The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Mr. Sipho Hlomuka under the powers vested in him by section 38(1) of the KwaZulu-Natal Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2005 (Act No. 5 of 2005), and in order to synchronize the term of office of both the Provincial and Local Houses of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders in KwaZulu-Natal with the term of office of the National House of Traditional and Khoi San Leaders, in consultation with Amakhosi, has directed for the Provincial and Local Houses of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders in the province to commence with the re-constitution process.
The province’s Local Houses of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders will convene their first sittings on 22 and 23 June 2022 where they will formally re-constitution and elect office bearers. This process marks an important milestone within the local houses.
Once all the local house members, that is Amakhosi AseNdlunkulu, are sworn is, members will participate in the election of the office bearers (Local Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson), EXCO members for the Local Houses ranging between 3 and 7 as well as nominating the local house members to represent the local house to the KZN Provincial House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 28 June 2022.
This is an important milestone for the institution of traditional leadership in that this move consolidates and cements the gains attained in the 1994 democratic elections and practically confirms the recognition of the traditional leaders as per chapter 12 of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
The schedule below gives details for each Local House:
SCHEDULE REGISTRATION COMMENCES AT 09H00 BOTH DAYS
|LOCAL HOUSES OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS||VENUE|
|CLUSTER 1||22 JUNE 2022|
|ILembe Local House||Glen Hill Multi-purpose Centre|
|Ugu Local House||Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre|
|Umgungundlovu Local House||UMsunduzi Municipal Council Chamber|
|Harry Gwala Local House||UMzimkhulu Council Chamber|
|Ethekwini Local House||Pinetown Civic Centre Council Chamber|
|CLUSTER 2||23 JUNE 2022|
|Zululand Local House||Ulundi Old Legislature Building|
|Umzinyathi Local House||UMzinyathi CoGTA District Office Boardroom|
|Amajuba Local House||Newcastle Council Chamber|
|Uthukela Local House||Alfred Duma Council Chamber|
|Umkhanyakude Local House||Umkhanyakude CoGTA District Office Boardroom|
|King Cetshwayo Local House||Eshowe Town Hall|
Issued by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sipho Hlomuka