2018-09-21 06:00

SPRING greetings dear readers!


As part of celebrating Heritage and Tourism Month, Matatiele Local Municipality, together with Mehloding Community Tourism Trust, will hold a Heritage event on September 22 at the Mpharane Sports Ground in Ward 13.

This event is one of those that gives us an opportunity to reflect on the abundance of talent and natural resources, and to develop ways and means to take care of them.

Everyone is invited to celebrate this day with us.


The Municipality, in partnership with Uzusithwale and various religious and faith based organisations in Matatiele, will host a prayer day.

This calling on the higher power to bless the jurisdiction of Matatiele and all faith leaders and churches from across denominations are invited to join.

Prayer items include unity in Matatiele, good governance, crime reduction, road fatalities reduction, poverty alleviation, and God’s intervention on the unemployed and vulnerable groups.

Furthermore, the prayer aims to build social tolerance and cohesion among the people of Matatiele.

The prayer will also include a peaceful march, which will start from the Traffic Department at 9 am and proceed to Matatiele Town Hall, to raise awareness about women and children abuse.

Church members are encouraged to attend the day in their preferred dress code.


Matatiele local municipality continues to radically address service delivery backlogs, with electricity being one of the main priorities.

A number of new projects that were launched recently at wards three, four, five, nine, 18, and 26 bear witness to this.

Last week, the municipality introduced a contractor to electrify 293 households at Ramaqele and Thaba Bosiu villages in Ward 13.

As per the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, (PPPFA) regulation of 2017, SNR Electrical is required to subcontract 30% of the total contract amount to local emerging contractor or suppliers, and the following items are included in their Bill of Quantities as items that they will subcontract to a local company/supplier: social facilitation, training of two electrical students from these areas, supply of electrical materials and house connections respectively.

This project is expected to take six months and create jobs for local people.

In the current fiscal year, the municipality is planning to reduce the backlog by 1 960 connections in these life-changing multimillion rand projects.

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