King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipal Council has recently adopted the Children’s Home By-law, Elderly Home’s By-law, and Youth Development By-law.

Following the adoption of the afore-mentioned by-laws, the municipality accordingly is required to embark on an aggressive public participation process to solicit public inputs and comments from all the relevant stakeholders within our jurisdiction.  

The objective of the by-laws is to assist in the regulation, support and promote compliance to reduce the greater levels of vulnerability. The By Laws as indicated above will manage and ensure that there is adequate support for the Children Home By Law, Elderly Home and Youth Development By Law.  

The proposed by-laws are also intended to clearly define the role of the municipality with regards to vulnerable groups and strengthens the relation between the municipality, stakeholders, and communities. Moreover, the by-laws will inform the policies and strategies of Social Services and Special Programmes Unit.  

A first session has been convened to gather inputs from affected stakeholders, communities and more public engagements are planned to reach as many stakeholders as possible. All these documents can be obtained from the following municipal buildings during office hours: KSD Municipality Libraries, Mthatha City Hall, Office of the Chief Whip and King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipal website (www.ksd.gov.za).

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