Dawid Kruiper Municipality
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Council Meets the People 2017 (2)

The council of the Dawid Kruiper municipality recently went out on a council meets the people program. This month long program included visits to all 16 wards in its municipal jurisdiction.

A full compliment of the council is introduced to the community during the council meets the people program.

The council meets the people program is divided into 3 sessions per ward. It involves a day long visit in each ward of the municipality. During this visit a door to door session is held. The aim of the door to door is to determine how the residents of the ward are viewing service delivery. The Executive Mayor, the Speaker and all the councilors are divided into different groups that are participating in the door to door session.

A sector meeting is held subsequent to the door to door session. The youth, businesses, women, sports bodies, the farmers and the religious bodies are invited to the sector meeting. This session enables the council to hear face to face what the problems of the different sectors are. This sessions is also characterized by suggestions that are made by the different sectors.

A community meeting follows the sector meeting. During this meeting, which is normally well attended, the Mayor gives the keynote address which explains the purpose of the meeting. A question and answer session is allowed after the Executive Mayor’s remarks. The issues, questions and suggestions which are made during the council meets the people program are captures and a report is presented to the council. The council device an intervention program which will handle all the issues that were raised during the council meets the people program.

The council meets the people program enables the council to have uninterrupted, unmediated and face to face communication with the residents. It has proven to be one of the most effective ways of communicating with the residents. It gives the council an insight into the issues that are hampering service delivery in the communities.

The next council meets the people program will take place before the end of the 2018/2019 financial


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Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 20:00

Sun: 14:00 - 18:00


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 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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