GKM viewpoint

2017-03-17 06:02

GREETINGS to the people of Kokstad.
Launch of digital terrestrial TV in Kokstad

The National Department of Communications visited Kokstad on Tuesday to launch DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) migration in Kokstad.

This is part of the national programme that will move us from analogue broadcasting to digital signals. This will mean better quality TV images especially in areas that have a poor signal distribution.

They launched the campaign at Nkululeko Thuntulwane Community Hall on Wednesday, March 8. They proceeded to Shayamoya on March 9 and are to be at the community hall today. The registration is targeting households whose income is R3 200, unemployed and has a TV. I must also inform the community that they must not panic if they miss those registration dates because this is an on-going process.

You can go to your post office anytime for registration if you don’t make it on the above dates. You need a certified copy of your ID to register. We encourage our people to use this opportunity honestly. Cheating the process will deprive those who are financially needy. If you can afford it, please don’t cheat the process.

Electricity theft continues

It is quite disturbing to hear the reports that people continue to steal electricity. We have been warning people not to do so because it costs the municipality a lot of money. Besides that you are stealing from people who are honest and who pay for municipal services. What does your conscience tells you if you continue to use free electricity knowing very well you supposed to pay for it.

Be assured your days are numbered as law enforcement is ready to deal with you.

I once again plead with those who steal electricity to stop immediately or face the mighty hand of the law. We also appeal to the community to report electricity theft to the municipality or to the police.

Namanje sisaqhubeka nokuphuhlisa i-Kokstad. Enkosi

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.

Inside News24

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.


Pack theory: fact or fiction?

Do you need to be the "alpha" to have an obedient dog?



Perfect dog-walking 1: Why dogs pull on the lead
SA stats: The role of pets in families
The top 6 poisonous foods for your pet
Does your dog have separation anxiety?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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.


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.