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ADM AND SEDA TO HANDOVER CERTIFICATE FOR BASIC BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINING

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ADM AND SEDA TO HANDOVER CERTIFICATE FOR BASIC BUSINESS SKILLS TRAINING

 

  

ADM HEADQUARTERS, FRIDAY, 15 JANUARY 2016 

 

Amathole District Municipality (ADM) in collaboration with Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) will handover of certificate of attendance to the basic business skills training at Ncenjana SPS  which is situated under Mnquma LM on Tuesday 19th January and at Lonwabo SSS which is situated under Nxuba LM on Wednesday 20 January 2016.

 

ADM embarked on the Climate Change Mitigation programme within its jurisdiction, the programme focuses on community capacity building, mitigation and adaptation programme. The programme has two phases of which that included the direct planting of trees, vegetables and installation of rain water tanks in mitigating the effects of climate change. The second phase was the support phase where the ADM’s enterprise development unit with environmental management unit have provided a basic business skills training to two enterprising schools through Small Enterprise Development in collaboration with Seda. The people whom were trained are the SGB of each school which include Students, Teachers and Parents as they were directly involved in the day to day management of the project, with the hope that they will generate the income and be able to properly manage the school project for future benefits and to be sustainable.

 

You are cordially invited to be part of the handing over of the certificates to the learners and the day will be used to evaluate the programme and its success thus far in these schools.

 

Your presence will be highly appreciated and will add value to the programme of the day

 

Issued by the ADM Communications and Customer Care Unit. 

Contacts: 043 701 4163. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Update on water supply disruptions in Amathole

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For Immediate Release

 

Update on water supply disruptions in Amathole

 

 

Amathole District Municipality (ADM) Executive Mayor Nomasikizi Konza has acknowledged with regret water supply disruptions in the district. Through social media and direct interactions, the Executive Mayor is directly in touch with community members about service delivery disruptions in the district.

The Executive Mayor said ADM's rapid response team is hard at work attending to reported water outages in all affected communities. Water trucks have been deployed to all affected communities with reinforcement in Ngqushwa, Mnquma and Mbhashe local municipalities. Repairs were also carried out where possible. 

"We cannot afford to rest when our people are confronted by challenges of water in our district. Water shortages and outages are a national problem. It is a challenge that is requisite of a collective effort between government, communities and civil society. I am adamant that working together, we can find a permanent solution to these challenges. We would like to thank members of the community for keeping us informed of the problems they are currently experiencing", she said. 

Communities are able to directly report all emergencies including service delivery disruptions, using ADM's 24/7 call centre number 043 831 1084. The following local municipalities are currently confronting water supply disruptions. However remedial intervetions are continually being provided to specific affected areas. 

 

Mbashe & Mnquma LMs:

 

Persistent drought conditions has resulted in the 3 Dutywa dams running dry as well as the yield from a number of boreholes dropping.

As a result of the drought the ADM is carting water to Dutywa, Nywarha, Ncerana, Thika and Nqabara North and South.  In addition to the drought conditions, the ADM has also experienced a number of mechanical / electrical breakdowns.  These occurred on the Hlobo booster pumpstation and Kobodi borehole pump.  Water was carted to these areas while the repairs were being carried out. The problems have since been resolved and water carting has been stopped to these areas.

 

Great Kei LM

 

The raw water pumpstation supplying the Kei Bridge Water treatment works which feeds Komga, developed mechanical problems resulting in some water outages to the Siviwe Township in Komga.  The pumps have since been repaired and water is returning to the affected areas, while water carting is being utilised to supplement the area until the supply returns to normal.

  

Ngqushwa LM

 

Ngqushwa has been one of the most severely affected areas with regards to water outages this festive season.  The primary reason appears to be that demand has far exceed supply.  This is as a result of the large influx of holiday makers and family members returning home for the holidays as well as the extremely hot and dry. 

ADM deeply regrets the undesired inconvenience caused to all affected communities and recommits to continue treating each water problem reported with utmost priority. 

On behalf of the ADM Family, the Executive Mayor would to wish you all a prosperous and fulfilling 2016.  Issued by the Office of the Executive Mayor. 

 

Enquiries: Siyabulela Makunga, ADM Head of Communications @ 072 768 0238 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GREAT KEI ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL ATTRATS NATIONAL & LOCAL ARTISTS

ADM HEAD QUARTERS, FRIDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2015 

 

The Amathole District Municipality (ADM) in collaboration with the Great Kei Local Municipality and Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), will be celebrating the Annual Great Kei Summer Festival at Kei Mouth, Lover’s Lane on 12 December 2015.

 

The event has attracted live performances from national and local artists. Among the household names that are expected to wow the fans will be Trade Mark and Zintle Ngidi of Shumaya fame. Fans and tourists will also be spoilt for choice as there will be bucket loads of entertainment and exciting activities which include beach touch rugby, beach soccer as well as craft and art exhibitions. Local emerging artists will also be afforded a rare opportunity to showcase their talent and share the big stage with the country’s celebrated musicians.

 

Umhlobo Wenene FM duo Mafa Bavuma and Pastor Nozewu (DJ Pastor) of the country’s number one breakfast show, the BEE will surely cause chaos at this fun-filled extravaganza.  

 

One of the main objectives of the festival which resonates the National Development Agenda, is to use arts and culture to stimulate local economic development in the poorest and least developed rural areas in the country; with emphasis in the following areas:

 

·         Local artist development;

·         Local economic development through SMME development; and

·         Tourism development

 

The Festival also aims to evoke a sense of national pride among the locals while encouraging social cohesion.

 

This Summer Festival is one of Great Kei Local Municipality’s flagship events that seeks to showcase the unique coastline & tourism sites offered by Great Kei, with the sole purpose of positioning the area as a tourist destination of choice in the District.

 

Members of the Media are cordially invited along with their families to come and explore the mind relaxing environment while partaking in the magnificent fun FILLED OCCASION.

 

Issued by the ADM Communications and Customer Care Unit

 

For more information please email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 043 701 4163. Also visit www.amathole.gov.za

ADM’S 5th AGRICULTURAL EXPO A HUGE SUCCESS

ADM Headquarters, 01 December 2015

The Amathole District Municipality (ADM) held the fifth Annual Agricultural Development Expo in Mnquma LM at the King Hintsa College, Teko Campus on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 November 2015.

This Annual Agricultural showpiece is a creative way of showcasing the success story of agriculture while presenting the agricultural sector's situational analysis within ADM.

Farmers from all local municipalities had a platform to display their state of agriculture through exhibitions in the stalls.ADM portfolio head of (LED) Local Economic Development, Cllr. Phendulwa Finca directed proceedings for the two day event. “Let us enjoy and be proud of what we are good at and that is excelling in growing fresh fruit and vegetables,” she said.

ADM Executive Mayor Nomasikizi Konza said: “Agriculture is cool, agriculture is life. Agriculturemis relevant and is the future. It has a potential to link the land and livelihoods to elevate the standard of living for our people. It starts with bridging the gap that exists between organized farmers, ordinary people, their produce and the availability of markets to grow business.”

The MEC for Rural development & Agrarian Reform Mlibo Qoboshiyane said, “we should by all means do as many expos as we can so that the Eastern Cape becomes a basket of food than a basket of misery.” “Imagine how much money can this district generate from its 313 000 herd of livestock that is in the hands of black farmers”, he asked.

Xhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu said, “this is more than just upliftment to small businesses but is a push to others so that that we have more people who can love this beautiful land of ours as it is so rich. Aaaah Zwelonke!!! The Amathole region is rich in biodiversity and the area is bordered by the Indian Ocean, the coastline which includes estuaries, conservancies, national heritage sites, rocky shores and sandy beaches. Credit must go to ADM’s Agricultural Unit for ensuring that the 2015 Agri-Expo is the one to remember. 

“RISE. ACT. PROTECT”—WORLD AIDS DAY

December 1 is the World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people to work actively and collaboratively with partners around the world to raise awareness about HIV and help us move closer to the goal of an AIDS-free generation. This year's theme is “Rise. Act. Protect”. Deputy President and the Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, calls for South Africans “to rise to this challenge, determined and committed and confident that we can succeed.” This is a further call-toaction to urgently to implement the latest high-impact, evidence-based HIV prevention strategies. According to UNAIDS, 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. More than 2 million of those are children. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have been infected worldwide and there have been more than 25 million HIV/AIDS related deaths. Two million new cases are being reported each year. World AIDS Day was developed to help reduce these numbers.

Addressing a district event during the 2014 World Aids Day commemoration which was held at Feni Administration Area in Ngqushwa Local Municipality,

ADM Executive Mayor Nomasikizi Konza said: “Parents must proactively discuss issues of sexual intercourse with their teenagers. Failure to do so will result in life and death situations…..HIV may be a dreaded disease but when you look at it with a positive attitude it can actually encourage one to live life differently.” World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day. 

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