26 Nov 2022
DiamondWorld Directory
-
Home |
News
Home
De Beers Consolidated Mines announced the proclamation of the Kleinzee town
Kleinzee town will be integrated as part of the Nama Khoi Local Municipality
By: Diamond World News Service
|
Mar 24 2012 1:10PM
|
Reference: 6831  

DecreaseIncrease
The Nama Khoi Local Municipality and De Beers Consolidated Mines announced the proclamation of the Kleinzee town, located in the Nama Khoi Local Municipality in Namaqualand. Two towns - Kleinzee and Koingnaas were established and managed by De Beers to cater for its employees working at Namaqualand Mines.

The proclamation of Koingnaas was announced on 6 August 2011, and the town is being integrated as part of the Kamiesberg municipality. Kleinzee will be integrated as part of the Nama Khoi Local Municipality in the time ahead.

In anticipation of the proclamation of the two towns, De Beers has invested about R90 million in the refurbishment of the infrastructure and the bulk services, to ensure both towns are in a good state when handed over to the respective municipalities, and do not become a financial burden going forward.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Aubrey Baartman, the Municipal Manager of the Nama Khoi Local Municipality said: “Throughout the engagement with De Beers, as the Nama Khoi Local Municipality, our objective was to ensure that what has been agreed is in the best interest of the local community. Proclamation will also ensure that our people get the necessary jobs and there can be more businesses being established in our area”. Namaqualand Mines General Manager, Christie Pisane said: “The proclamation of Kleinzee will enable for the first time, current and former De Beers’ employees, and the general public, to purchase and own houses in the two towns”.

“Following the proclamation of the two towns, De Beers will now focus all its efforts in ensuring that the mining rights are transferred to the Transhex led consortium, Emerald Panther Investments (EPI), and that sustainability projects are implemented successfully. We are in the process of implementing initiatives such as the Abalone project, the Wind Farm and the De Beers Zimele Enterprise development HUB to benefit local communities through ownership, jobs creation and skills transfer, for many years to come.”

The proclamation of Kleinzee will also involve De Beers donating land for agriculture and the expansion of the town, houses and sports and recreational facilities in Kleinzee to the Nama Khoi Municipality, to the value of R20 million. De Beers will continue to manage and maintain the two towns until the end of this year. Upon handover of the towns to the municipalities, contingency funds will be made available to the municipalities.

Christie Pisane expressed gratitude for the contribution of many towards the purpose including “ Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Mayor of the Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Tommy Cloete, the Speaker, Mr Joshua Losper and especially the Municipal Manager, Aubrey Baartman.”

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
 
*  Name:
 
*  Mobile:
 
*  Email:
 
 
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
 
Advertisement
DWWeeklypost
Search News by City
Advertisement
DWsubscription
Recent Issue
2022
AVAILABLE NOW...!
News in Pictures
Videos
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 31935
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 9418
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 28054
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 39252
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 56986
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 68471
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 21819
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 50847
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 53001
Advertisement
DW News App
Member of:
Supporter of: