Ons visie is “Vooruitgang vir almal”, en dit is die idee van die kunstefees. Vir almal se talente om ‘n platform te hê en ervaar en gevoel te word deur vele. Die Feesgangers komplimenteer die deelnemers en die deelnemers komplimenteer die feesgangers.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Municipality is ready to host and render additional services as the 25th Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK25) starts this week, 21st till 27th March 2019. Thousands of visitors from South Africa and abroad are expected to converge to the heart of Little Karoo, Oudtshoorn, to enjoy the variety of the events and activities the KKNK25 is offering during the arts festival.Read more >
Met beurtkrag en veral fase 4-beurtkrag wat tans landwyd ontwrigtings veroorsaak, doen feesorganiseerders van die 25ste KKNK, wat Donderdag op Oudtshoorn begin, alles in hul vermoë om gebeurlikheidsplanne in plek te stel om te verseker dat feesgangers nie te veel ontwrig word nie.Read more >
Dans is vanjaar weer te sien by KKNK te danke aan die internasionale Vlaamse dansgeselskap se produksie, Rule of Three. Die vertrekpunt van Rule of Three is ons vermoë om blitsvinnig van een indruk na die ander oor te skakelRead more >
A major water project is on the cards for the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. The decision to move forward with the project known as the Blossoms Water supply Pipeline, was taken during a visit to the area conducted by Anton Bredell, the minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning in the Western Cape.Read more >
Most of the southern towns of the Garden Route District have bulk water in storage to address their current water demand, at least until the first winter rains. The northern parts of the Garden Route District are not looking good at the moment. Currently, the towns Calitzdorp and Zoar in the Kannaland Municipal area do not have a secondary water supply apart from their bulk storage dams.Read more >
The outflow from the Oudtshoorn Waste Water Works must comply with Water Affairs’ “General Standards”. These standards make allowance for bacteria to be present, but within certain limits. The standard also gives guidelines with regard to pH, ammoniac, dissolved salts, etc. Effluent conforming to these standards may be used for irrigation.Read more >
Water supply to the Little Karoo Rural Water Supply Scheme is under great pressure due to problems with the borehole pumps at two of the boreholes with the strongest supply. There is therefore a possibility that consumers can be without water and consumers are advised to use water very sparingly.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipal Human Settlements Department won the award for Best Informal Settlements upgrading project in the National Govan Mbeki Awards 2018 held at the East London ICC on Friday evening, 30 November 2018.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Municipality has been allocated R 30 million by the National Treasury and the National Disaster Management Centre for drought alleviation. This funding is part of a R 974 million allocated to the Western Cape Government towards disaster recovery programmes in the Province.Read more >
Three Western Cape Provincial ministers have lauded the Oudtshoorn Municipality for a positive turnaround of the Cango Caves which was facing a brink of being closed in about three years ago, due to management and financial difficulties. Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit se behuisings department kan met trots terugkyk na die lewering van om en by 800 huise die afgelope twee jaar asook die lewering van titelaktes, het burgemeester, Colan Sylvester, hulle geprys met die oorhandiging van nog 329 titelaktes op Donderdag, 06 September 2018. Met samewerking van provinsiale en nasionale regering kon die munisipaliteit hierdie mylpaal bereik.Read more >
Last week Dis-Chem’s team of employers delivered 21 600 liters of water to the Oudtshoorn Fire Station as their way of showing support in Oudtshoorn’s water crisis. According to Gert Jansen van Vuuren, an employee at Dis-Chem Pharmacy, a client from Oudtshoorn called them to ask for their help and Dis-Chem decided that they will be able to help Oudtshoorn with some water.Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit is besig met ‘n uiterste bewusmakingsveldtog oor die waterkrisis. “Ons wil uitreik na skole, besighede, belanghebbendes en inwoners om aan hulle die erns van die situasie te beklemtoon,” sê Colan Sylvester, uitvoerende burgemeester.Read more >
Die Oudtshoorn verkeersafdeling het gister sy toetsbaan amptelik oopgemaak vir alle bestuurderslisensies. “Die toetsbaan voldoen aan alle vereistes vir ‘n Graad A status en is weer oop vir alle voertuie en motorfietse,” het Patrick Jordaan, Hoof: Verkeersafdeling, tydens die openingseremonie genoem.Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit se mandaat om Oudtshoorn as ‘n sportbestemming binne Eden te bemark is besig om vrugte af te werp. Dit is een van die visies van die Raad vir Oudtshoorn om bekend te staan as ‘n Sportmekka.Read more >
Die geïntegreerde ontwikkelingsplan van Oudtshoorn Munisipaliteit fokus op 'n gebalanseerde ontwikkelingstrategie wat beskerming van ons omgewing integriteit verseker. Die munisipaliteit se visie is om 'n sterk en sorgsame gemeenskap te bou, wat streef om die lewensgehalte van al ons burgers op 'n volhoubare wyse te verbeter.Read more >
Grootmaat watervoorsiening te De Rust is nie voldoende nie omrede (1) die dorp se watertoekenning uit die Huisrivier van 4,5l/s, minder is as die gemiddelde verbruik van 6,5l/s en (2) die kwaliteit van die water uit die Huisrivier by tye swak is, veral na die verwoestende brand in Desember 2016 in die opvangsgebied.Read more >
With the delivery of already over 600 houses in the new Rosevalley Housing Project in the past three years and construction of another 332 houses, the Council is delivering on its undertaking to prioritize human settlements as one of its key focus areas says the Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Colan Sylvester. Read more >
The old outdated (24 years old) pumps at the Dysselsdorp WTW have been replaced with “state of the art” vertical pumps. The project value is R 2 million and is funded through a water services infrastructure grant from the Department of Water and Sanitation.Read more >
Die verkeersafdeling van Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit was verlede jaar op die punt om gedegradeer te word na ‘n Graad F as gevolg van die toetsbaan wat nie aan die vereiste standaarde voldoen van ‘n Graad A lisensie toetsbaan nie. Na die opknapping van die toetsbaan het die Departement van Transport op 22 Junie 2018 bevestig dat die verkeersafdeling sy vorige Graad A status kan hervat.Read more >
Die eerste publieke deelname proses vir die Rosevalley Biblioteek het afgeskop op Donderdag, 21 Junie 2018. Tydens hierdie vergadering is die publiek meegedeel dat die Wes-Kaapse Biblioteekdienste ‘n bedrag van R8.5 milloen beskikbaar sal stel vir die oprigting en onderhoud van die Biblioteek.Read more >
Eskom Oudtshoorn has just confirmed that load shedding stage 1 for Oudtshoorn and surroundings will take place between 14:00-16:30 today. The schedule on Eskom website is incorrect. We once again apologise for inconvenience caused.Read more >
‘n poging om die moraal van die werkgewers te verhoog, het Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit ‘n “Wellness Day” gehou op Vrydag, 01 Junie 2018, by die De Jager Sportkompleks. Die Menslike hulpbron afdeling van die munisipaliteit het Junie maand gemerk as werk/loopbaan & intellektuele maand.Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit het ‘n poging aangewend om die Grootkop Stort Terrein, beter bekend as “die tiep”, meer gebruikersvriendelike te maak deur die aanstelling van sekuriteitswagte op 19 April 2018. Die vordering van die projek word gemonitor om die sukses te bepaal, alhoewel daar sedertdien nog geen klagtes ontvang was van aanranding of diefstal nie.Read more >
The urgent repair work on the main feeder pipeline from Raubenheimer dam started on Monday 28th of May 2018 and will last till Monday 11th of June 2018. During this period bulk water will be fed from Melville dam and due to the decreased capacity we may run into water shortages in Oudtshoorn. We urge all residents to stop all irrigation of gardens for this period to prevent water shortages. We apologize for the inconvenience.Read more >
Neem asb kennis dat die volgende strate geen elektrisiteit op genoemde datums sal hê nie. Die rede hiervoor is dat die elektrisiteitsdepartement instandhouding op alle transformators doen.
Please take note that the following streets will not have electricity on mentioned dates. The reason being is that Electricity department is doing maintenance on all transformers, that must be done.Read more >
In 'n poging om inligting oor waterbesparing op alle vlakke van die samelewing te versprei, begin Oudtshoorn Munisipaliteit 'n opvoedkundige veldtog spesifiek gemik op skoolkinders. In die munisipale nuusbrief, Maart 2018 se uitgawe bladsy twee, is daar ‘n blokkiesraaisel vir kinders om hulle algemene kennis te toets en ook hope pryse te wen.Read more >
The results of the water samples released by Oudtshoorn Municipality on Monday morning revealed that the bacteriological counts are high and therefore the public is urged to boil the water before human consumption. Read more >
Hierdie tyd van die jaar smag almal na rus, rustigheid en ‘n ontspanne atmosfeer. Die meeste van ons gaan ons skoene, letterlik en figuurlik, uitskop en die beste maak van die tyd deur dit met familie en vriende te spandeer.Read more >
Gedurende die raadsvergadering van 19 Desember 2017, het die raad eenparig besluit dat alle inwoners wie se elektrisiteit “geblock” of “afgesny” is, geaktiveer moet word vir die feesseisoen.Read more >
Telephone lines from the Cango Retirement Village to the Cango Mountain Resort, Arnold de Jager, also in the De Hoek Resort areas are out of order due to alleged vandalism of telephone cables. Tourists/Visitors are requested to do online booking for the resorts and any other tourist destinations in the affected areas.Read more >
In pursuit of its Vision 2030 of making the Greater Oudtshoorn an educational and training hub, the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s leadership held discussions with the Provincial MEC for Education, Debbie Schäfer on Monday, 20 November 2018, to solicit the Department’s support.Read more >
Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester has expressed his support for a fundraising gospel concert aimed at providing sanitary towels and school shoes. This concert will be hosted this coming weekend in Oudtshoorn.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Municipality was in the past week on two separate occasions visited by American delegations to possibly establish a bible college and a drug rehabilitation centre in the greater Oudtshoorn.Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit se visie is om ‘n sterk en deernisvol gemeenskap te bou wat daarna strewe om die kwaliteit van die lewens van die inwoners op ‘n volhoubare manier te verbeter. Om hierdie rede het die munisipaliteit dit goed geag om ons jongmense bloot te stel aan ‘n “Career expo”.Read more >
SA Army Chaplains Ministry and Choral Symposium have started an outreach program where they have nominated and pledged to make a donation to the Shelter for the Homeless. They came together, used their own money and bought food as well a deep freezer for the residence of the shelter.Read more >
Dr. Koos van Arkel, the chairperson of the Stedendband (Business Chamber) in Alphen aan den Rijn, the sister town of Oudtshoorn, visited the town last week on a fact finding mission with the focus on economic development.Read more >
The settlement of Eskom’s arrear amount of R 54 Million since last year is according to the Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester, an indication that the Municipal Financial Recovery Plan is yielding positive results. Read more >
Die munisipale swembaddens is vanoggend deur die uitvoerende burgemeester, Colan Sylvester, amptelik oop verklaar. Die swembad in kerkstraat is na drie jaar weer in volle bruikbare toestand en die publiek kan weer daar gaan afkoel in die watersRead more >
Colan Sylvester, uitvoerende burgemeester, was op 31 Oktober 2017 die gasheer vir die oorhandiging van die opgegrawe oorskot van Michael Lucas wat op 25 Maart 1988 gehang was, waarna sy oorskot die eiendom van die staat geword het.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Municipal Council has today at its meeting approved final drought water tariffs for the financial year 2017/2018 to be implemented once the Koos Raubenheimer dam is below 50% full.Read more >
The suspension bridge in Church Street will be closed indefinitely due to serious structural damages. “The public and tourists are urged not to make use of the swinging bridge until it has been repaired and declared safe for use,” the technical services director, Mr. Christ Koch has warned today.Read more >
Die Munisipale Oudit Komitee het op 24 Augustus 2017 vir die eerste keer in die finansiële jaar byeengekom. Hulle is verplig om, volgens die Municipal Financial Management Act (MFMA), ten minste 4 keer per jaar te vergader.Read more >
Die uitvoerende burgemeester, Colan Sylvester, tesame met die provinsiale minister van Finansies, Dr. Ivan Meyer, het op 29 Augustus 2017 die Phelophepa Gesondheidstrein besoek om hulle waardering uit te spreek aan die professionele dokters en werkers wat hulle mediese dienste beskikbaar stel aan die gemeenskap van Oudtshoorn.Read more >
Op 29 Augustus 2017 het die uitvoerende burgemeester, Colan Sylvester, en die raad met ‘n paar onderwysers van hoërskole in Oudtshoorn bymekaar gekom om sy beurs toekenningsprogram aan te kondig. Die fokuspunt was om die vennootskap tussen skole en die munisipaliteit te herstel om meer jongmense te lok na plaaslike regering sektor.Read more >
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille today announced progress on interventions the Province is staging in municipalities, as part of the Drought Disaster declaration. She was joined by Local Government MEC Anton Bredell and a team of expert officials.Read more >
Western Cape Minister for Finance, Dr. Ivan Meyer has, during his oversight meeting on Tuesday, 29 August 2017, lauded Oudtshoorn Municipality for its status-quo report on its finances, management functionality and leadership.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has moved the homeless families that have, for months made makeshift homes in Vrede Street, to a new shelter in Jubilee Street. Many concerned citizens of the greater Oudtshoorn have raised concerns about the living conditions at Vrede Street also citing the cold weather that the people have to endure.Read more >
Residents at Valkenskraal near De Rust are urged not to use the Grootrivier water both for human consumption and live stock following diesel spillage into the river on Tuesday afternoon (15 August).Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipal Human Settlements Department has been granted the Best Upgraded Informal Settlements Programme (UISP) award in the Western Cape 2017 Govern Mbeki Awards held at the Lord Charles Hotel on Friday evening, 11 August 2017.Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit het op Vrouedag, 09 Augustus 2017, ‘n middag van kuier en gesels met die verskillende vroue in die gemeenskap aangebied. Die doel van hierdie samekoms was om vroue van die dorp weer bymekaar te bring om saam met mekaar te werk en te streef om beter met mekaar te leef.Read more >
The Portfolio Committee on Tourism will conduct oversight in Western Cape, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) in Oudtshoorn and ending on Friday, 4 August 2017 at the Provincial Tourism Wesgro offices in Cape Town.
The purpose of the oversight is to meet with the local tourism authorities where seven municipalities will make presentations to the Committee, assess the state of tourism and view social responsibility initiative projects in the province. Read more >
Vir eerste huiseienaars is dit een van dié belangrikste dokumente wat hulle in hul besit kan hê, het burgemeester, Colan Sylvester, gesê toe hy inwoners van De Rust toepreek met die oorhandiging van 161 transport-aktes op Donderdag, 13 Julie 2017.Read more >
Following ten months in charge, the new Oudtshoorn Council leadership is happy to announce that the turnaround of Oudtshoorn is proceeding well. Significant work has been done to date including addressing the out of control creditors account the new council inherited.Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit se visie is om Oudtshoorn as die sportmekka van Suid-Afrika te vestig, en poog daarom met die samewerking van Departement van Sport en Kultuursake om weer die sportfees op die been te bring. Die sportfees skop amptelik af op 01 Julie 2017 tot 08 Julie 2017. Read more >
Premier Helen Zille, Provincial Ministers as well as Mayors from across the Western Cape, signed a Municipal Declaration with regards to long term water security for the province in Worcester today.Read more >
Die Transnet-Phelophepa gesondheidsorg-trein bring gesondheid en hoop aan duisende landelike Suid-Afrikaners wat toegang tot gesondheidsorgfasiliteite benodig. Hierdie trein bring kwaliteit mediese sorg in die mees afgeleê gemeenskappe, volgens die aangehegde persverklaring.Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit is die eerste in die Weskaap wat meemaak aan die sonkragprojek en soos die uitvoerende burgemeester, rdl Colan Sylvester gesê het, is Oudtshoorn een van die ideale plekke wat sonkrag effektief kan benut siende dat die dorp baie son dae het. Read more >
Oudtshoorn munisipaliteit het die inisiatief aan die dag gelê om ‘n seminaar oor dwelmmisbruik te hou op Woensdag, 21 Junie 2017 met alle relevante belanghebbendes. Die doel van hierdie seminaar was vir opvoedkundige bewusmaking en voorkoming van dwelms. Idees, probleme en oplossings is op die tafel gelê en gesamentlik bespreek. Read more >
The Western Cape Disaster Management Centre continues to manage a range of crisis around the province as the storm continues to rage. All stakeholders remain in play with resources being deployed with utmost urgency where needed. Read more >
No major incidents have so far been reported in the Greater Oudtshoorn. Our emergency services are monitoring the weather situation very closely. Residents are encouraged to stay indoors and avoid movements closer to trees. Read more >
“Dit is wonderlik om te weet dat Eden Distriks munisipaliteit homself daargestel het as hulpmiddel vir Oudsthoorn munisipaliteit,” het uitvoerende burgemeester, Colan Sylvester gesê met die ontvangs van vyftien (5 000 liter) watertenke wat geskenk was deur Eden Distriks munisipaliteit op Donderdag, 1 Junie 2017.Read more >
An extraordinary meeting of the Western Cape Cabinet was held this morning regarding the incoming storm. Provincial Disaster Management and the South African Weather Service briefed cabinet on the possible impact of the severe weather.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Municipality’s 2017/2018 budget which was approved by Council on 30 May 2017 at a special council meeting, is according to the Executive Mayor Colan Sylvester, the beginning of a new era of clean governance and prudent financial management.Read more >
Die Uitvoerende Burgemeester, Colan Sylvester, sê dat dit vir hom ‘n bron van kommer is dat die dorp se strate net nie kan skoon bly nie, nadat ‘n bewustheid en skoonmaak operasie begin was op 15 Mei 2017. Dieselfde gebiede is twee maande terug deur die munisipaliteit, Afriforum en die Toerisme Transformasie Missie (TTM), met behulp van die inwoners skoongemaak, voeg die burgemeester by.Read more >
Executive Mayor of the greater Oudtshoorn Aldm Colan Sylvester handed over a small bicycle chain to Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, a souvenir at a commemoration of Oudtshoorn as the forth stop of the new Cross Cape Cycling Route held at Mooiplas Guest House, Volmoed in Oudtshoorn on Monday, 15 May 2017.Read more >
Die Burgemeester, Rdh Colan Sylvester, het op Maandag, 15 Mei met die amptelike oorhandiging van agt huise in Rosevalley, aan die begunstigdes genoem dat die ontvangs van hul eie huise moet uitstaan as een van die groot oomblikke in hul lewe.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Mayor Colan Sylvester wishes to congratulate two late Oudtshoornites, David Mbulelo "Spi" Grootboom and Reginald "Reggie" Oliphant who were awarded at the Presidential National Orders today (28 April 2017).Read more >
The latest bacteriological results of Oudtshoorn’s drinking water indicate a noticeable improvement in the quality of our water. Although we are confident that our water poses no health risk for our consumers, we are compelled by law to issue a warning to consumers about potential health risks involved when drinking our water.Read more >
The latest organic water samples results indicate that the water is safe for human consumption except for two areas; Wesbank north and southern parts of Jan van Riebeeck Road, said the director of Technical services, Chris Koch during a press conference yesterday.Read more >
Oudtshoorn water have discoloured following recent flash floods in the greater Oudtshoorn over the past weekend. The discolouring of the water from the Koos Raubenheimer dam is, according to the Municipal Water Department, caused by the mud as well as remains of the burnt vegetation in the water catchment area.Read more >
Dit is met ‘n vuurwarm karoo welkom dat ons u ontvang in ons midde. Bring u plesierige geaardhede, u asemrowende kunste en fenominale feestelike dramas en geniet die 23ste Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees met alles wat dit u bied.Read more >
The Executive Mayor, Aldm Colan Sylvester will, this afternoon bestow the Freedom of the City to Dirk-Pieter Uys for the character of Evita Bezuidenhout in the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) this afternoon.Read more >
In 2016 Oudtshoorn Municipality, after installing Civil Services, started building units, which consists of 67 single units, 46 semi-attached units and 222 double storey duplex units in Riemvasmaak/Rosevalley.Read more >
Die Burgemeester, Rdh Colan Sylvester, het sy hand in die ploeg geslaan en gehelp met die skoonmaak in ‘n gedeelte van Riemvasmaak op Woensdag, 22 Maart 2017. Rdh Colan Sylvester het sy handskoene en masker opgesit en gesê “ soms moet jy self inspring en doen wat jy sê andere moet doen”.Read more >
“Die aand was ‘n wonderlike sukses, en ek is dankbaar vir al die borge en gaste wat die aand vir ons moontlik gemaak het.” het Burgemeester Colan Sylvester gesê. Die eerste burgemeester maskerbal het sowat R77000.00 ingesamel.Read more >
“It is an historic moment whereby Oudtshoorn Municipality signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Province.” said the Executive Mayor. Colan Sylvester, at the ceremony held this morning in the council chambers.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Mayor, Colan Sylvester has hailed the ground-breaking citizen engagement mobile application (APP), which is set to provide easy and direct municipal communication, as a game-changer that will enhance participatory democracy.Read more >
Oudtshoorn Municipality’s traffic department has started an awareness campaign that will focus on service delivery to the community. The municipality wants to ensure visibility of traffic officers and enforcement of the law in and around town.Read more >
In August 2016, this Council took over a Municipality with financial mismanagement that carried on through the previous political term, leaving the Municipality in serious financial despair, with no money at all in the bank, and creditors knocking down the door.Read more >
Dysselsdorp residents are urged to use water sparingly. No water is being pumped to the reservoirs at the moment due to a breakage of the main water pump and subsequent flooding of Dysselsdorp WTW pump station this morning. Serious damage were also reported on the electrical switchgear systems inside the pump station.Read more >
The Municipal Manager of Oudtshoorn Mr. Allen Paulse has lost his son to a gruesome accident in George this past weekend. Dino Paulse (22) was one of three people who passed away in an accident that occurred in York Street in George in the early hours of Sunday, 26 February 2017.Read more >
The Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester has learnt with shock of the passing on of one of the greatest leaders of the town, Alderman James Swigelaar. Swigelaar was a former Mayor of the greater Oudtshoorn an alderman, a long serving senior member of the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council.Read more >
Die uitvoerende burgemeester, Rdl Colan Sylvester, het die nood in Oudtshoorn gesien en sy hart gaan uit na ons minderbevoorregte kinders en vroue wat dag in en dag uit deur armoede geraak word.Read more >
The Auditor General (AG), Kimi Makwetu has last week visited Oudtshoorn to meet the new leadership and management of the town. Mr. Makwetu held a meeting with the Executive Mayoral Committee, municipal manager and directors on Friday, 3 February 2017.
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Mr. Allen Paulse has officially been appointed as new Municipal Manager of Oudtshoorn Municipality following the concurrence of Minister Anton Bredell of the Department of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.Read more >
Mr. Allen Paulse has officially been appointed as new Municipal Manager of Oudtshoorn Municipality following the concurrence of Minister Anton Bredell of the Department of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning.Read more >
The introduction of a “Citizen Engagement Application” to the community and stakeholders of the Greater Oudtshoorn is set to take communication between the Municipality and the citizens to another level. Oudtshoorn Municipal Manager, Allen Paulse announced on Monday, 23 January at a Special Council Meeting that Oudtshoorn has been chosen as one of the five Municipalities in the Western Cape to form part of the pilot rollout of the Municipal Citizen Engagement Application in the current financial year. Paulse added, “Of the five Municipalities, we have been fortunate to be selected to be the first to launch; most probably before end of March 2017.”Read more >
Oudtshoorn Municipality reported a break-in incident with the South African Police Service (SAPS) after intruders entered the Information Technology (IT) offices through a window over the weekend a stole a number of items from the offices. Read more >
The Executive Mayor, Aldm Sylverster, held a breakfast on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 in appreciation and recognition to the top matric achievers of the Class of 2016 to motivate them towards their future.Read more >
Terwyl die skoolkinders oulik in enkel rye sit, het hulle aandagtig aan die Uitvoerende Burgemeester, Rdh Colan Sylvester, geluister terwyl hy hulle toegespreek het en vir van hulle geluk gewens het met hul eerste skooldag.Read more >
As the Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn I would like to congratulate the 2016 Grade 12 learners who have passed. You have not only made yourselves proud, but also your parenents, families and the greater Oudtshoorn. You are now reaping fruits of your 12-year resillience and hard work.
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Oudtshoorn Municipality is offering bottled water to the residents of the water stressed area of De Rust. The remains of the recent fires that hit Oudtshoorn, stormed into the water stream following Thursday’s rains causing discolouring in the water. The water supply to De Rust has therefore been discontinued.
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“U is onlosmaakbaar deel van die munisipaliteit,” dit is met hierdie woorde wat die uitvoerende burgemeester, Rdh Colan Sylvester, sy erkenning uitgespreek het aan die afgetrede munisipale personeel tydens ‘n geselligheid op 15 Desember 2016.Read more >
Veld fires have erupted in the Rust en Vrede waterfall area in the North of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo. Firefighters from the Oudtshoorn Municipality, Eden District Municipality and Cape Nature have had their hands full since Wednesday afternoon, 14 December extinguishing the fire.
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Oudtshoorn Municipality has received first 20 of the 40 brand new vehicles that have been leased to roll out services faster and efficiently. The Executive Mayor, Aldm Colan Sylvester and some members of the Mayoral Committee visited the fleet management unit to receive the vehicles on Thursday, 8 December 2016. Read more >
On the 8th of December 2016 residents in the Volmoed area received an early Christmas when the Executive Mayor, Aldm Colan Sylvester paid a surprise visit distributing thousands of litres of water. Access to clean drinking water is a huge challenge in the farms surrounding Oudtshoorn; these farm residents fetch water far away from their homes.
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Oudtshoorn Municipality has received a qualified Audit opinion for the 2015/2016 financial year, an improvement from an adverse opinion received in the prior financial year. The Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Aldm Colan Sylvester has congratulated the municipality for the improvement. “This progression is welcome, and can be attributed to Intervention team since the bigger portion of the financial year was under the auspices of the administration.”Read more >
The acting Municipal manager, Mr. Allen Paulse has given the Oudtshoorn Municipal officials 5 days to settle their municipal accounts, in an internal communication issued to all officials. “Charity begins at home,” Paulse said, “our officials and councillors must be exemplary to the broader community as responsible public servants and public representatives.”
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Residents of Bongolethu, Oudtshoorn celebrated when receiving their long awaited homes from Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela on 15 November. Among the housing recipients were physically challenged Mr David Jansen and Ms Nomayeza Banjatwa who suffers from impaired hearing. The elderly Ms Roseline Pockpas also celebrated when opening the door to her new home.Read more >
The Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn Cllr. Colan Sylvester will on 24 November honour the town’s sports men and women in the Greater Oudtshoorn Mayoral Sport Awards to be held at the Municipal Banquet Hall at 18:30 for 19:00.Read more >
The Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Colan Sylvester wishes Oudtshoorn’s Gold medallist Toy Ungerer well for tomorrow’s 400m finals at the Perth 2016 World Masters Athletic Championship in Australia. Ungerer, who has so far been competing excellently was earlier this week applauded by Cllr. Sylvester for a sterling performance she displayed at the Championships since last week. Read more >
The Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn Cllr. Colan Sylvester expressed his condolences for the demise of Jans Rautenbach this week. An altruistic Rautenbach also a former chairperson of the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) now Kunste Onbeperk during 2000 to 2001 passed away at the age of 80 on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 in a hospital in Mossel Bay, due to complications relating to pneumonia.
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The Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Colan Sylvester has on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 officially launched the upgrade of Reggie Oliphant Street in Smartie Town. The partially upgraded Reggie Olifant Street in Ward 5 will be constructed as an Oudtshoorn-based contractor will commence with the paving of on Wednesday, 26 October 2016. Cllr. Sylvester accompanied by Ward 5 Councillor Hendrik Ruiters visited Reggie Olifant Street to officially announce the upgrade.Read more >
Cango Caves have re-opened this morning with the first tour commencing at 09:00 as staff turned up to guide tours. Several bus groups and individual tourists from as far as Israel have yesterday been turned away as the news of the tremor emerged. Some of the workers were still in shock and consequently withheld their services concerned about their safety. The Cango Caves were then closed and no tour could be continued.Read more >
Operations could not continue on Tuesday at the Cango Caves due to a low grade tremor that occurred at approximately 08:25. Despite management giving a go-ahead for operation to resume at the Cango Caves’ at 12:00 today, some of the workers were still in shock and later withheld their services concerned for their safety. The Cango Caves were consequently closed and no tour could be continued.Read more >
The Cango Caves, which have been temporarily closed this morning due to a low grade tremor, have been reopened at 12:00 today. The Eden District Municipality’s Disaster Management has given the town’s management team a go-ahead to resume tours at the Cango Caves. Read more >
A slight tremor occurred along the Cango fault line north of Oudtshoorn at approximately 08:30 this morning. According to the Eden District Disaster Management, the tremor was measured at 3.4 on the Richter scale and is calculated at 6km into the ground. Council for Geoscience is currently ascertaining the point of origin. Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality is currently holding a series of public participation meetings to gather inputs for the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for 2017 to 2022. The Meetings are also discussing the Ward Committee establishment structure. In his presentation, Mr. Luvuyo Masola, the Municipal IDP manager explained that as stipulated in the Municipal Systems Act, “Each municipal council must, within a prescribed period after the start of its elective term, adopt a single, inclusive and strategic plan, which will be reviewed annually”.
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The Oudtshoorn Municipality in collaboration with stakeholders interested in fighting substance abuse established a Local Drug Action Committee that will be championed by the Executive Mayor, Cllr. Noluthando Mwati who has been vested to lead the social responsibility cluster of the Municipality by Council leadership.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has been conferred the 1st Runner up position for the Best Informal Settlement Upgraded Program in the annual Govan Mbeki Awards hosted by the Western Cape Provincial Department of Human Settlements recently.Read more >
The newly elected councillors of the greater Oudtshoorn started a week long Integrated Councillor Induction Programme (ICIP) conducted by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on Monday, 19 September at the Thusong Service Centre.
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The Deputy Executive Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn Council Cllr. Noluthando Mwati has officially launched a clean-up campaign attached to the Council’s 100 Days service delivery plan on Monday, 19 September 2016. Addressing attendees of the launch consisting of councillors, management, workers and some residents, Cllr Mwati said the clean-up may have economic spin-offs for the greater Oudtshoorn. “We cannot employ each and every person, but as we are doing this programme cleaning our town, there may be more opportunities being created as investors may be interested to invest in our town,” she said.
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The newly elected deputy Mayor of the Greater Oudtshoorn, councillor Noluthando Mwati praised a Western Cape Integrated Transport Skills and Development programme that offers to empower 20 local taxi drivers an opportunity to learn and earn a National Certificate in Professional Driving.
Cllr. Mwati, flanked by the Speaker, Cllr. Julia le Roux Krowitz and some councillors visited a training programme on 25 August 2016 taking place at the Department of Transport and Public Works site situated in Voortrekker road to acquaint themselves with this professional driving course.
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Hiermee wil die munisipaliteit u in kennis stel dat NERSA (Nasionale Energie Reguleerder van Suid-Afrika) die finale elektrisiteitstariewe vir Oudtshoorn Munisipaliteit vir die finansiële jaar 2016/2017, goedgekeur het op 08 Augustus 2016 na die munisipaliteit ‘n beswaar geloods het ten opsigte van sommige van die elektrisiteitstariewe.Read more >
On the 23rd of August 2016 the Provincial Minister of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports in the Western Cape Miss Anroux Marais handed over a set of six Chess board equipment, to the CJ Langenhoven Library in Oudtshoorn.
The Provincial Minister said “I wish to give this to all the libraries in the province. This equipment will help enhance the performance of children in schools and it will also help solve problems, as there are lots of problems to solve in this board game, one has to think about any move they make and take responsibility for that movement”.Read more >
A proportional candidate for the South African Religious Civic Organization (SARCO) who could not attend the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council first meeting, will forthwith participate in the activities and business of Council, the Speaker of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Julia le Roux Krowitz has confirmed.
A group of SARCO members visited the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s headquarters on Friday morning, 19 August 2016 demanding answers for the alleged exclusion of their member from the Inaugural meeting on 16 August 2016.Read more >
The 25-member Oudtshoorn Municipal Council has been officially welcomed on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 at its inaugural meeting.
The newly elected Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester of the Democratic Alliance (DA) his deputy is Noluthando Mwati (DA) while Cllr. Julia le Roux Krowitz (DA) has been elected as Speaker.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality is experiencing a high volume of in-coming calls since last week. Personnel at the switchboard are having their hands full answering and transferring calls to various departments.Read more >
The administrator of the greater Oudtshoorn, Mr. Kam Chetty has humbled himself and apologized for the abused trust placed in the Municipality by the citizens of Oudtshoorn when delivering his confession and repentance during a day of Abasement event organized by the local ministers recently. Flanked by local religious leaders Chetty told the fully packed de Jager Sport Complex on Sunday, 24 July that the evil forces of divisions and mismanagement destroyed our united fellowship and shattered our social cohesion that defined our humanity.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has recently not been delivering rubbish black bags to its 25 000 households quarterly as it has been in the earlier years. The Intervention team nevertheless, promises to raise the bar as the new financial year commences in July 2016 despite the financial constraints that are still lingering.Read more >
A Financial Recovery plan aimed at securing the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s ability to meet its obligation to provide basic services for its financial commitments has been released for inspection and comments of the local residents and stakeholders.
“The Financial Recovery Plan is prepared as a result of a mandatory provincial intervention referred to in Section 139 of the Constitution read together with Section 142 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA),” said Mr. Kam Chetty, the town’s administrator.Read more >
The Agri-Park programme is one of the key interventions of government. The Programme is led by the Department of Land Affairs and Rural Development and supported by Department of Agriculture and Provincial Government. After receiving numerous submissions, Oudtshoorn has been identified as the site for the Agripark in the Eden District – by the lead Departments.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipal budget which was passed last week is according the town’s administrator, Mr. Kam Chetty the first step towards financial recovery and an exercise in what he termed as ‘financial funambulism’. Read more >
The Administrator of the Greater Oudtshoorn Mr. Kam Chetty expressed serious concern following a discovery of more than 20 rubbish black plastic bags full of shredded paper found in a secluded Municipal office this week.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, registered a criminal case with the South African Police Service after a burglary was discovered in the offices of the acting Municipal Manager, Mr. Allen Paulse and the Administrator, Mr. Kam Chetty.
A damaged door handle and door linking the offices of the Acting Municipal manager and Administrator was discovered on Tuesday, 10 May by the newly acting Director for Community Services, Mr. Thomas Matthee.Read more >
Administrator, Mr. Kam Chetty has appealed to Spiritual Leaders to assist in the recovery of Oudtshoorn Municipality and to collectively address the problems of the Greater Oudtshoorn.
“Your presence gives us hope and the strength we require – we previously had administrators in this town, with marginal changes - this means there was something missing in the past interventions,” Mr. Chetty told the approximately 50 church leaders in a meeting held on 28 April 2016 at Toekomsrus Community Hall.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has between 25 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 held a series of public participation meetings to consult with the citizens of the Greater Oudtshoorn about the draft budget and Integrated Development Planning (IDP) review for the 2016/17 financial year.
The Administrator Mr. Kam Chetty gave an overview of the Municipal Status quo since the inception of the Intervention into the Oudtshoorn Municipality in all meetings. He was accompanied by a delegation consisting of the Intervention team, councillors and Municipal officials.Read more >
The youth of the broader Oudtshoorn will soon be the beneficiaries of another breakthrough initiative of the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD).
It is envisaged, that the Oudtshoorn Youth Café will open its doors on 24 May this year, with the aim to develop and grow the youth of Oudtshoorn. By opening these Cafés in the Western Cape, DSD would want to see that every young person in the Province will be inspired, educated, responsible, independent, healthy and a productive citizen by the age of 25. Read more >
Ethiopian nationals belonging to the Christ for All Mission Mobilization International Organization (CFAMMIM) opened their hearts to 100 impoverished families in the Greater Oudtshoorn when they handed over food hampers as part of the church’s outreach programme.
The CFAMMIM which consists of Ethiopian nationals, mostly, Spaza shops owners in the townships in Oudtshoorn handed over the groceries hampers worth R 330 each in partnership with the Oudtshoorn Municipality on 21 April 2016 at the Toekomsrus Community Hall.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has suspended Mr. Ronnie Lottering, a Director for Community Services pending further investigation which may lead to a disciplinary hearing in the near future.
Mr. Lottering who has for the past two years acting as Municipal Manager preceding the Municipality’s placement under administration has been served with a formal suspension notice on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 in terms of the Disciplinary Regulations of 2010 for senior managers.Read more >
The Administrator of the Oudtshoorn Municipality, Mr. Kam Chetty, wishes to confirm that the former acting Chief Financial Officer in the municipality, Mr. Francois Human, has resigned with a three month notice period.Read more >
Various Government Departments, NGO’s, Private Organizations, Colleges and Universities will be giving out information on possible learner ships, Internships, Bursaries and Apprenticeship. Career Advisors will also be available for those who are not certain on which career path to follow.Read more >
In terms of section 127(5)(2)(a)(i)(ii)of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, the Oudtshoorn Municipality hereby gives public notice that the annual reports for 2014/2015 financial year had been tabled before Council on 22 February 2015.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality Council passed the town’s adjustment budget for 2015/2016 at a Special Council meeting with the Administrator early this week.
The Mid-Year financial report which was also tabled before the Administrator and Council shows that the Municipality’s financial position is still very critical, particularly the cash flow. This can be attributed to the fundamentally flawed initially approved budget for the 2015/2016 financial year in respect of the principles applied in the compilation thereof which negated the strive towards financial sustainability to the extent that the municipality currently finds itself in severe financial distress.Read more >