Council Meeting 29.03.2021 - Copy


During a Council meeting held on the 29th of March 2021, the Office of the Auditor-General confirmed that the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality obtained its 7th clean audit for the 2019/2020 financial year.

The Auditor-General after examination of the municipality’s financial statements concluded that the financial statements reflect the true financial position of the municipality and that the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the acceptable accounting principles and relevant legislation.The Executive Mayor of the ZFM District Municipality, Mr Paulus Mgcera could not hold back his pride, "It is an immensely proud moment for me that ZF Mgcawu District Municipality has obtained a clean audit for the 7th time for the 2019/2020 financial year. I would like to congratulate the senior management and the entire workforce on this clean audit”, he said.


The Council and the Administration of the Municipality worked hand in hand to obtain this achievement and this was done through the implementation of previous years audit findings and the Audit Recovery Plan and also close cooperation with the Office of the Auditor-General to ensure that certain goals and objectives are met. All the Councillors expressed their deep gratitude for this achievement but more importantly thanked the personnel for their dedication, hard work and professional behaviour during the period of the audit which resulted in the Clean Audit.

Mr Mgcera also mentioned that respect for the law in the management of the District Municipality, the oversight role of the Council to ensure that the budget and performance goals are properly achieved and that there is consequence management for non-performance. "We ensured that the basic principles of accountability, strong internal control measures and good governance are in place, and that resulted in this clean audit,” he said. At the same Council meeting, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality swore in Ms Katrina Esau as a Councillor of the District Municipality as prescribed in item 11 of Schedule 2 of the Municipal Structures Act, 1998 thus filling the vacancy of a Councillor who ceased to hold office.

Minister Dlamini Zuma’s Statement on the Covid-19 Alert Level 1 Amended Regulations-30.03.2021

Following the decision of Cabinet, and upon recommendation of the Minister of Health, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs(COGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma designated under section 3 and 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), has gazetted amendments to directions relating to alert level 1.

Communities, Industries, businesses and entities, both private and in the public sector, must operate within the Alert Level 1 regulations as amended and gazetted. Every person is obliged to observe curfew time from 00H00 until 04H00 daily unless a person has a permit. It is important to note that even as the country remains at Alert level 1 during the Easter period, government urges everyone to be extremely cautious and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from possible COVID-19 infections. Government further implores people to observe and adhere to all the non-pharmaceutical interventions in an effort to mitigate against the possibility of a resurgence.

Attendance of funerals is limited to 100 persons. All people attending gatherings including faith-based ones, should endeavour to limit exposure to COVID-19 by adhering to all protocols and regulations. These gatherings are restricted to a total number of 250 people indoors and 500 outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue may be used.

Congregants are urged not to gather outside their usual places of worship, and people must go home and not sleepover after services. With respect to other gatherings, these will also be restricted to a maximum number of 250 people indoors and 500 outdoors. Where the venue is too small to accommodate these numbers with appropriate social distancing, then no more than 50 per cent of the capacity of the venue may be used. Even though provisions have been made for gatherings, we however urge all South Africans, if possible to avoid gatherings, especially vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and those with co-morbidities. The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption will be prohibited for the Easter period, Friday to Monday. Minister Dlamini Zuma calls on citizens to remain cautious, vigilant and safe. We wish every person a blessed Easter.

You can download the full gazette:

Amended Level 1 Regulations 30.03.2021

Level 1-30.03.2021-Website

SA remains on Alert Level 1


President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Tuesday 30 March 2021 on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The address follows meetings in recent days of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) and Cabinet.

As South Africa rolls out its national COVID-19 vaccination programme, government and social partners are continuously monitoring infection, treatment and patient recovery rates, as well as compliance with health regulations and other prevention measures.

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ON 30 MARCH 2021-Click here to read/download

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