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NORA (Norwood Oaklands Residents Association)
Representing Cheltondale, The Gardens, Norwood, Oaklands & Orchards
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JMPD sends a stern warning against the illegal use of fireworks.

31 Dec. 23
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Latest innovation in the theft of wheelie-bins
Please arrange for your bin to be brought inside your property as soon as Pikitup has collected.
NORA (Norwood Oaklands Residents Association)
Representing Cheltondale, the Gardens, Norwood, Oaklands and Orchards

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Sign the NORA petition to stop illegal building and land use
Sign the NORA petition to stop illegal building and land use

Good morning neighbours

The NORA petition to stop illegal building and land use in Norwood is due to go to Council on Wednesday, 31 January, where Cllr Huggett will be handing it over to the Mayor and challenging him to respond to the letter sent in December about all the illegal building and land use in Norwood and Orange Grove.

Please sign the petition before Wednesday and share it with everyone you know. We have 155 signatures so far and I'm sure there are many more of you who want to take a strong stand against this.

This is just one of many steps that we're taking to force the City of Joburg to take action and enforce the law in our neighbourhood. We welcome legitimate businesses and developers and will always oppose those who drag our neighbourhood down with illegal activity. If you have any questions on this or other town planning and heritage issues, please email

To view the letters and other material relating to this petition, please see the NORA Blog here:
27 Jan. 24
BELA Bill Awareness 🚨🚨

The BELA Bill needs to be sent back to the drawing board. The sensible recommendations made by citizens and residents of SA during BELA-Bill related hearings need to be taken into consideration. As South Africans we say: Nothing about us, without us!

The BELA Bill seeks to amend the South African Schools Act (SASA) of 1996 as well as the Employment of Educators Act (EEA) of 1998. Some of the changes and additions to the current Acts include:

📢Making Gr R compulsory.

📢Criminalising parents who do not comply with certain regulations.

📢Introducing additional laws which will have a negative impact on the home education sector.

📢Closing primary schools with less than 135 learners, and secondary schools with less than 200 learners in.

📢In addition to this the Bill will also grant powers to the Minister to make regulations regarding a range of serious matters (one of which relates to the management of learner pregnancy).

If this Bill is pushed through there will be an enormous power shift. The HoD, MEC and the DBE will have the final say! This all translates into the centralisation of our public school sector.

But what can you do?

Make a written submission!
Comments can be emailed to Ms Noluthando Skaka at
(Enquiries can be directed to Ms Noluthando Skaka on cell 083 709 8520.)

Submissions cut off date:
31 January 2024
BELA Bill Awareness: What can you do?
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Join JoburgCAN, OUTA and Schindlers Attorneys for an insightful webinar where we'll be addressing the common concern of skyrocketing municipal bills and providing practical guidance on disputing inaccuracies.

Date: 31 January 2024
Time: 18:00


Please share with your family, friends and community.
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Press Statement by Cllr Eleanor Huggett
Ward 73 Councillor, City of Johannesburg
1 February 2024
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Public Meeting: Norwood CPF Sectors 3 and 4
Monday, 12 February 2024, 17h30 to 19h00
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Public Meeting: Norwood CPF Sectors 3 and 4
Monday, 12 February 2024, 17h30 to 19h00
SAPS Norwood Police Station (Boardroom)

- To get involved with the overall Norwood CPF, contact Chair Wayne Preston on email address
- To get involved with the Sector 3 Crime Forum (Norwood Sector), contact Phumi on Whatsapp 082 994 3918. (The Sector 3 Crime Forum aligns closely with the area represented by NORA.)
- To get involved with our Community in Blue (CIB) Patrollers, send an email message to
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NORA/NBA Community Meeting
Agenda: Illegal building/demolition, road closures and other issues relevant to our neighbourhood
Tuesday, 20 February, 2023
1st Floor, The Factory, Grant Avenue

Please use the link below to submit any questions, queries or areas of concern you would like addressed:
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Norwood Park Community Clean-up
Saturday, 24 February 2024
09h00 to 12h00
Meet at the park. Please bring gloves, brooms and rakes. Bags will be provided.
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We’re ready for the next phase! Please distribute widely to Norwood groups/residents.