2018-07-20 06:00

WARM greetings to the Kokstad community and the community at large.


This year’s celebration of the Mandela Public Service coincides with the call made by the president of South Africa to celebrate the two late legends, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu, under the theme #LiveHisLegacy.

In celebrating public service week, the municipality, together with departments, will be visiting a number of areas within the Greater Kokstad Municipal jurisdiction.

A team, led by Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), will spend their Public Service Programme at Khanyisela Development Centre where they will distribute 2 500L water tanks to the centre .

They will also assist in the establishment of vegetable gardens and all planting activities from the July 16 to July 20.

On July 18 a team led by Department of Correctional Services will visit the orphanage Home of Comfort. They will assist by cleaning of the building and the yard.

They will further visit Rusfontein Primary School to do maintenance work, grass cutting, painting, electrical repairs.This will be done for the whole of the month.

A GKM team led by Special Programmes Unit will be serving soup in Franklin, and distributing grocery donations to child-headed households. The team will further visit Peter Peerce, Home of Comfort and Elonwabeni Old Age Home.

The River cleaning at Umzintlava River, situated in ward 1, and a public awareness campaign programme on environmental conservation will be done by a team led by Water and Sanitation Department.

On July 19 there will be a Health screening campaign, which will take place at Shayamoya, serving all community members.

From July 17 to July 20, there will be a fencing off of Central Park and cleaning of the central park and other illegal dumping areas in all wards. This programme will be led by GKM and all community members are welcome to participate or make a contribution to any of the programmes.


The Greater Kokstad Municipality held a prayer day for all municipal employees on June 12. This was a response to a call made by the Hon Speaker Cllr Z A Mhlongo in one of the council meetings.

The Speaker made a special request that the municipality organise a special prayer day due to the growing death rate within the council and employees which has affected the Greater Kokstad Municipality for the past two years.


The GKM council has resolved to increase working hours at a council meeting held on June 28.

From July 1,working hours will be from 8 am until 4.30 pm from Monday to Friday.

The municipality used to open from 8 am to 4.30 pm from Monday to Thursday and from 8 am to 4 pm on Fridays.

I would like to alert Kokstad residents of the changes made in this regard. Let’s meet again, same time, same place


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