Matatiele: key talks in Pretoria

2010-06-17 00:00

MATATIELE residents are hopeful that a meeting with the Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs Ministry (COGTA) in Pretoria today may end their protracted battle to be re-incorporated into KwaZulu-Natal.

The Matatiele/Maluti Mass Action Organising Committee (MAOC) received confirmation from COGTA on Tuesday that the meeting will take place this morning. A representative from each of the organisations on MAOC will be attending.

Ever since the Demarcation Board first announced more than five years ago that Matatiele was to be moved to the Eastern Cape, the residents have tried every means to reverse the decision. They have held protest marches and conducted court battles. After the last national election in 2008, residents made representations to President Jacob Zuma’s government.

In 2009 COGTA started a process of initiating further consultations with the community to assist the government in the re-determination of the town’s borders. The initiative came after the cabinet decided in April 2009 to instruct the department to go back and test the views of the people.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.