Matatiele Local Municipality viewpoint

2016-05-27 06:00

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Municipality to hold open council day

The mayor of Matatiele Local Municipality, Cllr Momelezi Mbedla, will be tabling the State of the Municipal Address (SOMA) at Sandfontein in Ward 26 on 30 May, which will be delivered under the theme “Together moving Matatiele Local Municipality forward”.

The mayor will, among others, deliberate on progress made from 2011 financial term and detail success and the shortfalls the municipality has experienced, hand over title deeds, soccer kits and highlight the municipality’s key programme areas.

The speech will also focus on the municipality’s programme of action for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Community members, stakeholders and all interested parties are invited to attend this auspicious event. Transport to the venue will be arranged by ward councillors, CDWs and ward clerks in all wards.

MEC releases human settlements delivery report

Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements MEC Helen Sauls-August has released a five-year human settlements delivery report covering the period 2011-2016.

Housing is a basic human right, which is enshrined in the Constitution. The department, through the informal settlements upgrading programme, has reduced the housing backlog in KZN from 750 854 in 2001 to 606 616 in 2011. According to THE Census 2011 report, 7.7% of people in Eastern Cape live in informal settlements (vs South Africa: 13,6%) a reduction from 11,5% in 2007).

The reports contains the exact number of units built, the number of rectified defective houses, number of title deeds and total budget expenditure on human settlements development between 2011 and 2016.

The report is obtainable in all Department of Human Settlements offices and from municipality offices.

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