2018-10-12 06:00

WARM greetings to readers of this column!

Matatiele Local Municipality operations are back to normal following the shutdown at Matatiele local municipality offices by protesters, and the municipality is now in full operation.

The shutdown disturbed essential services such as electricity and other community services. For the duration of the shutdown, municipal workers could not assist customers and clients.

The municipality would like to sincerely apologise to members of the public for all the inconvenience caused during this shutdown.

A consolidated road maintenance plan has been drafted and is set to address these challenges as follows. DR08013 35km: Maluti to Ramatsiliso — 7 Km of heavy maintenance achieved, DR08069 34km: Khoapa to DR08646 — road formation, stockpiling and DR08646: Matatiele to Onguleksnek — 12Km of heavy maintenance achieved.

This work is done by the departmental in-house services.

The Department of Roads and Transport has committed that the work to maintain these roads will resume on Monday, October 8.

On the other hand, the municipality is currently constructing two access roads, such as Nomgavu Access Road in ward 18 at a value of R3 802 526.49 where more than forty jobs for the local people have been created as a result.

Epiphany Access Road in Ward 22 is also under construction and has created close to 100 jobs.

Matatiele local municipality appointed Mabona Civils and Plant Hire (PTY) LTD for the construction of 2.5km gravel access road, installation of storm water culverts, and traffic signs.

The projects are managed by our Project Management Unit.

Our maintenance plan for the 2018 – 2019 financial year will cover the following access roads: Linotsing access roads — re-gravelling of 1.5km gravel access road, Magonqolweni access roads — re-gravelling of 4.2km gravel access road, Thotaneng access roads — re-gravelling of 2.6km gravel access road, Maphutseng access road — re-gravelling 3.2km gravel access road.


Once again, it has come to our attention that there is a group of people or a person who claims to be recruiting potential employees for the Municipality at a fee. I would like caution you against falling for such scams.

As you may be aware, the Municipality advertises its vacancies in local newspapers, notice boards, and on the municipal website and does not make use of any middleman.

We appeal to you to give us feedback and input via our Facebook page and other platforms.


Kindly note that the District Steve Tshwete Games; targeting youth under 19 years for the following sporting codes: soccer, netball, volleyball, rugby, table tennis, boxing, and goalball for the disabled; will be held tomorrow, October 6, at Thandanani Stadium at 9 am.

“We are a Destination of Choice and Excellence.”


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