13November2018

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Performance Rewarded at ZFM

Since 2010, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has implemented a Performance Management System, which is being reviewed annually and approved by the Council. With this system, staff are evaluated quarterly on the basis of their individual performance plans. The performance plans are developed according to the job descriptions of employees and they are evaluated based on the indicators set out.

On an annual basis, the employees of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality are rewarded for the performance delivered during a specific financial year. This event takes place in the presence of the Executive Mayor and Municipal Manager. During October 2018 the same principle was followed and employees were rewarded for outstanding work for the 2017/2018 financial year.

The Acting Executive Mayor, Councillor Mpho Mashila, praised all employees who received performance rewards. "I'm proud to be part of this winning team. Your dedication and collective hard work as a team has led us to have a clean audit for the 2017/2018 financial year, not only in the District but also in the entire Province. So the Council is very proud of the work you do, "she said.

One of the objectives of the Performance Management Framework is the creation of a municipality's performance culture among all officials, including recognition of outstanding performance and the reduction and correction of poor performance.

Councillor Mashila emphasized in her speech to the staff that the institution is making progress to ensure that it is financially viable and sustainable but that this goal can only be achieved by the hard work of its staff. The acting Executive Mayor commented on the role that the District Municipality should play in terms of legislation and building the capacity of Local Municipalities, more so in areas such as town planning, IT, Internal Audit and financial viability.

 

"Thank you to the acting Municipal Manager and the Directors for their leadership but, above all, thank you to the workers who does the physical work to bring about the sustainability of a clean audit," concluded Rdl Mashila.

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality wishes to congratulate the staff who earned the "Employee of the Year" awards for their unselfish service to ensure quality services are rendered.

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Provincial Listeriosis Training Hosted by ZFM

The National Department of Health and Emergency Operations Centre’s Incident Management Team, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, held a two-day workshop for Environmental Health Practitioners in Upington. This formed part of the ongoing support identified during the planning process by the Incident Management Team and how they responded to the outbreak of Listeriosis in not only the country but also within the Province.

It was envisaged that this capacity building process will empower Provinces and Municipalities to continue inspecting and sampling local processing facilities in the efforts to curb and control the outbreak of Listeriosis in the country as well as the prevention of future outbreaks.

On one of the training days a team of Environmental Health Practitioners (EHP’s) conducted a site visit at Upington Butchery which was identified as a local raw meat processing plant.

During the visit a total number of 15 swabs were taken by EHP’s to sample for Listeria monocytogenes. The samples were sent to an independent Laboratory for analysis. Environmental Health is proud to announce that no traces of Listeriosis were found in the samples submitted for analysis, and again we want to extend our gratitude to Upington Butchery for availing its facility to be sampled.

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The Environmental Health Unit of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality was thanked and applaud the by the National Department of Health for hosting a well-organized and fruitful training.

In recent news, the Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced that the deadly outbreak of Listeriosis is ultimately something of the past. After dozens of deaths, no further incidents of Listeriosis have been reported since June.

"The conclusion is therefore that the outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa is over," says Motsoaledi.

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality's Environmental Health Practitioners will be constantly on guard for any and every outbreak that may arise.




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ZFM Hosts Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture

The ZF Mgcawu hosted its first Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture with the invited guest speaker being Dr Zamani Saul, ANC Provincial Chairperson in the Northern Cape.

The Executive Mayor of ZFM introduced the guest speaker to the hundreds of guests in attendance and articulated both his political and academic career over the course of the last 10 years.

Dr Saul’s speech was both riveting and inspirational, filled with anecdotes and analogies which portrayed his vast knowledge on life. The lecture focused primarily on the life and times of Nelson Mandela, having described him as a revolutionary and a fighter of the liberation struggle, Saul showed that Mandela was no ordinary leader.

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Dr Saul used the parable of the biblical heroes, Moses and Joshua and took us through a 7 point plan of what defines a good leader; amongst them being:

  1. Building unity
  2. Steadfast in doing what is right
  3. Determination to correct what is wrong
  4. Radical selflessness/ sacrifice
  5. Remain a simple man/woman
  6. Being simple servants
  7. Showing respect for others

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The lecture was concluded by warm tokens of appreciation to both the public that were in attendance and the guest speaker who honoured the invitation.

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