The Office of the Speaker within Matatiele Local Municipality will launch the Moral Regeneration Movement, for the Matatiele community on Thursday, 02 November 2017 at Matatiele Town Hall.

Moral Regeneration is a nation-building programme undertaken by government and civil society, aimed at promoting human rights, ethical behaviour and the values enshrined in the Constitution of the country.

The event will take place as follows:

Date: Thursday, 02 November 2017
Time: 10h00
Venue: Matatiele Town Hall

Issued by Matatiele Local Municipality

The MEC for the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs( Cogta) in the Eastern Cape Fikile Xasa, will visit Traditional Leaders in Matatiele Local Municipality. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss matters pertaining to Traditional Leadership and Governance as well broader service delivery challenges in the area.

MEC Xasa will be accompanied by Troika from Matatiele Local Municipality , Alfred Nzo District Municipality, representatives from sector departments, officials from Cogta and Community Development Workers (CDWs).

This visit is scheduled to take place as follows:
Date:  24 October 2017
Venue: Matatiele Town Hall
Time: 09:00 am

Members of the media are invited to attend and kindly confirm attendance to Mr Siphiwo Stemele at the following numbers: 040- 609 4827/ 082 775 2633.

Issued by the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. Enquiries: Mamnkeli Ngam: 071 685 7981.

Matatiele local municipality continues to radically address service delivery backlogs, with electricity being one of the main priorities. A number of projects are currently underway at wards 3, 5, 9 and 18 bear witness to this. Through these electricity projects, more than two thousand (2000) households are being connected to the national electrification grid and jobs are being created.

Public transport operators in Matatiele, led by the R56 Matatiele Forum have resolved to suspend the five-day protest action. This follows a pronouncement made by the Alfred Nzo District Deputy Executive Mayor, Cllr. Sandile Sello, that the EC Premier will visit the municipality. Premier Phumulo Masualle will tomorrow lead a delegation of MEC’s to Matatiele Local Municipality, where they will as a collective respond to the grievances of the people of Matatiele Local Municipality.

The announcement was made in today’s meeting, facilitated by the Matatiele Local Municipality Mayor, Cllr. Momelezi Mbedla. The aim of the meeting was to provide a way forward towards putting an end to the protest action. The Mayor started by recapping the activities, engagements and interventions carried out in the past few days. The Department of Roads and Public Works also outlined its impromptu interventions. 

Today’s resolution is expected to fully restore peace and order in and around Matatiele, as the Forum leadership is expected to disperse the last remaining crowds blocking roads in Maluti township. Members of the South African Police Service and those responsible for Public Order are still keeping an eye on the ground.

Although it's business as usual in town, shops and offices are operating on skeleton staff as roads are still barricaded. The small number of learners that managed to make it to school is still very much a cause for concern.

Media Enquiries: Ms Olwetu Gwanya: Manager: Communications, Special Programmes & Customer Care Unit Cell: 072 157 0449 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Issued by Matatiele Local Municipality


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