed sal ook al gekook het.  

Miskien is dit tyd om die VF Plus te probeer. 

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22 Feb 2018 @ 10:44:32 am
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Ek is in 'n mate gelukkig dat einde van die jaar tree ek af en dan gaan ek op Stillbaai woon, dit is 100% beter daar.

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22 Feb 2018 @ 12:11:26 pm
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Ek is in 'n mate gelukkig dat einde van die jaar tree ek af en dan gaan ek op Stillbaai woon, dit is 100% beter daar.

Fred kan ek dalk jou nommer of jou vrou se nommer vir 'n DA raadslid stuur. Dalk kan sy die regte knoppies druk.

 

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22 Feb 2018 @ 12:17:27 pm
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Danie jy kan, maar ons wyk se DA lid,(ons wyk is DA) het al probeer. Maar dit het nie gehelp nie.  

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22 Feb 2018 @ 13:33:02 pm
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Hi Fred.
Bel die SAP.
Konstabel, hier is sopas iemand dood gesteek deur n swerm bye.
Dalk help dit.
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22 Feb 2018 @ 13:47:08 pm
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Ha ha dalk help dit.

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22 Feb 2018 @ 15:52:52 pm
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As die DA by julle so sleg is as hier by ons, dink ek nie jy gaan veel hulp kry nie. Hier by ons word gesê "Onthou, die DA is in die minderheid, daarom het ons nie veel seggenskap nie"

My antwoord daarop was, "Dit beteken jy vra my om volgende keer vir die ANC te stem, want hulle is in die meerderheid en miskien sal ek daar gehelp word?"

Ek het selfs die DA se een of ander skadu minister in die Parlement in die hande gekry  en die voorval aan hom oorgedra, maar nou ja, dis 'n ander storie! Nee wat, hulle soek net jou stem en daarna basta met jou!

Maar, ek hou ook van oom Jeep se storie .....

Ons het 'n dreineringsprobleem gehad wat die gevolg gehad het dat 'n mangat oorspoel het en allerhande riool in die straat ingegooi het. Die drukking was so hoog dat die swaar konkreet deksel eintlik gelig het, en die wereld was besaai met toiletpapier, &^%*&  en stank.... 

Ek het weke lank gesukkel om dit opgelos te kry, een na die ander keer gebel, op een tydstip selfs 3 verskillende verwysingsnommers gehad. Uiteindelik die Munisipaliteit en die Polisie gebel en gesê dat daar honde is wat aan iets vreet, dit lyk soos 'n ongebore babatjie of iets.

Die Munisipaliteit was binne 2 ure hier.

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22 Feb 2018 @ 18:22:02 pm
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Mooi man. Dis die manier om te doen.
Klompie jare terug sien ons n verdagte in die komplx. Omrede ek geweet het dit gaan nie help om polisie te bel nie, bel ek blitspatrolie. Seg ek hiers n dreigende skietery, mense hardloop met vuurwapens rond. Binne minute was hulle hier. Hehehehe
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22 Feb 2018 @ 19:56:01 pm
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Mooi man. Dis die manier om te doen.
Klompie jare terug sien ons n verdagte in die komplx. Omrede ek geweet het dit gaan nie help om polisie te bel nie, bel ek blitspatrolie. Seg ek hiers n dreigende skietery, mense hardloop met vuurwapens rond. Binne minute was hulle hier. Hehehehe

Jy en Nico het dalk die regte idee. Wel ek het ook 'n ander DA lid gekontak en ons hoop maar die 2 lede kan saam iets doen aan die saak. Hoop 2 koppe is beter as 1.

 

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23 Feb 2018 @ 05:39:59 am
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Dankie Danie sy het ons gister gekontak. Kom ons kyk wat gebeur.

Nico wat julle in die pad gekry het, kry ek so 3 na 4 keer elke jaar in my erf. My huis is die laagste punt voor 'n draai dan verstop die pyp onder die draai en al my buite dreins loop oor in my erf in dit is nou 'n K@# spul. Die oorsaak van die probleem kan blykbaar ook nie bepaal of uitgesorteer word nie.

Ja vandag is dit nou presies 5 weeke vandat ons die krag probleem geraporteer het

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