Matatiele Local Municipality viewpoint

2016-08-19 06:00

WARM greetings to readers of this viewpoint.
National Youth Development Agency
The National Youth Development Agency and the Matatiele Local Municipality Communications and Special Programmes Unit conducted a two-day youth workshop on 15 and 16 August­ at Cedarville and Harry Gwala Park.
The aim of the workshop was aimed at assisting young people to develop a marketable Curriculum Vitae, how to prepare and present themselves in an interview and teach them about corporate culture.

The workshop enhanced job-hunting skills for them and will assist NYDA to start a database of young people who are about to enter the job market.

Indigent support programme
The municipality, through the indigent support programme, contributes to about 6 000 households on the non-grid, 2 314 people get electricity from Eskom, 982 for rates and refuse collection and 515 benefit from municipal electricity.

Free basic services and indigent policy
Indigent policy defines indigence as the state of being unable to afford basic goods or services such as housing, water­, food, clothing and basic sanitation.

A child-headed household is automatically classified as indigent.

Beneficiaries of social assistance grants are considered potentially indigent, but must still be tested for eligibility in order to receive free basic services.

If your right to basic sanitation is violated­, you may complain directly to your ward councillor or municipality.

To access free basic services you must be a South African citizen or have refugee status, and be a resident of the municipality where indigent support is sought.

For further details regarding the basic services and indigent programme, the public can contact the budget and treasury office at 039 737 8100.

That is all from us for now. Until next time, stay safe and be blessed.
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