Matatiele Local Municipality viewpoint

2015-11-13 06:00

WARM greetings to all readers of this viewpoint.
Welcome once again to the Matatiele Local Municipality viewpoint. It is our responsibility to ensure that our community is informed of recent accomplishments in their respective areas.

Municipality installs CCTV cameras in Matatiele town
As part of reducing crime around Matatiele town, Matatiele Local Municipality through the community services department installed 13 CCTV cameras.
The purpose is to keep the town crime-free and maintain safety for the Matatiele community. It was discovered that a lot of elderly people are robbed by people pretending to assist them when they withdraw money from an ATM, among other activities.

The public will note that Matatiele has grown as a town, therefore it is our responsibility and the Matatiele SAPS to ensure that our people are safe and crime is well monitored.
We ask people to avoid walking around at night as criminal activities mostly happen after dark.

The cameras are monitored 24 hours and the municipality urges community members to come to the municipality should they suspect criminal activity anywhere.

Public notice: electricity supply interruption
The electricity supply will be interrupted from 8am on Sunday 15 November until 4pm in the CBD covering the area enclosed by Green, North and Long streets and the donga as well as the Boxer Centre and Shoprite complex, to enable a contractor to replace obsolete equipment in the municipal distribution system.

The remainder of North End, Itsokolele and Dark City will experience short interruptions while switching operations take place.

From 8am on Saturday 14 November until 4pm areas in North End covering the area from Rhino Centre to Williams Street will also be affected.

Any inconvenience is regretted, but please regard the electricity as being on during this period.
Inquiries to Jackie Augustyn on 072 157 5869, manager, electricity unit.

Matatiele Music Festival preparation under way
The music festival’s objectives is to hold an event that will attract tourists and potential investors to the Matatiele area during the summer holidays and/or festive season, as well initiate other means that will contribute to the economic and social development of the Matatiele community.

This year the festival will be held on 19 December at the Matatiele old rugby fields. Confirmed artists thus far are, Matatiele-born and bred brothers, Jaziel Brothers, Zonke, The Soil, Ringo, Nathi, Professor, Big Nuz, Futhi Mahlasela, who is also from Matatiele, Moneoa Moshesh, Heavy K and Black Motion. Local artists Msa Mahlangu, Dj Le-Kaota, Opokid, Sbu the First, Dr Praise, Jabu, Cee-army, Candy King, Mambo Jazz band and Bakhululiwe will also feature.
Tickets available from Computicket and Shoprite stores at R100 general, R180 Golden Circle and R350 VIP.
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That is all from us for now. Until next time, stay safe and be blessed.
Thank you sweet people from sweet Matat­, a destination of choice and excellence.

As part of reducing crime around Matatiele
town, Matatiele Local Municipality through the community services department installed 13
CCTV cameras

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