Deputy President Speaks at Youth Expo
The Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa visited Upington recently. His mission to speak to the youth of Upington and sorrounding areas.
The Deputy President was accompanied by several Ministers and the Premier of the Province was also in attendance. The local representatives included the Executive Mayor, Cllr Abraham Vosloo and Mayor of //Khara Hais, Cllr Limakatso Koloi.
The Expo takes place under the theme: "Youth moving South Africa Forward" which is the theme for youth month 2016 and it serves as a call for young people to determine their destiny and seize the opportunities provided by government and the private Sector. Furthermore its a call for young people to contribute towards building a united, democratic, non racial, non sexist and prosperous South Africa
Province hosts Youth Summit
On June 9 & 10, 2016, the office of the Premier hosted its annual youth summit in Upington. The summit was in conjunction with various Government Departments and Municipalities. Hundreds of Northern Cape’s young people attended the summit at the Tol Speelman Civic Centre in Upington.
The summit made provisions for young people to address social issues and also gave them platform to present challenges they face on an everyday basis. A panel was selected to respond to issues that were very critical such as social ills, unemployment and education.
The summit was attended by young people from across the province, the Premier, Mayors and MEC’s. The Premier also touched on the “Blesser” issue that is currently doing the rounds across the country where young people give up their future to be with sugar daddies. The Premier mentioned that it is a very serious problem that needs to be addressed as it is not acceptable. “If you are educated, you will be emancipated,” the Premier, Sylvia Lucas said on the issue of the sugar daddies.
Executive Mayor tables Budget
The Executive Mayor tabled to Council the 2016/2019 final Budget as is required by both National Treasury Circulars and the Municipal Finance Management Act.
In his address the Executive Mayor, Cllr Vosloo indicated that a resilient and fast growing economy is at the heart of our radical economic transformation.
He further quoted Premier Lucas who stated in her state of the province address that there are certain principal objectives for radical economic transformation and these include:
i Accelerate economic growth
ii. Achieve higher levels of employment
iii. Reduce inequality
iv. Ensure meaningful black participation in the econ
The Mayor also urged the youth to register to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections economic growth
The Mayor also urged the youth to register to vote in the upcoming Local Government Elections Dccelerate
Council approved the following documents
- final Budget 2016/2019
- SDBIP 2016/2017
- IDP 2016/2017
Staff trained on Mscoa
The Staff of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality partook in a two day Mscoa. The Mscoa is based on government gazette No 37577.
The prescribed budget formats provide the framework for the identification of the categories of municipal financial and non-financial information required in developing municipal budgets. A key objective of the proposed Regulations is to enable the alignment of budget information with information captured in the course of the implementation of the budget.
Additional key objectives, which also illustrate the potential benefits, include-
(a) Improved data quality and credibility;
(b) The achievement of a greater level of standardisation;
(c) The development of uniform data sets critical for 'whole-of government' reporting;
(d) the standardisation and alignment of the 'local government accountability cycle' by the regulation of not only the budget and in-year reporting formats but also the annual report and annual financial statement formats;
The Municipal Regulation on Standard Chart of Accounts which is effect 01 July 2017
ZFM Management hosts Strategic Session
The Management of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality hosted a Strategic session which was intended to do an introspection and analysis of the current and future development of the organisation.
In his opening remarks, Mr Ntoba warned that if there is no discipline in an organisation this will lead to complacency.
He encouraged management that they are burdened with accountability should things not go according to plan.
This session is intended to break up the institution and build it back up again.
Some of the presentations made by directors include:
- Risk Mitigation
- DP, PMS Support & SPLUMA
- Project status report and key challenges to maintaining clean audits
- Service Delivery
- Finance & Budgeting
The Municipal Manager concluded that to make the strategic goals a reality it will require the cooperation of all role-players