Health Awareness Day


Environmental Health was invited to participate in the Healthy Life Style Focus week, a program initiated by the Department Health.For the sake of the program, Environmental Health focused on healthy lifestyles, with the emphasis on living in a healthy environment be it in homes, work places or a neighbourhood. Approximately 110 community members were reached during this campaign at the Sarah Struass Clinic in Rosedale.

Tips for staying healthy in your environment


  • Drink safe water.
  • Avoid raw and uncooked meats. Eat only thoroughly cooked meat products.
  • Avoid food that has been exposed to prolonged room temperature. Why is it important?
  • Seperation of cooked and raw foods.
  • Thorough hand washing and why?
  • Maintaining a cold chain. What is it?
  • Avoid food that is not prepared hygienically being it at home, a restaurant or at street vendors.
  • Street vendors selling meat/ food or take aways should be in possesion of a Certificate of Acceptability.
  • Avoiding domestic and wild animals that are behaving strangely.

Council Endorses Statutory Documents

During a Council meeting on the 31st January 2017, the Council of ZF Mgcawu District Municipality endorsed the Draft Annual Report 2015/2016. Council also approved the documents as listed below.

The Draft Annual Report is available on our Website as well as our offices at c/o Dr Nelson Mandela Drive & Upington 26 Ave. The next step in the process is that members of the public and stakeholders have until Friday, 24th February 2017 to submit their written representations on the annual report in terms of Section 127 (5)(a) of the Municipal Finance Management Act. All stakeholders are encouraged to fully participate in this process.

Documents approved by Council on 31st January 2017

  1. ZFM Draft Annual Report 2015-2016- Click to read/download
  2. Adjustment Budget 2016/17- Click to read/download
  3. Mid Term Assessment Report 20162017- Click to read/download
  4. SDBIP Reviewed 2016/17- Click to read/download


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