From the Mayor’s Desk
20 January 2021

We once again welcome a new year that brings with it a message of hope. A new year always leaves us with a sense of starting a brand-new chapter in our lives and gives us an opportunity to start again.
The year 2020 was a year of change, a year of learning how to adapt to a new way of living. The worldwide pandemic had an influence on all of us, whether positive or negative. Many of us ended last year with heartache and some even started the new year with the pain of loss.
COVID-19 remains a reality in our area. Friends, families, and colleagues have been affected by the virus that claims the lives of our loved ones. Our sincere condolences to families who have lost loved ones during the festive season.
In recent weeks there has been an encouraging decrease in statistics in the Sarah Baartman District area, but the responsibility is still on us, as community to remain vigilant. Continue to wear a mask, always wash your hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer and practice social distancing.
The municipal area is known for its challenge with water supply to communities due to drought. We are still faced with drought and communities are reminded to continue using water sparingly and adhere to water restrictions.
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want. Thank you for all the trust communities place on us to deliver services. We look forward to a new year filled with opportunities to provide better services.

Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year.

Stay safe.
Cllr D. De Vos
MAYOR

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