Compilation of an all-inclusive Spatial Development Framework (SDF) and Land Use Management System (Zoning Scheme, Land Development Procedures and Regulations - LUMS) for the newly established Dawid Kruiper Municipality. Read the full notice
Herewith Dawid Kruiper Municipality wish to invite all our current and new suppliers to register on the National Treasury Central Supplier Database (CSD). Suppliers will no longer be registered at the municipality and are requested to self-register directly on the CSD by accessing the National Treasury website at www.secure.csd.gov.za
The Dawid Kruiper recently held a meeting with the community of Vergenoeg. Vergenoeg is situated in Rosedale in Upington. The meeting was a follow up on a number of community interactions which the municipality has with various residents in the area.
The community complaints vary from access to water. The municipality reacted by installing communal taps which will later be replaced by taps in all the stands.
The housing complaints and all the other long term complaints will be attended to. The municipality will address the problems through the council meets the people programme which will pay visits to all the wards in its municipal jurisdiction.
A number of enquiries have been made around the reservoir in Keidebees. Keidebees is a residential area in Upington. The Dawid Kruiper municipality was inundated with enquiries around the water which is pumped from the reservoir. We want to put the public and the community at ease by explaining what is happening at the reservoir.
The development at the reservoir is normal maintenance work which is taking place in all the water systems throughout the country.
The Keidebees reservoir is fitted with a floating roof, which is nearing the end of its useful life. This roof became torn, allowing the ingress of foreign matter into the reservoir. This renders the water unsuitable for human consumption. This reservoir was, as a precautionary measure, taken out of operation for the needed repair works.
The municipality had to source, and appoint, the sole supplier of this roofing material (which is a special type of membrane) to effect the repair work
During this process the reservoir complex needed to be isolated from the rest of the distribution network. However it was found that some of the shut off valves were leaking through and this resulted in the reservoir still accumulating some water and this water needed to be drained from time to time.
Iam the Mayor of the Dawid Kruper Municipality. The municipal area borders the Namibian and the Botswana border. This area is known for its multi culturalism. We have different language groups and cultures living in harmony here.
I mention this because I find difficult to understand why people would discriminate against one another on the basis of colour,race,gender or ethnic group.
We have a large influx of foreign nationals to our municipal jurisdiction and we live in harmony with our brothers and sisters from the other parts of the African continent. In the Mayor’s office there is a special programmes officer who deal with the issuers around women, children, the elderly and foreign nationals.
The foreign nationals are given an opportunity to raise their issues via that official or directly with the Mayor.
I mention this because I believe that we can make a difference at the local municipal level. The officials in the municipality are handling foreign nationals and everybody else with respect and sensitivity.
I pay regular visits to the stalls of the foreign nationals and honour the invites which they send to me.
These are small but necessary interventions which can help in dealing with the wrong perceptions which people have about each other.
The Dawid Kruiper municipality recently joined hands with the South African Red Cross in hosting a health awareness day event.
The event took place at the Upington taxi rank and was attended by various other government departments and the community.
Speaking on behalf of the Executive Mayor at the event, Councillor Lebitsa from ward 13 said that health issues are everybody’s business. ‘We as the local government depend on the local citizens for economic development. If they are not healthy they will not be able to provide good services to the public’. he said.
The red cross opened its Northern Cape Provincial office in Upington.
The aim of red cross in Upington is the following:
• To render humanitarian services
• To prevent and alleviate human suffering
• To promote primary healthcare services
• To promote positive human relationships
• To promote community empowerment through ICT and skills development
The event served to foster closer ties between the Dawid Kruiper municipality and the red cross.
The Dawid Kruiper municipality is using community radio in order to inform the residents on its activities. The municipality honours all the invites to participate on talk shows and other programmes. It has got a communications unit which sends press releases to the community radio station on a daily basis. The press releases are approved by the Municipal Manager, Mr Deshi Ngxanga. Some of the programmes are open for the public to phone in. We as the municipality welcome that because it encourages dialogue between the residents and the municipality. This is done in compliance with the municipality’s legal obligation of public participation. The radio content is discussed at the Media and Communications committee of the municipality before it goes on air. This committee also reviews all the coverage which the municipality receives on the radio. The municipality also uses other forms of media and community meetings in order to disseminate information to the residents.
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 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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