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Historic Rooidamme

17th Nov 2018

Many Murraysburgers share fond memories of the Rooidamme from years gone by. Thanks to the efforts of the MSDC the canal filling the dam and the dam itself have been repaired. The time has come to restore this historic site to its former glory and to create a recreational facility for the whole town to…

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Rooidam article in AgriProbe

29th Jun 2017

The Rooidam project made it into the Western Cape Department of Agriculture Research and news magazine AgriProbe AgriProbe Vol14 no2 pages 47 to 49

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Garlic Project

14th Mar 2017

The MSDC is pleased to announce the commencement of the first significant agricultural investment since the restoration of the Town’s historic “lei water” system. In the past week 30,000 “Egyptian white” garlic cloves were planted on a 1000 M2 piece of land serviced by water drawn from the Rooidamme. Extensive market research was conducted to…

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First water through the new Rooidam valves

27th Jan 2017

The 26 January 2017 marks another landmark day in the Murraysburg Rooidam project. Now that the dam is full, the valve was tested the morning and water made its way down the furrow system to Berrange street. A MSDC group followed the stream to evaluate the condition of the furrow. A lot of work needs to…

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Rooidamme is full

10th Jan 2017

Murraysburg has been blessed with substantial rains since the 2nd January 2017 and as a result the Rooidamme have quickly filled. In fact, on Sunday evening 8th January at about 10:00pm the dams started overflowing into the bypass furrow which leads surplus water back into the Buffels River. And so, after an absence of about…

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The sluices are opened

30th Nov 2016

Emosies was hoog, Maandag middag 21 Nov 2016 toe die sluise na die historiese Rooidamme om streeks 17:30 oop gemaak is en daar weer water na jare van ongebruik in die damme te vloei. Oud en jonk het met groot opwinding die kanaal wat die water in die dam inlei dop gehou en reg gestaan…

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Progress Update – 19 Nov

19th Nov 2016

Murraysburg, Western Cape, November 19, 2016– It is now just over two months since work commenced on the rehabilitation of the town’s historic lei-water system. The project is rapidly nearing completion and we are hopeful that we will be able to begin diverting water into the newly refurbished dams before the end of November. Diversion…

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Progress Update 10 Nov 2016

10th Nov 2016

Murraysburg, Western Cape, November 10, 2016– It is now two months since work commenced on the rehabilitation of the town’s historic lei-water system. The project is rapidly nearing completion and we are hopeful that we will be able to begin diverting water into the newly refurbished dams before the end of November. Diversion weir and…

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Restoration of the town’s Historic “leiwater” infrastructure – 5 Sept 2016

5th Sep 2016

Present at the signing of the contract for: Murraysburg rooidam project And at the official handover of the site to the successful contractor by the implementing agency, Casidra. Commencement date 5th September 2016, expected duration approximately 8 weeks. Jaco van Heerden (Front left) Vastrap Grondverskuiwings BK, Murraysburg Chris Barr (back left) Board Member, Murraysburg Sustainable…

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Proudly Murraysburg

26th Aug 2016

It is with great pleasure that the Murraysburg Sustainable Development Council (MSDC) can announce that the tender for the Rooidam Project has been awarded to a Murraysburg business, Vastrap Grondverskuiwings. Vastrap was established in 2010, but the owner has been in the earth moving industry since 2000, so we can be sure they will do…

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