This page provides information about the Greater Kokstad Local Municipality (GKM) website, including:


·         purpose of the website

·         description of the content available on the website

·         additional help for accessing information on the website

·         list of acronyms used on the website

Purpose of the website


The purpose of the GKM website is to



·         provide its target audience with easily accessible information about GKM and it's activities and programmes

·         disseminate information which falls within the mandate of the Municipality

·         provide a vehicle for interaction between GKM and the public

·         promote the GKM's image.

The main target audiences for the GKM website are


·         the broad public

·         the media

·         national, provincial and local government

·         the international community.

Content available on the website


The website provides information about  GKM, including its vision, mission and key objectives, its structure, functions, initiatives and history. You can also find information on the Political and Administrative leadership of GKM. In order to enhance the Municipalities transparency, the website provides an indication of GKM human resource representivity and some of its internal human resource policies, while procurement information can also be accessed on the website.


The website contains information on strategic communication services, while information resources, such as reports, communication guidelines, newsletters and magazines, multimedia products, contact directories and a collection of biographies of government role-players can be found in the access to information section. 


GKM media statements and speeches and Cabinet statements are posted in the Newsroom as soon as it is made public. Newsworthy events GKM is involved in are also announced.




Additional help to access information on the website


To help you find information, the site provides



·         A search can be executed from any page on the site.

·         A site map. The purpose of the site map is to provide a visual representation of the website. It enables you to orientate yourself to the site's structure.

·         A page presenting frequently asked questions (FAQs) about GKM.


Links to other websites are indicated by the text "Outside link - opens in new window" appearing when you move your mouse over the link. This link will open in a new browser window.



List of acronyms used


CBO - community-based organisation

CFO - Chief Financial Officer

CIO - Chief Information Officer

CS - Corporate Services

EIR - Electronic Information Resources


EHWP - Employee Health and Wellness Programme

ESE - Economic Sectors and Employment (cluster)

EXCO - Executive committee


FAQs - frequently asked questions

GCF - Government Communicators Forum


GCIS - Government Communication and Information System

GCP - Government Communication Programme

CFO - Chief Financial Officer

GIC - Government Information Centre

G&ML - Government and Media Liaison



HRM - Human Resource Management

HTML - Hypertext markup language


ICTS- International Cooperation, Trade and security (cluster)

IMC - International Marketing Council

I&ML - International and Media Liaison

IMC - International Media Council

IM&T - Information Management and Technology

IT - information technology


JCPS - Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (cluster)


MDDA - Media Development and Diversity Agency

MLO - Ministerial Liaison Officer

MMEs - Medium and Macro Enterprises


NGO - Non-governmental Organsisation

NL - National Liaison


PACAS - Policy co-ordination and Services

PIMS - Project Information and Management System

PIT - Public Information Terminal

P&LL - Provincial and Local Liaison

PDF - Portable document format


SADC - Southern African Development Community

SAQA - South African Qualifications Authority

SD - System Development

SETA - Sector Education and Training Authority

SMMEs - Small, Medium and Macro Enterprises


WIMS - Ward Level Information Management System