Welcome to the website of Thembelihe Local Municipality.
Thembelihle, translated means “a place of Hope”. Thembelihle Local Municipality is situated in the heart of the Karoo in the Northern Cape Province (Republic of South Africa). This, mostly agricultural landscape, is rich in natural resources. The first diamond was discovered in Hopetown and a great part of the Anglo- Boer War was fought in these parts. The new emblem depicts the diversity of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Enjoy your visit.
Thembelihle Local Municipality incorporates the towns of Strydenburg and Hopetown in the Northern Cape Province, situated in the heart of the Karoo half way between Cape Town and Johannesburg on the N12.
Thembelihle Local Municipality deem it prudent to reflect on the recent incidents relating to
upgrades at the sport facility (Sonnyboy Jantjies Stadium) in Hopetown. The Municipality
received a letter (dated 3 March 2021) from Thembelihle Community Committee, requesting an
urgent meeting with the Council to discuss matters relating to the project that commenced in
February 2021. This committee was established at a meeting convened in Slangpark (informal
settlement) on 2 March 2021, with the objective to address issues that affect the community,
especially the unemployed, poor, marginalized, and homeless.
The Council convened a meeting (5 March 2021) with the committee to provide them opportunity
to reflect on the matters raised in the letter. After receiving the information, the Councilors
present agreed to provided feedback to the Council and agree on responding to the communities
The Council has deliberated on the matters raised by the committee on behalf of the community
and agreed to provide feedback to the public. The Council has an important responsibility
bestowed on them by the Constitution of the Republic, to ensure participatory democracy, and
local government accountability. The law further imparts on to the Council the right to govern.
The Council always encourage the involvement of communities.
The Council and administration always give effect to the requirements of different legislation in
ensuring that the Municipality always follows the rules. In all procurement of services, the
Municipality adhere to the requirements as laid down by legislation and regulations.
The sporting fraternity and community as stakeholders of the Municipality have at numerous
occasions brought the dilapidated state of the Sonnyboy Jantjies Stadium to the attention of
Council. This need was incorporated in the Integrated Development Plan of the Municipality, and
the Council has now actioned the need of the community. Strydenburg Stadium poor condition
was also reflected, and Council will continue to work towards sourcing funding for future
Council provided management the responsibility to compile a business plan to source funding for
the upgrading of stadiums within Thembelihle municipal area. The mentioned stadium was
erected in 2011. Ten years beyond the state-of-the-art venue/stadium was vandalized and now
needed serious intervention.
Regarding the upgrade of the sports stadium the municipality concluded the procurement
processes and appointed Melokuhle Management in accordance with paragraph 36(1) of the
Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy, to consult and to do the construction(upgrades).
The Council took a unanimous decision to appoint the contractor. The value of the project
amounts to R10, 925 000. The funding national department, Department Sports Art, and Culture was involved and approved the business plan and provided the municipality with implementation
The contractor responsible for the project would be required to implement the project within the
contract conditions as laid down by the Municipality and will continue to work with the Municipality
to ensure that the project is successfully delivered by June 2021. The Municipality has received
the assurance from the contractor that the project will be delivered within the timelines and quality
will not be compromised.
When a project is implemented in the municipality there will be requirement for sourcing workers
at the project. In all projects Council takes keen interest in how many work opportunities will be
created and opportunity must be created for local contractors.
The Municipality do keep official unemployment data of all wards and when required avail for use
in projects. This has been done with all projects to date. Central to this is the role of the
contractor and the role of the Municipality. Like in all projects it is the responsibility of the contractor to appoint a CLO and project workers to be used in the project.
Specific to the mentioned project the Municipality availed the unemployment data, and the
contractor selected for the CLO. The Municipality was informed that the contractor did conduct
interviews and appointed the CLO.
The same municipal unemployment data was used to source project workers, the selected list
was provided to the contractor and they concluded their processes. The Municipality always act
in the best interest of the communities that the Council serve. The Council will not allow a higher
number of external workers on any of the projects in jurisdiction of Thembelihle Municipality.
The Municipality already engage the service provider to ensure that we provide the public with
information relating to progress, and to ensure involvement hoping that the project would
accelerate. To allow for this the contractor was tasked with the municipality to consider
establishment of project steering committee.
The Municipality subscribe to Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and Local Economic
Development principles. Considering this the municipality required the contractor to respond in
line with the scope of work and equal opportunity must be provided where locally based
contractors are required.
The contractor already indicated that sub-contractors will be engaged as matter of urgency,
precisely because of time constraints. Adverts will be placed whereby local contractors would
have the opportunity to submit proposal. The contractor would follow have to follow their internal
The Municipality will continue to be transparent about its affairs not because we do any person a
favor, but it is a requirement of law. The Municipality wish to make it clear that Councilors are not
involved in Supply Chain Management processes, as per the dictates of the policies, regulations,
The Council in being committed to ensure planning is in place after the completion of works, will
meet the affected stakeholders to brief and to plan how vandalism of public facilities can be
avoided and to create a management system for the stadium. It must be conveyed that the
Council will at always ensure participation of communities in the affairs of the Municipality.
The current protest action that comes at the backdrop of where Council agreed to meet the
community representatives although the committee was not yet known to Council, is not assisting
the developmental agenda of the Council. The community has a right to public participation it
should be within the framework of the law. The Council has the obligation to protect vulnerable
groups and will continue to do so without favor.
The Municipality request anyone with information of corrupt activities to approach the law
The Thembelihle Council can however not agree with stopping of development in our community.
Michael R Jack
Thembelihle Local Municipality
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Kennis geskied hiermee kragtens die bepalings van Art 49(1) (a) (i), saamgelees met Art 78(2) van die Plaaslike Owerhede: Munisipale Eiendomsbelasting Wet van 2004 (Wet 6/2004) hierna verwys as die “Wet” dat die Algemene Waardasierol vir die periode 1 Julie 2021 tot 30 Junie 2026 ter insae lê vir openbare inspeksie by die onderskeie munisipale kantore sowel as op die Raad se webwerf by www.thembelihlemunicipality.gov.za vanaf 19 Februarie 2021 tot 31 Maart 2021.
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 49(1)(a)(i)(c) of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act No. 6 of 2004), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”, that the General Valuation Roll 2021 – 2026 is open for public inspection at the following venues from as well as the Council website from 19 February 2021 to 31 March 2021. See below the Valuation Roll as well as the objection forms per category:
Vir volledige weergawe van die kennisgewing, druk op die opskrif hierbo.
For full version f the notice, kindly click on the heading above.
Munisipale Bestuurder/Municipal Manager
TENDER NR: TLM 06/2019/20- GENERAL VALUATION ROLL & SUPPLEMENTARY ROLL FOR THE PERIOD OF 5 YEARS (2022 – 2026)
Please take note, due to the National Lock down from 26 March to 16 April 2020, the Closing date for the above tender has been extended to the 30th of April 2020 at 12h00 pm.
Please click here to see the ammended advert.
Michael R Jack
Please take note that Thembelihle Municipality ammended the errors made on the advert posted for the above tender.
To see the changes affected, kindly open the link above on the tender description or go to the Tenders page.
Michael R Jack
QUOTATION NO: 06/2018 – SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF COLD ASPHALT POTHOLE MIX – CLOSING DATE: 15 JANUARY 2019 @ 11H00
Please note that the following Quotation`s closing date has been extended to 15 January 2019 at 11h00.
Documentation can be downloaded by clicking on the heading above or collected by hand from:
Thembelihle Municipality Supply Chain Unit
Thembelihle Municipality: Head Office
Michael R Jack
Erratum on Tender: TLM01/2018/2019 – Supply and Delivery on site for the Construction of Steynville Outfall Sewer line and Upgrading of Existing Pump Stations for the following: 1. Steel Pipes 2. uPVC