SPECIAL PROJECTS

WATER TO ALL
The provision of infrastructure for water has been identified as a first priority for the Northern Free State District
Council since its establishment eight years ago. To date an amount of R63,4 million was made available to local
authorities by the District Council to reach this achievement of running water on tap to all households in the area.

Projects up to date included:
• Heilbron water pipeline (R28 Million) • Vredefort bulk water supply scheme (R7,8 million)
• Villiers water reservoir (R1,2 million) • Upgrading: Kroonstad water supply (R6 Million)
WINTER WARMTH PROJECT
The former Premier of the Free State, Mr Patrick Lekota officially accepted a
project during August 1996 on behalf of the government, whereby approximatel
y 1 000 stoves were installed at farm schools.
SERVICE AWARENESS
A service awareness campaign was conducted by Africon. This campaign will
educate local residents on the necessity of services and why such services
should be paid for. An amount of R250 000,00 was granted for this campaign.
MASAKHANE PERFORMANCE AWARDS CAMPAIGN
An amount of R100 000,00 for outstanding general performance is awarded
annually to a winning town from all participating local authorities in this region.
The project is aimed at increasing general performances and governance of local
authorities and also to improve relationships between local communities and
councils. Criteria for the evaluation of:
• Community Participation , • Marked improvement in payment for services
• Service provision and visible delivery, • Social partnership, • Local economic
development, • Practical campaign activities, • Improved safety and security
• Accountability through effective ward system, • Nation building
Villiers won the award during 1998 and was awarded R100 000,00 plus a floating
trophy.
BASIC SERVICES TO RURAL AREAS
Subsidized services such as the supply of water, sanitation and electricity have
been installed in rural areas to farm workers dwellings through funding by the
District Council to the three Rural Councils.
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