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                    by Published on 11-24-2016 08:47 AM     Number of Views: 48 

                    by Published on 11-22-2016 04:46 PM     Number of Views: 46 

                    Strategic Planning Session - Day 1
                    Public Participation:
                    Putting people and their concerns first

                    Basic Services:
                    Supporting the delivery of municipal services to the right quality and standard

                    Promoting Good Governance, Transparency And Accountability:
                    Promoting good governance, transparency and accountability

                    Financial Management:
                    Ensuring sound financial management and accounting

                    Institutional Capacity:
                    Building institutional resilience and administrative capability


                    Strategic Planning Session - Day 2












                    Alert 

                    by Published on 11-15-2016 08:06 AM     Number of Views: 58 

                    The Municipality would like to bring to the attention of all residents that currently the Municipality is experiencing high rate of theft of copper lines in the residential area of Ficksburg.

                    It has come to our attention that there are people stealing the earth wires of the open Low Voltage lines. This action has resulted in numerous innocent people being electrocuted and therefore becoming victims of this perilous action.

                    The community at large is therefore requested to report any suspicious activity especially on any power lines as soon as possible to your nearest police station so that quick action can be taken towards bringing those responsible for this uncalled behaviour to justice.

                    For more information or any clarity please do not hesitate to contact Manager Electricity Service - Mr Wessel De Villiers on 082 923 6645.


                    Issued by Office of Communications.


                    by Published on 10-06-2016 05:27 PM     Number of Views: 313 



                    For the past weeks Setsoto Municipality has been experiencing water shortage due to the current state of drought happening around the country. To curb the current shortage of water, the municipality implemented strict valve management which saw residents having access to running water for mere 4 hours (16h00-20h00) on daily basis.

                    As of this moment, Caledon River is dry therefore making it impossible to abstract anything out of it. The municipality has however requested to have highlands water released to Caledon River but due to the low levels at Katse Dam, our request could not be granted.

                    To try to curtail the situation the Municipality will continue implementing valve management but this time the community will have access to running water for just two hours (18h00-20h00) on daily basis.

                    The current situation unfortunately affects all towns of Setsoto and it is anticipated that the current supply will last until mid-October all over Setsoto.
                    We appeal to the residents to continue using water sparingly, immediately. Activities such as watering gardens and car washing must be halted to lengthen the supply of water to all residents. Entities such as hotels, abattoirs, government buildings and schools must reduce water usage as well.

                    It is up to us all to take responsibility to conserve water and we therefore urge all community members to immediately report water leakages so that we can prevent further loss of water.
                    The implementation of these water-saving measures by residents coupled with interventions from the municipality would assist in ensuring that we have water most of the time. The officials are available to assist residents with queries related to water shortage.

                    Water related enquiries: Thabo Mokhethoa
                    Land line: 051 933 9304
                    Cell: 082 836 3196

                    Issued by: Communications.
                    by Published on 09-26-2016 11:24 AM     Number of Views: 320 

                    September marks the annual Heritage Month in South Africa and it is used to celebrate and promote the varied cultural heritage of our nation. It is a month dedicated to recognise our heritage, both tangible and intangible. Tangible heritage refers to buildings, historic places, artefacts and monuments, while intangible are attributes that we have inherited from past generations such as language and knowledge.

                    This year marks 20 years since Heritage Day was created in 1996 and will be commemorated under theme “Celebrating our Human Treasures by Asserting our African Identity”. This year’s celebrations aim to put at the forefront the living human treasures and legends who, based on their immense contribution to the arts, culture and heritage landscape, are the custodians of indigenous knowledge.

                    Living legends are persons who possess knowledge and skill to give expression to erform living heritage. Living heritage is cultural expressions and practices that form a body of knowledge and provide continuity, dynamism and meaning of social life to generations of people as individuals, social groups and communities.

                    This year of 2016, Setsoto Local Municipality continued to host annual provincial heritage day celebrations here in Ficksburg. This year’s guests of Honour included MEC for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation – Me Mmathabo Leeto, Director General from Office of the Premier – Mr Kopung Ralikontsane, the Executive of Mayor of Setsoto – Cllr Nthateng Maoke and other distinguished guests.

                    by Published on 09-07-2016 05:20 PM     Number of Views: 251 

                    Kindly be informed that there was a serious shortage of water in Ficksburg/Meqheleng due to a broken pipe at water treatment plant. However, the service provider installed a new pump yesterday but unfortunately abstraction sieve is almost above water level which is influenced by the low levels of water in Caledon River.

                    To address the current challenge of shortage of water, the sandbag weir will be erected as to try to raise the level of water at the abstraction point.

                    Notice is also given that, The Department of Water and Sanitation has introduced a 30% restriction on the abstraction from the Caledon River for the towns of Fouriesburg, Ficksburg, and Ladybrand etc as published in the Government Gazette of 26 August 2016

                    STAATSKOERANT, 26 AUGUSTUS 2016
                    No. 40229 95

                    DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND SANITATION

                    NO. 959
                    26 AUGUST 2016


                    Caledon Modder Subsystem — Limiting the use of Water in terms of Item of Schedule 3 of the National Water Act of 1998 for Urban and Irrigation Purposes from the Dam within the Caledon-Modder Subsystem


                    I, Sifiso Mkhize, 1,) my capacity as Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation, on reasonable grounds believe that a potential water shortage exists in the CaledonModdersubsystem.This is due to insufficient rains and infrastructural constraint that islimiting transfer capacity from the Caledon to the Modder sub-system.

                    In terms of Item 6(1) of Schedule 3 to the Act, the Minister of Water and Sanitation may limit the use of water if on reasonable grounds the Minister believes that a water shortage exists within the area concerned. This power has been delegated to me in terms of section 63 (1) (b) of the Act.

                    Therefore in my capacity as the Director General of the Department of Water and Sanitation, I hereby under delegated authority in terms of item 6 (1) of Schedule 3 to the Act limit the taking of water from the Caledon-Modder subsystem by all users as follows:
                    1. 30% restriction on water use for Domestic and Industrial supply to the Mangaung Metropolitan Supply area (including other small towns supplied from Caledon-Modder subsystem), and the towns of Ladybrand within the Mantsopa Municipality andFicksburg within the Setsoto Municipality as well as Fouriesburg within the Dihlabeng Municipality.
                    2. 75% restrictions on the use of water for Irrigationpurposes in the Modder River sub-catchment upstream of Maselspoort Dam.
                    3. 75% restrictions on the use of water for Irrigationpurposes in the Caledon and Little Caledon River sub-catchment upstream of Welbedacht Dam.
                    4. 100% restriction on the use of water for Irrigation purposes in the Caledon and Little Caledon River sub-catchment upstream of Welbedacht Dam when water is released from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.


                    The limitations apply from the date of this notice until further notice.

                    In exercising the powers, 1 have given preference to the maintenance of the Reserve, treated all water users on a basis that is fair and reasonable, considered the actual extent of the water shortage, the likely effects of the shortage on the water users, the strategic importance of any water use and any water rationing or water use limitations by a water services institution having jurisdiction in the area concerned under the Water Services Act 108 of 1997.

                    Placing limitation on the taking of water use as set out in this notice is an administrative action affecting the rights of the public as contemplated in section 4 of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 3 of 2000 (PAJA). After I have taken into consideration all relevant factors, including those referred in section 4 (4) (b)PAJA, I have decided that it is reasonable and justifiable in the circumstances to depart from the requirements referred to in section 4

                    (1) (a) to (e), (2) and (3) of PAJA and instituted this limitation without allowing the water users affected and other role players to comment on the matter before i institute the limitation.

                    This notice overrides any other previous authorization on water restrictions issued by the Department relating to this area.

                    • Acting Director General:
                    by Published on 08-10-2016 03:53 PM     Number of Views: 446 

                    The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: "It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now."

                    The United Nations officially declared 18th July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognizing Mandela’s "values and his dedication to the service of humanity" and acknowledging his contribution "to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world".

                    The celebration of Mandela Day aims to serve as a global call to action for people to "recognize their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better", says the Nelson Mandela Foundation.


                    On the 18th of July 2016, Setsoto Local officials celebrated Mandela Day by dedicating 67 minutes to Tannie Geertjie who lives at Ficksburg Old Age Home. The officials cooked a soup, traditional water bread and hand knitted a blanket which was presented to Tannie right after spending time with all the ladies of the old age.

                    “Spending the time with all these beautiful ladies really gave us a moment to reflect on life but most importantly we felt gratified to have dedicated time and attention on others rather than ourselves, which exactly what Mandela Day is all about.” said Me Thobeka Zondi, Director Engineering Services.

                    Although the Municipality spent time with its senior citizen, it did not forget to embark on a campaign of Clear River which was this year’s official campaign as per the directive by the Presidency. On the 25th of July 2016, Setsoto Local Municipality in partnership with Department of Water and Sanitation, Bloem Water, Sparta and Setsoto Women Empowerment embarked on a cleaning campaign at Caledon River in Ficksburg.

                    This campaign saw more than 200 Setsoto Women Empowerment beneficiaries receiving “gumboots” from Sparta.

                    by Published on 07-05-2016 04:18 PM     Number of Views: 487 

                    United Nations has declared the 05 June as a day in which World Environment Day is celebrated worldwide to raise global awareness to take positive environment action to protect nature and the planet earth.* In South Africa June is declared as the National Environment Month and is celebrated by creating awareness on the importance of environmental care and management.

                    Setsoto Local Municipality in partnership with Youth Jobs in Waste hosted an Exhibition to celebrate World Environmental Day. The aim of the exhibition was to educate and inform the youth and leaners about environmental care and management and to further inform them on various opportunities and careers that are within the environmental sector.

                    The exhibition was successful as all the stakeholders that were invited were present on the day.* Mr Malefetsane Motjetje, who is staying in Meqheleng was one of the stakeholders who was displaying his art work. He was also recruited by Die Blik Plek to work with them to further expand his work.


                    STAKEHOLDERS WHO TOOK PART
                    The following stakeholders were present on the day and took part. They exhibited their programmes as expected.

                    Different stakeholders and role-players were invited to exhibits their key programmes towards saving the environment on the day. By educating our community (especially Youth) to take ownership of the environment, the environment will be conserved for the benefit of the present and the future generations.
                    “The important message that the municipality wanted to convey to the community is to take responsibility for the environment. Everyone is responsible for the environment as the basis of human existence and incidents such as illegal dumping, littering, uncontrolled veld fires, cutting of trees and polluting our air and water are all contributing to land degradation and thus destroy our environment” said Me Nthai Ngwepe Setsoto Environmental Management Officer.

                    • Bloemfontein Zoo
                    • Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
                    • Department of Environmental Affairs
                    • Die Blik Plek
                    • Enviromobi
                    • Malefetsane
                    • Maluti a Phofung Water
                    • Meqheleng Recycling Center
                    • National Youth Development Agency
                    • SANParks (Golden Gates)
                    • University of the Free State
                    • Youth Jobs in Waste


                    Youth was encouraged to consider studying towards environmental management and to use environment as an opportunity to start their own businesses (e.g. Recycling). The exhibition provided the youth and learners with the necessary knowledge/skills/attitude to be able to collectively address and try to solve the issues we are all faced with, for the sake of sustainability.
                    There is a saying “If you are thinking in one hundred years – educate people” and by educating communities to take ownership of their environment; we are preserving our environment for the benefit of the present and the future generations.



                    by Published on 07-05-2016 03:48 PM     Number of Views: 335 

                    Dispensing Medication

                    The APSD has become an important strategic event on the African Union (AU) calendar which emanated from the decision of the first Conference of African Ministers for Civil/Public Service (CAMPS) in their meeting held at Tangiers, Algeria. The meeting proclaimed June 23rd as the APSD.
                    This decision was later endorsed by the African Union Heads of State and Governments. Top of the APSD agenda event is to mark and appreciate the work being done by the public service and to recognize their positive contribution to the socio-economic development of the continent.


                    This year of 2016, the Provincial Government of the Free State Celebrated the African Public Service Day here at Setsoto Local Municipality. The celebration was devided into two activities.
                    On day one the 22nd of June 2016 Public Servants embarked on cleaning campaign at different Health Service Points namely Phomolong Clinic, Masebabatso Clinic, Meqheleng Clinic and Phutholoha Hospital.
                    The day’s activity included cleaning , data capturing, dispensing of medication and registrations of patients.


                    On day two the 23rd of June 2016, a think-tank Roundtable engagement and Conversation on the theme and sub-themes in advancing the different aspirations of Agenda 2063, the African Charter and Sustainable Development Goals on Gender Mainstreaming was held at Mapenyadira Hall. The day’s activity included different government departments rendering services to the community. The departments amongst others included HomeAffairs, Human Settlement, Health, Rural Development and Land Reform etc..


                    APSD serves as a platform for African public service to interact, showcase and reward good initiatives and achievements nationally and across the continent. It further provides an invaluable opportunity for public servants to promote values such as professionalism, accountability, responsiveness, ethics and performance in the delivery of public service.
                    The common theme for the National and Continental APSD celebration is:
                    “The Role of Public Services in Women Empowerment, Innovation and Accessible Service Delivery”

                    The Africa Public Service Day Sub-Themes are:
                    • Innovation in Public Service performance towards accessible and effective service delivery
                    • Public Service Women empowerment towards achievement of African agenda 2063 in the context of service delivery
                    • Accessible Public Service towards Effective, Efficient and Sustainable service delivery.


                    The targeted sectors for the build-up activities for the APSD include Education, Health, Human Settlement sectors and Thusong Centres.


                    by Published on 06-06-2016 04:52 PM     Number of Views: 378 

                    Due to the severe water shortages we are currently experiencing in all four towns of Setsoto,
                    stricter valve management have to be implemented in order to ensure that a reserve can
                    build up in the reservoirs.

                    The schedule for all four units will be as follow:
                    Monday – Sunday 17:00 – 20:00



                    by Published on 06-06-2016 04:44 PM     Number of Views: 649 

                    In September 2015, the Premier of Free State declared the province as a disaster stricken area and Setsoto Local Municipality was amongst municipalities that suffered from serious drought effects with water levels being dried up due to lack of rain and this led to water supply being insufficient for the demand in the area.

                    Due to continuation of lack of rain in Setsoto, the municipality has landed in a difficult situation of not being able to provide all communities with running water. This situation is currently influenced by the low levels of raw water in Caledon River and Meulspruit Dam and therefore making it almost impossible for the Municipality to pump. This situation has affected Ficksburg, Meqheleng, Caledon Park, Clocolan and Hlololwane.

                    To ensure a longer supply of water to the residents, the Municipality will resume with water restrictions and valve management immediately and this will continue for as long there is water in our reservoirs and we receive rain in Setsoto.

                    The municipality will however continue delivering water to communities through water tanks. Members are advised to consult with their Ward Councilors regarding points of delivery and time schedules or consultation can be done at nearest Municipal Offices.

                    Although some residents have running water, we appeal to the residents to continue using water sparingly, immediately. Activities such as watering gardens and car washing must be halted to lengthen the supply of water to all residents.

                    It is up to us all to take responsibility to conserve water and we therefore urge all community members to immediately report water leakages so that we can prevent further loss of water.

                    The Municipality would like to thank the community for bearing with us during the time of water crisis.

                    Issued by: Communications

                    by Published on 06-03-2016 09:42 AM     Number of Views: 870 

                    Qualification Criteria :

                    • Household gross income less than R3020.00 per month
                    • South African Citizen identity document
                    • Proof of Eskom account
                    • Pensioners Slip or Letter from SASSA
                    • Latest Municipal account
                    • Death certificate of account holder or letter of authority
                    • S.A.P.S Affidavit for unemployed consumers

                    Who to contact at their offices:

                    • Ward Committees
                    • CDW
                    • Ward Councillors
                    • Indigent management unit ( Mr. Samuels or Mrs. Bailey )


                    NB. Consumers are expected to react immediately as the process commenced from the 01 June 2016.
                    by Published on 06-03-2016 09:37 AM     Number of Views: 727 

                    Kwalifikasie Vereistes :

                    • Huishouding maandelikse bruto inkomste minder as R3020.00.
                    • Suid Afrikaanse Burger - identiteits document
                    • Bewys van Eskom rekening
                    • Bewys van Pensionaris strokie / Brief van SASSA
                    • Laaste Munisipale rekening
                    • Dood sertifikaart van rekening houer of oordrags brief.
                    • S.A.P.S Beedigde verklaring vir werklose verbruikers.


                    Wie om te kontak by die kantore :

                    • Wyks Kommitee
                    • CDW
                    • Wyks Raadslede
                    • Subsidie Kontrole Seksie ( Mnr. Samuels of Mev. Bailey )


                    NB. Verbruikers moet onmiddelik optree aangesien die proses alreeds op 1 Junie 2016 afgeskop het.
                    by Published on 06-03-2016 09:30 AM     Number of Views: 310 

                    Tse hlokahalang hore o hlwauwe ole Kojwana di Mahetleng :

                    • Lekeno la lelapa le be ka tlasa R3020.00 ka kgwedi
                    • Bukana ya boitsebiso ya Aforika Borwa.
                    • Bopaki ba Eskom (pampiri ya motlakase)
                    • Bopaki ba lengolo ho tswa SASSA / Penshene
                    • Lengolo le nakong la mokitlane wa ditshebeletso tsa mmasepala. Lengolo la Lefu la monnga setsha kapa Lengolo le hlahang Kgotla ho fa motho a hlodilweng matla a honka thepa ya mofu.
                    • Bopaki ba hore hao sebetse bo tswang Seponeseng.


                    Ke bomang ba ka fanang ka thuso mabapi le boingodiso:

                    • Ward Committees
                    • CDW
                    • Ward Councillors / Ralebatowa
                    • Lefapha tsamaiso ya kojwana di mahetleng. ( Ntate Samuels kapa Mme Bailey )


                    NB. Bohle ba Kojwana di Mahetleng ba kopuwa ho potlaka ho itlhaisa jwalo kaha ho qadilwe ka la 01 Phupjane 2016.
                    by Published on 06-02-2016 09:24 AM     Number of Views: 719 

                    June 16 Commemoration

                    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1976 youth uprising which saw young people in Soweto lay down their lives in a fight against the apartheid government for freedom and the creation of a democratic state.

                    The theme for the Youth Month for this year “Youth Moving South Africa Forward” implies an action-oriented approach that recognises the role that the youth of South Africa have played and are still playing to move the country forward.

                    The commemoration of Youth Day (June 16) will be led by the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) with the support of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). President Jacob Zuma will deliver the keynote address.

                    You are hereby invited to attend the Youth Day (June 16) Commemoration Event
                    Scheduled to take place at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto as well as the Gauteng Opportunities Expo at Nasrec.


                    Date
                    Time
                    Venue
                    Whats Happening
                    10-19 June 2016
                    08:00
                    Nasrec
                    Gauteng Opportunities Expo
                    16 June 2016
                    09:00
                    Orlando Stadium, Soweto
                    Youth Day (June 16) Commemoration
                    Keynote address by His Exellency President Jacob Zuma
                    16 June 2016
                    13:00
                    Orlando Stadium, Soweto Cultural Programme:
                    Performances by various artists.
                    by Published on 04-26-2016 12:57 PM     Number of Views: 774 



                    In 2013, Setsoto Local municipality submitted a proposal to the Department of Environmental Affairs requesting for funding to be used to develop recreational parks in Setsoto.

                    Upon approval of funding amounting to R12 million by the Department of Environmental Affairs under Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP), an implementing agent was then appointed to develop both Clocolan and Marquard Recreational Parks. Environmental Protection Infrastructure Programme focuses on projects infrastructure related projects that contribute towards the environmental protection, conservation and sustainability at the same time creating work opportunities and providing skills to enable beneficiaries to secure permanent employment.
                    by Published on 04-20-2016 09:40 PM     Number of Views: 802 

                    The Setsoto Local Municipality scored the best in 2015 as the highest performing municipality in the Free State province, based on average index scores achieved in Ratings Africa’s annual Municipal Financial Stability Index (MFSI).

                    Setsoto consists of Ficksburg, Clocolan, Marquard and Senekal.

                    The agency analysed the annual financial statements of municipalities during the 2014/15 financial year and then rated them in terms of operating performance, liquidity positions and budget practices.

                    Each municipality were then given a mark out of a 100 index points for financial sustainability and provinces were then rated based on the average score its municipalities received.

                    According to Municipal Manager, Tshepiso Ramakarane, they’re humbled.

                    “We are humbled by the determination of Setsoto to pursue excellence. This pursuit of excellence should also not be confined to one or a few municipalities. I think it is what government has committed to do in terms of the Batho Pele principles, to ensure that we provide quality service to our communities. We also didn’t achieve this milestone overnight. This has been a collective effort, both by employees of Setsoto, the political leadership of the municipality and most importantly, the support of stakeholders, provincial government as well as sector departments at national level.”

                    REFILWE GAESWE (Bloemfontein Courant)
                    by Published on 04-07-2016 11:26 AM     Number of Views: 577 

                    April is Freedom Month, which commemorates the heroic struggle for freedom in South Africa and the historic occasion in April 1994 when South Africans from all walks of life cast their votes in the first free and fair democratic elections.

                    One of the memorable occasions was the long, meandering queues that were characterised by the interracial patience, friendship and tolerance towards one another. The 27th of April has been aptly declared Freedom Day, to symbolise the liberation of South Africa from the bondage of apartheid and colonialism.

                    Freedom Month provides an opportunity for South Africans to celebrate and reflect on the progress we have made since the dawn of democracy and recommit ourselves to work together to move South Africa forward. This year’s celebrations will take place within the context of a country that is making tremendous progress in the implementation of the government Programme of Action and changing the lives of the people for the better, in line with the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) which, among other things, seeks to eliminate poverty and inequality by 2030.

                    As a young democracy, such commemorations serve to educate the youth about our history, the struggle for freedom, ultimate liberation and their important responsibility to uphold the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996. We must all work towards realizing our full potential in our lifetime, inspired by Vision 2030 of the NDP.

                    Freedom Month 2016 plays a significant role in the process of consolidating the gains of our freedom and democracy, and paving the way towards Vision 2030. The year 2016 marks 20 years since our Constitution was signed into law by the first democratically elected President of South Africa, former President Nelson Mandela. It also marks the 61st Anniversary of the Freedom Charter, the historic road map to our struggle for freedom and ultimately the achievement of democracy. Freedom Month also provides us an opportunity to promote and strengthen solidarity, tolerance, national identity and social cohesion.

                    As we celebrate Freedom Month, government urges all South Africans to keep our democracy alive and vibrant by registering to vote, checking their registration status and updating their details on the voters’ roll during the final registration weekend of 9 and 10 April. The upcoming local elections are an important milestone on the road towards attaining our developmental objectives. We all need to play our part in strengthening democracy and deepening public participation because local government is in your hands.

                    Meanwhile, South Africans are urged in participate in all the events and activities to commemorate Freedom Month.

                    The 2016 National Freedom Day event will be held in Limpopo.
                    by Published on 02-05-2016 09:36 AM     Number of Views: 652 

                    Senekal Gets Flowing.

                    It is now over a month since the residents of Senekal/Matwabeng had no running water from their taps. This came after Setsoto Local Municipality was amongst municipalities that suffered from serious drought effects with water levels being dried up due to lack of rain and this led to water supply being insufficient for the demand in the area.

                    However, today being the 04th of February 2016, for the first time after over a month the residents of both Senekal/Matwabeng received running water from their taps. This was possible due to the little rain Senekal/Matwabeng received in the past days which saw our reservoirs being filled to their 99% capacity.

                    To ensure a longer supply of water to the residents, the Municipality will resume with water restrictions and valve management immediately and therefore the residents will have running water from 05h00 am till 08h00am in the morning on daily basis. This will continue for as long as there is water in our reservoirs and we continue to receive rain in Senekal/Matwabeng.

                    During the water crisis in Senekal/Matwabeng, the municipality was providing water to the residents through water tankers and the municipality ensured residents get quality drinkable water at all times.

                    Although residents have running water, we appeal to the residents to continue using water sparingly, immediately. Activities such as watering gardens and car washing must be halted to lengthen the supply of water to all residents.

                    It is up to us all to take responsibility to conserve water and we therefore urge all community members to immediately report water leakages so that we can prevent further loss of water.

                    The Municipality would like to thank the community for bearing with us during the time of water crisis.


                    Issued by: Communications




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