At the launch are (from left) Nonhle Mkhulisi, Msunduzi Mayor Themba Njilo, uMgungundlovu District Municipality Mayor Thobekile Maphumulo and KwaZulu-Natal Athletics Club chairperson Sello Mokoena.PHOTO: lethiwe Makhanya
UMGUNGUNDLOVU District officially launched the 2018 KwaZulu-Natal South African Local Government Association (Salga) Games at Greater Edendale Mall on the 19th of October 2018.Salga Games takes place from December 7 to December 9. It involves 10 districts and one metro across the pro-vince.This year’s games have 15 sports codes, which include basket ball, netball, soccer and rugby. Nonhle Mkhulisi from Salga said they will not only be hosting games in Pietermaritzburg but will be also be celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Salga Games aim to develop local talent in different sports codes throughout KZN and was held at King Cetshwayo last year.“We are promoting social cohesion, human development and giving an opportunity to youngsters to show case their talents in sport. We want our youth to be involved in sport. We are expecting approximately 5 000 players for all the different codes coming from all over KZN,” she said.
“We find our great players through these games and this is where their talent is being recognised. We are urging the youth to take this opportunity and grab it with both hands because you can develop yourself through it,”
Mkhulisi said not only will Salga help those who are involved in sports, but also contribute in the economy of Pietermaritzburg people as a lot of people will be staying in the city until these games are finished. Her Worship the Mayor of uMgungundlovu District Municipality Cllr Thobekile Maphumulo said “ Salga games are very important as they bring together skills and local economic development”
Budget Strategic Planning Session
The Senior Administration and Leadership of uMgungundlovu District Municipality, got away from their offices and went out to the quiet area of Lidgeton, where even a cellphone networks are a problem, to chisel the 2018/19 Budget for the Municipality. The political leadership which included Exco, was led by Her Worship the Mayor Cllr.T.E Maphumulo, and Administration of Heads of departments and Managers was led by the Municipal Manager, Dr R. Ngcobo.
The budget was tabled at EXCO on the 25th of May 2018 and will be tabled at Full Council on the 31st of May 2018 for adoption.
Last week 26 May 2017, uMgungundlovu District joined millions of other Africans to celebrate Africa day. Africa Day, it presents an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better Africa for the world. Africa Day Celebrates the day when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU), was formed in 1963.
Inkosi Mkhize says Africa Day provides opportunity to reflect on the gains of the entire continent
Lethiwe Zondi & Nosipho Nene played their part
LIndiwe Gwala entertains staff as she perfors traditional dance
Mthunzi Dhladhla & Dimakatso Dikana
Nelisiwe Nyoka & Phila Khuluse
uMgungundlovu District Municipality Honorable Mayor Cllr T.E Maphumulo congratulates all the children who competed and those who won the championship in the KZN SALGA Games which was hosted by the uGu District Municipality from the 8th to the 12 of December where 11 districts competed for the number one spot in the 16 sports codes, Athletics, Basketball, boxing, chess which is the new kid on the block, cricket, dance, soccer, golf, indigenous games, karate, netball, rugby, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.
uMgungundlovu District Municipality received the 2nd overall position in the SALGA Games for the third time since 2014 and also bringing home three gold championships in Netball Males, Rugby Males, and Dance sports.
Honorable Cllr T.E Maphumulo congratulated all the children who have represented the District Municipality in the SALGA games, and thanked them for all their best efforts that they have invested in ensuring that the District stays in the 2nd position. Maphumulo added that as the District we wish all other District especially eThekwini Municipality for obtaining the first position in the overall position. This ensures that hard work does indeed pay. Parents should continue to support their children to play sports as this will keep them away from Drugs and other harmful pressures from the community
Umgeni Water conducted a planned maintenance shutdown in Midmar Waterworks on 22-23 November 2016. However Umgeni Water's main pipe that pumps water to all our customers burst and their technicians have been working to repair it. The repairs are envisaged to be finalized by 11H00 today. uMDM apologises for the inconvenience that will be caused. For more info call toll-free customer centre 0800864911
uMDM Mayor, Councillor Thobekile Maphumulo and the Executive Members urges everyone to vote for our own Idols top 2 contestant, Noma Khumalo:
TO VOTE: SMS 04 TO 37400 - caller line identity (CLI) must be switched on
Together we can help Noma WIN Idols, Season 12
Please note voting lines close on Thursday, 24 November 2016 @22:00.
uMDM EXCO together with the Infrastructure Committee together with Amakhosi today conducted a door to door campaign at kwaNguqa led by uMDM Mayor Maphumulo and Impendle Mayor Ndlela. The public engagement started off at Kikiza Primary School where local community gathered. Mayor Maphumulo reiterated the role of uMDM and ensuring that as the District we deliver water and sanitation programmes.
The door to door programme started off in Kikiza primary school in KwaNguqa
Mayor Maphumulo explained the recent demarcation of the area which now falls within Impendle and the District. The role for the Mayoral delegation is to visit the area and know the newly demarcated area and also know what socio-economic challenges saved by the public and to be able to mitigate and be able to implement projects that will assist the public with service delivery.
uMgungundlovu District Municipality hosts the uMgungundlovu Economic Development Agency Board Inauguration at Council Chamber.
The District economic Development Agencies is a key mechanism identified in the KZN Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PGDP)
I have NO doubt that as a collective we can tackle the triple challenges poverty, unemployment and inequality" says uMDM Mayor Maphumulo at the uMgungundlovu District OSS Relaunch currently taking place at City Hall in Msunduzi.
Focus on International Day of Disaster Reduction (13 October): uMDM working to develop early warning and response systems to help communities respond better to disasters
The United Nations (UN) Assembly designated October 13th as the International Day of Disaster Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness.
FORMER uMDM SPEAKER RE-ELECTED
A special Full Council was convened at uMgungundlovu District Municipality today (07 October 2016). This follows after Councillor Yusuf Bhamjee (former Speaker) was redeployed to the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday 04 October 2016.
At the Full Council, Councillor Edward Dladla was unanimously elected to be the District’s Speaker, while Councillor Dan Ndlela will take over the reins and become the Chief Whip.