Matatiele Local Municipality viewpoint

2015-05-01 06:00

WARM greetings to all residents of sweet Matat.

Welcome once again to the Matatiele Local Municipality view point. It is our responsibility to ensure that our community is well informed of recent accomplishments at their respective areas.

The Matatiele Local Municipality believes in providing people with information which is accessible to them, and which they can use to improve their lives, based on their needs, encouraging people to participate actively in the democratic processes, and keeping people continuously informed of policies and programmes that affect them and progress in implementing them.

Mayor’s stakeholders engagement and panel discussion

As part of strengthening working relations with Matatiele stakeholders Mayor Cllr Momelezi Mbedla will today 24 April engage with stakeholders at the Matatiele town hall at 10am. The draft budget for 2015/2016 will be tabled for comment. This also forms part of promoting transparency on municipal plans and programmes.

Freedom Month

South Africa celebrates Freedom Month in April under the theme “Celebrating the Beginning of the Third Decade of our Freedom through Accelerating Radical Economic Transformation”.

April will always resonate in the history of our nation as the month that saw the first democratic elections in 1994 that gave birth to freedom and constitutional democracy in South Africa. The 1994 election marked turning point that saw the previously disadvantaged become part of the South African political processes. The country belongs to all who live in it.

The 1994 breakthrough promotes the values of freedom and democracy that are an integral part of our constitutional democracy. Freedom Day is celebrated on 27 April in celebration of the historic participation of all the people of South African citizens in the first free and fair democratic elections.

The year 2015 ushers in the beginning of the third decade of democracy and freedom. On 27 April South Africans are called to celebrate the fruits of our democracy. It is time to reflect on the progress we have made as country in moving South Africa forward.

Circus is coming to town

Brian Boswell’s Circus is back in town. Jugglers, stunt horse riders, perky poodles, ponies, camels, tight rope walkers, trapeze artistes, acrobats and clowns will be entertaining the crowds in Matatiele on 27 and 28 April at the old rugby field. Book early to avoid disappointment at 083 629 7799 or go to “like” us on facebook - official Boswells Circus. Tickets available through Computicket at R80 per person.

Registered charities are invited to contact the Brian Boswell’s Circus Cyber Lions club to arrange a free visit to the circus.

Specials: Monday and Tuesday - 3pm, pensioners R50.

Brian Boswell’s Circus has a new look and new show this year and children and adults are assured of an entertaining outing to the circus.

Horses, camels and ponies prance into the ring with presenters, Jane and Georgina Boswell, while perky poodles will delight. Come and meet the cheeky goats and friendly alpaca called Nuzzle.

This year’s exciting line-up includes Miss Tsetseg from Mongolia - contortionist on the aerial hoop - spinning metres above the sawdust while holding on by her teeth, the energetic Jambo brothers - acrobats from Tanzania; Madmoiselle Zaya from Mongolia - astound the crowds as she walks the tight rope on ballet points and later flies through the air on the single trapeze. A favourite is Benji the Spanish clown who gets up to mischief throughout the show and the Enksaruul Cossack riders who perform daring feats on horseback. Not forgetting the spectacular Globe of Death motorbike stunt rider.

That is all from us for now, till next time, stay safe and be blessed.

Thank you sweet people from sweet Matat, a destination of choice and excellence

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