Review of ZFM Spatial Development Framework
Written comments/inputs/objections in respect of the Draft SDF may be submitted for the attention of Mr. Tinus Galloway (054 337 2813/ firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before the 20th of April 2023
Review of ZFM Spatial Development Framework
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has appointed Tshani Consulting CC to review the District Spatial Development Framework for the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality.
Members of the public, communities within ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, government institutions, the private sector and civil society are hereby invited to comment on the Draft ZF Mgcawu Spatial Development Framework Report.
The Report can be accessed on the Municipal Website: www.zfm-dm.gov.za
Written comments/inputs/objections in respect of the Draft SDF may be submitted for the attention of Mr. Tinus Galloway (054 337 2813/ email@example.com) on or before the 20th of April 2023.
ZFM Council approves the Adjustment Budget
During a Council meeting, held on 24February 2023 and chaired by the Speaker, Councillor Stanley Peterson, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council approved its Adjustment Budget for the 2022/2023 financial year. The Executive Mayor, Councillor Maryna Basson tabled the Adjustment Budget in terms of section 28(2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003.
In her address to the Council, the Executive Mayor emphasised the obligation of managing public funds by law bestowed upon Mayors.
The Municipal Financial Management Act, put the responsibility squarely on the Mayor’s shoulders to provide general political guidance over the fiscal and financial affairs of the municipality and take all reasonable steps to ensure that the Municipality performs its constitutional and statutory functions within the limits of the Municipality’s approved budget.
“This adjustment budget signifies one year since this Council has been in office and the responsibility we have in playing our political oversight role over the functions of the municipality. We must never forget that we are mere servants placed here to serve our communities and we must have their best interests at heart at all times,” she said.
“A budget is more than just a series of numbers on a page; it is an embodiment of our values”- Barack Obama
Draft Annual Report 2021/2022
In terms of section 21(a) of the Municipal Systems Act, Act 32 of 2000, read with section 127(5)(a) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003, members of the public, communities within ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, government institutions, the private sector and civil society are hereby invited to comment on the Draft Annual Report for the 2021/2022 financial year.
Written comments must be addressed to the Office of the Municipal Manager, Private Bag X6039, Upington, 8800. The closing date for submission of comments and representations is Friday, 24 February 2023
Executive Mayor’s Christmas Message
Speaker’s Christmas Message
16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children
The 16 Days campaign focuses on raising awareness to the devastating impact that gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) has on women and children, and the social fabric of our society. The theme for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for 2022 is: “Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment to build Women’s Resilience against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide: Connect, Collaborate, Contract!”
ZFM Speaker elected to the Karoo Regional Intergovernmental Forum
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality wishes to congratulate the Speaker, Cllr. Stanley Peterson for being elected as Deputy Chairperson Technical of the National Structure at the recently held Karoo Regional Intergovernmental Forum- Spatial Governance Structure of the Karoo RSDF representing the Northern Cape.
The focus of the structure is small town revitalisation and is made up of the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Free-State and Eastern Cape consisting of 36 Local Municipalities and 13 District Municipalities.
The Northern Cape is represented by the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality and the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality.
We hereby wish to congratulate the Speaker and wish him well with his new responsibilities. Represent the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality and all its communities well!
Executive Mayor’s message to Matric Class of 2022
The Executive Mayor’s message to the Matric Class of 2022
Presidential Imbizo held in ZFM
The President, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, together with the Premier, Dr. Zamani Saul, various Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers, and Members of the Executive Council addressed the 5th instalment of the District Development Model (DDM)Presidential Imbizo held in Upington, in the ZFM District Municipality. The Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, Councillor Maryna Basson did the opening and welcoming remarks.
The DDM Presidential Imbizo is a critical public participation platform that ensures the voices of communities are heard. Community members, from all four Sub-districts in the District, together with different stakeholders, which included Traditional leaders, Religious leaders, NGO’s and small business owners were in attendance and raised several issues relating to water, schools for disabled learners, unemployment, and housing amongst many others.
The President, together with his delegation responded to issues raised by community members, outlining plans as well as programmes currently underway.
Through the DDM process as well as working together with communities, we can bring development to communities.