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ADM COUNCIL SPEAKER CALLS ON ADM COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL HOUSE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS

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ADM COUNCIL SPEAKER CALLS ON ADM COMMUNITIES TO SUPPORT THE  ESTABLISHMENT OF LOCAL HOUSE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS 

 

Friday, 18 September 2017, ADM Headquarters 

 

 

Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Council Speaker, Cllr. Nceba Ndikinda has made a clarion call to all affected ADM communities, to support the establishment of the Local House of Traditional of Leaders (LHTL). This follows a pronouncement by the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  Honourable Fikile Xasa who called on affected Traditional Councils to convene iimbizos in which to select three (3) who will then take part in the election process scheduled for the 18 September 2017. Ndikinda is ADM's authority on matters of public participation. 

 

The election of members of LHTL will take place in Alfred Nzo, Chris Hani, Amathole, Joe Gqabi, OR Tambo and Buffalo City Metro Municipalities. 

 

ADM elections will be held on Monday, 18 September 2017, at Msombomvu Community Hall in Butterworth. 

 

In welcoming the MEC's decision to establish Local Houses of Traditional Leaders Ndikinda said: "MEC's decision to establish the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders is but one of government's recommitment to further strengthen a social contract between local  government, traditional authorities and the public. It also heightens participatory democracy in the post-apartheid era."

 

MEC Xasa has reassured the public that his department is determined to "ensure that the entire process is technically sound and  done in line with provisions of the law and applicable regulations without deviating."

 

He further highlighted that membership of the LHTL will consist of Kings and Queens or their representatives, 60% of whom shall be senior traditional leaders while 40% headmen and headwomen. He also said that the process will "ensure the empowerment of women through proper representation in all levels."

 

Elected members will be sworn-in by District Magistrates on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.

 

The swearing-in precedes the inauguration of the members nominated to serve in the Eastern Cape Provincial House of Traditional Leaders which is set for the 26th of September 2017 in Bhisho. 

 

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For more information please contact Siyabulela Makunga, Senior Manager: Communications and Customer Care @ 072 768 0238/071 642 8471 or visit our website www.amathole.gov.za

ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF LOCAL HOUSES PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY

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18 SEPTEMBER 2017

ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF LOCAL HOUSES PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY

The process to elect new members of the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders (LHTL) has started in all six (6) Electoral Colleges of the Eastern Cape Province. The process is expected to be completed today with seventy seven (77) members across the Province. The newly elected members of the LHTL will be sworn in by District Magistrates on 20 September 2017 in their respective areas.

 

The process will then be followed by the nomination of thirty eight (38) members to the Eastern Cape Provincial House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL), who will then be inaugurated on 26 September 2017 in Bhisho. The event will be officiated by the Judge President of the Eastern Cape High Court. The Provincial House will also be expected to nominate three (3) people to represent the Province in the National House of Traditional Leaders in Cape Town. 

 

“We now have a credible Voters Roll in place hence we expect a free and fair election process. I have been made aware that all Electoral Collages have been opened and are functional with incident reported. The official results of the elections will be announced tomorrow,” said Cogta MEC Fikile Xasa.

Reserve lists will also be put in place today.

 

Voting is taking place in the following areas:

 

No DISTRICT/METRO VENUE

1. Buffalo City Metro Municipality Robbie De Lange Hall, Greenfields, East London

2. Amatole District Municipality Msobomvu Community Hall, Butterworth

3. Chris Hani District Municipality Indoor Sports Centre, Thobikula, Queenstown

4. Joe Gqabi District Municipality Joe Gqabi Council Chambers, Barkly East 

5. OR Tambo District Municipality O.R Tambo Municipal Hall, Southernwood, Mthatha 

6. Alfred Nzo District Municipality Alfred Nzo Conference Centre

 

Issued by the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs. For enquiries, please contact: Mamnkeli Ngam: 071 685 7981.

 

WATER INTERRUPTION FOR RAYMOND MHLABA LM [FORT BEAUFORT]

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WATER INTERRUPTION FOR RAYMOND MHLABA LM [FORT BEAUFORT]

 

FRIDAY, 15 September 2017   

ADM HEADQUARTERS                                                                                                         

Amathole District Municipality (ADM) would like to inform the Fort Beaufort community of water supply interruptions emanating from a pump breakdown at the water treatment work. The Engineering team is working around the clock the restore the supply. 

 

ADM deeply regrets any inconvenience cause by this impediment. For more information please contact Siyabulela Makunga @ 072 768 0238/071 642 8471 or visit our website www.amathole.gov.za

 

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Issued by the Amathole District Municipality’s Communications & Customer Care Unit.

INSTALLATION OF MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL HOUSE ON THE CARDS

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13 SEPTEMBER 2017

INSTALLATION OF MEMBERS OF PROVINCIAL HOUSE ON THE CARDS

 

The process to inaugurate the new members of the Eastern Cape ProvincialHouse of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL) is set for 26 September 2017 in theBhisho. The event will be officiated by the Judge President of the Eastern CapeHigh Court.Thirty eight (38) members of the Provincial House will be nominated frommembers of the Local Houses of Traditional Leaders (LHTL). The elections ofmembers of the LHTL will be held on 18 September 2017 flowing from the Imbizomeetings to nominate candidates held on 07 September 2017 in the Province.“Currently, we are busy with the verification process of the candidate lists toprepare a credible Voters Roll. Unqualifying candidates will not appear in theVoters Roll and they will be notified accordingly in writing,” said Cogta MEC FikileXasa.He said all candidates are advised to carry their bar coded Identity Documents orID Cards to the election venues. MEC Xasa added that the swearing in the newlyelected members of the LHTL will take place on 20 September 2017 to beofficiated by District Magistrates.

He thanked key stakeholders and communities for their support in the process toestablish the Local Houses.The confirmed venues for the elections on 18 September 2017 are as follows:

 

No                         DISTRICT/METRO VENUE

1. Buffalo City Metro Municipality Robbie De Lange Hall, Greenfields, EastLondon

2. Amatole District Municipality Msobomvu Community Hall, Butterworth

3. Chris Hani District Municipality Indoor Sports Centre, Thobikula,Queenstown

4. Joe Gqabi District Municipality Joe Gqabi Council Chambers, BarklyEast

5. OR Tambo District Municipality O.R Tambo Municipal Hall,Southernwood, Mthatha

6. Alfred Nzo District Municipality Alfred Nzo Conference Centre

 

Issued by the Department of Co-operative Governance and TraditionalAffairs. For enquiries, please contact: Mamnkeli Ngam: 071 685 7981.

ADM ANNUAL REPORT ROADSHOWS HIGHLIGHT SERVICE DELIVERY MILESTONES

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ADM ANNUAL REPORT ROADSHOWS HIGHLIGHT SERVICE DELIVERY MILESTONES

 

ADM HEADQUARTERS, FRIDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2017.

 

In terms of sections of 129 and 130 of Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) (Act 56 of 2003) as amended, Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Executive Mayor Honourable Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe has embarked on a district wide road-show to present an annual report for the 2016/17 financial year. These road-shows are currently underway and have commenced on Monday the 11th of September 2017. The road-shows are, in the main, aimed at creating an opportunity for communities to engage the Executive on service delivery issues for the year under review.

 

The MFMA prescribes for municipalities to prepare financial reports annually, both audited and unaudited and for such reports to be tabled for discussion by the public including other relevant organs of state. The Council must then unpack these reports within a time frame of two (2) months of receipt of these reports, and also include comments inline with section 130 of the MFMA.

 

The road shows are aimed at giving the public full access of the municipal service delivery programme, while presenting communities with an opportunity to interact with the political leadership. In her address. The Executive Mayor highlighted increase in the number of individuals and households who now have access to water and sanitation. 

 

The highlight of the report is the steady growth of service delivery in the district. In 2015/16 the proportions of people with access to water within 200 metre radius of their dwelling rose from 91% in 2013/14 to 95% in 2016/17 while sanitation slightly increased from 64% to 65% in 2017.  

 

On completion of the road shows, a final Annual (Audited) Report will be tabled before Council in December this year. This is an integral part of an oversight role played by the council in the municipality affairs.                

 

For more information please contact our Media Office @ 043 701 4163 or visit our website www.amathole.gov.za

 

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Issued by ADM Communications and Customer Care Unit

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