Commemorating our Heritage

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in ZFM District will be Commemorating our Heritage Event on Saturday, 14 September 2013 in Andriesvale, Mier Municipal area under the THEME:  “RECLAIMING, RESTORING AND CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE”

This event and commemoration will be in Honour of the late leader of the Bushmen, the late Oom Dawid Kruiper in the form of a Tombstone unveiling at their family cemetry in Witdraai, that recently fenced by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture as well.

The keynote speaker for this event will be the Hon. Mrs. Pauline Williams, MEC for Sport, Arts & Culture in the Northern Cape. Other dignotries such as Hon. Mrs. Patricia Adams, Meber of Parliament, Hon.
Rev. Gift Van Staden, Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality and Councilors will also attend this historical Event.

As part of the program the Deaprtment will also host the Heritage Sport Festival that will be taking place in Andriesvale after the formal program and unveiling ceremony, which will inculde activities such as soccer, netball and indigenous games. Participants for this games will be from across the Mier area.

The event will take place on Saturday, 14 September 2013 and will start @ 08h00 at the family cemetry in Andriesvale/Witsand.

The Department would like to extend an invite to the broader public to come and share with us in this historic Commemoration of Heritage Month.


pdf Please click here to read/download Program of the day.

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ZF Mgcawu participates in Casual Day

Signing-Pledge BTO

Almal-Saam Bev-Co ZFM-Span

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality also took part in the Casual Day activities held on Friday, 6th September 2013.

Casual Day is a fundraising project where people are encouraged to go to work dressed differently for a day. To earn this right, they make a donation of R10 for the official Casual Day sticker. Proceeds benefit persons with disabilities. Casual Day is South Africa's foremost event of this nature and raises more than just money - it raises awareness about persons with disabilities, opportunities for corporate comradeship, community support and participation.

The Staff of ZFM raised funds for this initiative and also bought T-shirts to pledge their support towards caring for people who are differently abled.

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ZF Mgcawu District Municipality submits Annual Financial Statements

Financial Statements

On Friday, 30 August 2013 the Executive Mayor, Cllr Van Staden and the Municipal Manager, Mr Ngxanga submitted to the Auditor General the Annual Financial Statements.

Legislation determines that each municipality must submit their annual financial statements, draft annual report and performance report to the AG by the 30th August of each year, this allows the Auditor General to give an opinion on these documents.

In his speech, the Executive Mayor indicated that there are many challenges facing municipalities, amongst others the effective and efficient application of financial management and the scarcity of skills.

The Executive Mayor mentioned that the drafting of financial statements is an all-inclusive process and that the whole workers corps are involved in this process. He expressed his gratitude towards the administration.


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ZF Mgcawu District Municipality partakes in the Pink Trees Campaign

Pink Trees Campaign

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has participated and shown its support to the Pink Trees for Pauline Campaign by draping the trees in front of the building in pink fabric.

In selling thousands of metres of pink fabric with which to wrap the many trees in South Africa, the non-profit organisation, Pink Trees for Pauline, aims to raise funds and awareness to those who have survived or are still suffering from cancer.

The Executive Mayor, Gift Van Staden said that we all have a social responsibility towards people suffering with Cancer. Cancer is a serious disease which has taken many lives. Thus initiatives such as these to raise funds for this purpose are highly encouraged.

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Council Meeting held on 29 August 2013

Council Meeting on 29 August 2013

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


  • Presentation of Audit Committee in terms of Section 166 of the Municipal Finance Management Act (No 56 of 2003) the Audit Committee must advice the municipal council on a number of matters.
  • Some policies were reviewed including the PMS Framework.
  • The Draft Annual Report 2012/2013, Annual Financial Statements 2012/2013 and the Annual Report 2012/13 we also taken note of by the Council.
  • The process plan & IDP Framework were considered and approved by Council.


The Executive Mayor, Councillor Gift Van Staden thanked the Administration on behalf of Council for the hard work that they continue to do and the fact that the legislative documents required by the office of the Auditor General, which are to be submitted tomorrow, 30/8/2013 are ready for submission.


The Municipal Manager, Mr D Ngxanga called a personnel meeting immediately after the Council meeting to thank the staff for their contribution in ensuring that we deliver quality documents. For the 1st  time in many years the District Municipality compiled its Annual Financial Statements without the use of Consultants.


Council applauded the administration for striving towards achieving excellence.

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