Matat viewpoint

2017-04-28 06:01

DEAR reader, welcome once again to our weekly update column. We are in the fourth quarter of the 2016/2017 financial year. As the Matatiele Local Municipality, we have continued to record tangible success in our quest to make the lives of the people of sweet Matat sweet.

Repairs and maintenance

of potholes

Following an outcry with regards to potholes in and around the Matatiele Local Municipality area we are happy to announce the appointment of three contractors who are currently fixing roads in Ward 19. 

Sekhutlong, Hozani Magxobani and Seal are the contractors given the responsibility to repair the potholes. Some started in March and others will be this month and they should all be done by the end of May.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appeal to the public to be patient with us.

Women empowerment project

The municipality, through the Special Programmes Unit, delivered sewing material to a women-led project in Ward 18 for the Creative Network Sewing Project.

The project was established in 2015 and it is at Bhubesi in Ward 18. They operate from Bhubesi Junior Secondary using a classroom that was allocated to them by the principal.

The project is registered as a co-operative under the DTI Act. It is an ongoing business that seeks capital funding to secure business assets and will seek funding from government and private sectors.

It is a non-profit organisation that aims to create self-sufficiency among its members. They use the factory style of working. Receiving material provided to them by the municipality, Ms Cynthia Nzimande said their objectives are to sell products to the community and the Matatiele community, create jobs for their community, encourage use of the skill, alleviate poverty and to give customers maximum satisfaction.

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