GREETINGS to the people of Greater Kokstad Municipality.Kokstad Link Pharmacy Half Marathon and Fun RunOn behalf of Greater Kokstad Municipality, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s half marathon and fun run. This year marks the third annual marathon and I am pleased to see the event growing in leap and bounds. The success of this marathon relied on the outstanding job by organisers and volunteers who helped before, during and after it. We express our highest appreciation to the sponsors who made the race possible and ask them to continue their good deeds, even for other initiatives. I also call upon stakeholders in government and the private sector to come on board because our collective efforts will deliver to us the city we envision. Heritage and Tourism MonthSeptember marks Heritage and Tourism Month. The theme for this year’s Heritage Month is “Reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our living heritage”. As a municipality we recognise the aspects of our culture that are both tangible and intangible. We are restoring historical events and our collective memory by renaming streets and infrastructures in line with heritage preservation. The renaming the municipal building after Adam Kok III is in the apex phase. We are also going to erect a statue of Adam Kok III in front of our municipal building. The municipality is determined and is putting its energy and resources towards restoring the heritage of all the inhabitants of Greater Kokstad Municipality. Tourism in KokstadTourism plays an important social, economic and cultural role worldwide. It is for this reason that the integrated development plan of the municipality has identified tourism as a vehicle for accelerated and sustained economic growth and job creation. We have to take advantage of our geographic location and attractions around Kokstad to achieve economic growth. It is through our collective effort that we can make our beloved Kokstad a tourist destination and a city of economic possibilities. Thank you.