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RATEPAYERS URGED TO UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION (KYC)

For effective communication, accurate billing and efficient service delivery, the Town Council is encouraging ratepayers to update their contact information (Know Your Customer).

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A TEXTILE FACTORY TO EMPLOY 500 PEOPLE IS UNDERWAY-MINISTER, PIGG‚S PEAK MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

A project of building a new textile factory in Pigg‚s Peak is set to commence in this current financial year. This was revealed by the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Manqoba Khumalo on Wednesday during the official opening of Spar and Tops.

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PAY YOUR 2024/25 RATES BILLS IN FULL, GAIN ACCESS IN THIS YEAR‚S COMPETITION

Pigg‚s Peak Town Council once again encourages all ratepayers to pay their rates in full before the 30th June 2024 and failure to do so will result in a penalty of 15 percent interest charge as outlined by the Rating Act 1995. Ratepayers who will comply will automatically gain access and participation in this year‚s Pay Your Rates and Win campaign.

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HONOURABLE MINISTER MANQOBA KHUMALO OFFICIALLY OPENS SPAR SUPERMARKET AND TOPS IN PIGG‚S PEAK

On Wednesday, 24th April 2024, the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Manqoba Khumalo officially opened Spar supermarket and Tops at the new Mini Mall in Pigg‚s Peak, developed by NLP Investment (Pty) Ltd, valued at E75 million.

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PPTC SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) WITH YOUTH ENTERPRISE REVOLVING FUND (YERF)

In an effort to promote the youth’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurial skills development, Pigg’s Peak Town Council (PPTC) has partnered with the Youth Enterprise Revolving Fund (YERF). In order to achieve this noble objective, ....

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ENGLIGHTING WORKSHOP FOR FOOD HANDLERS

On the 6th February, 2024, PPTC conducted training for fifty (50) food outlets operating in town, aimed at building capacity on public health regulations, encouraging legislative compliance and best practices which will ensure public health and safety.

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A CALL TO CLEAR OVERGROWN PLOTS

As we wind up the summer season which is characterized by heavy rainfall, resulting in the rapid growth of vegetation, owners of both developed and undeveloped overgrown plots are encouraged to regularly clear their properties to prevent accompanying adverse environmental health effects.

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OUR CULTURE, OUR PRIDE - BUGANU FESTIVAL

Buganu festival is an integral part of the Swati culture where women (lutsango) express their respect for culture in celebration of the first fruit. Women from PPTC through the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development also joined other women by attending the Buganu ceremony held at Buhleni Royal Residence on the 16th till the 18th February 2024.

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HON. MINISTER OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOUR CRITICAL ISSUES REQUIRING COUNCIL'S ATTENTION DURING HIS MAIDEN FAMILIARISATION TOUR

During his on-boarding visit to Pigg's Peak town on Wednesday, 31st January 2024, the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Honourable Appolo Maphalala commended Council for the investment made in road infrastructure. .......

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MINISTER OFFICALLY OPENS THREE ROADS, WORTH E18.9 MILLION CONSTRUCTED BY PPTC

It was not only a familiarization tour by the Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Appolo Maphalala to Pigg's Peak as he also had to officially open the three newly constructed roads by the Town Council worth E18.9 million.

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RATES PAYMENT IS DUE!

Ratepayers are advised to settle their outstanding balances in rates before 31st March 2024 to avoid incurring interest, penalties and ultimately legal action, as outlined in Section 32 (1), (2) and (3) of the Rating Act.

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FESTIVE MESSAGE FROM MAYOR- ENJOY AND SAY NO! TO GBV

The Mayor, Sipho Shongwe wishes all stakeholders, business community, and residents of Pigg's Peak safe and exciting festive holidays.

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OFFICE CLOSURE FOR FESTIVE SEASON

Stakeholders and residents of Pigg's Peak Town Council are hereby informed that the office will close for festive holidays from the 19th December 2023 and open on the 8th January 2024.

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FESTIVE SEASON SHOPPING- BE MINDFUL OF THIS

As the festive season is upon us, Pigg's Peak Town Council would like to remind residents of Pigg's Peak and the general members of the public to remain vigilant while doing their shopping.

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PPTC PARTAKES IN THE JOURNERY TO END GBV

On Wednesday, 6th December 2023, Pigg's Peak Town Council in collaboration with the Royal Eswatini Police Services, KOBWA, SWAGAA and One Billion Rising conducted an awareness campaign aimed at sensitising the public about Gender Based Violence.

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PPTC COMMENDED FOR THEIR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY DURING EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE DEVELOPMENT (ECCD) GRADUATION

A total of 30 children have graduated for their Early Childhood Care Development education (ECCD) this year.

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FLEA MARKET-IT'S ON, THIS WEEKEND!

The business community of Pigg's Peak and the general public are informed of the first-ever flea market scheduled for this weekend (15 to 16 December 2023), at the newly constructed road opposite Boxer

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CONSTRUCTION OF THREE ROADS WORTH E19M COMPLETE, DELIVERED WITHIN SET TIMELINES!

Pigg's Peak Town Council has once again proved that Quality Service Delivery is an important value of the organisation, through the recent developments in the town's infrastructure.

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NEW MALL CHANGES LIVES IN PIGG'S PEAK

Who would have thought that during this period Pigg's Peak would have a multi-storey mall with distinctive eye-catching architectural designs which has changed the face and aesthetics of the town?

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PIGG'S PEAK HOSTS WORLD AIDS DAY FOR THE HHOHHO REGION

The Ministry of Health through NERCHA and partners have commemorated this year’s World AIDS Day under the theme “Let Eswatini Communities Lead in Ending AIDS”.

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VISIT PIGG'S PEAK DURING THIS FESTIVE SEASON- MAYOR

The Mayor, Sipho Shongwe, through his representative during the World AIDS Day, has encouraged the public to visit Pigg's Peak during the festive season.

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ENLIGHTING SCHOOLS TALK SHOW

Five local schools participated in a schools talk show competition coordinated by Pigg's Peak Town Council in collaboration with the Regional Education Office (REO), Royal Eswatini Police under Crime Prevention Unit and HealthPlus4Men.

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YOUR SUBMISSIONS MATTER – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND BUDGET CONSULTATIVE MEETINGS

Engaging with stakeholders and giving them feedback on progress is one of the Town Council's top priorities under Good Governance and Public Participation. It is against this background, that on the 23rd and 24th September 2023 the organization held an Annual General Meeting and Budget Consultative Meetings.

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MAYOR'S POOL TOURNAMENT – PRMOTING A HEALTHY COMPETITIVE ATTITUDE

On Sunday, 08th October 2023, Pigg's Peak Town Council hosted the Mayor's Pool Tournament under the theme "Keep the black ball rolling, stop Gender Based Violence" with the main aim of promoting a healthy competitive attitude and address all social ills such as GBV and drug abuse that exist in the community of Pigg's Peak.

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PPTC CELEBRATES CUSTOMER SERVICE WEEK

The Customer Service Week is celebrated internationally as a way of recognizing the impeccable role played by customers in the success of an organization. It is for that reason that Pigg's Peak Town Council (PPTC) also joined the world in celebrating this year's Customer Service Week from the 2nd October till the 06th October 2023 under the theme #TEAMSERVICE.

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INVITATION TO CONSULTATIVE BUDGET AND ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORTING MEETINGS

The residents, business community and stakeholders of the Pigg's Peak Town Council are hereby invited to annual performance reporting and consultative budget meetings for the 2024/25 financial year on the 23rd and 24th September 2023.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON SATURDAY

On Saturday, the 16th September 2023 Council will hold the Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Gobolondlo Hall. Through this meeting, the organization is able to meet with its stakeholders from various sectors in order to report back to them about performance of previous financial year and also input from the stakeholders on how to improve going forward.

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PAY YOUR RATES AND WIN CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS - OVER E2 MILLION COLLECTED

As guided by the Integrated Development Plan (2019-24), PPTC conducted a "Pay Your Rates and Win campaign" with the aim of encouraging ratepayers to pay their rates on time. The campaign ran from the 1st April 2023 till the 31st July 2023. Ratepayers who paid their rates in full during the mentioned period of the campaign were not only eligible to enter the competition but they were also spared from the interest charges and penalties outlined in the Rating Act, 1995.

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NEW BANK DETAILS

Pigg’s Peak Town Council advises ratepayers and other interested stakeholders that she has since added banking options for users with Eswatini Bank and the First National Bank (FNB). The organisation previously had banking accounts only with the Standard Bank. Ratepayers are further advised to use their plot number as reference when making payments.

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CONSTRUCTION OF THREE ROADS WORTH OVER E18M UNDERWAY

In a drive to improve service delivery through the upgrade of the town’s infrastructure, Pigg’s Peak Town Council on 16th May 2023, initiated the construction of three (3) major roads within the town; namely road behind Government hospital, Road 1 and Road 2 with a total estimated cost of E18 977 987.21, which we anticipate to be completed in five months

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MEET NEW PIGG’S PEAK COUNCILLORS

On Monday, eight (8) new councillors were sworn into office marking the beginning of their five (5) year term as Pigg’s Peak Town Councillors. The swearing in ceremony of the councillors was conducted at the Town Council Boardroom by the Pigg’s Peak Station Commander Dumisani Nzalo.

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DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN NOW MAKE PAYMENTS TO COUNCIL THROUGH MOMO

Council has made payments easier and convenient for her customers through the MTN MoMo Pay service. Customers can pay their rates, pay for space at the flea market or any other payments due to Council using the service.

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PAY YOUR RATES IN FULL AND WIN ON OR BEFORE 30TH JULY

As mandated by the Rating Act, 1995 to collect property tax from all ratable properties, Pigg’s Peak Town Council has started running a “Pay Your Rates and Win” campaign, aimed at improving property rates collection both from publicly and privately owned properties in the town of Pigg’s Peak. The campaign will run from the 29th May 2023 till the 30th July and the competition will be a draw entered by qualifying candidates.

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PPTC PARTICIPATES IN GOBOLONDLO MOUNTAIN HIKE

PPTC acknowledges the selfless efforts, dedication and commitment of her employees towards the achievement of the organization’s goals and vision.

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ESWATINI CAREER EXPO SUCCESSFULLY HOSTED IN PIGG’S PEAK

On the 24th May 2023, Pigg’s Peak Town Council collaborated with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Trade, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, Ministry of Tinkhundla Administration and Development, Ministry of Natural Resource and the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs to host the Eswatini Career Expo in Pigg’s Peak.

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PPTC accept MoMoPay

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NEW BUSINESS FOR KOSA UMBILA…first of its kind

In a drive to curb the spread of issues related to poverty such as lack of job opportunities, saturated business industry choices among others, PPTC has introduced a new business opportunity for KOSA UMBILA to benefit the people of Pigg’s Peak. Council has spent (still to add amount) to construct and furnish a total of three stalls that accommodates at least three people per stall.

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PROPERTY RATES BILLS FOR 2023/2024 AVAILABLE

As guided by the Urban Government Act, 1969 through the Rating Act, 1995, Council is mandated to collect property tax as a source of revenue to fulfil her mandate.

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EMBRACE EQUITY: PPTC CELEBRATES ALL WOMEN IN THE TOWN

While the world recognises the significant role and impact by women, PPTC also could not miss the opportunity to celebrate the impeccable value add by “timbhokodvo telidolobha” towards the development of Piggs Peak.

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Owing Ratepayers have only 15 days to settle their debts or else…

On the 15th March 2023, Pigg’s Peak Town Council (PPTC) will hand over rates defaulters to her attorney, who will take legal action following that they have failed to settle their debts or even engage with the Town Council on time.

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MEETING WITH RATE PAYERS’ ASSOCIATION A SUCCESS

In an effort to improve stakeholder relations, Pigg’s Peak Town Council (PPTC) convened a meeting with the Rate payers Association to deliberate on how the two parties can cooperate and discuss issues of mutual interest.

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PPTC LUTSANGO AT BUGANU CEREMONY - OUR CULTURE, OUR PRIDE

>For the past years, PPTC Lutsango has participated in the Buganu ceremony, where they unite with other Lutsango to celebrate culture, values and tradition. This year Council Lutsango joined the thousands of nationwide Lutsango at Buhleni Royal Residence to deliver buganu (marula brew) and other tetfulo before Her Majesty the Indlovukazi.

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COUNCIL CELEBRATES THE MONTH OF LOVE WITH AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS DAY

On the 17th February, Piggs Peak Town Council celebrated the month of love through an event focused on employee wellness where mental health, financial wellness, love and GBV, cancer awareness and diabetes wellness awareness were some of the topics discussed.

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RESIDENTS RESPOND POSITIVELY IN VOTER EDUCATION SESSIONS

In a drive to sensitize prospective voters about the ongoing voter registration process for the 2022 Local Government Elections, on the 11th and 12th February 2023, Council conducted voter education sessions in all the town wards. All the sessions were successfully conducted in terms of attendance, cooperation and participation.

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CABINET MINISTERS REGISTER TO VOTE IN PIGG’S PEAK

On the 21st February 2023, all towns visited the Cabinet offices to register Honourable Ministers and other cabinet officials. The exercise saw two Ministers; Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Prince Simelane and Minister of Agriculture Mr Jabulani Mabuza being registered to vote in Pigg’s Peak. The Director of Urban Government Mr Tito Simelane also registered to vote in Pigg’s Peak

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AUCTION SALE

This is an invitation to Recyclers and Contractors interested in buying the listed items which will be sold through auction by the Town Council.

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Donors from PEPFAR visit Phila Unotse Beneficiaries in Pigg’s Peak

On Tuesday, donors from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in partnership with Young Heroes visited beneficiaries of the project; Phila Unotse “Be Healthy, economically stable and informed” in Pigg’s Peak.

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Register to Vote! Voter registration for Local Government Elections is underway

Registration for the 2022/2023 Eswatini Local Government Elections has commenced since the 16th January 2023 till the 24th February 2023.

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Find Pigg’s Peak Town Council on WhatsApp- 7836 3437

In an effort to strengthen and maximise the importance of communication with her stakeholders and residents of the town, Council will now be available on a mobile phone number which will be used for calls and WhatsApp as a new communication platform. The mobile phone number is 7836 3437.

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BACK TO SCHOOL WISHES.....

As the year begins, and learning commences in schools, PPTC would like to wish all schools around the town a safe, exciting and productive school year. Council encourages parents and teachers to play their roles with all due diligence towards the success and safety of students during their schooling days.

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TRAINING OF TRAINERS FOR UPCOMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development successfully conducted a three-day training workshop, that was targeting trainers from the thirteen towns in the country in preparation for the upcoming local government elections.

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ENJOY YOUR FESTIVE SEASON: BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS WHEN SHOPPING

Pigg’s Peak Town Council (PPTC) wishes all her stakeholders and residents a happy and safe festive season..

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16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE- Advocating for the end of GBV should be a culture

The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence has become a refresher campaign for P.P.T.C to engage women from the six wards to voice out their opinions about strategies to be used to help those that endures the impacts of GBV.

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CONGRATULATIONS: THIRTY CHILDREN GRADUATE UNDER THE EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CARE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION (ECCDE) PROGRAMME

Once again Pigg’s Peak Town Council is proud to produce a total of 33 children who graduated for their Early Childhood and Care Development Education (ECCDE) on the 9th December 2022.

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WORLD AIDS DAY COMMEMORATION A SUCCESS

On the 7th December 2022, Piggs Peak Town Council joined the entire world in celebrating the World AIDS Day, which is celebrated internationally on the 1st December, under the theme; “Equalize: Eswatini Ending AIDS for All” which highlights the importance of delivering quality, people-centred HIV prevention and treatment services in every sector.

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OVER E400K SPENT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF CONCRETE PARADISE SERVICE ROAD

In an effort to improve the condition of the service road in one the residential places (Killarney), that has sixteen (16) flats and five (5) residential plots, Council has constructed a 95 metres concrete road namely Paradise Service Road, .........

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AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2022 NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING

Pigg's Peak Town Council maintained her record of getting clean audit opinions (unqualified audit), meaning for 2021/22 financial year, Kobla Quashie and Associates viewed the organisation's financial statements as complying with International........

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MULTISTORY MALL UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN PIGG'S PEAK, 70% OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN

As part of local economic empowerment, it has become a norm that when a new project comes to a town or even a community, residents are prioritized, whether through the provision of employment or other services that might benefit that community......

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SALE OF PROPERTIES THROUGH PUBLIC AUCTION CANCELLED AS COUNCIL COLLECTS 61% OF THE OWED AMOUNT

On Friday, the 30th September 2022, Pigg's Peak Town Council (PPTC) was going to sell through public auction properties worth over E3.8 million, in order to recover outstanding rates, however, the auction did not proceed as property owners of the.........

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P.P.T.C. EXCITED TO JOIN THE ESWATINI INTERMUNICIPAL GAMES 2022 - A PLATFORM FOR REFRESHING AND NETWORKING

As an important asset of the organization, Pigg's Peak Town Council (PPTC) priorities every employee's wellness by investing in programs that promote employee's wellness and health.

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PIGG'S PEAK YOUTH AWARDS- RECOGNISING EXCELLENT WORK BY THE YOUTH

On the 25th June 2022, Pigg's Peak youth hosted the first ever Pigg's Peak youth awards event, which was held at the Gobolondlo hall.

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COUNCIL INVESTS OVER EIGHTY THOUSAND EMALANGENI IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF MHLATANE MARKET STALLS AND REHABILITATION OF EXISTING MARKET

PPTC continues ensuring it meets the requirements and needs of its stakeholders through maximised service delivery.

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STILL OWING YOUR RATES'?

Pigg's Peak ratepayers with outstanding balances are urged to pay their overdue rates by the 30th July 2022 to avoid 15% late payment penalty.

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT: TOWARDS ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

The alarming effects of Gender Based Violence (GBV) may lead to self-harm, depression and suicidal attempts call for individuals to unite and stand against this act of human right violation.

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PIGG'S PEAK TOWN COUNCIL IMPLEMENTS ISO 9001:2015

In a drive to strengthen service delivery and ensure customer satisfaction, Pigg's Peak Town Council has engaged IC Development consultants for the implementation of a Quality Management System or ISO 9001:2015 to be completed in October this year.

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PROPERTY RATES ARE NOW DUE AND PAYABLE …PAY YOUR RATES NOW!

One of the strategic objectives outlined in Council's Integrated Development Plan (2019-2024) towards ensuring financial stability, is to maximize rates collection to 80% by 2024 in order to improve service delivery.

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MR1 ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE COMPLETE- ALLOWS EASY FLOW OF TRAFFIC IN THE TOWN CENTRE

In a drive to improve service delivery, Pigg's Peak Town Council embarked on a project of constructing underground storm water drains and walkways in September 2021.

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THIS ENVIRONMENT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Through a collaboration with six (6) different schools around Pigg's Peak, PPTC joined the entire world in commemorating the world environment day on the 5th June 2022 under the theme Only one Earth, encouraging everybody to live sustainably in harmony...

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MENSTRUAL HEALTH DAY CELEBRATION: ENDING THE STIGMA

Menstruation is a normal and essential process for all women, which no one should be ashamed of hence menstrual health and hygiene is essential to the well-being and empowerment of women and adolescent girls.

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Best Ratepayer's Awards Ceremony 2021, 85 Awarded

We celebrate and value you! These were sentiments contained in Town Mayor Victor Rodrigues speech, which was presented to ratepayers on his behalf by Deputy Mayor Sibongile Magagula during this year's ratepayers award ceremony held at Council offices on the 30th September 2021.

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Council Embarks On Road Infrastructure Upgrade - Proper Storm water Drainage And Walkways In Town centre

In a drive to improve service delivery, Pigg’s Peak Town Council (PPTC) has embarked on a project of constructing storm water drains and walkways in the town center or Central Business District (C.B.D), starting from the police station to Puma filling station, an estimated length coverage of 600 metres.

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Pigg's Peak Woman Entrepreneur Wins E10 000 In Jo Cox Project

CONGRATULATIONS to Pigg's Peak woman entrepreneur Ms. Lungile Lomakhalatsi Dlamini (massage therapist), who won E10 000 through the Jo Cox project under Women in Local Economic Development (WLED) network.

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Pigg's Peak Town Wins Green Municipality Award

The SEA Temvelo awards acknowledge, recognize and honour businesses, organizations, communities and individuals

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Back To School Campaign - Donation To The Needy

Contrary to the belief that urban dwellers are free from the scourge of poverty, as a town we do have residents who are less fortunate within our boundary.

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Commissioning Of Projects By Minister

On 31st May 2017, the Honorable Minister of Housing and Urban Development - MP Phiwayinkhosi Mabuza, commissioned two roads financed by Government under the SLGP.

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Fleet Acquisition

Mid 2015/16 financial year, the organization purchased four motor vehicles, namely; refuse compactor truck, sedan and two bakkies

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Council's Performance Under The SLGP

The Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland has been granted a loan by World Bank for the implementation of the Swaziland Local Government Project.

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Market Street And Nazarene Road Upgrade

Piggs Peak Town Council embarked on a project of upgrading Nazarene Road1 from gravel to bitumen standard in line with our five-year IDP.

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