GKM Viewpoint

2018-01-26 06:00

WARM greetings to the Kokstad community and community at large.

I welcome you back from the holiday season, hoping you had a fantastic safe season. As the year begins, the municipality has plans in store to better the lives of the people living within its jurisdiction. These will be revealed as the year goes by and I hope we will work together and support each other as in previous year, remember “working in unity, we stand strong” but “working in division we fall”. I would like to share some insight on the following issues.

Exco retreat

The Greater Kokstad Municipality Exco and management is on the mid-term assessment session where the management will table to Exco the mid-year report, annual report for 2016/17 financial year and the proposals for budget adjustment. Mayor Cllr Beki Mtolo will then table the reports to council on January 25.

Water restrictions

Even though the water level in Crystal Spring Dam seems high and sufficient, precautionary measures still need to be applied to ensure we have water all the time.


Area Supply times Supply times

Prisons 24 hours 24 hours

Mamisa 24 hours 24 hours

Shayamoya 4am to 9am 3pm to 9pm

Bhongweni, Horseshoe 4am to 9am 3pm to 9pm

Town 24 hours 24 hours

Extension 7 24 hours 24 hours

Franklin Scheme 5.30 to 7pm -

Back to school campaign

This is the first week of school and we hope our little ones in Grade 1 are ready for the beginning of their school journey. We wish them well we hope they will settle down in their new environment.

As a people-centered city of economic possibilities municipality education is the key to a brighter future, and because the future belongs to children it is vital municipality acknowledges and takes care of the youth and their education so as to achieve the municipal goal by 2047.

That is why the municipality, through Sukuma Sakhe, will be visiting schools to congratulate them, and to those who did not perform well, offer our support and listen to their outcry if any.


School Date Time

Kokstad College January 23 8.30am

Glen Edward January 23 9am

Mount Currie SSS January 24 8.30am

Carl Malcomess January 24 10am

Thank you for lending me your eyes. Let us meet next week, same time, same place.

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