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Kopanong dismisses SAHRC water findings

The Kopanong Local Municipality has dismissed as misleading a South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report suggesting the local authority is failing to provide clean water to 50 000 people in Fauresmith and Jagersfontein. The commission report released last week found

Jagersfontein to get clean tap water

Residents of Jagersfontein, 110km south-west of Bloemfontein, can expect to have a steady supply of clean drinking water piped into their homes by December. Kopanong Local Municipality executive mayor Xolile Matwa is confident this deadline will be met, with the

Gariep Dam plant nears completion

A modern waste water treatment plant worth R7.8-million is nearing completion at Gariep Dam, an important tourist destination for the Free State province. The Kopanong Local Municipality decided to replace the dilapidated plant which could no longer cope with the

Sports arena set to lure Fauresmith youths

The Kopanong Local Municipality is hoping a revamped multi-sports facility in Fauresmith, the Free State’s second oldest town situated 130km south-west of provincial capital Bloemfontein, will help keep young people away from drugs and vice. A total of R5.7-million has

Waterkloof’s flooding crisis gets attention

The problem of rain water streaming down mountains and making its way into homesteads in Waterkloof, a small town six kilometres south of the history-rich Philippolis, will soon be a thing of the past. The Kopanong Local Municipality which runs

Kopanong tables R295.7-million budget

The Kopanong Local Municipality has set aside at least R20-million for infrastructure development projects, including the refurbishment of the Reddersburg Sports Facility A chunk of that money will go towards the rehabilitation of land field sites in Jagersfontein, Reddersburg and

112-year-old granny receives house

The Kopanong Local Municipality has built a modern, big and environmentally friendly RDP house for a local pensioner who has had to share a small, humble home with her son and her grandchildren for many years. The new house handed

Trompsburg hospital brings hope to residents

The new state-of-the-art Trompsburg Regional Hospital, which is nestled in a town surrounded by poverty, unemployment and lack of opportunities, has brought hope to the local residents of the area. The hospital, whose construction began in 2011 and is expected

Kopanong spends thousands to fence cemeteries

The Kopanong Local Municipality has allocated more than half a million rand to fence desecrated graveyards in three key towns within the municipality. Kopanong Local Municipality executive mayor, Xolile Matwa, visited cemeteries in the towns of Trompsburg, Phillipolis and Reddersburg