Welcome to uThungulu
WHISTLEBLOWERS HOTLINE: CALL 0800 86 46 53 TO REPORT FRAUD AND CORRUPTION
INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS: VIEW DISTRICT IGR CALENDAR
FINAL BUDGET 2014/2015 CAN BE VIEWED UNDER THE FINANCE:/APPROVED BUDGET TAB
New Water Supply Bylaws: Click on Bylaws & Policies
UTHUNGULU 42.2KM MARATHON SUNDAY 05 OCTOBER 2014
Enter now! Includes 10KM run and 5Km fun run/walk. Start: Mzingazi & Finish: Richards Bay sports complex.
For info contact: Mr T Mchunu: 0836888150.
KZN TOP BUSINESS AWARD
uThungulu District Municipality won the KZN TOP BUSINESS AWARD on 26 August 2014 in the Municipal category for being the most proactive district municipality based on current and active project success in promoting socio economic growth in its region. Pictured here are: Exco member Cllr Thamsanqa Gcabashe; CFO Cheryl Reddy; Exco member Cllr Ivan Naidoo; Mayor Thembeka Mchunu; Municipal Manager Mandla Nkosi; Speaker Alice Mthembu and Exco members Cllr Bhekisisa Mthethwa and Cllr Sinqobile Zungu
BEST RUN DISTRICT
uThungulu District Municipality was awarded the KZN Premier's Service Excellence Award for the Best Run District Municipality at a glittering awards ceremony on 24 July 2014 in Durban. The award is a milestone achievement recognising the sterling effort of the District Council and officials to maintain a record of service delivery excellence and good governance within the acceptable parameters of local government legislation. Pictured above are: KZN Premier Mr ES Mchunu, The Director-General of KwaZulu-Natal Mr. Nhlanhla Ngidi, District Mayor Cllr TVB Mchunu and Municipal Manager Mr MH Nkosi.
MANDELA DAY: WORKING TOGETHER FOR A CLEANER DISTRICT
STATE OF THE DISTRICT ADDRESS 2014
The State of the District Address 2014 took place on 28 June 2014 at Mkhindini Sportsfield, Ward 5, Mthonjaneni Municipality. The District Mayor, Cllr TVB Mchunu presented the State of the District Address to communities who were transported from all six local municipalities in the uThungulu District. The event also launched the 20 Years of Freedom booklet compiled by uThungulu to highlight the achievements of the past two decades.
DISTRICT FRESH PRODUCE MARKET LAUNCH
The official launch of the uThungulu Fresh Produce Market was a grand occasion presided over by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma on 06 May 2014. The event was the culmination of months of hard work to prepare the farmers for production, establish the Pre-Market and secure a market for the sale of the produce. Since the inception of the uThungulu District Fresh Produce Market, concept/project initiative the District has finalized the establishment of the Entity and this has been registered as uThungulu Fresh Produce Market (Pty) Ltd. uThungulu District Municipality has established the interim market to provide market access to the farmers and sufficient supply to consumers alike. President Zuma praised the District Mayor for the initiative and was impressed with the quality of the fresh produce, all of which has been sourced from farms in our local municipalities. The event was widely attended by stakeholders from the government and business sectors.
MIDDLEDRIFT WATER TREATMENT WORKS OPENING
The Middledrift Water Treatment works was officially opened by Minister Edna Molewa on 08 April 2014 at Nkandla. In the picture above the tap is opened to symbolise the launch of the reticulation at Middledrift. From left: Deputy Minister of Energy Barbara Thompson, District Mayor Thembeka Mchunu, KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu, Minister of Water Affairs Mrs Edna Molewa, Inkosi B Mthethwa and Umlalazi Mayor Cllr TB Zulu.
AMAKHOSI JOIN DISTRICT COUNCIL
District Traditional Leaders were officially inducted into the uThungulu District Council recently. Present at the inauguration were: (back) Inkosi M.M Mkhwanazi; Inkosi Z.D Mpungose; Inkosi M.T Nxamalala; Inkosi B.S Mthembu; Inkosi B.S Shezi. Front: Former uThungulu Speaker Musa Mzimela; District Mayor Thembeka Mchunu; Magistrate B Ntshangase; Head of District House of Traditional Leaders Inkosi V.T Dube and Deputy Mayor Thulani Mashaba
It was a month for great celebration when uThungulu and its entities were given Clean Audits for the 2012/2013 financial year. The Auditor-General handed over the audit reports for the past financial year at a function in Pietermaritzburg and the report was a wonderful conclusion to a year characterised by hard work and dedication. First Lady of KZN, Mayor TVB Mchunu, thanked Management and staff for their efforts and urged them to continue on the same track to maintain the status going forward. The Office of the Auditor-General also praised uThungulu for attaining this achievement and being only one of seven municipalities in the province to do so. Of further pride to the district is that two of our local municipalities, ie. the City of uMhlathuze and Ntambanana Municipality, also achieved clean audits. All other local municipalities in the uThungulu family received unqualified audit reports.
BEST DISTRICT IN KZN
The District IDP roadshows are taking place as follows:
- Amakhosi Roadshow: 11 October 2013
- Mfolozi Municipality: 16 October 2013 - Fuyeni
- uMhlathuze - 22 October 2013 - Mandlazini Hall - 15h00
- Ntambanana - 24 October 2013 Ntuzuma Hall - 10h00
- uMlalazi - 29 October 2013 Gingindlovu Hall - 11h00
- Mthonjaneni - 05 November 2013 - KwaMagwaza sportsfield - 10h00
- Nkandla – 06 November 2013 - venue to be confirmed
LAUNCH OF GREATER MTHONJANENI WATER PROJECT
The Minister of Water Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa officially opened the uThungulu District Municipality’s largest regional bulk water scheme on Saturday 24 August 2013.
The Greater Mthonjaneni bulk water project services parts of uMlalazi, Mthonjaneni and Ntambanana local municipalities. The project is aimed at eradicating water backlogs of 30%. The event took place at Ward 3 in Mthonjaneni and was officiated by the Hon Minister Molewa; District Mayor Cllr TVB Mchunu; Mthonjaneni Mayor Cllr Shadile Ndlangamandla; Umlalazi Mayor Cllr TB Zulu; District Speaker Cllr ME Mzimela; Umlalazi Speaker Cllr EN Mtshali; Nkosi Mpungose and Nkosi Zulu and the Hon Lydia Johnson.
An economically viable district with effective infrastructure that supports job creation through economic growth, rural development and promotion of our heritage
To create a prosperous district through:
- Rural development, agrarian reform and food security,
- Creating economic growth and decent job opportunities,
- Fighting crime and corruption,
- Promoting quality education for all,
- Improving the quality of health,
- Community participation, nation building and good governance.
BUDGET & IDP ROADSHOWS APRIL/MAY 2013
The District Budget and IDP Roadshows took place as follows:
- Mfolozi Municiplaity: 11 April 2013 at Zonza Hall
- uMhlathuze Municipality: 11 April 2013 at Richards Bay Civic Centre
- Ntambanana unicipality: 23 April 2013 at Buchanana Indoor Sports Centre
- Umlalazi Municipality: 25 April 2013 at Ward 4, Maphalala
- Amakhosi Roadshow: 26 April 2013 at uMhlathuze Civic Centre
- Mthonjaneni Municipality: 30 April 2013 285 - Ndundulu Hall
- Nkandla Municipality: 7 May 2013 286 - Nkandla: Ward 12, Pholela
Two water projects were also launched during the roadshows: Mhlana-Somopho Phase 3C at Mfolozi & Middledrift SSA5 at Umlalaz