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PUBLIC NOTICE: POWER OUTAGES EXPERIENCED AFTER LOAD SHEDDING

Matatiele Local Municipality hereby wishes to advise residents that as Eskom continues with load shedding, some areas may experience power outages after the power has been restored by Eskom.

This is due to overload as a result of the new Khotsong TB Hospital connection. In the efforts to restore power (as a short-term intervention), customers are then gradually switched on. The restoration time is usually 30-40minutes. As a long term solution, the municipality is finalizing the construction of a new substation, which will de-load the existing substation.

We apologise for the inconvenience that will be caused by this interruption.

Public notice – Electricity outages

#COVID19 #SaferHolidays

The Easter long weekend is around the corner. It is a time when many South Africans travel around the country to visit family, friends or for religious purposes. It is also a time when there are increased traffic volumes on our roads.

Unfortunately this period usually sees a high rate of road accidents and fatalities. This is concerning for government because most road accidents can be prevented and are caused by human error.

The root causes of these accidents are driving under the influence of alcohol, excessive speeding, not wearing seatbelts, dangerous overtaking, talking on the phone while driving, un-roadworthy vehicles and pedestrians failing to observe traffic rules.

This year our country also has to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 remains with us and is spread through contact with others, particularly at events or gatherings where there are a large number of people. During this Easter holiday we must strictly adhere to social distancing, wearing a mask at all times in public and washing our hands with soap and water or sanitiser.

“Stay Safe: Act responsibly and stay protected, always”

Let’s respect the rights of disabled people

Human Rights Day is observed annually on the 21st of March 2021 and Matatiele Local Municipality hosted the human rights awareness programme targeting children in Dengwane village, Ward 6.

The ward was identified as one of the areas in need of education about the rights of disabled people & there is high rate of abuse towards this sector.

The programme was hosted on the 24 March 2021, where Cllr. Zolile Bono handed over sanitary packs to girls from Isipho SamaHlubi NGO.

#SIPHUSHILE

#LetUsGrowMatatieleTogether

#StaySafe

Reducing poverty through agriculture

Cllr. Masechaba Tsoloane, a member of Communications & Special Programmes Standing Committee, yesterday handed over 50 KGs of potato seeds, 100s seedlings (Spinach, Carrot, Beetroot, Green pepper, Onion, Cabbage, butternut and turnip) to Bophelong Support Group at Ned village in Ward 25.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FINANCIAL SUPPORT: 31 MARCH 2021

Municipal employees currently assisting prospective students with registration funding to any higher institution of learning.

COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED ON THE APPLICATION 1. Matric Certificate/statement of symbol. 2. Acceptance letter from University. 3. Confirmation of payable amount for registration fee. 4. Proof of residence from the ward councillor. 5. ID Copy (s)/death certificates (if deceased) /affidavit in the case of single parent• Student ID Copy• Parents ID Copies. 6. Proof of income• Letter from SASSA if parent/s or guardian is earning grant• Affidavit of unemployment or self-employed of the parent/s or guardian • Three months Bank statement of the parent/s or guardian • Confirmation of employment from the employer of the parent/s or guardian• Random physical verification will have to be conducted where needs be • False information will lead to disqualification