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Media Statement: SBDM Inaugural Council Meeting

24 August 2016

Sarah Baartman District Municipality Inaugural Council Meeting

Executive Mayor Kekana says District will fulfil mandate as new council is introduced

24 August 2016

Sarah Baartman District Municipality Executive Mayor, Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana, was elected unopposed to lead the District for a second term following the inauguration of council at a special sitting held at the Africons Country Estate near Addo, in the Sunday’s River Valley Local Municipality, on Wednesday 24 August.

Santam launches fire prevention pilot project with handover of smoke detectors to Kouga Local Municipality

22 July 2016

As part of its contribution to International Mandela Day, short term insurer Santam, in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, handed over a number of smoke detectors at the municipality’s head office in Port Elizabeth on 22 July, as part of a pilot project set to commence in the Kouga Local Municipality.

New fire-fighting equipment handed over in Makana as part of Santam “Partnership or Risk and Resilience” initiative

04 July 2016

As part of its ongoing support of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality through its Partnership for Risk and Resilience initiative, previously known as Business Adopt a Municipality, short-term insurer Santam handed over fire-fighting equipment worth R220 000 to the Grahamstown Fire Department, in the Makana Local Municipality, on 4 July.

Centralised Supplier Database effective from 1 July 2016

28 June 2016

All suppliers are urged to register with the Centralised Supplier Database (CSD) of government.

Local education system receives welcome boost from China

23 June 2016

A delegation from Jincheng, in China, visited the Sarah Baartman District Municipality from the 21st to the 22nd of June 2016.

Soon to be new municipality named after the late Dr Beyers Naude

06 June 2016

The name of the new municipality, which will be the result of the amalgamation of Ikwezi, Baviaans and Camdeboo local municipalities has been adopted as Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality.

New plant and invertebrate fossils discovered during Grahamstown roadworks

02 June 2016

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) on Wednesday announced that several new invertebrate and plant fossils had been excavated in the rock debris of the Witpoort Formation along the N2, where upgrades to the road are taking place between Grahamstown to Peddie.

Citrus exporter partners with Zuurberg race

04 May 2016

One of South Africa’s largest citrus exporters, the Sundays River Citrus Company, have announced a partnership with the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race...

Camdeboo National Park winning the fight against alien invasive species

25 April 2016

The release of an addition to Camdeboo National Park’s insect family towards the end of 2015 is starting to show results...

Minister Molewa declares Mountain Zebra and Camdeboo Parks a protected environment

06 April 2016

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, last week Friday, declared the Mountain Zebra-Camdeboo Protected Environment, in terms of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (NEMPAA), 2003, in Proclamation No. 39891 of 2016...

Paterson school becomes recipient of Transnet water donation

06 April 2016

The Sarah Baartman District Municipality, in partnership with the Engineering division of Transnet, made good on its promise by donating 811-litres of water to the Moreson Primary School in Paterson, in the Sunday’s River Valley Local Municipality, on 5 April.

Transnet water donation to alleviate drought in Paterson

01 April 2016

In an effort to combat the devastating drought affecting large parts of South Africa, water bottles containing a total of 811-litres were handed over to the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s Disaster Management Department by the engineering division of Transnet at its Cuyler Manor facility outside Despatch on 1 April.

Santam “Adopt a Municipality” campaign vital for Sarah Baartman - Mayor Kekana

01 April 2016

The Executive Mayor of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality, Khunjuzwa Eunice Kekana, has described the municipality’s adoption by short term insurer Santam as part of its “Adopt a Municipality” campaign, as an invaluable partnership that will have a significant impact on the district’s economy and residents.

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