2018-04-13 06:00

Warm greetings to all readers of this column.

Welcome once again to our weekly update column. We have now wrapped-up the third quarter of our financial year. The mayor tabled to council, the draft budget for 2018 / 2019 – 2021 Medium-Term Expenditure and Revenue Framework.

The Easter weekend has come and gone, but we are still filled with the supernatural joy that gives us contentment in times of uncertainty. As the Matatiele Local Municipality, we refuse to be distressed, but strive to be better at what we do every day. Through our Communications Unit, we shall continue to ensure that you are the first to know. This we do using all the communication platforms at our disposal. For example, Facebook, notice boards, community radio and website. We encourage you to give us feedback and constructive criticism using these platforms.


The Matatiele Local Municipality hereby invites the community within the municipal area in terms of Section 29 (i) and (ii) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, (Act 32 of 2000), to attend the 2018/2022 IDP/Budget Community Outreach which will be held from April 9 to 12, in all 26 wards. Members of the public are advised to contact their ward councillors, ward support assistants and community development workers for venues at their respective wards.


Kindly note that the closing date for lodging of objections has been extended to April 25 at 4 pm. The form for lodging an objection is obtained from the municipal offices or from the municipal website

The valuation roll can be viewed during office hours from February 19, to April 25, at the following municipal offices: No. 102 Main Street, Matatiele Library, Budget and Treasury Office, Cedarville Offices and Maluti Offices. Completed forms must be returned to the municipal manager, 102 Main Street/ P.O. Box 35, Matatiele 4730 via hand delivery or registered mail during office hours 7.30 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. (No late objections will be accepted). For any queries contact Ntsapokazi Majova at 039 737 8204, 082 800 1533 or e-mail nmajova@matat

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