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May 30, 2014
Financial crisis deepens >> Kokstad mayor reveals tight cash flow KHAYA MAGENU
HE Greater Kokstad Municipality financial situation is getting worse every day. Municipality coffers are reported to be “dry” and as a result certain managers and Kokstad communities are expressing frustration about the state of the municipality. The Fever understands that workers who get monthly salaries are having to rely on grants to survive. However, despite belt-tightening strategies by the municipality, including curbing of catering in meetings, Tshirt branding, controlling overtime, keeping a check on hotel bookings and travel allowances, the situation is very unhealthy. Among some of the issues raised is the poor state of roads, with residents saying that potholes are filled with soil and not tar. The municipality is facing accusations of gross maladministrations, bankruptcy and poor financial management. Last month some community structures, including the local
ratepayers’ association and the Chamber of Commerce called for the disbandment of the municipality or calling for it to be placed under Section139,meaningthatthemunicipality must be taken over by the provincial government because of poor management. Recently Mayor Nosisa Jojozi revealed they are faced with a very tight cash flow. Now the cash-trapped municipali-
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ty has been dealt a double blow because three municipal cashiers are reported to have been fired because of embezzling huge amounts of cash. and a forth one, from the transport department, resigned after auditors found she allegedly defrauded the municipality of R1 million. Lennox Mabaso, Provincial CoOperativeGovernanceandTraditional Affairs spokesperson said he doesn’t know anything about
rumours that the municipality will be placed under Section 139. He said the municipality is being closely watched by MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube. “We are doing assessments and analysis about the state of the municipality’s performance and financial status,” said Mabaso Responding to questions via email from the Fever, Greater Kokstad Municipality spokesperson Sabelo
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Ncwane said at this stage they cannot confirm how much money has been embezzled or who the person responsible for the loss is. “The matter is under investigation whereafter the municipality will be in a position to know the extent of the loss as well as the person(s) involved. “It is therefore still an untested allegation that one municipal employee resigned immediately after the municipality was defrauded of R850 000. As pointed out, the matter is still being investigated and appropriate action will be taken, however the municipality has opened a criminalcaseinconnectionwiththe[fraud] allegations,” said Ncwane. He said that the municipality cannot comment on the issue of the cashiers until the appeal process has been finalised by the bargaining council. He said that even though the municipality has cash-flow problems, it is still providing basic services. When asked about “patching” potholes with red soil, he responded that the soil was put there as a temporary measure because of logistical challenges regarding buying asphalt, but said that the potholes will be attended to in due course. At the time of going to press, work had started on pothole repairs.
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May 30, 2014
Teacher in high-school sex scandal
Miss Earth finalist lives her passion >> ‘I entered the competition because I’m passionate about the environment’
A 31-YEAR-OLD King Edward High Grade 10 teacher was arrested on allegations of statutory rape last Friday. It is alleged that Jeanie Cronjé “seduced” two Grade 10 male pupils, both aged 16, by sending them nude pictures of herself in January. It is further reported that in March and April she invited them to her flat in town and engaged in sexual intercourse with them. According to Matatiele police spokesperson the matter was revealed by another Grade 10 male pupil, who was about to be punished by the principal for misbehaving. The boy apparently told the principal about the alleged behaviour of Cronjé and her alleged love affairs with his classmates. The principal probed the allegations and discovered that she had allegedly been involved in love affairs. It is also reported that Cronjé resigned before she was arrested on Friday. She appeared at the Matatiele Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, and was released on R1 000 bail and will appear again on 17 June.
HE KZN Miss Earth regional finalist, 21-year-old Thandanani Nongalo from Shayamoya, is determined to live her passion. Miss Earth is a women empowerment programme that aims to arm young South Africans with knowledge and a platform to create a difference in the fight to the retain country’s natural heritage and environment. Nongalo recently earned a diploma at the Cedara College of Agriculture in Pietermaritzburg and said she was surprised when she became the re-
gional finalist. “I entered the competition because I’m passionate about the environment.” Since entering the Miss Earth programme she has been involved in various community projects as part of her duties as a finalist. One such project was to start a food garden at Nomzamo Primary in Shayamoya. “Peoplemustlookaftertheenvironment because when something happens to it, it affects us all,” she said. She urged people to donate what they have to the Miss Earth organisation as it has many charities it supports.
Thandanani Nongalo (front right) and Grade 3 pupils at Nomzamo Primary prepare a food garden at the school.
The school food garden with budding seedlings.
municipality province of kwazulu-natal
NOTICE is hereby given that the Final Operating and Capital Budgets for 2014/2015 have been tabled and adopted by Council in terms of section 16 (2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 on 28 May 2014 as set out below:
ISAZISO ngohlahlo lwabiwo mali lonyaka ka 2014/2015 obelushukuxwa lwaza lwaphumeleliswa ngomhla wama 28 May 2014 liBhunga ledolopu ngokwecandelo 16 (2) lwe Municipal Finance Management Act 56 ka 2003 ngoluhlobo:
FINAL OPERATING BUDGET Description Executive and Council Administration & HR Budget & Treasury Community & Social Services Public Safety Waste Management Planning & Development Road Transport Electricity Services Total
I - OPERATING BUDGET Description Ooceba nolawulo Ulawulo nezabasebenzi Ezezimali Ezoluntu nontlalontle Ezokhuseleko Ugutyulo Ucwangciso nophuhliso Ezendlela nothutho Ezombane Total
Income 267 750 142 710 346 3 752 092 4 656 900 10 073 551 1 235 238 3 486 96,301,366 259 000 729
Expenditure 16 241 319 24 503 194 81 781 521 13 492 093 16 979 327 7 585 916 10 422 811 12 447 354 88 243 052 271 696 587
Surplus/ (Deficit) (16 241 319) (24 235 444) 60 928 824 (9 740 001) (12 322 426) 2 487 635 (9 187 573) (12 443 868) 8 058 314 (12 695 858)
Ingeniso 267 750 142 710 346 3 752 092 4 656 900 10 073 551 1 235 238 3 486 96,301,366 259 000 729
Inkcitho 16 241 319 24 503 194 81 781 521 13 492 093 16 979 327 7 585 916 10 422 811 12 447 354 88 243 052 271 696 587
Ingeniso/ (Ilahleko) (16 241 319) (24 235 444) 60 928 824 (9 740 001) (12 322 426) 2 487 635 (9 187 573) (12 443 868) 8 058 314 (12 695 858)
The operating budget is inclusive of the R16 087 000 to fund the capital expenditure from council own revenue.
Oluhlahlo lwabiwo lungentla (Operating) luquka imali engange R16 087 000 ezakujongana nophuhliso iphuma kwimali kamasipala.
FINAL CAPITAL BUDGET Electrical Infrustructure Rates and General TOTAL
I - CAPITAL BUDGET Ezombane (Electrical) Ingqala sizinda (infrastucture) Amanye amacandelo (Rates and General) TOTAL
R 5 000 000 59 617 000 15 000 64 632 000
FINAL TARRIF INCREASES
R 5 000 000 59 617 000 15 000 64 632 000
II – TARRIFS/ AMAXABISO AQULUNQWAYO Intlawulo yeenkonzo nerhafu ziqekelelwa ukuba zizakunyuka ngoluhlobo:
The tariff increases from the current year’s figures are approved as follows:
1. Irhafu yomhlaba nezindlu (Property Rates)
1. Property Rates The approved rates and taxes imposed for budget 2014/2015 will increase as follows:Category Rate Randage Exemptions Residential 0,014000cents/rand value 40 000 Commercial and Industrial 0, 027762 cents/ rand value 0 Public Service infrastructure 0, 003360 cents/ rand value 0 Government (Business) 0,035592 cents/ rand value 0 Farms and Agricultural 0,003360 cents/ rand value 0 Churches Exempted 100% Public Benefits Organization 0,003360 cents/ rand value 0 Government (Residential) 0,014000 cents/rand value 0
Intlawulo yeenkonzo zerhafu yomhlaba nezindlu izakuma ngolu hlobo:Uluhlu Rate Randage Ezamakhaya 0,014000senti /kwikhulu ngalinye lerandi Amabhizinisi 0, 027762 senti /kwikhulu ngalinye lerandi Ezophuhliso zoluntu 0, 003360 senti /kwikhulu ngalinye lerandi Ezikarhulumente (Business) 0,035592 senti /kwikhulu ngalinye lerandi AmaFama naBalimi 0,003360 senti/ kwikhulu ngalinye lerandi Ezenkonzo Azihlawuli Ezomphakathi woluntu 0,003360 senti /kwikhulu ngalinye lerandi Ezikarhulumente (Residential) 0,014000senti /kwikhulu ngalinye lerandi
2. Electricity 7,39% increase
2.Umbane (Electricity) luzakunyuka nge 7.39 %
Electricity tariff increase is still subject to approval by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA).
Ukwenyuka kombane kusaxhomekeke kwisigunyaziso secandelo elilawula ezombane kuzwe lonke (National Energy Regulator of South Africa – NERSA).
3. Refuse removal 5,6% increase
3. Uthutho lwenkunkuma (Refuse removal) luzakunyuka nge 5.6%
Special Residential Areas and Sporting Bodies and Churches : (R199.72) R210.90 Not exceeding two removals per week with a maximum of 10 bin liners per month General Residential Areas : (R199.72) R210.90 Not exceeding two removals per week with a maximum of 3 bin liners per container per removal per month Commercial Areas : Per bin per month Refuse for bulk containers per month Cost per removal per container
(R291.99) R308.34 (R479.79) R506.66 (R167.22) R176.58
Industrial Areas : Per bin per month (R291.99) R308.34 Rent for bulk container per month (R479.79) R506.66 Cost per removal per container (R167.22) R176.58 All other users not mentioned above Per bin per month (R361.02) R 384.41 Garden refuse per load or part thereof from areas within the Borough, refuse to be placed inside property at motor gate entrance only. (R249.55) R 263.52 Removal of Dead Animals: Cats and Dogs each Sheep, pigs, goats, calves, etc each Removal of bulk refuse containers: Cost plus 10% All refuse tariffs are exclusive of VAT
(R167.22) R176.58 (R253.40) R 267.59
4. Other charges 5.6% increase (Depending on hourly/daily rate) Other charges include hall hire; cemetery fees; building plan fees; etc. These can be viewed in the tariff document available in the municipal offices. Copies of the final budget and tariffs for 2014/2015 are available at a prescribed form in the municipal offices (Town Hall; Customer Care Centre; Bhongweni Library; Kokstad Library; Traffic Department) as well as Franklin and Swartberg Police Stations.For further information please contact The Community Participation Coordinator Ms Mkhulisi on 039 797 6636.
Exemption 40 000 0 0 0 0 100% 0 0
Amakhaya akhethekileyo; amaqumrhu ezemidlalo neeCawe/ Special Residential Areas and Sporting Bodies and Churches : Lungedluli kuthutho kabini ngeveki kuyoma kwi 10 lemigqomo ngenyanga. (R199.72) R210.90 Amakhaya / General Residential Areas : Lungedluli kuthutho kabini ngeveki kuyekuma kwisi3 semigqomo ngenyanga. (R199.72) R210.90 Ezoshishino/ Commercial Areas : Umgqomo ngenyanga Imigqomo emikhulu / bulk containers ngenyanga Intlawulo ngothutho lomgqomo
(R291.99) R308.34 (R479.79) R506.66 (R167.22) R176.58
Ezemveliso / Industrial Areas : Umgqomo ngenyanga (R291.99) R308.34 Umigqomo emikhulu ngenyanga (R479.79) R506.66 Intlawulo ngothutho lomgqomo (R167.22) R176.58 Abanye abafumana iinkonzo bengakhankanyangwa ngasentla Umgqomo ngenyanga (R364.02) R 384.41 Inkunkuma yasegadini ngothutho ngalunye kwindawo zase Greater Kokstad, inkunkuma ibekwe kwisango lemoto kuphala. (R249.55) R 263.52 Uthutho lwezilwanyana ezifileyo: Iikati nezinja nganye Iigusha, iihagu, iibhokhwe, amathole etc inye Ukususwa kwemigqomo emikhulu: ixabiso kudibane ne10% Onke lamaxabiso agaphandle kwerhafu ntengo (VAT).
(R167.22) R176.58 (R253.40) R267.59
4. Ezinye iintlawulo (Other charges) zinyuka ngo 5.6% (Kushiyana ngentlawulo yosuku/ iawa) Oku kuquka iintlawulo ezifana nokuqasha amaholo; amangcwaba; imizobo yokwakha njalo njalo . Inkcukacha ziyafumaneke kumqulu weentlawulo neerhafu kwiiofisi zikamasipala. Ikopi zohlahlo lwabiwo mali lonyaka ka 2014/2015 zifumaneka kwi ofisi zika masipala (Town Hall; Customer Care Centre; Bhongweni Library; Kokstad Library; Traffic Department) kunye nase Franklin nase Swartberg Police Station, xa abahlali befuna ulwazi oluphangaleleyo, bangaqhakamshelana no Ms Mkhulisi kwinombolo yomxeba 039 797 6636. Z. MKHIZE UMANEJALA KAMASIPALA Notice No: 62/2013-2014
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May 30, 2014
Municipality must be accountable THEREseemstobescant willtorectifymistakes or to hold accountable those responsible for a litany of financial transgressions in the Greater Kokstad Municipality. The Auditor General’s latest report on many municipalities throughout the country reported underspending of budgets and wasteful expenditures by many municipal-
ities. NowtheGreaterKokstadMunicipalityis facing accusationsofgrossmaladministrations, bankruptcy and poor financial management, including the fact that some employees are stealing municipal funds. Some community structures, including the ratespayers’ association and local
not be tolerated anymore. On Sunday Zuma appointed his cabinet that will assist him in executing the mandate of the electorate. It is worth mentioning that the former Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan is now our minister. We are confident that he will improve the standard of local government in South Africa. SenzoMchunuwasofficiallyinaugurat-
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Chamber of Commerce members, protested calling for the disbandment of the institutionorthatthemunicipalitybeplacedunder Section 139 meaning that the municipality must be taken over by provincial government due to poor management. This is the time for the municipality to be accountable for any wrongdoing.
GKM VIEWPOINT GREETINGS to the people of Kokstad. Congratulations to the new cabinet South Africa came to a standstill on Saturday when President Jacob Zuma was inaugurated. It was a joyous moment for everyone there because as South Africa we showcasedtheextenttowhichourdemocracy has matured. In his inauguration speech he emphasised that laziness in the public sector will
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ed as our premier on Monday and appointed his members of the Executive Committee (MEC). Nomsa Dube-Ncube will continue to be our MEC. As the municipality we congratulate all cabinet members, from national Parliament to the province. We are confident they will do us proud. We are motivated by the fact that both the president and the premier vowed to take South Africa forward.
MUNICIPAL MANAGER ZAMO MKHIZE
GKM career exhibition GKM hosted career exhibition on Tuesday when pupils from surrounding schools hadtheopportunityofexploringcareeropportunities.Thesearesomeoftheachievementsofourdemocracybecausepreviously there were no career exhibitions. I am confidentthatpupilslearntalotontheday and whatever they learnt is going to motivate them to study hard in order to achieve
KWA SANI VIEWPOINT WARM greetings to Kwa Sani citizens. This is another week granted to us by the Almighty above. Service delivery is the buzz word and the community of Kwa Sani are the recipients. We had a busy weekend with the inauguration of the president at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The president mentioned that during this term of office the spirit of intergovernmental relations must be evident in our country as we implement the National Development Plan (NDP). On 26 May KwaZulu-Natal witnessed the inauguration of Senzo Mchunu as the
KZN premier in Pietermaritzburg. On the same day the premier announced the provincial cabinet for the next five years. As Kwa Sani Mmunicipality we are embarking on a zero complaints and 100% service delivery campaigns. Working with stakeholders around Kwa Sani we aim to make this a better place in which to live. This will be achieved through working together with stakeholders such as Sassa, social development, health, SAPS, Underberg Farmers’ Association, SPCA, education, the business and religious sectors, society, CTO and our community at large,
hence working together we can achieve more. On 28 May the Kwa Sani Municipality and the Underberg Farmers’ Association hosted a meeting, where stakeholders such as Department of Agriculture, Economic Development and Sisonke Development Agency (SDA) were present. The meeting was to discuss how best we can contributetomakingthismunicipalitybetter, to create job opportunities and the utilisation of our natural resources such as land at Kwa Sani. The construction of Mhlangeni-Zink-
their dreams. As they are about to sit for June examinations they must know that their future is in their hands. I thank all the stakeholders involved in the planning of the career exhibitions and also tell them that we need more events ofthisnaturetomotivatepupilsbeforethe final examinations. Working together we will take our education forward. Inkosi inibusise.
N.C. JAMES. Municipal Manager
wana pedestrian bridge will be under way soon and the people around this area under Ward 1 will be informed about the start date as well as the progress. They say Rome was not built in a day, so as the developmentofKwaSani,theprogressofthe sidewalks on the old main road in Underberg is one of the projects that will bring change to the landscape of the town. The community raised concerns about the potholes and that issue was attended to by a relevant department, a sign that the communities’ plea are not falling on deaf ears.
Once again we would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Kwa Sani for their participation in all government campaigns in Kwa Sani, because without their presence these campaigns and projects would not be possible. We thank you and may you continue to do so. They say hope is the only language the deaf can hear and the blind can see and with the direction that we are taking as the municipality, many people’s hopes will be restored for a better tomorrow. Until we meet again, let us be patriotic as Kwa Sani citizens.
in the performance management, how to develop ward profiles to mention but a few. Candlelight memorial The Department of Education in partnership with Matatiele Local Municipality, government departments, the Council of Churches and NGOs are taking HIV/Aids education to schools. Stakeholders are visiting Chibini JSS, Maluti JSS, Mechaeling JSS,BebronJSS,BethelJSS,PolokongJSS) around Matatiele to educate pupils about
HIV/Aids, TB, the stigma associated with these diseases. Reports have been releasedindicatingthatmanypupilsareHIVpositive and are orphans, therefore these stakeholders embarked on a campaign to educate them about this pandemic, capacitate teachers and encourage those affected to take their treatment. Thatisallfromusfornow,tillnexttime, stay safe and be blessed. Thank you sweet people from sweet Matat, a destination of choice and excellence.
MATAT VIEWPOINT DR DCT NAKIN MUNICIPAL MANAGER
AFFECTIONATE greetings to all people of sweet Matat and surrounding areas. Last ordinary meeting for 2013/2014 financial year Thelastordinarycouncilmeetingofthe Matatiele Local Municipality will be held today 30 May at 11am at the Matatiele Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting will be the adoption of the 2014-2015 integrated development planning Review and the 2014/2015 Municipal Budget.
Mayor Cllr Momelezi Mbedla is expected to table the 2014/2015 budget. As part of enhancing transparency in the municipal programmes and processes, the Office of the municipal manager, communicationsunitsecuredaradioslotonAlfredNzo Community Radio for the community who are unable to attend the meeting. In terms of Section 20 of the Municipal Systems Act 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000), the public, media and interested parties may attend the meeting as observers.
Public participation workshop The municipality, through its public participation unit, is conducting a public participationworkshoptargetingallpublic participation drivers — ward councillors, ward committees, ward clerks and community development workers— within the Matatiele Local Municipality wards. The workshop is aimed at addressing the following: promoting and enhancing public participation, outlining public participation principles, roles of ward committees
May 30, 2014
THE community was asked what they think about President Jacob Zuma.
Zamo Mbhele (39) Tyrone Farm, Donnybrook: PHOTOS: NOMZAMO ZONDI
‘I come from a farm area and I have lived there all my life. I wish the president, in his next five years, would focus on proper services on farms. We are still restricted to fully enjoy our freedom. We also voted, so we will appreciate more equality in services.
Ntombekhaya Bekwa (27) Nokweja:
‘I ask the president to provide more jobs for the youth. I have seen development in our area, I just wish them to continue so all of us have basic access to services.’
Zain Malik (18) Ixopo central:
‘I am a foreigner, but now I wish the president makes better living conditions for us, as well as favourable access to basic services. The government has helped by providing us with access to jobs for those who are qualified and we live in a safe environment we are protected. As a young person I wish the president the best of luck in his job.’
I SAW ALL THE EVIL PEOPLE THAT USED TO CLOSE MY LIFE IN A JAR OF WATER I thought Mr. Patelo and her sister were lying & I confess to Muye after meeting him. I had a lot of doubts but its true. Muye is the best healer in the shortest period of time with a cost of only R160. He gave me Muki water and apply it on my palm with a magic ring and within 45 minutes I had luck at lotto, I made a choice and won R4 million!!!!. All my accounts are paid up & I have investment now!. My uncle Musa (51yrs) is happy too, his wife is back. Find him in Kokstad, cell: 060 3850 482
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UBUHLEBEZWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY TOWN PLANNING NOTICE IXOPO TOWN PLANNING SCHEME REZONING OF PORTION 33 (OF 27) OF FARM ELLERTON Notice is hereby given in terms of Chapter 2 read with Schedule 1 of the KwaZulu-Natal Planning and Development Act, Act 6 of 2008 that the Ubuhlebezwe Municipality proposes to consider an application for the proposed rezoning of Portion 33 (of 27) of Farm Ellerton. A copy of the application with accompanying documents is available for inspection, by interested members of the public, during ofﬁce hour (08:00 – 16:00), at the ofﬁces of the Ubuhlebezwe Municipality, situated at 29 Margaret Street, Ixopo. Written comments on the application may be submitted to the Municipal Manager: P O Box 132 Ixopo, 3276, Telephone No. (039) 8347700, Fax No. (039) 834 1168 and enquiries be directed to the Infrastructure Planning and Development (IPD) Department, Miss. Z. Mazibuko or Miss. S. Buthelezi or e-mail address email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org: no later than 01th of July 2014. Any person, who fails to lodge or forward comments in response to this notice by the date given above, shall be precluded from further participation in the process. Date of Publication: 30 May 2014. Ubuhlebezwe Municipal Ofﬁces 29 Margaret Street Po Box 132 Ixopo 3276
Premier adds two new faces to cabinet
G M SINEKE MUNICIPAL MANAGER
REMIER Senzo Mchunu yesterday injectedsomenewbloodintohiscabinet when he appointed two new MECs, keeping almost all the other members of the executive council he inherited from his predecessor. Announcing his cabinet after his inauguration in Pietermaritzburg, Mchunu revealed that former finance chairperson Belinda Scott was the province’s new Finance MEC and planning commission chairperson Cyril Xaba was the Agriculture and Rural Development MEC. The feisty Scott, an erstwhile member of the provincial legislature for both the IFP and the DA, takes over from former Finance Minister Ina Cronjé. Xaba, formerly an ANC chief whip and adviser to former KZN premier Zweli Mkhize, replaces Meshack Radebe, who was elected as deputy speaker of the legislature. Apartfromthesetwonewappointments, Mchunumadechangestotwodepartments. He shifted the misplaced Gambling and Betting Board, which his predecessor had placed in the Premier’s Office, to the Provincial Treasury. Mchunu also moved Environmental Affairs from the Agriculture and Rural Development portfolio to Economic Development and Tourism in a move that could be interpreted as taking a cue from other provinces. With the appointments of the two new MECs being warmly welcomed by the opposition, they will take charge of critical departments. Provincial Treasury, under Cronjé, led the province out of the red and introduced austerity measures that were subsequently copied by the national government. The crisis-ridden Agriculture and Rural Development Department has for a long time experienced problems with the management of its finances as well as with corruption. Both Xaba and Scott said they were well aware of the tasks lying ahead for them. “There are challenges like in any department, but I believe together with my colleagues, labour, organised agriculture and all other stakeholders we will overcome those challenges,” Xaba said. “The people of KZN need development.
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There is no time to waste. We need to hit the ground running. I will be part of the team to make it a point that happens,” he added. Scott said she always tended to play an extremely active role in Provincial Treasury issues. “I don’t regard it just as an administrative task, but as carrying out the mandate of the president and our premier. We have a huge workload ahead of us in terms of fighting corruption and also on clean and good governance,” said Scott, who is well-known for her tough stance and her liking for detail on finance issues. Meanwhile, Mchunu told the thousands of people at his inauguration that the abuse of state resources for self-enrichment would not be acceptable and that civil servants and public representatives should take pride in their work. “We will be firm against any form of corruption. We will come down hard against those who are involved in corruption. “We encourage the people to notify governmentofanysuspiciousconductofofficials,”Mchunu said. He also outlined his first 100 days programme,whichturnedoutbeacatalogueofunveiling or launch projects, some in conjunction with municipalities, that are already under way. Opposition DA leader Sizwe Mchunu said, “The 100 days are commitments we expect from local municipality mayors. He has set unrealistic targets for himself. There is nothing new.” However, Mchunu applauded the premier for his pronouncement against corruption. The NFP’s Vikizitha Mlotshwa echoed Mchunu in hoping that Xaba would rise above the challenges in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department. The MECs who retained their portfolios: Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation — Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs — Nomusa Dube-Ncube Economic Development, Environment and Tourism — Mike Mabuyakhulu Education MEC — Peggy Nkonyeni Health — Sibongiseni Dhlomo Human Settlements and Public Works — Ravi Pillay Social Development — Weziwe Thusi Transport, Community Safety and Liaison — Willies Mchunu.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of Child Welfare S.A-Matatiele will be held as follows: Date : 19 June 2014 Time : 3:30pm Venue : Kind Edward High School Library Members of the Organization and members of the public are cordially invited.
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VOX POP THE community was asked what they think about President Jacob Zuma.
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NTOMBEKHAYA BEKWA (27) NOKWEJA PHOTO:
‘I urge the president to continue developing schools and better the quality of education everywhere. I appreciate that the government has given us free education.’
King Edward High news >> After a successful evening of fun and head scratching, the St Monica’s staff team just managed to pip the Donkerhoek and KEHS teacher teams in the annual Geography Tour fundraiser
N Monday, the U13 girls played St Monica’s on home ground. Once again both teams gave their best and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. KEHS walked away as the winners with a score of 10-1. KEHS first rugby team goes to Barkley East From the start we dominated the game by scoring in the first five minutes by half time we were 20-0 ahead. In the second half the gates opened and the final score was 46-0 in our favour. Eight tries were scored through a great team performance. Thank you to Barkley East for the game and well done to the boys for a great performance. U11 rugby vs Kokstad Primary The King Edward U11 side has enjoyed a
wonderful season this year and continued their winning streak against Kokstad Primary with an excellent win of 22-10. U10 and U11 hockey vs KPS Our U10 and U11 hockey girls, not to be outshone, scored fine victories against KPS 7-2 and 3-0 respectively. General knowledge quiz After a successful evening of fun and head scratching, the St Monica’s staff team just managed to pip the Donkerhoek and KEHS teacher teams in the annual geography tour fundraiser. Thank you to all the participating teams for your support. The KEHS Grade 11 geography class eagerly anticipates the tour to Namibia in June.
Pupils (from left) Pabala Letuka, Keaga Watkinson, Obakhe Qamba and Simelela Nkoma participated in the recent KZN rugby trials at Woodburn Stadium.
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HARRY GWALA DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Private Bag X 501, IXOPO, 3276 • Tel: 039 834 8700 Fax: 039 834 2259
PUBLIC NOTICE CALLING FOR COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT 20014/2017 SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK (hereinafter referred to as the SDF). Notice is hereby given in terms Chapter 5 of the Municipal Systems Act 2000, Act No. 32 of 2000 that the Harry Gwala District Municipality has completed the development process of the 2014/2017 SDF. The draft SDF has been made available, for scrutiny by all stakeholders as well as the interested and affected parties, at the following locations within the district: • Ubuhlezwe Municipal Ofﬁce
uMzimkhulu Municipal Ofﬁce
• Ixopo Library
uMzimkhulu Municipal Library
• Ingwe Municipal Ofﬁce
Greater Kokstad Municipal Ofﬁce
• Bulwer Library
• Creighton Library
• KwaSani Municipal Ofﬁce
Harry Gwala District Municipal Main Ofﬁce
• Underberg Library All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to submit their written comments at the comment boxes provided in the abovementioned locations, comments can also be e-mailed to idp. email@example.com . Closing date for comments is 19 June 2014 at 12h00. For queries please contact the Director: Planning and Development, Mr. L. Zondi on 039-834 8700 The Municipal Manager Harry Gwala District Municipality Private Bag X501 Ixopo 3276
Municipal Ofﬁces: 40 Main Street Ixopo
Published on May 30, 2014