Mr Ngxanga bids farewell to ZFM
On the 29th November 2013, the Municipal Manager of the District made his last speech to fellow colleagues. In his speech he thanked the staff for the hard work they put in over the last 5years and even more so for the clean audit the District managed to achieve.
Mr Ngxanga gave an emotional speech, emphasising some of the high and challenging moments at the District. He will assume the responsibilities of Municipal Manager at the //Khara Hais Municipality with effect from 1st December 2013.
The Council of ZFM also thanked him for his loyal service over the last 5years, for having taken the District from Disclaimers to Clean audit reports.
We say thank you to Mr Ngxanga for the strong leadership qualities he portrayed and wish him well in his future endeavours.
Mr Elias Ntoba has been appointed as Municipal Manager to the District Municipality
The Mayoral Committee is the Executive wing of the institution chaired by the Executive Mayor. In terms of Chapter 3 of the Local Government Municipal Structures Act of 1998, If a municipal council has more than nine members, the Executive Mayor appoints a mayoral committee from among the councillors to assist him. Each member of the Mayoral Committee has a portfolio with specific functions. The administrative arm that assists the Executive Mayor and the Mayoral committee are headed by the Municipal Manager and is tasked to implement the broad political objectives of Council.
On the photo from left to right:
Cllr P Mgcera (Institutional Development); Cllr H Mothibi (Social Economic Development); Cllr B Sinxeve (Good Governance and Public Participation); Cllr P Wetbooi (Service Delivery) and Cllr G Van Staden (Chairperson: MC & Finance Viability)
The Mayoral Committee held its monthly meeting on 21st November 2013 to discuss amongst others pivotal financial matters, issues related to implementation of finance related policies as well as receiving reports on the MIG, EPWP and Housing projects taking place in the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality.
Women's Economic Summit
“Working together towards sustainable women empowerment and gender equality”
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in collaboration with Mme Re ka Thusa, SEDA, NOCCI and GCIS are currently busy holding a three day Women’s Economic summit in Upington.
On day one (17th September 2013) Ms T Masenge (Chairperson of Mme Re ka Thusa) explained the functions and financial opportunities offered by the trust fund. The trust fund offers loans and grants specifically to women businesses. The slogan of Mme Re Ka Thusa is: “An era to intensify the struggle of women against poverty”
The Premier of the Northern Cape, Me Sylvia Lucas also graced the event and had a lot to say about women emancipation and that the time has arrived for women to take their rightful place in society. She mentioned that when she was inaugurated as Premier, she had two focal points and those were women and youth empowerment.
The Premier encouraged women to actively participate in our economy and seize the opportunities that our democracy offers. The Premier did not shy away from the challenges that women face which include the struggle with entry to sectors and opportunities that were previously targeted at men. Many women still operate in the informal sector where they struggle to access resources such as finance, infrastructure and ease of running businesses.
The program continues until the 19th September 2013
Commemorating our Heritage
The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in ZFM District will be Commemorating our Heritage Event on Saturday, 14 September 2013 in Andriesvale, Mier Municipal area under the THEME: “RECLAIMING, RESTORING AND CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE”
This event and commemoration will be in Honour of the late leader of the Bushmen, the late Oom Dawid Kruiper in the form of a Tombstone unveiling at their family cemetry in Witdraai, that recently fenced by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture as well.
The keynote speaker for this event will be the Hon. Mrs. Pauline Williams, MEC for Sport, Arts & Culture in the Northern Cape. Other dignotries such as Hon. Mrs. Patricia Adams, Meber of Parliament, Hon.
Rev. Gift Van Staden, Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality and Councilors will also attend this historical Event.
As part of the program the Deaprtment will also host the Heritage Sport Festival that will be taking place in Andriesvale after the formal program and unveiling ceremony, which will inculde activities such as soccer, netball and indigenous games. Participants for this games will be from across the Mier area.
The event will take place on Saturday, 14 September 2013 and will start @ 08h00 at the family cemetry in Andriesvale/Witsand.
The Department would like to extend an invite to the broader public to come and share with us in this historic Commemoration of Heritage Month.