The long awaited connection bridge between Rosedale and Paballelo was finally opened by The speaker and other councillors of //Khara Hais Municipality on Friday 8 May 2015. It was attended by many community members from both Rosedale and Paballelo. The speaker told the crowd that since he can remember coming into Council in 2000, this bridge, or actually that time a road, was already a popular demand by the members of the community. He said that the connection road had to realise, that’s why the council of //Khara Hais fought hard for it. There were quite the checklist to be ticked off before the connection road could even be considered. It was then found that it should be a bridge built over an International Railway, to connect the two suburbs together. Then a few years and around R25 000 000.00 later, a bridged was build that would forever break the barrier that was caused by ‘apartheid’ a few decades ago.Read more…
The Minister for Local Government, Mr Pravin Gordhan, requested the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) to determine or re-determine certain municipalities before the 2016 Local Government Elections. The municipality of Mier was one of these municipalities that had to be evaluated. It was concluded that Mier Municipality should be merged with //Khara Hais Municipality to address the problems in Mier. The meeting held was to get input from the public about the issue of Demarcation involving Mier- and //Khara Hais Municipality as well as raising any clarity questions they might have.Read more…
//Khara Hais Municipality would like to get the opinion of the community regarding the selling of Die Eiland Holiday Resort, so that Council can get an idea about how the public feel about this matter.
Die Eiland is a non-core function, and therefore does not belong to a municipality. It was established several decades ago, providing accommodation to visitors and tourists before private resorts and especially guest houses got their existence in Upington. The Tourism environment has thus become much more competitive with a wider choice of accommodation facilities. That is the main reason why the facilities at Die Eiland Holiday Resort is no more in a good condition. The number of the visitors decreased as well as the income from the resort. If the sale would realise, the workers of Die Eiland Holiday Resort will be absorbed into the municipality.
The public can submit their comments by email on or before 20 May 2015 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website poll. You can also write to the Municipal Manager.
Mr. DE Ngxanga
Private Bag x6003
UPINGTON 8800Read more…
On Friday 10 April at around 12h14, an emergency exercise (Riots & Motor Vehicle Accident) was held in Progress, at the corner of Upington 26 & Strokroos Streets by //Khara Hais Municipal Departments and its external role players.
The name of the Exercise was “BONA BATHO / KYK ONS MENSE”. These were a real reflection of the exercise name, because road users and community members did not adhere to the National Road Traffic Act and Gatherings Act, or neither bothered to practice safety.
Road users did not reduce their speed while seeing their vision were obstructed by smoke from burning tires. Community members saw the riot and accident, but still put their lives at risk by entering the hot zone (got close to accident scene) before it were cordoned off by SAPD officials on their arrival.
Objective of the exercise:
To empower our community members and all role players (Disciplines) to be more resilient and aware of the different dangers (incidents) that we can found ourselves in when facing real situations and to test the response of different role players.
To ensure that community members are well-informed,
The Municipal workers of //Khara Hais Municipality were privileged with a visit from the MEC of Coghsta, Mr Alvin Botes on 31 March 2015, at the Michael Bongela Community Hall. The MEC focused on the key performance areas for the Back-to -Basic approach.
Basic Services – Creating Living Conditions, Good Governance, Public Participation, Financial Management and Institutional Capacity.
MEC Botes also emphasised the harmonising relationship between Municipal Management and the Unions (SAMWU and IMATU). He said that //Khara Hais Municipality is in very good hands under the leadership of the Mayor, Speaker and the Municipal Manager.Read more…
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