18September2019

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ZFM doing its bit for Madiba

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality embarked on a number of activities where the Executive Mayor and the officials handed over blankets, food parcels, fruits & vegetables, party packs, spent time with children at Jogebed Care Centre, Little Angels Crèche and a cleaning project. The Executive Mayor of the District Municipality, Councillor Roy Olyn aims to reach out to many households, not only on Mandela Day, but also throughout the year.

 The staff of ZFM donated money, clothing and other accessories and delivered them to various points, including Jogebed Care Centre and Little Angels Crèche. The staff under the leadership of their respective Directors were determined to do their bit in helping the needy.

1. Mandela Day

The District, in conjunction with Dawid Kruiper Municipality and Government Departments participated in a number of activities on day two of the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations to highlight the significance and importance of this month. The Mier area was visited and both the Executive Mayor of ZF Mgcawu District, Roy Olyn and Executive Mayor of Dawid Kruiper, Michael Segede, made resolutions and commitments of a revisit to the area.

On the day, school shoes and sanitary towels were donated to Philandersbron & Loubos Primary Schools. A house was painted and a bed donated at a house in Groot Mier. The Executive Mayors, Cllr Olyn and Cllr Segede made a resolution that they would revisit the house due to the circumstances at the homestead.

In his speech, Cllr Olyn said that Mandela Day is a global call for action that celebrates the idea that every individual has the power to transform the world.


2. Mandela Day


1. MAYOR OLYN

ZFM Elects New Executive Mayor

During a Council meeting held on the 30th May 2019, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council elected its new Executive Mayor.

Following the resignation of the former Executive Mayor Cllr Abraham Vosloo, a vacancy occurred in this regard.

 

In terms of Section 55 (2) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, a vacancy in the office of the executive mayor must be filled when necessary and as such Council was obligated to elect an Executive Mayor as a matter of urgency.A formal nomination process took place and the incumbent, Councillor Jan Johannes Jacobus Olyn was elected Executive Mayor unopposed.

As his first order of business, Cllr Olyn tabled the Annual Budget to Council in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act. The Executive Mayor highlighted some concerns in terms of funded budgets for municipalities, “I am concerned about the trend of shrinking government income and as you know our disadvantage as the Northern Cape is that we are the biggest Province with the least population and this hugely affects the allocations we receive both on Provincial and Local Government level,” he said

Councillor Olyn brings with him a wealth of experience in Local Government having served previously as the Mayor of Kai Garib and has acted in various capacities including being the Speaker and Executive Mayor of the District Municipality. The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality wishes to congratulate the newly elected Executive Mayor Cllr JJJ Olyn and trusts he will lead the District to higher heights.

The Former Executive Mayor, the Honourable MEC for Roads and Public Works, MEC Vosloo graced the District with his presence to officially hand over the reigns to the new incumbent.

 3. COUNCILLORS 

    2. OLYN VOSSIE 

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Draft Budget/Draft IDP/Oversight Report

Oversight Advert

Council adopts Oversight Report 2017/2018

In accordance with Section 129 (1) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, the Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality approved the Annual Report and Oversight Report 2017/2018 at its Council meeting held on the 28th March 2019. At this meeting, Council adopted both the Oversight Report 2017/2018 and the Annual Report 2017/2018 without reservations.

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