GKM Viewpoint

2017-03-03 06:00

GREETINGS to the people of Kokstad.

Harry Gwala Marathon 2017

The 2017 edition of the Harry Gwala Marathon takes place on March 5. This year’s edition starts from Highflats under Ubuhlebezwe Municipality and finishes at Umzimkhulu Municipality. This is one of the biggest marathons in KwaZulu-Natal and is a qualifier for Comrades and Two Oceans Ultra marathons. Registrations are still open and I urge everyone from Harry Gwala to join this race for it to grow. I am one of those who have joined the race not only as a runner, but to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Entries close on February 28. The categories are 42km, 21km, 10km and five kilometre. Please take this as your plan for a healthy lifestyle. We hear so many attempts by government to eradicate the challenge of obesity. Let us go in numbers and register. I also challenge municipal employees to go and support the race. This is our legacy in the district. Let us meet there on March 5.

2017/2018 Budget speech

The Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered his 2017/2018 budget speech on Wednesday in which he outlined some of the challenges facing the country as well as some financial direction the country will take going forward. As the community, we need to take interest in these issues because they directly impact on our lives.

He outlined economic challenges that are negatively affecting the country and how we should control government spending. As a municipality we will be doing our budget planning for the upcoming financial year knowing full well the financial position of the country, however, we are mindful of the challenges raised by the people of Kokstad during our IDP road shows and our budget will respond to those challenges.
2017 siyaqhubeka nokuphuhlisa iKokstad. Enkosi bahlali.


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