In his announcement of the class of 2017 matric results Honourable MEC of Education Mthandeni Dlungwana hailed the district for its 81.51% pass rate making uMgungundlovu the highest performance District in 2017. In continuation of this benchmark the Mayor wishes the class of 2018 all the best in the first quarter tests and urges them to work hard and study daily in order to exceed the 81.51% already set by the class of 2017. Turning to the parents her Worship the Mayor urges Parents to provide the necessary support and assistance required by the pupils to make their work better and to help them deal with the stress and pressure associated with being in matric. The Educators are the corner stone of our education system we acknowledge their hard work and dedication in shaping the minds of our future generation. Working together we can achieve any goal set for us.
Water is a precious commodity and is central to our very existence. We have seen the drought and experienced life without water to realise that we must think of the future and save this precious germ which we depend with our life. As we launch the Save water, Save life campaign we call on all citizens of the district and the Country at large to join us in educating our people about saving water and its value towards our future. The district has taken huge strides towards ensuring that every home has a tap and closing the gap caused by our horrific pass which left millions without access to clean water. The Mayor affirms Councils goal to ensure that there is access to clean drinkable water for all by 2030 and urges those who have access to water to use it wisely.
The Honourable thanks all the voters who came out to address the voters role in order to close the gap on the 40 000 plus voters who do not have correct addresses on the voters role. She also encourages every citizen of voting age to ensure that they are registered to vote so that they can exercise their rights in the 2019 elections to elect a Government of their chose that will continue to lead us towards achieving the goals of our freedom. The Mayor urges voters to use the various platforms made available by IEC to check their status and t also visit the IEC office in the nearest Office. More information can be obtained by IEC or by visiting the Municipality.
The newly appointed Municipal Manager of the largest District Municipality in the Province of Kwazulu-Natal has been given a task to unite the seven Local Municipalities to form one metro by the next local government elections in 2021. Dr Ray Ngcobo has established a special unit under his office that ill drive the metro status. Msunduzi Local Municipality is not only the second economic hub of the Provinces but is the Capital City as well. The Mayor is confident that establishments of the metro will be beneficial for all the citizens in the district as well as the Province.
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.