Category Archives: News

Council Budget IDP 2nd Semester Meetings 2024

Please click here to view file – Download

Posted in News | Comments Off on Council Budget IDP 2nd Semester Meetings 2024

Weskus leaders measure up

A municipality’s performance management system (PMS) monitors, reviews and improves the implementation of its integrated development plan. It is a management tool that also facilitates increased accountability, learning, improvement while providing early warning signs. Weskus Distrik’s Earl Williams provides an …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Weskus leaders measure up

Corbin McKrieling

Getting good work experience? Yes, I am very happy because I am gaining a lot of experience I have not had before, and this opportunity Is helping me have a clearer perspective of what I want to do in the …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Corbin McKrieling

B&B and second home

Weskus is a perfect weekend destination, making an investment in a B&B an option to double as a second home. Tourism in the region relies mostly on domestic tourists, who made up 84.7% of visitors in 2022 with the Western …

Posted in News | Comments Off on B&B and second home

Landfill for Matzikama and Cederberg municipalities

The new regional landfill between Vredendal and Vanrhynsdorp was a historic moment and illustrative of visionary leadership. Weskus Distrik Municipality, and the Cederberg and Matzikama local municipalities and other role players have engaged for some years about an ambitious but …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Landfill for Matzikama and Cederberg municipalities

Caron Farmer

Are you happy with experience you’re gaining? I feel privileged. This experience has greatly moulded my professional personality. What is the one thing that has been the biggest learning curve for you? Every day is a learning curve for me …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Caron Farmer

Ready, prepared and able

Vastly experienced Weskus Chief Fire Officer Bertus Senekal is confident that his team can handle most incidents thrown at them, including the right attitude and skills to assist other local municipalities outside of their region and core Wildland and Chemical …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Ready, prepared and able

Ingraining service delivery in tomorrow’s generation

The new economy accelerates the need for local government to grow and develop young talent. This development must however ingrain a passion for public service delivery. CFO Dr Johan Tesselaar outlines how Weskus went about this with the Learners Class …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Ingraining service delivery in tomorrow’s generation

Tevron Greef

Getting great workplace experience? Yes, I am very happy as I have become wiser and gained much new knowledge. Your biggest learning curve? I struggled to communicate, but ever since I started at the Disaster Management Centre my communication skills …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Tevron Greef

Gavin Williams

Getting good work experience? I am very happy and thankful for the experience I have gained over the 8 months that I have worked here. The work boosted my confidence and exposed me to different departments within the municipality. Learning …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Gavin Williams

Workers Day the Weskus way

Weskus Distrik honours South Africa’s workers and remembers those who fought for their rights. Today, we are also reminded of the role that we must play in building a better South Africa for all. We identify with the aspirations of …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Workers Day the Weskus way

Anton Jordaan

Happy with the experience you’re gaining? Yes, it taught me how to conduct myself in the workspace and it shows me that I have to work hard to work my way up to where I want to be. What is …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Anton Jordaan

Straightening and strengthening the backbone

Already strained municipalities are faced with a “silver tsunami” of local government officials who soon become eligible for retirement. An obvious solution to address not only this issue but other issues facing local government is to recruit young and promising …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Straightening and strengthening the backbone

She’s a keeper

As the role of local government evolves, opportunities arise for officials to step up and achieve their potential. A good example is Megan Claasen, Executive Secretary to Weskus Distrik’s CFO Dr Johan Tesselaar. Megan joined Weskus Distrik as a temporary …

Posted in News | Comments Off on She’s a keeper

Philnice Wilemse

Happy? Yes, I’m happy. I’m learning more about the working environment daily. I know that I can grow in this work environment if I make use of the skills I’ve already obtained and keep an open mind to things that …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Philnice Wilemse

Knowledge from experience

Knowledge comes from experience and Weskus Distrik’s Chief Fire Officer Bertus Senekal has plenty of both. Experience and knowledge. Bertus has a 30-year track record of fighting fires and has experience in Structural Fire Fighting, Wildland Fire Fighting, Hazmat, Rescue, …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Knowledge from experience

Weskus asset management and controls

Asset Management and Control is a function, process, discipline, and practice. But Weskus is always mindful of why we do what we do and do it well, and the simple answer is “service delivery”. Asset control is critical in managing …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Weskus asset management and controls

Strategic brand development through targeted marketing

Weskus Distrik’s reach on social media is growing in the right places. Using mostly digital assets, the programme is now extending to other exciting PR and marketing channels. LinkedIn. The primary Weskus channel for strategic brand development is LinkedIn, the …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Strategic brand development through targeted marketing

Kirsten Cornett

Getting good workplace exposure? Yes, I’m getting the necessary exposure to plan a clear career path. Your biggest learning? Moving between departments and experiencing differences in how they operate and what is expected of me. Highlight? Yes, going on a …

Posted in News | Comments Off on Kirsten Cornett

Public Notice: Draft WCDM IDP

Notice Draft IDP 2024-2025 West Coast DM Draft IDP 2024-25

Posted in News | Comments Off on Public Notice: Draft WCDM IDP