OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER SPECIAL EDITION

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER SPECIAL EDITION

"Life as we know it was extremely interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We all had to adjust to the new way of doing things and the Municipality was also not sparred in that regard. Upon the announcement of the national lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa, TCLM moved swiftly to establish the Local Command Council led by myself the Executive Mayor, which is responsible to hatch response strategies to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. The Municipality is also part of the Joint Operations Committee which is a multi-sectoral structure that develops interventions all geared towards flattening the infection curve." "Leading by example, the Municipality curtailed the normal operating hours and instructed non-essential staff to stay at home during the lockdown. Stringent measures were introduced such as screening and sanitizing members of the public visiting the municipal buildings and ensure that they observe the stipulated social distance. Various awareness campaigns were conducted through broadcasting, print and social media as well as through educational posters. I would like to applaud our community for their efforts and commitment to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations. As a direct result Thaba Chweu has recorded minimal Coronavirus infections in comparison to other areas in the province. The Municipality "also identified areas to be used as quarantine sites should the need arise. At the time of going to press, according to the official COVID-19 infections dashboard, Thaba Chweu had registered 16 official cases, with 8 recoveries, 8 active cases with no fatalities. To intensify the COVID-19 awareness campaign, and ensure the safety of the public, the Municipality in collaboration with" SANTACO implemented a fumigation programme of taxis and taxi ranks in Mashishing, Sabie, Graskop and Moremela. Sanitizers, face masks, and gloves were also distributed to the taxi operators."

"The needy families bore the brunt of the effects of the ravaging pandemic. In this regard, my office solicited support from the private sector and local business in a form of food parcels for the vulnerable in our community. To this effect the local business responded to the clarion’s call and donated over 1000 food parcels. My office is forever indebted to the philanthropic gesture by the local business. It really shows that theirs is a business with a conscience that responds to the needs of the community beyond profits. The Department of Social Development also distributed food parcels to ensure that needy families do not go to sleep in an empty stomach. Access to water is critical in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus. Some areas in Thaba Chweu are traditionally water stressed. We therefore welcome the relief from the Department of Water and Sanitation through the donation of four water tankers and 40 Jojo tanks with a 10 000 litres capacity to service the areas with"....

 

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Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, is a municipality of South Africa, located in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga.
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