Welcome once again to our weekly update column. We are in the fourth quarter of the 2016 – 2017 Financial Year. As the Matatiele Local Municipality, we have continued to record tangible success in our quest to make the lives of the people of Sweet Matat sweet.
Repairs and maintenance of potholes underway
Following an outcry with regards to potholes in and around the Matatiele Local Municipality area. We are happy to announce the appointment of three contractors, currently fixing our roads in ward 19. Sekhutlong, Hozani Magxobani and Seal are the contractors given the responsibility to repair and maintain these potholes. Some started in March 2017 and others in April 2017 and they all to be done towards the end of May 2017.
We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused and appeal to the public to be patient with us.
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
The Municipality through the Special Programmes Unit delivered sewing material to a women led project at ward 18, Creative Network Sewing Project. The project was established in 2015 and it is situated at Bhubesi location in ward 18. They are operating at Bhubesi J.S.S using the classroom which was allocated to them by the school principal. The project is registered as a co-operative under the DTI act. It is an ongoing business, that seeks capital funding to secure business assets and it will seek funding from government and private sectors. It is a non-profit organisation that aims to create self-sufficiency amongst its members. They use the factory style of working.
Receiving material provided to them by the municipality, Ms Cynthia Nzimande said their objectives are to, sell products amongst the community and the Matatiele community at large, create jobs for their community, to encourage use of the skill, alleviate poverty and to give customers maximum satisfactory.
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