18September2019

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ZFM Takes a Stand Against Women Abuse

Cllrs Sworn In 29.08.2019

ZFM holds Council Meeting

The Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality held its quarterly Council meeting and discussed amongst others the following:

  • The presentation of the Audit Committee who have been appointed in terms of section 166 of the Municipal Finance Management Act to advice the Municipal Council on a number of matters including the review of the Annual Financial Statements, Annual Performance Report and the Annual Report, all of which are statutory documents to be submitted to the Auditor General (AG) on the 30th August 2019.
  • Council further endorsed the submission of the said statutory documents for submission to the AG
  • The process plan and the Integrated Development Plan Framework were considered and approved by the Council

The following new Councillors were sworn in at the Council meeting, these Councillors filled the vacant positions that existed in the Council:

  • Cllr Maureen Cathrine Basson [ANC]
  • Cllr Phillippus Theodore van der Steen [DA]
  • Cllr Maria Daniels [ANC]

Council thanked the Administration for the hard work and the compliance in submitting the legislative documents required by the Office of the Auditor-General on the stipulated date. Council applauded the administration for striving towards achieving excellence.

 


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ZFM Celebrates Women 2019

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality recently held a special Women’s Day event in honour of the women working at the District Municipality. The event formed part of the Women’s month programme of August.

Women’s month is celebrated annually in August as a celebration and commemoration of the approximately 20 000 women of who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to petition against the Apartheid pass laws that required South African’s to carry an passport that served to maintain segregation between blacks and whites.

The event was attended by amongst others the Executive Mayor, Cllr Roy Olyn, the Speaker of the District Municipality, Cllr Moses Moalosi and the Municipal Manager, Mr Gilbert Lategan. In his speech the Executive Mayor highlighted the plight of women in the 21st century and the constant need for the emancipation of women. This year women’s month is celebrated under the theme, “25 years of democracy- Growing South Africa together for women’s emancipation”.

 Womens Day 1.1

“Bringing an end to violence against women requires that every South African speak out against relations of power and dominations. Violence against women is not only a women’s issues; it is a men’s issue”, the Executive Mayor emphasised. These remarks were made with reference to the recent violent crime against a 14 year old girl found murdered in Upington. The event was organised to pay homage to the exceptional women working for the institution and to give a token of appreciation.“Your hard work, determination and commitment to the District Municipality does not go unnoticed. You do more than just work, you inspire,” he said. In the words of Michelle Obama, “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives”.


2. Mayor Vision

Executive Mayor Shares Vision

At a recent meeting, the newly elected Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Councillor Roy Olyn outlined his vision for the District to the personnel. The Speake of the District, Councillor Moses Moalosi as well as the Municipal Manager, Mr Gilbert Lategan accompanied the Executive Mayor. The meeting focused on highlighting the good work done by the staff, especially given the award received by the District Municipality from the Office of the Auditor General for having achieved a Clean Audit for the 2017/2018 financial year.

This clean audit is not only the sixth consecutive one received by the District but also the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality is the only Municipality to have obtained such a milestone in the Northern Cape. “We have indeed established a solid foundation and this is due to our predecessors who have challenged us to set even higher standards and if we are to tackle these challenges, we need to reflect on this foundation,” the Executive Mayor emphasized.

Councillor Olyn agreed that respect for the Law, monitoring and oversight by the political leadership plays a major role in the good management of the organization and Council’s role in achieving its goals. “If these basic principles of accountability, build 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 vision of the Executive Mayor is in line with the direction the Province is moving towards of establishing a “modern, growing and successful” District. At the end of the meeting both the Mayor and the Speaker made a commitment to the staff that all role-players will work together to maintain the District’s vision and mission of being a centre of excellence.

 


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