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                    by Published on 08-10-2016 02:53 PM     Number of Views: 57 

                    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 03:18 PM     Number of Views: 166 

                    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 02:48 PM     Number of Views: 132 

                    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 03:52 PM     Number of Views: 182 

                    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 03:44 PM     Number of Views: 232 

                    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 08:42 AM     Number of Views: 296 

                    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 08:37 AM     Number of Views: 277 

                    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 08:30 AM     Number of Views: 158 

                    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 08:24 AM     Number of Views: 354 

                    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 11:57 AM     Number of Views: 415 



                    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 08:40 PM     Number of Views: 480 

                    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 10:26 AM     Number of Views: 299 

                    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 08:36 AM     Number of Views: 465 

                    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



                    by Published on 01-14-2016 10:58 AM     Number of Views: 422 


                    Heat wave fuels dryness

                    12 January 2016

                    The Setsoto Local Municipality is amongst municipalities that suffer from serious drought effects. The water levels have dried up due to lack of rain and this has led to water supply being insufficient for the demand in the area. The most affected area is Senekal; the town has been without water now for a month.

                    The municipality has been providing water through water tankers and getting assistance from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and local Shoprite with additional tankers for water supply. The available tankers are not enough for the vast community due to high demand. The municipality is making sure that the community gets quality drinkable water at all times.

                    The Department of Water and Sanitation is contributing an additional two (2) mobile water tankers with capacity of 18 000 liters each, in order to assist the municipality. This is a short term solution while awaiting the rain.

                    The government will continue to provide the basic needs of South Africans whilst acknowledging that the current situation is a natural phenomenon; however communities are also urged to use water sparingly.

                    Issued by the Department of Water & Sanitation

                    For more information contact: Sputnik Ratau, Director Media Liaison:
                    082 874 2942

                    For media releases, speeches and news visit the Water and Sanitation portal at: www.dws.gov.za

                    by Published on 01-11-2016 09:57 AM     Number of Views: 808 

                    Since mid-December 2015, the community of Senekal/Matwabeng ran out of running water in their taps. The situation of dry taps is influenced by the current drought that saw Setsoto Municipality being one of the municipalities in the Free State

                    This situation saw the birth of water tankering program which came upon realizing that more than half of the population could not get water from the taps anymore. This program has since ran from then and continues on a daily basis.

                    Setsoto Municipality has since supplied more than 3.5 Million litres of water through water tankering program and therefore ensuring that water is supplied to the community on a daily basis. More than 36 water supply stations has been identified including key areas like hospital, correctional Service, clinics, police stations etc.

                    A minimum of 50 litres per day per household is supplied and therefore averaging to more than 260k litres being provided per day since the program started.

                    This extensive supply of water to the community has been augmented by assistance from SA Army in a form of tankering water to Senekal. These millions of litres of water supplied to the community so far is purchased from surrounding farmers (From boreholes) who charge the municipality 15c per litre.

                    The Municipality will continue to ensure that its communities are provided with water therefore the municipality humbly requests the communities to be patient and co-operative during this trying time.


                    by Published on 12-14-2015 02:54 PM     Number of Views: 1156 

                    On the 04th of December 2015, the Minister for Water & Sanitation Me Nomvula Mokonyane visited Setsoto Local Municipality in Ficksburg – Meqheleng.

                    The purpose of Minister's visit was to check progress made thus far in regard to the development of infrastructure projects but with more focus on those developed to address water and sewer related issues. This visit was also a platform to educate and to continue alerting everyone about the worsening situation of shortage of water in South Africa due to lack of rain.

                    The program of the day began when the Minister site visited Ficksburg Water Treatment Plant which its main operation is to ensure that both the communities of Ficksburg & Meqheleng have access to purified water on daily basis. The tour then went to Ext 8 where houses which were using bucket system where connected to the flushing system for the first time. After that the Minister then went to the local stadium where she addressed the community of Meqheleng. During her address the Minister urged community members to use water wisely and therefore take responsibility of ensuring that any water leaks that may result into water losses be reported to the municipality urgently.

                    The Minister was accompanied by MEC for Police, Roads and Transport Mr Butana Khompela, Acting Mayor for Setsoto Municipality Cllr Tieho Makhalanyane and other Government Senior Officials from both the Provincial and National Government.

                    The Minister’s donated water storage wheelbarrows and water buckets to the identified community members as part of encouraging measures of saving and water.

                    by Published on 10-22-2015 04:07 PM     Number of Views: 991 

                    Notice is given in terms of the 2014 Amended Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation of the National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998), published in Government Gazette No.38282 of 4 December 2014 of the intent to carry out the following activity:

                    The proponent, Setsoto Local Municipality, intends to construct a Raw Water Pipeline from Muelspruit Dam to Ficksburg Water Treatment Plant, in order to supply the town’s projected water demand.

                    This activity is regulated by the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations Government Notice 983, Listing Notice 1 of 2014,-

                    • Activity 9 (i): The development of infrastructure exceeding 1000 metres in length for the bulk transportation of water or storm water with an internal diameter of 0,36 metres or more
                    • Activity 19 (i): The infilling or depositing of any material of more than 5 cubic metres into, or the dredging, excavation, removal or moving of soil, sand, shells, shell grit, pebbles or rock of more than 5 cubic metres from a watercourse

                    The contact consultant is NSVT Consultants, PO Box 42452, Heuwelsig, 9332, or contact Ms Tumelo. Maitja at (Tel) (051) 430 1041/2, (Fax) (086) 5497674, email: tumelo@nsvt.co.za.

                    Please use the following reference number for correspondence with the consultant and the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs: EMB/9(i)/15/27.

                    In order to ensure that you are identified as an interested and/or affected party, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the matter to the contact person given above within 30 days of publication of this advertisement.
                    by Published on 09-29-2015 11:52 AM     Number of Views: 1672 


                    On the 18th of September 2015, the Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation partnered with Setsoto Local Municipality by officially renaming Matwabeng Library.

                    The now called LS Sefatsa Library was renamed after Me Limakatso Suzan Sefatsa who was born and bred in Matwabeng Senekal. Me Sefatsa is a known author of Sesotho Novels and Sesotho radio plays, to give highlight on some work done by Me Sefatsa, she wrote a book called “Pakiso” and she also wrote Sesotho Radio play (Pale) called “Mme, Ntate o kae” which was aired at Radio Sesotho then.

                    Having to honour people of such calibre and this time who is still alive it is truly an honour. “To have such committed and dedicated people in our municipality who strive to educate their fellow people shows that indeed amongst us we still have selfless leaders” said the Speaker of Setsoto Municipality Cllr Pius Mohlomi.

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                    by Published on 09-29-2015 11:04 AM     Number of Views: 1618 


                    The MEC for Department of Economic Development, Small Businesses,Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) the Honorable MEC Sam Mashinini visited the ongoing development of park and recreation in Clocolan.
                    This development is done by CWP participants and these park have been developed in Marquard and Ficksburg as well.

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