New mu­ni­ci­pal lo­go re­vea­led

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GRAAFF-REI­NET — Sub­se­quent to the 2016 lo­cal go­vern­ment e­lecti­ons, the FCB Foun­da­ti­on pre­sen­ted three draft lo­gos to the Exe­cu­ti­ve Com­mit­tee of the Dr Bey­ers Nau­de Lo­cal Mu­ni­ci­pal Coun­cil, with the in­ten­ti­on of one lo­go being cho­sen to be the lo­go to be u­sed by the ne­w­ly a­mal­ga­ma­ted mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty.

Coun­cil was of the o­pi­ni­on that mo­re pu­blic par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on should ta­ke pla­ce so that lo­cal de­sig­ners would get a chan­ce to sub­mit t­heir re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ons as well.

Du­ring pu­blic par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on, in which the call for sub­mis­si­ons was do­ne in the Ad­ver­ti­ser, u­sing so­ci­al me­dia, and in com­mu­ni­ty meet­ings, Jac Grob­be­laar from Graaff-rei­net sub­mit­ted his lo­go, which was al­so pre­sen­ted to Coun­cil.

A­not­her round of pu­blic par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on was held by the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty, u­sing the sa­me chan­nels as men­ti­o­ned a­bo­ve. Three mo­re lo­gos we­re sub­mit­ted by T­ha­bo M­bo­ne­ni and one by El­va Al­brid­ge. As the lo­gos we­re sub­mit­ted, t­hey we­re pla­ced on the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty’s Fa­ce­book pa­ge.

A lo­go com­mit­tee, com­pri­sing of three coun­cil­lors and two of­fi­ci­als, held a meet­ing to dis­cuss and tal­ly the in­puts for the lo­gos. It was found that on­ly 30 vo­tes we­re re­cei­ved.

Sub­se­quent to the meet­ing, the B­he­ja­ne Ga­me Re­ser­ve do­na­ted a nig­ht’s stay for two on t­heir pre­mi­ses in or­der to en­coura­ge mo­re pe­op­le to vo­te for a lo­go.

T­hus, it was de­ci­ded to go through one fi­nal pu­blic par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on pro­cess in or­der to gar­ner mo­re vo­tes. This was very success­ful, and e-mails, Fa­ce­book sub­mis­si­ons and vo­tes that the Coun­cil­lors gar­ne­red we­re tal­lied and ta­ken in­to ac­count.

Du­ring the last leg of the vo­ting, mo­re than 620 pe­op­le vo­ted. A lar­ge ma­jo­ri­ty (73%) of the vo­ters vo­ted for the lo­go sub­mit­ted by El­va Al­brid­ge, sho­wing two ku­du sil­hou­et­tes and an al­oe with a moun­tain back­ground.

Af­ter so­me chan­ges we­re ma­de to the lo­go, in­clu­ding recti­fying the accent on Nau­dé, as well as a few co­lour chan­ges, the fi­nal lo­go was an­noun­ced at the Coun­cil meet­ing last T­hurs­day.

The slo­gan u­sed be­ne­ath the graphic was de­ci­ded upon by the Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on Work­stre­am in the pro­cess pri­or to the es­ta­blishment of the mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty. It is the com­bi­na­ti­on of the three for­mer mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ties’ slo­gan.

Den­zel Kor­kie from the Wil­low­mo­re a­rea was the lucky re­ci­pient of the ac­com­mo­da­ti­on pri­ze.

El­va Al­brid­ge and her hus­band own a di­gi­tal prin­ting com­pa­ny in Jan­sen­vil­le, and she de­sig­ned the win­ning lo­go u­sing the Co­rel Draw com­pu­ter soft­wa­re.

Well be­fo­re the com­pe­ti­ti­on was an­noun­ced, she star­ted put­ting to­get­her her i­dea of w­hat a lo­go to re­pre­sent the a­mal­ga­ma­ted mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty should look li­ke. She was de­lig­h­ted that her de­sign was cho­sen o­ver all the ot­her sub­mis­si­ons and very sur­pri­sed!

“I star­ted by de­sig­ning a lo­go that will tell me a sto­ry a­bout our beau­ti­ful Ka­roo and the t­hings that all three mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ties ha­ve in com­mon. I just look­ed a­round me and re­a­li­sed, e­very new day we ha­ve the ple­a­su­re of en­joying God’s gre­at gift to us as pe­op­le li­ving in the Ka­roo” she said. “The lo­go re­pre­sents the Gem of the Ka­roo with its sce­nic beau­ty, bre­ath ta­king lands­ca­pes and pris­ti­ne en­vi­ron­ment”.

The Mu­ni­ci­pal Ma­na­ger of the Dr Bey­ers Nau­de Lo­cal Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty with the de­sig­ner of the new lo­go, El­va Al­drid­ge, Ma­yor De­on De Vos and S­pea­ker T­hem­bi­sa Non­nies.

The new lo­go and slo­gan of the Dr Bey­ers Nau­de Lo­cal Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty.

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