Executive4ADDRESS BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR, CLR T D NGWENYA OF THE EMAKHAZENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY AT THE OCCASSION OF INAUGURAL COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON THE 18TH AUGUST 2016   Click Here to Download Speech

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EMAKHAZENI THE PLACE TO VISIT AND RELAX

ADDRESS BY THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR, CLR T D NGWENYA OF THE EMAKHAZENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY AT THE OCCASSION OF GRADE 12 MOTIVATION HELD ON THE 13TH OCTOBER 2017, KHAYALAMI SECONDARY SCHOOL, EMAKHAZENI. read more

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WORLD MASTERS FLY FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 IN DULLSTROOM

ONE MORE LEGACY PROJECT BY EMAKHAZENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
BELFAST ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

World Fly Fishing
BEDC 2018

Above: Left to Right:- Hon. MMC Mthimunye, Hon. Exec Mayor, Cllr. T.D. Ngwenya, Cheryl (SA team) and Mr. Vekemans (from Belgium) international Inspector for the organising team

Honorable Executive Mayor of Emakhazeni Local Municipality, Cllr. T.D. Ngwenya on the 5th of February 2018, welcomed the international inspector from the organising team of the World Masters Fly Fishing Championship to discuss the possibility of Dullstroom being the first in Africa to can host the World Masters Fly Fishing Championship for the 2019 competition/championship. The event has a potential of bringing huge investment to the Dullstroom town and a long lasting post event impetus.

One of the first projects conceptualized by the visionary leader Hon. Cllr. T.D. Ngwenya when assuming office is the Belfast Enterprise Development Centre (BEDC) that will assist the SMMEs in the development of their businesses, on the 28th of February 2018 saw the grand opening of the Centre that was funded by the local EXXARO mine after acceding to the request of the Hon. Executive Mayor to build the centre.
The centre has currently accepted 17 SMMEs as the first phase of the project. The 17 SMMEs will be assisted in the business skills to ensure they can run sustainable businesses. To further assist the SMMEs the municipality through the decisive leadership of the Hon. Exec Mayor established a contractor development programme, where 17 SMMEs were developed from CIDB grade 1 and now moving to CIDB grade 3 in the current financial year. Some of the SMMEs have subcontracts valued over a million. The Executive Mayor has  been personally monitoring the programme and ensuring that 30% of all procurement is subcontracted.
The Executive Mayor has been encouraging all mines and industries to follow suit in the implementation of the 30% subcontracting in developing the Local economy.

Emakhazeni Local Municipality Strategic Planning Lekgotla

Lekgotla 01Emakhazeni Local Municipality, led by the Honorable Executive Mayor Cllr. T.D Ngwenya, engaged in yje annual strategic Lekgotla four day event from the 12-15 March 2018 in Sabie at Floreat Resort. This event is held collectively plan for the year ahead. The 2018 Lekgotla was the second one for the current council and included Councillors, Municipal Managers, Ward Committees, Labour Unions, and presentations from COGTA and Nkangala Risk Committee Chairperson. The Honorable Executive Mayor Cllr. T.D Ngwenya opened proceedings with welcoming the gathering to the Lekgotla and then continued as follows:

 

  • Economic transformation must be an integral part of the community.
  • Good service delivery should be a priority.
  • All commissions should plan according to community needs.

The Lekgotla was then divided into the following four commissions:

  • Finance
  • LED, EPWP, Transversal , Public Participation & Communication.
  • Corporate Services & Performance Management.
  • Infrastructure, Planning & Social Development.

These commissions were tasked to look into matters such as Vision & Mission, Core Values, Strategies / Objectives, Projects / Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan for 2018/2019 financial year. Key resolutions from the Lekgotla are as follows:

  • That the organisational restructuring will be implemented to ensure a proper allocation of human resources.
  • The Municipality acknowledges that it has the responsibility to inform all l stakeholders and residents, of identified issues, progress and results achieved as part of its mandate.
  • That in order to ensure effective community mobilisation, a vehicle will be procured for Public Participation Unit.
  • That the Contractor Development Programme be continued to ensure that all those in the database fully benefit from the programme.
  • That the Supply Chain Policy should be re-examined to suit local contractors.
  • That the amount totalling  more than R200 million be collected from all those with outstanding debts to the municipality.
  • That ruling party’s manifesto should be fully implemented as promised to the people.