As the level of funds rised for the painting of the Magistrate’s Court, another argument in favour of this much needed-make-over comes to mind.

Courts of Law are institutions that are, and should be, respected by anyone in a law-abiding country, be they ordinary citizens with legal disputes or people who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. When they approach the hallowed corridors of the court, they should see before them an imposing, clean and well-kept building that is commensurate with the gravity of the occasion.

It is for this reason and the fact that the unkempt Hermanus Court sits on the Main Road at the entrance to the town that it should be cleaned up.

Several people have made extremely generous pledges to the project, which means that instead of having to raise R91 321.25 we have to raise only R60 000. This is still a large sum of money but donations of all sizes are coming in thick and fast.

The tender of the contractor will be valid until early next year. Should we not reach target it is possible to shrink the size of the project so that only the façade is redecorated.

Several offers of paint, the use of scaffolding, ladders and other painting requirements have come in. As we approach the target we will put these people in touch with the contractor, Anton Hartman from Walker Bay Painters, to evaluate any discount those contributions will subtract from the +R91 000. 

Please be sure to reference your donation clearly with the words ‘Magistrate’s Court’

and, if possible, send confirmation of payment to avism@hermanus.co.za to obviate any confusion in the accounts department of the Cape Whale Coast Tourism’s bank account.

The account details are as follows:

Absa Current Account

Code 632005

Account number 3220143723

And don’t forget the reference: Magistrate’s Court

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