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Patrick Bean: Proud eMdlotian & Eco-Warrior

Patrick Bean: Proud eMdlotian & Eco-Warrior

We have decided to run a series of short 'Bio's' about people who have a long history with Umdloti as a place, their passion for our village, the conservation of our coastal forest and marine resources, their compassion and humanitarian outreach. They have set a fine example over many years and are now ready to pass on the baton. In this issue we are meeting up with Dr Pat Bean...
Smart Security Village Update

Smart Security Village Update

Funds for the launch of the two/three-month investigation phase have mostly been collected. Our thanks to the community-spirited donors, who will be formally recognized later. Task Team representatives inspected two BeSecure sites in Westville and Cowies Hill...
Umdloti Village Born a ‘Township’

Umdloti Village Born a ‘Township’

Umdloti Village had its origins in a “township” called Bellamont Estate that was formed in 1895. In approximately 1905, Johannesburg property speculator, Sam Bacon, spotted an advertisement in a Johannesburg newspaper. Being an adventurous type, he bought a number of “plots” - sites unseen...
Sibaya Steercom process delayed until further notice

Sibaya Steercom process delayed until further notice

It’s no secret that Tongaat Hulett Group is in big trouble due to alleged misreporting of land sale and cane values over many years. Financial results for the past few years will have to be re-stated. The share price has collapsed by 75%...
eMdloti Entrance Project

eMdloti Entrance Project

We all know that the entrance to our little village does not do eMdloti justice. We have started on a program to slowly upgrade the entrance which obviously takes time and resources...
What value do you place on your family and way of life?

What value do you place on your family and way of life?

More than half the homeowners and bodies corporate in Umdloti don’t see the value of subscribing to the UIP and UBRRA. After all, we all pay our municipal rates and taxes don’t we? And things seem to be trundling along quite nicely, except for the odd problem like water leaks, sewer overflows, broken street lights, electricity failures, and municipal sanitation strikes...
The cheque is in the post – Really!

The cheque is in the post – Really!

First Avenue is often blocked by illegally parked cars, especially over public holidays. Under the auspices of the UIP, First Avenue residents gathered sufficient funds and set up a work party...
Handy Rocky Shore Pocket Book

Handy Rocky Shore Pocket Book

A little pocket book of KZN rocky shore creatures authored by Drs Bruce and Judy Mann has been published and several of the photographs used in the book were taken here in our conservancy area showing the diversity we have on our rocks...

Urgent Security Meeting Feedback

The eMdloti UIP Emergency Meeting on Wednesday 29 May 2019 has brought about a New Dawn for our little village and the start of great things to come...
Urgent UIP Security Meeting on 29 May 2019

Urgent UIP Security Meeting on 29 May 2019

Notice to all eMdloti Community Members: The UIP will be holding an urgent security meeting on Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 6pm at the eMdloti Centre next to the Hardware Store.

Give yourselves a pat on the back!

The provincial environmental department has this week authorised the development of a proposed 10 000 student private tertiary institution at Node 3 of the Sibaya Coastal Precinct (close to the Sibaya Casino), which means it is not coming to Node 6 next to Bellamont Road.This outcome demonstrates how effective a united community can be...
Umdloti Guidelines: Living with Monkeys

Umdloti Guidelines: Living with Monkeys

Recent incidents in Umdloti have highlighted the long-standing tension between Vervet monkeys and humans. This guideline has been drawn up by the eMdloti UIP to provide residents with information about monkeys and to outline measures that will improve the chances of a relatively peaceful co-existence...