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6 Keeping our Roads in Tip-top Shape: It’s Worth the Wait and the Dust! Drakenstein’s rapid expansion–owing to exciting new business investments–makes it more important than ever to keep our roads in tip-top shape. 8 Striking a Balance between New Developments and Traffic Flow in Drakenstein “A Traffic Impact Assessment ensures that no stone is left unturned in terms of planning,” says Henk Strijdom, Land Development Management Manager at Drakenstein Municipality. 10 Ready to Mitigate Possible Impact of Eskom Loadshedding on Service Delivery “Our residents can rest assured that water provision will not be impacted by high-stage Eskom loadshedding,” says the Executive Mayor. 14 Drakenstein Traffic Centres and Municipal Court Go Cashless in Interest of Safety For safety reasons, cash is no longer accepted as payment at Drakenstein traffic centres and the Municipal Court. 15 How to Safely Use Gas as an Alternative to Electricity When you use gas as an alternative, be sure to follow these safety tips. 32 Ontmoet die Gesig Agter die Aanlyn-hernuwing van Voertuiglisensies: Ons gesels met Debmarie Liedeman Debmarie, 'n senior klerk by die Paarl-verkeersentrum, het met Vars gesels.

REGULARS 4 Editor's Letter

As we hit the road in 2023, Drakenstein’s roads, upgrades and traffic flow management come under the spotlight in this first edition of Vars.


16 R301 Becomes Mandela Freedom Road to Honour Madiba’s Legacy The R301 road between Paarl and Franschhoek will be renamed the Mandela Freedom Road.

12 Drakenstein Development and Investment Prospectus Drakenstein is a city geared for growth. Read more in the full prospectus.



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