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15 April 2024

Stakeholder Engagement Meeting

A stakeholder high level engagement meeting was held between UMDM and uMgeni-uThukela Water today. The District Mayor Cllr Mzi Zuma led the delegation comprised of the Speaker Cllr N Gabela, Council Whip Cllr S Majozi, Acting Municipal Manager Dr X Muthwa, HOD Technical Services Mr J Dlamini and CFO Mr V Kunene. The Mayor outlined the purpose of the engagement , which was for the UMDM leader...
Launch of Services on Privately Owned Land Policy
04 March 2024

Launch of Services on Privately Owned Land Policy

On the 1st of March 2024, the Minister of Water and Sanitation Honourable Senzo Mchunu, accompanied by Hon MEC for CoGTA Ms Bongi Sithole Moloi, District Mayor Cllr Mzi Zuma, Msunduzi Mayor, Cllr Mzi Thebolla, uMshwathi Mayor Cllr Mandla Zondi, Amakhosi, Board members of UMngeni/ uThukela Water and officials from various departments and Municipalities, launched the Services on Privately owned land policy. This historic event was held for the first time in the country at Cool Air sports field, uMshwathi in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality. The next stop will be Limpopo and all other provinces will follow until the whole country has been covered. The policy that the Minister was here to launch, is a culmination of the work done in 2011 when the Department developed a draft water and sanitation services policy on privately owned land. This policy development was in response to the 2017 Court Case of Mshengu vs uMsunduzi, uMshwathi Local Municipalities, uMgungundlovu District Municipality and others, including DWS as the sixth respondent. On the 29 July 2019, the court declared that the Municipalities failure to provide farm occupiers and labour tenants who are residing within its areas of jurisdiction with access to basic sanitation, sufficient water and refuse collection services is inconsistent with the constitution of South Africa. • The court also directed the Municipality to comply with Regulation 3 of the Regulation relating to Compulsory National Standards and Measures to Conserve Water by: • Installing enough water use connections to supply a minimum amount of portable water of 25liters per person per day, or 6kl kilolitres per household per month to farm occupiers and labour tenants residing within its area of jurisdiction. • Ensuring that the water use connection supply water at a minimum flow of not less than 10 litres per minute and • Ensuring that the water user connections supplied are within 200 meters of the farm occupiers’ households. • The court also ordered the Municipality was also directed to provide farm occupiers and labour tenants with access basic sanitation by installing Ventilated Improved Pit toilets (“VIP toilets”) • Furthermore, the court ordered the Municipality to priorities the rights of farm occupiers and labour tenants in its integrated development plans. The Minister and his entourage paid a visit to the home of Mr Zabalaza Mshengu, who together with Ms Thab’sile Ngema and AFRA, took government to court over lack of provisions of basic services like water and sanitation. This was mainly as a result of owners of private land, especially farms, refusing municipalities access to their properties to lay infrastructure to bring services to the people. The entourage then proceeded to the Windyhill farm to see the borehole project that was brought by UMDM to provide water to the farm dwellers. Addressing the people there, UMDM Mayor, Cllr Mzi Zuma said to the farm dwellers who were there, “ We are happy that you now have clean running water here, but this is not the end. We want to ensure that each household has water inside their yard, and we are working on that. We are also aware that there is a shortage of toilets, which forces households to share toilets. We have finished with our planning regarding that. We will start building toiles for each household this month. “ said Nxamalala to ululations and whistles of joy and approval. When the Minister addressed the masses from the farms who were in attendance, he said,” The policy that we are launching today, was developed through extensive collaboration with stakeholders, experts and the affected communities. It underscores the dedication of the South African government’s commitment to an inclusive, efficient and environmentally responsible approach. It outlines guidelines that foster partnerships between government agencies, local authorities, private land owners, and service providers. Our shared responsibility is to ensure that every individual, no matter where they call home, can exercise their basic human right to access clean water and adequate sanitation.” He emphasised that any one who denies the Municipality access to their land to provide services to the people living in that property, will be breaking the law.
General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill
07 February 2024

General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill

Provincial Public Participation Hearings General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill
UMDM Mayor Mzi Zuma Distributes School Uniforms to Pietermaritzburg Students
01 February 2024

UMDM Mayor Mzi Zuma Distributes School Uniforms to Pietermaritzburg Students

Today, UMDM Mayor Cllr Mzi Zuma was out and about putting smiles on the faces of learners and parents alike at two schools in the City of Pietermaritzburg today. This happened when the Mayor, together with SASSA officials visited Open Gate school for learners with special needs, as well as Shri Vishnu primary school to hand over 78 and 70 school uniforms respectively. This was a very joyful day for the students and parents who burst out in song in celebration of this wonderful gesture. In his address at both schools before handing out the uniforms, the Mayor said, "In 2009, as government we took a decision to make education an Apex priority of government. This meant that education would get very special attention from all departments to provide all kinds of necessary support. We are here today because SASSA is providing support to needy children" said Nxamalala. The Mayor emphasized the importance of role players who form a triangle in children's education, to work hard in playing their part, and the role players being Parents, Educators and Learners. "We have to make sure that learners get education uninterrupted. When children are educated, not only do they make their lives better, but those of their families too. They then become able to have things they may have never had before, which make their lives better." added Nxamalala. The uniform packs contained ( for the girl children) two uniforms, track suit, a jersey, three pairs of socks, two shirts, a tie, three pairs of socks, a set of three underwears and a pair of quality school shoes. Each pack cost about R 2 600. For the boys, the packs had two pants, two shirts, two vests, three pairs of socks, a track suit, a jersey, a tie, a set of three underwears and a pair of school shoes, the value of which was about R2 300 each.
Infrastructure Portfolio Committee Meeting and Project Oversight  Visit by Mayor and EXCO at uMshwathi Local Municipality on 15/11/2023
22 November 2023

Infrastructure Portfolio Committee Meeting and Project Oversight Visit by Mayor and EXCO at uMshwathi Local Municipality on 15/11/2023

District Mayor Cllr Mzi Zuma, and Chairperson of the Committee Duputy mayor Cllr AS Dlamini Mabaso, had this to say.
Meeting between UMngeni Water and UMDM leadership  and partner
20 July 2023

Meeting between UMngeni Water and UMDM leadership and partner

uMgungundlovu District Municipality Political and Administrative Leadership together with Umgeni Water Management, held a meeting on Tuesday the 14th of March 2023 at the uMgeni Water Offices in Pietermaritzburg. The uMDM leadership was led by the Mayor of UMDM Cllr Mzi Zuma, the Speaker Cllr Nonhlanhla Gabela, Council Whip, Cllr Scelo Majozi, Acting Municipal Manager Mrs Nosipho Mkhize and Chief Financial Officer of the District, Mr Sipho Ndabandaba.The Stakeholder Engagement meeting was based on developments that have occurred in water projects in Mphophomeni, the N3 Corridor, Vulindlela, Mpofana as well as other places that are within the jurisdiction of uMgungundlovu District.
uMgungundlovu District Municipality and Santam Partnership
30 March 2023

uMgungundlovu District Municipality and Santam Partnership

uMgungundlovu District Municipality and Santam, a well renowned financial institution, today signed a Public Private Partnership on Fire and Disaster management Services. The UMDM delegation which was led by the Mayor, Cllr Mzi Zuma, comprised of the Deputy Mayor Cllr Sibongile Dlamini Mabaso, Chairperson of the Community Services Portfolio Committee, Cllr Sphe Zungu, Exco member Cllr Sibongile Mkhize, Councillors who are members of the portfolio Committee, Acting MM Ms Nosipho Mkhize and Acting HOD for Community Services, Dr Xolani Muthwa. The delegation of Santam was led by Senior Managers Mr Khoza and Dr Khangale. This Memorandum of Agreement that was signed today, marked a three year partnership between the two parties, which kicked off with fire services and disaster management equipment to the value of about a million rand, delivered to the District Municipality Santam will also be assisting with programmes to capacitate the disaster management unit to be able to deal effectively with floods, as the District is prone to floods, as well as climate change management programmes to assist the municipality in coping with demands of managing eventualities that occur as a result of climate change. In his address, Dr Khangale said they have worked with 82 Municipalities throughout the country, and last year they signed an MOA with eThekwini Municipality. He said "we are very encouraged by the cooperation that we are getting politically and administratively in this municipality. We are looking forward to a very successful partnership"In his address , the Mayor expressed his excitement about this partnership saying, "you know, it is one thing talking about Public Private Partnership, and many people can tell you so much from reading about it, but they have no experience of it, they have never touched it. Here we are experiencing Public Private partnership in action" He emphasized that this partnership will benefit all municipalities within the District, including Msunduzi, much to the delight of the leadership of Local Municipalities who were present. "Our District is mostly rural, and through this partnership, people in these rural areas will experience services that are up there in terms of quality", concluded Nxamalala.In his address , the Mayor expressed his excitement about this partnership saying, "you know, it is one thing talking about Public Private Partnership, and many people can tell you so much from reading about it, but they have no experience of it, they have never touched it. Here we are experiencing Public Private partnership in action" He emphasized that this partnership will benefit all municipalities within the District, including Msunduzi, much to the delight of the leadership of Local Municipalities who were present. "Our District is mostly rural, and through this partnership, people in these rural areas will experience services that are up there in terms of quality", concluded Nxamalala.The event was concluded with a demonstration by Fire Services using the new equipment that they had received from SantamSantam Insurance
Meeting between UMngeni Water and UMDM leadership
22 March 2023

Meeting between UMngeni Water and UMDM leadership

uMgungundlovu District Municipality Political and Administrative Leadership together with Umgeni Water Management, held a meeting on Tuesday the 14th of March 2023 at the uMgeni Water Offices in Pietermaritzburg. The uMDM leadership was led by the Mayor of UMDM Cllr Mzi Zuma, the Speaker Cllr Nonhlanhla Gabela, Council Whip, Cllr Scelo Majozi, Acting Municipal Manager Mrs Nosipho Mkhize and Chief Financial Officer of the District, Mr Sipho Ndabandaba. The Stakeholder Engagement meeting was based on developments that have occurred in water projects in Mphophomeni, the N3 Corridor, Vulindlela, Mpofana as well as other places that are within the jurisdiction of uMgungundlovu District. The Mpofana bulk water supply project from Spring growth to Mooi River reservoir, that services the Bruntville area ,has been completed except the disinfecting part that has to take place. The District Mayor expressed how relieved they are as a District , to hear that there is progress on the project in Greater Mpofana, saying on how huge and significant this accomplishment is for the Municipality. The project in Impofana consists of The Construction of the Rosseta Water Treatment Plant and Bruntville Pipeline. "As a District we are jubilant about the developments in all these projects, particularly the Vulindlela bulk water supply project, as it will create more job opportunities for Mpompomeni residents and neighboring areas (Haza,Chief, Nguga etc) and also increase the volume of water supply in these areas, " said councilor Mzi Zuma. Nxamalala added that there is a potential shareholder that will give a funding of R2, 2billion in commercial development to build waste water treatment plant in Hilton. His worship expressed how important it is to follow the President's utterance, which is attending to community's basic needs, that includes the continuous supply of clean water and electricity to all citizens of this country, which he mentioned in his State of the Nation Address. In closing, regarding projects that haven't had progress the Mayor expressed, “We should avoid everything that puts us at a coalition cost with our communities, as it is important for us as leaders to deliver exactly what they were promised the previous year.”.
District Schools Excellence Awards-Matric 2022
22 March 2023

District Schools Excellence Awards-Matric 2022

UMgungundlovu District Municipality in partnership with The Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council and South African Youth Council today held an awards ceremony for matrics, class of 2022 on 16 March 2022. The Schools Excellence Awards Ceremony for National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2022 was held at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg under UMsunduzi Local Municipality, with the appearances of Government Dignitaries both from different Departments in the Province, District and Local Municipalities including Mayor of UMsunduzi Local Municipality Mzi Thebolla and Mayor of the District Mzi Zuma, NPO's and Unions from the Department of Education, as well as other Government Departments Church Organizations, as well as Business Associates and Sponsors of the event :The Department of Treasury, UMsunduzi Local Municipality, Umngeni Water, Khayelihle Funeral Services, Community Chest, Shuter & Shooters, SHF Living, and Business Systems. The audience in this event enjoyed beautiful music from the Pietermaritzburg Girls High School music band, together with addresses from above mentioned Dignitaries and special guests. Cllr Mzi Zuma's address highlighted the importance of working together as a community to ensure we have proper systems of Education to enhance quality Education and Economic development. The Mayor continued to wish the District's Education success and congratulated all stakeholders involved in improving results saying: "Something very good has happened in our District which is the improvement of the results. We are quite pleased with the improvements of 7,6% as this is a huge success and huge improvement. We give a huge round of applause to everyone who have contributed to this. Especially the quality of the results, with 52 % Bachelor Passes, especially in disadvantaged communities and the improvement in subjects like Mathematics and Science. Nxamamalala said the community, parents, leaners and organizations including leaders must continue to do what they do best and play a huge role in supporting and protecting our education to ensure that there is a continuation of good results and success in the District, Province and the country. Nxamamalala said it is glorious to see that the partnership with the above stakeholders has come to such a success, saying that the focus is to ensure that all our children/leaners are off the streets and receive the necessary help that they should be getting. Saying :"We have a commitment to assist learners together with these partners especially assisting leaners get to University and assist them with their basic needs as they enter these Institutions. In conclusion the Mayor congratulated the learners on the resounding results that was achieved by the class of 2022. The recipients included teachers and leaners from Pietermaritzburg Girls High, EMzamnweni Secondary, eMkhabeya Secondary School, Maritzburg College, Mnconjwana High, Howick High School , Masijabule High School, uMthoqotho High School aswell as other schools. The school that optained the most Distinctions at quartile two is Pmb Girls High, with 530 Distinctions and Mnconjwana High School with 288 Distinctions. UMgungundlovu District Municipality would like to congratulate all stakeholders involved in producing quality results for the 2022 and Thank all Sponsors who made this event a success.
Mpolweni Water Parks Visit
13 February 2023

Mpolweni Water Parks Visit

The committee that was led by the deputy mayor of Mgungundlovu District Municipality councilor S Dlamini Mabaso, had visited the water parks at Mpolweni area in the 10th section under the municipality of Mshwathi Municipality. Those background checks will be able to feed up to 5 500 people. One of these intersections will be divided into double, will have community tapes and one that will feed the rural tapes. These tanks are expected to start working at the end of the financial year (2023 financial year). Members of the community are encouraged to sign up for the indigent program, which is a program for the poor.
04 March 2024

Launch of Services on Privately Owned Land Policy

On the 1st of March 2024, the Minister of Water and Sanitation Honourable Senzo Mchunu, accompanied by Hon MEC for CoGTA Ms Bongi Sithole Moloi, District Mayor Cllr Mzi Zuma, Msunduzi Mayor, Cllr Mzi Thebolla, uMshwathi Mayor Cllr Mandla Zondi, Amakhosi, Board members of UMngeni/ uThukela Water and officials from various departments and Municipalities, launched the Services on Privately owned land policy. This historic event was held for the first time in the country at Cool Air sports field, uMshwathi in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality. The next stop will be Limpopo and all other provinces will follow until the whole country has been covered. The policy that the Minister was here to launch, is a culmination of the work done in 2011 when the Department developed a draft water and sanitation services policy on privately owned land. This policy development was in response to the 2017 Court Case of Mshengu vs uMsunduzi, uMshwathi Local Municipalities, uMgungundlovu District Municipality and others, including DWS as the sixth respondent. On the 29 July 2019, the court declared that the Municipalities failure to provide farm occupiers and labour tenants who are residing within its areas of jurisdiction with access to basic sanitation, sufficient water and refuse collection services is inconsistent with the constitution of South Africa. • The court also directed the Municipality to comply with Regulation 3 of the Regulation relating to Compulsory National Standards and Measures to Conserve Water by: • Installing enough water use connections to supply a minimum amount of portable water of 25liters per person per day, or 6kl kilolitres per household per month to farm occupiers and labour tenants residing within its area of jurisdiction. • Ensuring that the water use connection supply water at a minimum flow of not less than 10 litres per minute and • Ensuring that the water user connections supplied are within 200 meters of the farm occupiers’ households. • The court also ordered the Municipality was also directed to provide farm occupiers and labour tenants with access basic sanitation by installing Ventilated Improved Pit toilets (“VIP toilets”) • Furthermore, the court ordered the Municipality to priorities the rights of farm occupiers and labour tenants in its integrated development plans. The Minister and his entourage paid a visit to the home of Mr Zabalaza Mshengu, who together with Ms Thab’sile Ngema and AFRA, took government to court over lack of provisions of basic services like water and sanitation. This was mainly as a result of owners of private land, especially farms, refusing municipalities access to their properties to lay infrastructure to bring services to the people. The entourage then proceeded to the Windyhill farm to see the borehole project that was brought by UMDM to provide water to the farm dwellers. Addressing the people there, UMDM Mayor, Cllr Mzi Zuma said to the farm dwellers who were there, “ We are happy that you now have clean running water here, but this is not the end. We want to ensure that each household has water inside their yard, and we are working on that. We are also aware that there is a shortage of toilets, which forces households to share toilets. We have finished with our planning regarding that. We will start building toiles for each household this month. “ said Nxamalala to ululations and whistles of joy and approval. When the Minister addressed the masses from the farms who were in attendance, he said,” The policy that we are launching today, was developed through extensive collaboration with stakeholders, experts and the affected communities. It underscores the dedication of the South African government’s commitment to an inclusive, efficient and environmentally responsible approach. It outlines guidelines that foster partnerships between government agencies, local authorities, private land owners, and service providers. Our shared responsibility is to ensure that every individual, no matter where they call home, can exercise their basic human right to access clean water and adequate sanitation.” He emphasised that any one who denies the Municipality access to their land to provide services to the people living in that property, will be breaking the law.
07 February 2024

General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill

Provincial Public Participation Hearings General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill
01 February 2024

UMDM Mayor Mzi Zuma Distributes School Uniforms to Pietermaritzburg Students

Today, UMDM Mayor Cllr Mzi Zuma was out and about putting smiles on the faces of learners and parents alike at two schools in the City of Pietermaritzburg today. This happened when the Mayor, together with SASSA officials visited Open Gate school for learners with special needs, as well as Shri Vishnu primary school to hand over 78 and 70 school uniforms respectively. This was a very joyful day for the students and parents who burst out in song in celebration of this wonderful gesture. In his address at both schools before handing out the uniforms, the Mayor said, "In 2009, as government we took a decision to make education an Apex priority of government. This meant that education would get very special attention from all departments to provide all kinds of necessary support. We are here today because SASSA is providing support to needy children" said Nxamalala. The Mayor emphasized the importance of role players who form a triangle in children's education, to work hard in playing their part, and the role players being Parents, Educators and Learners. "We have to make sure that learners get education uninterrupted. When children are educated, not only do they make their lives better, but those of their families too. They then become able to have things they may have never had before, which make their lives better." added Nxamalala. The uniform packs contained ( for the girl children) two uniforms, track suit, a jersey, three pairs of socks, two shirts, a tie, three pairs of socks, a set of three underwears and a pair of quality school shoes. Each pack cost about R 2 600. For the boys, the packs had two pants, two shirts, two vests, three pairs of socks, a track suit, a jersey, a tie, a set of three underwears and a pair of school shoes, the value of which was about R2 300 each.
22 November 2023

Infrastructure Portfolio Committee Meeting and Project Oversight Visit by Mayor and EXCO at uMshwathi Local Municipality on 15/11/2023

District Mayor Cllr Mzi Zuma, and Chairperson of the Committee Duputy mayor Cllr AS Dlamini Mabaso, had this to say.
20 July 2023

Meeting between UMngeni Water and UMDM leadership and partner

uMgungundlovu District Municipality Political and Administrative Leadership together with Umgeni Water Management, held a meeting on Tuesday the 14th of March 2023 at the uMgeni Water Offices in Pietermaritzburg. The uMDM leadership was led by the Mayor of UMDM Cllr Mzi Zuma, the Speaker Cllr Nonhlanhla Gabela, Council Whip, Cllr Scelo Majozi, Acting Municipal Manager Mrs Nosipho Mkhize and Chief Financial Officer of the District, Mr Sipho Ndabandaba.The Stakeholder Engagement meeting was based on developments that have occurred in water projects in Mphophomeni, the N3 Corridor, Vulindlela, Mpofana as well as other places that are within the jurisdiction of uMgungundlovu District.
30 March 2023

uMgungundlovu District Municipality and Santam Partnership

uMgungundlovu District Municipality and Santam, a well renowned financial institution, today signed a Public Private Partnership on Fire and Disaster management Services. The UMDM delegation which was led by the Mayor, Cllr Mzi Zuma, comprised of the Deputy Mayor Cllr Sibongile Dlamini Mabaso, Chairperson of the Community Services Portfolio Committee, Cllr Sphe Zungu, Exco member Cllr Sibongile Mkhize, Councillors who are members of the portfolio Committee, Acting MM Ms Nosipho Mkhize and Acting HOD for Community Services, Dr Xolani Muthwa. The delegation of Santam was led by Senior Managers Mr Khoza and Dr Khangale. This Memorandum of Agreement that was signed today, marked a three year partnership between the two parties, which kicked off with fire services and disaster management equipment to the value of about a million rand, delivered to the District Municipality Santam will also be assisting with programmes to capacitate the disaster management unit to be able to deal effectively with floods, as the District is prone to floods, as well as climate change management programmes to assist the municipality in coping with demands of managing eventualities that occur as a result of climate change. In his address, Dr Khangale said they have worked with 82 Municipalities throughout the country, and last year they signed an MOA with eThekwini Municipality. He said "we are very encouraged by the cooperation that we are getting politically and administratively in this municipality. We are looking forward to a very successful partnership"In his address , the Mayor expressed his excitement about this partnership saying, "you know, it is one thing talking about Public Private Partnership, and many people can tell you so much from reading about it, but they have no experience of it, they have never touched it. Here we are experiencing Public Private partnership in action" He emphasized that this partnership will benefit all municipalities within the District, including Msunduzi, much to the delight of the leadership of Local Municipalities who were present. "Our District is mostly rural, and through this partnership, people in these rural areas will experience services that are up there in terms of quality", concluded Nxamalala.In his address , the Mayor expressed his excitement about this partnership saying, "you know, it is one thing talking about Public Private Partnership, and many people can tell you so much from reading about it, but they have no experience of it, they have never touched it. Here we are experiencing Public Private partnership in action" He emphasized that this partnership will benefit all municipalities within the District, including Msunduzi, much to the delight of the leadership of Local Municipalities who were present. "Our District is mostly rural, and through this partnership, people in these rural areas will experience services that are up there in terms of quality", concluded Nxamalala.The event was concluded with a demonstration by Fire Services using the new equipment that they had received from SantamSantam Insurance
22 March 2023

Meeting between UMngeni Water and UMDM leadership

uMgungundlovu District Municipality Political and Administrative Leadership together with Umgeni Water Management, held a meeting on Tuesday the 14th of March 2023 at the uMgeni Water Offices in Pietermaritzburg. The uMDM leadership was led by the Mayor of UMDM Cllr Mzi Zuma, the Speaker Cllr Nonhlanhla Gabela, Council Whip, Cllr Scelo Majozi, Acting Municipal Manager Mrs Nosipho Mkhize and Chief Financial Officer of the District, Mr Sipho Ndabandaba. The Stakeholder Engagement meeting was based on developments that have occurred in water projects in Mphophomeni, the N3 Corridor, Vulindlela, Mpofana as well as other places that are within the jurisdiction of uMgungundlovu District. The Mpofana bulk water supply project from Spring growth to Mooi River reservoir, that services the Bruntville area ,has been completed except the disinfecting part that has to take place. The District Mayor expressed how relieved they are as a District , to hear that there is progress on the project in Greater Mpofana, saying on how huge and significant this accomplishment is for the Municipality. The project in Impofana consists of The Construction of the Rosseta Water Treatment Plant and Bruntville Pipeline. "As a District we are jubilant about the developments in all these projects, particularly the Vulindlela bulk water supply project, as it will create more job opportunities for Mpompomeni residents and neighboring areas (Haza,Chief, Nguga etc) and also increase the volume of water supply in these areas, " said councilor Mzi Zuma. Nxamalala added that there is a potential shareholder that will give a funding of R2, 2billion in commercial development to build waste water treatment plant in Hilton. His worship expressed how important it is to follow the President's utterance, which is attending to community's basic needs, that includes the continuous supply of clean water and electricity to all citizens of this country, which he mentioned in his State of the Nation Address. In closing, regarding projects that haven't had progress the Mayor expressed, “We should avoid everything that puts us at a coalition cost with our communities, as it is important for us as leaders to deliver exactly what they were promised the previous year.”.
22 March 2023

District Schools Excellence Awards-Matric 2022

UMgungundlovu District Municipality in partnership with The Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council and South African Youth Council today held an awards ceremony for matrics, class of 2022 on 16 March 2022. The Schools Excellence Awards Ceremony for National Senior Certificate (NSC) 2022 was held at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg under UMsunduzi Local Municipality, with the appearances of Government Dignitaries both from different Departments in the Province, District and Local Municipalities including Mayor of UMsunduzi Local Municipality Mzi Thebolla and Mayor of the District Mzi Zuma, NPO's and Unions from the Department of Education, as well as other Government Departments Church Organizations, as well as Business Associates and Sponsors of the event :The Department of Treasury, UMsunduzi Local Municipality, Umngeni Water, Khayelihle Funeral Services, Community Chest, Shuter & Shooters, SHF Living, and Business Systems. The audience in this event enjoyed beautiful music from the Pietermaritzburg Girls High School music band, together with addresses from above mentioned Dignitaries and special guests. Cllr Mzi Zuma's address highlighted the importance of working together as a community to ensure we have proper systems of Education to enhance quality Education and Economic development. The Mayor continued to wish the District's Education success and congratulated all stakeholders involved in improving results saying: "Something very good has happened in our District which is the improvement of the results. We are quite pleased with the improvements of 7,6% as this is a huge success and huge improvement. We give a huge round of applause to everyone who have contributed to this. Especially the quality of the results, with 52 % Bachelor Passes, especially in disadvantaged communities and the improvement in subjects like Mathematics and Science. Nxamamalala said the community, parents, leaners and organizations including leaders must continue to do what they do best and play a huge role in supporting and protecting our education to ensure that there is a continuation of good results and success in the District, Province and the country. Nxamamalala said it is glorious to see that the partnership with the above stakeholders has come to such a success, saying that the focus is to ensure that all our children/leaners are off the streets and receive the necessary help that they should be getting. Saying :"We have a commitment to assist learners together with these partners especially assisting leaners get to University and assist them with their basic needs as they enter these Institutions. In conclusion the Mayor congratulated the learners on the resounding results that was achieved by the class of 2022. The recipients included teachers and leaners from Pietermaritzburg Girls High, EMzamnweni Secondary, eMkhabeya Secondary School, Maritzburg College, Mnconjwana High, Howick High School , Masijabule High School, uMthoqotho High School aswell as other schools. The school that optained the most Distinctions at quartile two is Pmb Girls High, with 530 Distinctions and Mnconjwana High School with 288 Distinctions. UMgungundlovu District Municipality would like to congratulate all stakeholders involved in producing quality results for the 2022 and Thank all Sponsors who made this event a success.
13 February 2023

Mpolweni Water Parks Visit

The committee that was led by the deputy mayor of Mgungundlovu District Municipality councilor S Dlamini Mabaso, had visited the water parks at Mpolweni area in the 10th section under the municipality of Mshwathi Municipality. Those background checks will be able to feed up to 5 500 people. One of these intersections will be divided into double, will have community tapes and one that will feed the rural tapes. These tanks are expected to start working at the end of the financial year (2023 financial year). Members of the community are encouraged to sign up for the indigent program, which is a program for the poor.

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