The Mier Local Municipality and the //Khara Hais Local Municipality have been officially amalgamated. This was confirmed by Alvin Botes, MEC for Cooperate Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs.


Botes also announced that the name of the municipality will be Dawid Kruiper Municipality.

The amalgamation is aimed at optimising the financial viability of the new municipality.

In light of this, the Municipal Transitional Technical Management Committee resolved that since the name is proclaimed it is only appropriate that a well designed logo accompany the name.

We therefore call on the communities of Mier and //Khara Hais to share their inputs for the design of a logo for the newly proclaimed municipality.

Inputs and submissions are to be submitted to Ms Martha Manyehe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 054 337 2871 by the 2nd August 2016

We will welcome designs with detailed explanations of the symbolism or written suggestions

Community members are encouraged to fully participate in this process as at encapsulates the diversity of our district


Upington International Airport becomes the 3rd Solar Airport in South Africa


The minister of transport, Dipuo Peters has unveiled the Solar Plant at the Upington International Airport, in the ZF Mgcawu District on 22 July 2016. The airport’s Solar Plant will use the sunlight energy that will be converted into electricity using sunray-absorbing panels stationed at the airport.

Among the people who unveiled the solar plant were the Northern Cape’s Premier, Sylvia Lucas and the Executive Mayor of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Abraham Vosloo


The Solar Plant, which was built by Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) cost R12.2 million. This will also, according to Minister Peters relieve //Khara Hais from supplying electricity to the airport. Minister Peters also emphasised on the importance of corporate companies converting to using solar power

The solar powered airport will contribute to energy conservation within the Northern Cape region. The solar plant utilises 18 inverters to convert the solar radiation into electricity and also 1620 solar photovoltaic panels.


Deputy President Speaks at Youth Expo

The Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa visited Upington recently. His mission to speak to the youth of Upington and sorrounding areas.


The Deputy President was accompanied by several Ministers and the Premier of the Province was also in attendance. The local representatives included the Executive Mayor, Cllr Abraham Vosloo and Mayor of //Khara Hais, Cllr Limakatso Koloi.

The Expo takes place under the theme: "Youth moving South Africa Forward" which is the theme for youth month 2016 and it serves as a call for young people to determine their destiny and seize the opportunities provided by government and the private Sector. Furthermore its a call for young people to contribute towards building a united, democratic, non racial, non sexist and prosperous South Africa


Province hosts Youth Summit

On June 9 & 10, 2016, the office of the Premier hosted its annual youth summit in Upington. The summit was in conjunction with various Government Departments and Municipalities. Hundreds of Northern Cape’s young people attended the summit at the Tol Speelman Civic Centre in Upington.


The summit made provisions for young people to address social issues and also gave them platform to present challenges they face on an everyday basis. A panel was selected to respond to issues that were very critical such as social ills, unemployment and education.

The summit was attended by young people from across the province, the Premier, Mayors and MEC’s. The Premier also touched on the “Blesser” issue that is currently doing the rounds across the country where young people give up their future to be with sugar daddies. The Premier mentioned that it is a very serious problem that needs to be addressed as it is not acceptable. “If you are educated, you will be emancipated,” the Premier, Sylvia Lucas said on the issue of the sugar daddies.


 Executive Mayor tables Budget


The Executive Mayor tabled to Council the 2016/2019 final Budget as is required by both National Treasury Circulars and the Municipal Finance Management Act.


In his address the Executive Mayor, Cllr Vosloo indicated that a resilient and fast growing economy is at the heart of our radical economic transformation.

He further quoted Premier Lucas who stated in her state of the province address that there are certain principal objectives for radical economic transformation and these include:

i    Accelerate economic growth
ii.    Achieve higher levels of employment
iii.    Reduce inequality
iv.    Ensure meaningful black participation in the econ

The Mayor also urged the youth to register to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections economic growth

The Mayor also urged the youth to register to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections Dccelerate

Council approved the following documents

  • final Budget 2016/2019
  •  SDBIP 2016/2017
  •  IDP 2016/2017

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