Speeches

Reconstitution of Houses of Traditional Leadership reaches climax tomorrow as Provincial House convenes

KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Nomusa Dube-Ncube has in terms of section 38(1) of the KZN Traditional Leadership and Governance Act, 2005 (Act No. 5 of 2005) announced the convening of a special meeting of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders which, among other business, will see the swearing-in and taking of oath of office of new members of the Provincial House for the new term of office.

The occasion will also witness the election of various office bearers, including the Provincial Chair, Deputy Chair and Exco Members. The Provincial House will also elect its representatives to the National House of Traditional Leaders.

The reconstitution and elections of the Provincial House of Traditional Leaders are intended to synchronise the term of office of the Provincial House with that of the National House of Traditional Leaders.

All Local Houses of Traditional Leaders in KZN were dissolved a few months ago and fresh elections have since taken place in all 11 districts of the province. The meeting of the Provincial House is the pinnacle of the reconstitution process as required by the law.

KZN constitutes the largest number of traditional leaders in the country and amakhosi are a key governance structure that plays a catalytic role in facilitating service delivery and development in the province.

Deputy Judge President of KZN will preside over the proceedings which will be attended by all amakhosi from the length and breadth of the province. The premier of KZN Willies Mchunu and Members of the Executive Council will also officiate at this event.

Members of the media are invited to attend this historic occasion, the details of which are as follows:

 Date:  Thursday, 14 September 2017

Venue: Durban City Hall

Time: 09:00am

 For more information contact: KZN Cogta spokespersons Lennox Mabaso, 082 884 2403; or Senzelwe Mzila, 082 302 3472

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