GKM VIEWPOINT

2018-11-09 06:00

WARM greetings to the Kokstad community and community at large.

INDIGENT SUPPORT REVIEW

The Greater Kokstad Municipality is in the process of updating its database for Indigent support as required by the National Government for 2019/2020. This database will assist the council to identify the indigent households who qualify for Municipal Services Subsidy on a monthly basis. All ratepayers and consumers of municipal services who have accounts with the municipality or who own properties within the jurisdiction of the municipality, having a combined household income of R0 — R3 360 per month are invited to visit the following venues on the dates below to submit their applications. Existing Indigent Support beneficiaries should re-apply for 2019-2020 financial year.

The application forms for this exercise will be available starting from October 29, 2018 to February 1, 2019; therefore, the residents are encouraged to avail themselves as per the schedule and times stipulated below:
• Oct 29 — Nov 2, and Nov 5 — Nov 9: Shayamoya Ward four, seven, 10 at the new hall situated at ward four.

• Nov 12 — Nov 16 and Nov 19 — Nov 23: Ward three, five, seven and nine EXT seven side at community hall.

• Nov 26 — Nov 30 and Nov 30 — Dec 7: ward eight and nine at ward eight community hall.

• Dec 10 — Dec 14 and Dec 18 — Dec 21: Ward one and one at JJ Mhlongo situated in ward one.

• Jan 7 — Jan 11, 2019: Ward five and nine at Thuntulwana Hall.

• Jan 14 — Jan 18: ward three, five, seven and nine at Community Hall.

• Jan 21 — Jan 25: ward four, seven, and 10 at ward four community hall

• Jan 28 — Feb 1, 2019: ward one and nine at JJ Mhlongo hall.

The same information was advertised to the newspapers and people are encouraged to spread this information with others.

ISSUING OF TITLE DEEDS

The mayor has continued with issuing of title deeds to the community of Franklin and Horseshoe in Kokstad. This came after the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, launched the programme of 450 title deeds distribution on October 3. The Mayor, Cllr BM Mtolo, was distributing tittle deeds in Horseshoe on Saturday, October 27 where home owners were delighted to receive their title deeds. To those home owners who could not manage to collect their title deeds due to prior commitments, please collect them at the municipal offices at 75 Hope Street, Adam Kok III Building, Housing Office and ask for Ms Thembakuye Dlamini. For more information contact 039 797 6712.

BATTLE OF THE ARTISTS

The municipality is formulating a database for artists residing in Kokstad in all music genres.

All local artists or groups are requested and encouraged to come and register at the municipal offices situated at 75 Hope Street, Adam Kok III building. The Municipal Sport, Arts and Culture Office will assist in the process of registration from November 1 to November 8; between 8 am and 4 pm. For enquires please contact Ms J Nyembezi at 039 797 6734.

The “battle of the artists” music competition is scheduled as follows: Date: November 10; Time: 9 am; Venue: Kokstad Youth Centre.

HARRY GWALA MAYORAL CUP

The Greater Kokstad teams from different sports codes participated in the Harry Gwala Mayoral cup where all districts competed with each other. Greater Kokstad teams were in the first place in an overall assessment. Nine federations participated in dance, swimming, cricket football (male and female), chess, athletics, rugby, netball and Indigenous Games (Khokho, inqathu and Mlabalaba). Kokstad Dance, rugby and netball took number one, while under Indigenous Games, Khokho and Mlabalaba were also at number one.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all teams for their high performance shown in this year’s games and we have confidence that come the SALGA games, from December 6 — December 10, we will all be ready.

Until next time...

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