//Khara Hais Municipality officially opened the SMME Village on Friday, 07 August 2015. The opening happened next to the newly build SMME Village near the Taxi Rank in Upington. The event was attended by Councillors and the Director Development and Planning, Mr Viviers from the municipality as well as the Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality. Mr Basson, the Speaker of //Khara Hais Municipality said in his speech that it is the duty of Local Government to help small businesses achieve sustainable growth in the economy. He also said that partners like SEDA should help the small business owners and future entrepreneurs with business plan writing skills, as there seem to be a lack thereof. The Speaker thanked the financial contribution from local businesses, IT 5 Civil Engineers and Upington Super Salt.
Mandela Day was celebrated by the Mayor of //Khara Hais on Monday, 20 July 2015, with the senior citizens within the municipal area (all 14 wards), at Tol Speelman Community Hall. She said that we should never forget where we came from. Ms L Koloi said that it was her childhood and the way she grew up that made her the person she is today. We should all extend a helping hand to the older people and help them where we can, “we should always have respect for our elders, regardless if they may sometimes be under the influence of alcohol” she said. The mayor also thanked the delegation from Nedbank who donated blankets to the elderly people, and said that it is much appreciated by the people and the municipality.
The councillors of //Khara Hais Municipality were equipped with laptops recently, to assist with their administrative tasks. This will also help to reduce printing of agendas for council meetings, thus contributing to reduced costs and a green environment. It is a very positive transformation towards the digital era and councillors were very excited to embark on the paperless journey.
The opening was attended by the Deputy Minister of Sport Art and Culture, the Speaker of //Khara Hais municipality and Cllr R George of ward 5 in Louisvale.
This sports facility have a life time of 20 years. The Minister said he knows in the near future that this facility will produce kids that will go and play at national level.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), presently recognised as the Africa Union (AU). The African Union comprises of 53 member states.
The AU aims to promote greater unity and solidarity between African countries. It seeks to accelerate the political and socio-economic integration of Africa. The AU is also at the forefront of the drive for peace, security, and stability on the continent.
The Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa announced South Africa’s month-long programme that will feature all aspects of arts, culture and heritage. The Month will be celebrated through a variety of activities under the theme: “We are Africa” – Opening the doors of learning and culture from Cape to Cairo”. The activities will also aim to support the AU 2015 theme: “Women Empowerment and Development towards Agenda 2063”.
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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