ZFM ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE MAYOR
During a Special Council meeting held on the 23rd June 2022, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council elected its new Executive Mayor. Following the resignation of former Executive Mayor Councillor Marius Louw, a vacancy occurred in the Council.
In terms of Section 55 (2) of the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, a vacancy in the office of the Executive Mayor must be filled when necessary and as such Council was obligated to elect an Executive Mayor as a matter of urgency.
A formal nomination and voting by secret ballot process took place and the incumbent, Councillor Maureen Catherine Basson was elected as the Executive Mayor of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality.
In her inaugural speech, the newly elected Executive Mayor pledged her commitment towards the smooth running of the institution. “I ask that we function as an effective Council, respect each other regardless of our different political affiliations and that we will always put the community first as they put us first when they chose us as leaders,” she said.
Councillor Basson brings with her a wealth of experience in Local Government having served as Speaker and Chairperson of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) of the District Municipality.
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality wishes to congratulate the newly elected Executive Mayor Councillor Basson and trusts she will lead the District to higher heights.
Municipal Manager Vacancy 2022
ZF Mgcawu District Municipality invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and highly motivated individuals to fill the vacant position of Municipal Manager within its establishment in Upington in the Northern Cape.
As the Accounting Officer and Head of the Administration, the incumbent will assume overall responsibility for the Strategic Direction and Leadership of the Municipality.
Please find the required documentation for this position below:
ZFM COUNCIL APPROVES THE ANNUAL BUDGET 2022/2023 & THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) 2022/2023
During a Council meeting, held on the 30th May 2022 and chaired by the Speaker, Councillor Stanley Peterson, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipal Council approved its Annual Budget and the Integrated Development Plan (IDP). The Executive Mayor, Councillor Marius Louw tabled the 2022/2023 Annual Budget in terms of section 16(1)(2) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 56 of 2003.
In his address to the Council, the Executive Mayor emphasised that even though the Clean Audit of ZFM “symbolizes excellent governance, a top administration and a clean corporate and political administration without corruption, the real challenge is to get all the Local Municipalities in the District aligned with the vision of the Premier of a modern, growing and successful Province that encompasses Municipalities that deliver services to our people and that attain clean audit qualifications”
The Annual Budget and the Integrated Development Plan is an expression of the aspirations of our people. On its own, it cannot achieve the desired outcomes. It requires the discipline and commitment of people who are resolute in making sure that institutional efforts are achieved.
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality is driven by the vision of the Northern Cape Provincial Government of building a Modern, Growing and Successful Province.
ZFM SERVICE DELIVERY WEEK DAY 4 (28 APRIL 2022)
The Service Delivery Week continued in Keimoes. Government Departments set up their mobile services and help desks at the Bishop Fages Community Hall in Keimoes. As Day 4 was concluded of the programme, the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality would like to extend its gratitude to all the stakeholders that made the Service Delivery Week a success and brought services closer to the people of the Kai !Garib Local Municipality.
ZFM SERVICE DELIVERY WEEK-DAY 3 (27 APRIL 2022)
Day 3 of the ZFM District Service Delivery Week was concluded today at the Kakamas Primary School. The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in conjunction with other Government Departments, stakeholders and the ZFM District Municipality held a Freedom Day programme in Kakamas under the theme “CONSOLIDATING OUR DEMOCRATIC GAINS.”
The proceedings kicked off at the monument of Roseline Cloete and Michael Julius for wreath laying and concluded at the Kakamas Primary School. The Mayor of Kai !Garib Municipality, Cllr Matthys delivered the significance of Freedom Day message. The Department of Home Affairs also offered their mobile services as part of the Service Delivery Week.
ZFM SERVICE DELIVERY WEEK- DAY 2 (26 APRIL 2022)
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality, together with Government Departments concluded Day 2 of the Service Delivery Week in Kakamas today. The programme was hosted at the Kakamas High School. The Government Department representatives were afforded an opportunity to address the learners at the school on the impact substance abuse has on their lives and their future. Learners were encouraged to study hard and make an honest living. The Department of Labour and the Department of Home Affairs continued offering mobile services to the community of Kakamas.
ZFM SERVICE DELIVERY WEEK IN KAI !GARIB LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality in conjunction with the Departments in the District have embarked on a Service Delivery week in Kai !Garib from the 25th-28th April 2022. The programme was a trial run to implementing the District Development Model in the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality.
The ZFM Service Delivery Week took place in the following areas:
- Day 1: Augrabies Community Hall
- Day 2: Kakamas
- Day 3: Kakamas Primary School
- Day 4: Bishop Fages Community Hall in Keimoes.
The purpose of the programme was to render services to the people especially in communities that do not readily have access to government services. The Service Delivery Programme will be extended to the other Local Municipalities in the District to address the challenges faced by those communities.
The District Municipality kick-started the programme at the Augrabies Community Hall and will be moving to other parts of the Kai !Garib Municipal area to render services to the people. The Service Delivery Programme will be extended to the other Local Municipalities in the District to address the challenges faced by those communities.
Executive Mayor’s Easter Message
Freedom Month 2022
South Africa celebrates Freedom Month under the theme: “Consolidate our Democratic Gains”, to mark the country’s transition from the oppressive apartheid regime to a free democratic country. The first democratic elections on 27 April 1994 gave birth to our constitutional democracy.
Council adopts Oversight Report & Annual Report 2020/2021
During a Council meeting held on the 29th March 2022, the Council of the ZF Mgcawu District Municipality adopted the Oversight Report 2020/2021 and the Annual Report 2020/2021 without reservations in accordance with section 129(1) of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 56 of 2003.