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Council Endorses Draft Annual Report 2017/2018

During a Council meeting held on the 31st January 2019, the Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality endorsed the Draft Annual Report for the 2017/2018 financial year. On the day Council further adopted the Reviewed Budget of the Municipality as well as the Mid Term Performance Report in terms of Section 72 of the Municipal Finance Management Act.

In terms of Section 127 (5) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, “immediately after tabling the annual report, the Accounting Officer of the Municipality must make public the annual report and invite the local community to submit representations in connection with the annual report”

 The Draft Annual Report 2017/2018 is available on our website as well as our offices at c/o Dr Nelson Mandela Driveway & Upington 26 Driveway.

The next step in the process is that members of the public and all stakeholders have until Friday, 22nd February 2019 to submit their written representations on the annual report in terms of Section 127 (5)(a) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, upon which Council will sit in March 2019 and either (1) Adopt the report with or without reservations; (2) Reject the report or (3) Refer the report back for revision. All stakeholders are encouraged to fully participate in this process.

 The Draft Annual Report 2017/2018 with its attachments can be found as follows:


The Section 72 Mid-Term Assessment Report was also approved by Council and can be found below:


ZFM holds last Council Meeting 2018

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality held its last Council Meeting for the 2018 calendar year at the end of November 2018. As is the custom the meeting was opened with scripture reading by one of the local clergymen, who encouraged the Council to have faith in God.

The Council welcomed two new Councillors who were sworn in, namely; Cllr Paulus Mgcera of the African National Congress (ANC) and Cllr Alister Davids of the Save Tsantsabane Coalition (STC); these Councillors were sworn in to fill the vacancies that were left by amongst others the passing away of Cllr Hazel Mothibi.

Awards 1

Although the Council Meeting took care of its business of the day, there was time made for the Political Parties to convey their Christmas wishes and wished each other a prosperous new year.

On the agenda of the day were also the long service certificates to staff members who have been in the employ of the Council for a period between 10-30 years. The Executive Mayor, Cllr Abraham Vosloo thanked all these employees, especially Mrs Elizabeth Sterrenberg who has worked for the Council for well over 25years and is now going on pension.

Awards 2

The Executive Mayor, Cllr Abraham Vosloo said in his speech, “that your attitude determines your altitude, and both the staff and Council of ZFM have a positive attitude towards the work they do and their individual roles they play”. The Executive Mayor made this remark in reference to the recently received award from SALGA for achieving a clean audit for the 2016/2017 financial year. The District Municipality further received an award from SALGA at the recently held Provincial Members Assembly for “Improved Provision of Municipal Health Services” in the province.

“Hard work and commitment are the order of the day here at ZFM and we wish to thank you for your loyalty and dedication over the last year,” said the Executive Mayor in his final remarks.


Performance Rewarded at ZFM

Since 2010, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has implemented a Performance Management System, which is being reviewed annually and approved by the Council. With this system, staff are evaluated quarterly on the basis of their individual performance plans. The performance plans are developed according to the job descriptions of employees and they are evaluated based on the indicators set out.

On an annual basis, the employees of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality are rewarded for the performance delivered during a specific financial year. This event takes place in the presence of the Executive Mayor and Municipal Manager. During October 2018 the same principle was followed and employees were rewarded for outstanding work for the 2017/2018 financial year.

The Acting Executive Mayor, Councillor Mpho Mashila, praised all employees who received performance rewards. "I'm proud to be part of this winning team. Your dedication and collective hard work as a team has led us to have a clean audit for the 2017/2018 financial year, not only in the District but also in the entire Province. So the Council is very proud of the work you do, "she said.

One of the objectives of the Performance Management Framework is the creation of a municipality's performance culture among all officials, including recognition of outstanding performance and the reduction and correction of poor performance.

Councillor Mashila emphasized in her speech to the staff that the institution is making progress to ensure that it is financially viable and sustainable but that this goal can only be achieved by the hard work of its staff. The acting Executive Mayor commented on the role that the District Municipality should play in terms of legislation and building the capacity of Local Municipalities, more so in areas such as town planning, IT, Internal Audit and financial viability.


"Thank you to the acting Municipal Manager and the Directors for their leadership but, above all, thank you to the workers who does the physical work to bring about the sustainability of a clean audit," concluded Rdl Mashila.

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality wishes to congratulate the staff who earned the "Employee of the Year" awards for their unselfish service to ensure quality services are rendered.

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