KZN PROVINCIAL FIRM ON COMMITMENT TO EXPAND ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY AND WATER FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

As the provincial government, we are fully committed to expanding access to electricity and water for rural communities, yesterday, 30 September, we officially switched on the Siphofu Electrification project in uMzumbe ward 12 which connects 334 households to the grid for the very first time. We also commissioned a production borehole in KwaMgayi ward 8.… Continue reading KZN PROVINCIAL FIRM ON COMMITMENT TO EXPAND ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY AND WATER FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

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KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE IBAMBABUKHOSI KHUMALO IN MOVING FUNERAL IN NONGOMA

On Friday, 23 September, we joined hundreds of mourners in paying tribute to late Ibambabukhosi Dr Dumisani Blasius Khumalo, 76 of the Osuthu Traditional Council, at a moving funeral ceremony that was held at KwaGqikazi TVET College in Nongoma. Khumalo was murdered last week Saturday, 17 September by unknown gunmen. He truly left an indelible… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE IBAMBABUKHOSI KHUMALO IN MOVING FUNERAL IN NONGOMA

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MUNICIPAL DEBT TAKES CENTRE STAGE AS MEC ZIKALALA MEETS WITH KZN MAYORS

On the 16th of September, mayors and municipal managers from KwaZulu-Natal Municipalities were gathered at the Public Works, Mayville Conference Centre, for the quarterly meeting with the  Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Sihle Zikalala. The Head of Department ( HOD) Thando Tubane was the program director for the meeting. The MuniMec was attended by… Continue reading MUNICIPAL DEBT TAKES CENTRE STAGE AS MEC ZIKALALA MEETS WITH KZN MAYORS

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KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CONCERNED WITH MURDER OF COUNCILLORS IN THE PROVINCE

On the 12th of September 2022, the Department woke up to the harrowing news of yet another assassination of a councillor in the province.  This is the second assassination within the space of a week.  On the 8th of September, two ward councillors under the Msinga Local Municipality were attacked by unknown gunmen who opened… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CONCERNED WITH MURDER OF COUNCILLORS IN THE PROVINCE

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KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CONCERNED WITH MURDER OF COUNCILLORS IN THE PROVINCE

The sphere of local government in our province and country is built on the back of the work that is done by councillors who are tasked with representing the interests of their ward or constituency. They serve as a bridge between the community and the council. This morning we once more woke up to the… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CONCERNED WITH MURDER OF COUNCILLORS IN THE PROVINCE

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KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CONDEMNS SENSELESS MURDER OF STAFF MEMBER, HER MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN IN MTUBATUBA

We are devastated and saddened by the unbearable news of the brutal murder of Ms Nokuthula Dlamini who worked for the department as a Community Development Worker for Ward 16 in the Mtubatuba Local Municipality.  Ms Dlamini was murdered together with her mother and 2 children (the youngest age 1) by unknown gunmen in the… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA CONDEMNS SENSELESS MURDER OF STAFF MEMBER, HER MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN IN MTUBATUBA

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KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA WELCOMES PROGRESS IN MUNICIPALITIES UNDER ADMINISTRATION

The sphere of local government continues to be at the coal face of service delivery to our communities. Today, we convened a special meeting with the Mayors and Executive Committees of the Msunduzi, Mpofana and Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipalities to assess their progress. These three municipalities are under Section 139(1)b intervention in terms of the… Continue reading KZNCOGTA MEC ZIKALALA WELCOMES PROGRESS IN MUNICIPALITIES UNDER ADMINISTRATION

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MKHUNGO FAMILY WELCOMES MEC ZIKALALA’S INTERVENTION AS THEY PREPARE TO LAY THEIR MOTHER TO REST

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, MEC Sihle Zikalala has welcomed the intervention by the uMzumbe Local Municipality, which will cover the costs of the funeral of the Mkhungo family, after the incident that occurred over the weekend where the family is alleged to have been refused the right to bury their mother in a… Continue reading MKHUNGO FAMILY WELCOMES MEC ZIKALALA’S INTERVENTION AS THEY PREPARE TO LAY THEIR MOTHER TO REST

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MEC ZIKALALA UNPACKS THE PROVINCE’S WATER MASTER PLAN TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

The Department’s values of transparency, integrity, professionalism and objectivity were displayed by MEC Sihle Zikalala when he appeared before the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Durban on Tuesday, 16 August. The Commission is currently conducting an inquiry on access to water in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. During his appearance before the Commission, MEC… Continue reading MEC ZIKALALA UNPACKS THE PROVINCE’S WATER MASTER PLAN TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

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MEC ZIKALALA CALLS FOR COGTA MANAGEMENT TO PRIORITISE INNOVATION AS THEY DEAL WITH THE NEEDS OF KZN RESIDENTS

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, MEC Sihle Zikalala has called upon the management of the department to prioritise the interests of communities through efficient, effective and trustworthy support to the institution of traditional leadership and the sphere of local government. This morning, MEC Zikalala met with the department’s management at the Cogta Mayville Offices… Continue reading MEC ZIKALALA CALLS FOR COGTA MANAGEMENT TO PRIORITISE INNOVATION AS THEY DEAL WITH THE NEEDS OF KZN RESIDENTS

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