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Council adopts Annual Budget & IDP 2018/2019

During a Council meeting held on the 31st May 2018, Council adopted amongst others its Budget and its Integrated Development Plan for the 2018/2019 financial year.

The Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Cllr Abraham Vosloo tabled the final annual budget in accordance with section 16 (1) of the Municipal Finance Management Act which stipulates that a Municipality must for each financial year approve an annual budget for the Municipality and subsection 2 of the said Act states that the Mayor of the Municipality must table the budget at a Council meeting.

In his budget speech, the Executive Mayor said that: “As the government of the day, we remain committed to the goals as per the National Development Plan, the Constitution and the Freedom Charter as these are the goals aimed at addressing the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment. Therefore we cannot draft a budget that does not seek to address the issues of young people and women. Hence we have gathered here today as the Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality to legislatively legitimise the aspirations of our communities in the form of an IDP and Budget.”

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“The Honourable President of the Republic made it very clear in his State of the Nation Address that we have entered the year of renewal, unity and jobs. As we gather here today, we find ourselves in the midst of a major transformation in our country. A period of renewed hope as we set out to build a national democratic society. We pledge this year, the centenary of Mandela as a year of unity, renewal and jobs as part of emulating the good example of service and selfless dedication to the course of our people and recognise the centenary of his birth by declaring both as public office bearers and public servants that indeed our people come first,” he said.

The Budget and Integrated Development Plan is an expression of the aspirations of our people. On its own it cannot achieve the desired outcomes. It requires the discipline and commitment of people who are resolute in making sure that all institutional efforts are achieved.

The Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality approved the Budget 2018/2019 and the Integrated Development Plan 2018/2019 unanimously.


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ZFM Hosts Africa Day 2018

ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, on Friday, 25 May 2018, held Africa Day celebrations in honour of the late Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu and Nokhaya Mjila. Nokhaya Mjila was the Speaker of the district Municipality and has been a public servant for many years.

The event was attended by the MEC of Social Development, Father Gift van Staden, Mayors, Speakers, Councillors, Heads of Department as well as members of the community. Queen Katriena Esau was amongst the dignitaries.

As part of the event, a parade through the town, led by the SANDF, Mayors, Councillors and Dawid Kruiper Traffic took place starting from Mxolisi Dicky Jacobs Stadium through town until ZF Mgcawu head offices where the main event took place.

In celebration of Africa Day, all stakeholders had to represent an African Country and dress accordingly. The participants were judged on the following criteria:

Attire & Display, Food and the Choir. Winners walked away with monetary prizes and the Nokhaya Mjila Floating Trophies.


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The winners were as follows:

 

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ZFM only Clean Audit in Northern Cape

At a recent meeting held by the Office of the Auditor General, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has been awarded as the only Municipality to have a clean audit in the Northern Cape.

The meeting was attended by, inter alia, the Northern Cape Premier, Ms Sylvia Lucas, the respective Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, the Executive Mayor, Councillor Abraham Vosloo, the Acting Municipal Manager, Mr. Alfred Tieties and a delegation from the Office of the AG.

The Acting Municipal Manager of ZFM said that this is a great privilege for the District Municipality. "As a District Municipality, we received recognition for the fifth consecutive year that we have achieved a clean audit, but it is a great responsibility that we do not regress now that such a high standard has been set,” he said.

The Council and Administration of the Municipality worked hand in hand to achieve this achievement and this was done through the implementation of previous years audit findings and the Audit Recovery Plan and also close cooperation with the Office of the Auditor General in order to ensure that certain goals and objectives are met.

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The Council and Administration of the Municipality worked hand in hand to achieve this achievement and this was done through the implementation of previous years audit findings and the Audit Recovery Plan and also close cooperation with the Office of the Auditor General in order to ensure that certain goals and objectives are met.

Mr Tieties also mentioned that respect for Law in the management of the Municipality, monitoring and review by the political leadership that the budget and performance goals are properly achieved and that there are consequences for mismanagement and non-performance. "If these basic principles of accountability, building around a central theme of strong internal control and good governance are in place, the Municipality will at all times be able to reach higher heights," he said.

The Executive Mayor, Cllr. Vosloo, thanked the Council and Officials of the District Municipality for their outstanding work during the meeting. "It is with pride that on behalf of Council, I congratulate the entire workforce for this recognition," he said.

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