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Dawid Kruiper Speaker and Mayor elected recently

The first council meeting of the Dawid Kruiper Municipality took place recently. The Mayor and the Speaker were elected. Both of them have been serving in the local government sphere for some time. They are known to be dedicated and hard working individuals.

Let us introduce them to you in their new capacities:

SPEAKER: Michael Segede

Mr Micheal Segede was born and bred in Upington. He completed his schooling career at Paballelo High School. His political career began in the 80’s during the hight of resistance against apartheid. He started in the local council in 2009. He served in the LED committee. From 2011 he chaired the committees on service delivery and corporate governance. He served as a member of the Executive Committee from 2011.

During his tenure he gained experience in leadership. His emotional intelligence also makes him a leader of note. He completed a course in law in local government and administration. He is currently serving as the Speaker of the Dawid Kruiper municipality.

MAYOR: Limakatso Alfonsina Koloi

Me Limakatso Koloi, who is popuparly known as Ousis, is a seasoned politician who served in various committees of the municipality.

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Army granted Freedom of the City by municipality

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The municipality recently granted the 8SAI army base the freedom of the city.
It was a highly militarised event which drew huge crowds to the Mxolisi Dicky Jacocs stadium where the medal parade took place. The medal parade was followed by a march through Upington. The march was also extended to the Paballelo, Rosedale and Morning glory residential areas.

The freedom was granted to the army in pursuance of a resolution taken by the municipality, the Mayor and the councillors, in recognition of its close association with Upington.

This was done as a result of the loyal and distinguished services rendered to the town and the country by the officers and soldiers of 8SAI Infantry Mechanised Batallion. During the freedom of the city parade the army was granted the right and privilege of parading through the town on ceremonial occasions with their guns and their trumpets sounding, drums beating, swords drawn and bayonets fixed.

The soldiers who participated in the peace keeping mission in Sudan were also welcomed during the parade. ‘Welcome back from your peace keeping mission in Sudan, you kept our flag flying high,’ said Councillor Segede who officiated over the parade on behalf of the Mayor.

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Health Services moving to the District Municipality

Health Services rendered by officials

Environmental Health Section is going to be transferred to the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality. This is effective from the 1st of July 2016.

Refuse Removal and Cleaning Services remain the functions of // Khara Hais Municipality

The following personnel are moving over with the section:

Manager Environmental Health – CG Kuun

Chief Environmental Health Practitioner- JJ Linden

Senior Environmental Health Practitioner- WF van Wyk

Environmental Health Practitioner- KJR Beezs

The section was responsible for municipal health services. From the 1st of July 2016, this services will be rendered from the District Municipality.

The health services are going to be rendered in the entire ZF Mgcawu district, which include the //Khara Hais and the Mier municipalities, after the merging process.

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Mayor’s Tourism Message

Mayor Koloi

I would like to say to all our visitors -Welcome to Our World – They say that once you get the Kalahari sand in your shoes you will keep coming back… Rich in culture and history, Upington can trace its roots back to 1870. Upington is situated quite intimately on the banks of the Orange/Gariep River and its adjacent areas and stands proud against the background of lush green vineyard and the Kalahari Desert.

Upington is the main town in the fast growing agricultural sector of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, where intensive crop irrigation and stock farming is practiced. Upington, also known as South Africa’s River City, is situated on the banks of the mighty Orange/Gariep River and serves as gateway to the regions many attractions like the Augrabies Falls National Park (120km) and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (268km).

Upington is a busy town boasting all the modern facilities and has an 18hole golf course, squash courts, tennis courts, bowls rink and an Olympic size swimming pool. Together with a well-developed tourism infrastructure, linked by air and road to most parts of the country, the town offers excellent accommodation, restaurants and activities of a very high standard.

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Council bids Farewell

Left, The Speaker of the Municipality, Mr Thomas Basson, (middle) Pastor Anderson and the Mayor Me Limakatso Koloi during the last formal meeting of the council

The council of the municipality held its last formal meeting recently. During the meeting the various political parties thanked the council for the spirit in which it conducted its business over the last five years.

The Mayor of the council, Me Limakatso Koloi and the Speaker were thanked by all the political parties for their leadership role which they executed with diligence.

COPE, DA and the ANC thanked the officials and the councillors for the good relationship which prevailed among the councillors.

The //Khara Hais and the Mier municipalities were recently merged and are now known as municipality N 087 until the new name is promulgated.

The total number of councillors which served the municipality during the past five years are 27. Councillor Ivan Van Wyk of ward 11 passed away during the five year term of the council.

The term of the council is coming to an end before the August 3 local government elections.

The council, as a collective, thanked all the official for the professional way in which they conducted them during its tenure.

‘I was always treated with respect and I showed the same respect towards the municipal officials,’ said Mayor Limakatso Koloi.

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Swimming Pools & Reitzpark

SWIMMING POOL - TOWN

Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 20:00

Sun: 14:00 - 18:00


PABALLELO & BELLVUE

Mon - Sat: 09:00 - 18:00

Sun: 14:00 - 18:00

The swimming pool in town is used on Saturday between 11:00 and 13:00 as well as weekdays between 19:00 and 20:00 by diving club members for exercise purposes. This exercise is only done at the deep end of the swimming pool.


REITZPARK

Reitzpark is open from 08:00 till 22:00 everyday during September and March. The public should bring their own braai facilities.

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