Dawid Kruiper Municipality
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Carols by Candlelight 2017 (2)

The Dawid Kruiper Municipality recently closed the year 2017 on a high note with its annual Carols by Candlelight event.

We will recall that the municipalities of Mier and //KharaHaiswere merged recently. It is now known as the DawidKruiperMunicipality. This merger has led to the hosting of two Carols by Candlelight events due to the vastness of the new municipal area.

The first Carols by Candlelight event was held in Rietfontein which is about 250 kilo meters outside of Upington. This was a first for the community of the former Mier area. The excitement and the jubilation could be visibly seen on the faces of the residents.

The Mayor’s Christmas and New year’s message was rendered and the Christmas lights of Rietfontein were switched on.

The main carols by candlelight event was held at the MxolisiDicky Jacobs stadium in Upington. The stadium was named after one of the fallen liberation fighters of Upington.

The stadium was jam packed by people from all walks of life. People from as far as Namibia were present as well as people who are resident in other parts of South Africa. The Carols by Candlelight event serves as the official opening of the festive season. The artists who perform at the event are mainly gospel artists who range from local to national artists. The main performer was DrTumi. He had the crowd on its feet with some of his latest songs.

The Executive Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight message touched on the Arrive Alive campaign, the 16 Days of Activism of no violence against women and children, the International Aids day, service delivery in the DawidKruiperMunicipal area. She also touched on issues around crime and encouraged the residents involved in criminal activities.

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Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 20:00

Sun: 14:00 - 18:00


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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 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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