Executive Council Outreach (EXCO)
The Northern Cape Cabinet had its EXCO visit at Mier on the 11th of February 2014. The outreach programme is to establish problems that the communities are facing in the district, and enables the government to identify parts that need urgent attention.
The ZF Mgcawu District Executive Mayor, Mr Gift van Staden visited the Swartskopdam community hall where the Noenieput community was also present. The district’s Executive Mayor was accompanied by the Northern Cape Director General, Mr Justice Bekebeke, Councillors, officials from the Premier’s office and departments.
“the cabinet visit is not
because it is elections time;
they must remember that this
is an annual programme, it
happened last year, it is going
to happen again.”
The executive mayor said, addressing the community in Afrikaans that “the cabinet visit is not because it is elections time; they must remember that this is an annual programme, it happened last year, it is going to happen again.”
Various complaints due to service delivery have been mentioned in the gathering. Some of the issues were raised last year; each department had submitted a report on the progress of those matters. According to a report that was read in front of the community, they have received chemicals to clean their water for the whole year. On the same day of the EXCO visit, Noenieput received pipes to begin the process of fixing their drains in the area. Some of the critical issues raised included Housing, water, sanitation, cellphone reception and health. These issues will be addressed by the relevant government structures.
Council endorses Draft Annual Report 2012/2013
During a Council meeting on 31st January 2014, the Council of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality endorsed the Draft Annual Report 2012/2013. Coupled with this Council also adopted the Mid Term Report.
The Draft Annual Report is available on our website as well as our offices at c/o Dr Nelson Mandela Driveway & Upington 26 Driveway. The next step in the process is that members of the public and all stakeholders have until Friday, 21 February 2014 to submit their written representations on the annual report in terms of section 127 (5)(a) of the Municipal Finance Management Act. All stakeholders are encouraged to fully participate in this process.
The draft annual report with its attachments can be found as follows:
Tata we will miss you
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela became known and respected all over the world as a symbol of the struggle against apartheid and all forms of racism; the icon and the hero of African liberation.
Mandela or Madiba, as he was affectionately known, has been called a freedom fighter, a great man, South Africa's Favourite Son, a global icon and a living legend, among countless other names. He has been an activist, a political prisoner, South Africa's first democratically elected president, an international peacemaker and statesman, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Mandela was more than just a leader, he was an extraordinary human being, and someone who literally lived for the ideal of creating a South Africa united in its diversity. As a nation we were forced to take a moment of silence and take cognisance of the giant that has fallen. Mandela lived for the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunity.
The question is how do we live up to the standards set by Mandela? The answer is simple, we need to immolate the values that he lived for and by doing that we will live to achieve the ideals that he stood for. We salute you Nelson Mandela- Qhawe la ma Qhawe!!
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