State of the Art Mawombe Sport Complex Officially Opened by MEC

Provincial MEC for Arts and Culture, Sports and Recreation Bongi Sithole-Moloi officially handed over the Mawombe Sports Complex in Cinci Ward 11, on Tuesday 16 April 2019.

From left: uMfolozi Municipality Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe, His Worship the Mayor of uMfolozi Municipality Cllr SW Mgenge, Her Worship the Mayor of King Cetshwayo District Municipality, MEC Art, Culture, Sport and Recreation Mrs Bongi Sithole – Moloi, King Cetshwayo District Municipality Deputy Mayor Cllr A Mthembu and President of KZN Sport Confederation Mr T Mchunu.

The Mawombe Sports Complex is a state of the art sports facility that comprises of a fenced football field with change rooms and ablution facilities, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, netball court, and an outdoor gym.

The facility is a first of its kind in the area and has been described as a most welcome intervention by both the local sports enthusiasts and school communities.

The MEC also handed over sports kits to local teams, 10 wheelchairs to Disability Forum and tools to maintain the sports field.

His Worship the Mayor Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge thanked the Department of Sport and Recreation for building a state of the art facility in uMfolozi and urged the community to make use of it and guard against vandalism.

MEC Bongi-Sithole visited two schools where she handed over combo courts, New Patane Primary School in Ward 11 and Nhlabosini Primary School in Ward 10.

A Mobile Clinic with consultation rooms, toilet and air-conditioning were also handed over by the MEC.

King Cetshwayo District Municipality Mayor Cllr NNP Mkhulisi, Deputy Mayor Cllr A Mthembu, uMfolozi Municipality Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe, councillors from uMfolozi Municipality, Department of Sport and Recreation officials and school principals, attended this event.

President of KZN Sport Confederation Mr T Mchunu on the maintenance machine as well as Umfolozi Municipality Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe, His Worship the Mayor of uMfolozi Municipality Cllr SW Mgenge, Her Worship the Mayor of King Cetshwayo District Municipality, MEC Art, Culture, Sport and Recreation Mrs Bongi Sithole-Moloi, King Cetshwayo District Municipality Deputy Mayor Cllr A Mthembu.

 

Elderly Now have an Active Voice in uMfolozi

A brand new Committee for senior citizens elected its members at the uMfolozi Municipal Council chambers on Wednesday, 27 February 2019.

The Senior Citizens Committee will give the elderly within uMfolozi a voice to advocate for their specific needs. It is essential that the elderly have an organised structure that will develop and implement programmes and activities that are for their benefit which include, health, safety and the welfare of the elderly within the community.

This will also assist the elderly to maintain a close relationship with the Municipality.

The proceedings were officiated by the Sports, Arts and Culture Officer, Mr GK Nkosi and Ms S Zungu from King Cetshwayo District Municipality.

Senior Citizens who are 60 years of age and above, who reside within uMfolozi Local Municipality jurisdiction are considered.

The Elected Committee:

  • Chairperson: Ms Vilakazi
  • Deputy Chairperson: Ms D Mthethwa
  • Secretary: Mr F Mchunu
  • Deputy Secretary: Ms Ntshangase

Additional Members:

  • Ms F Mafuleka
  • Ms C Zikhali
  • Mr Z Mfekayi
  • Ms G Ntenga
  • Ms S Mhlongo
  • Ps Nene

Service Delivery and Infrastructure Projects Handover in uMfolozi

Various service delivery and infrastructure project across the uMfolozi Municipality where handed over to communities by Council and Municipal Officials.

Kepeza Creche Handover – Ward 5

uMfolozi Local Municipality believes that it is important to equip each child with a quality foundation phase education in order to ensure that all children uMfolozi have a chance of a
better life. It was then resolved that each Ward in the Municipality must have centres for Early Childhood Development (ECD).

uMfolozi Cllrs and Management led by Deputy Mayor and Cllr SR Thabethe and Speaker of Council Cllr ZD Mfusi with the children from Kepeza Creche during the handing over of Kepeza creche in ward 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ward 5 Cllr EBZ Mbhele during the handing over of Kepeza Creche

Ekupheleni High School – School Shoe Handover – Ward 11

His Worship the Mayor of uMfolozi Municipality Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge handed over 200 school shoes at Ekupheleni High School.

His Worship the Mayor urged the learners to focus on their education so that they can have a brighter future. Mayor Mgenge promised the learners that he will bring 300 school uniform
before June 2019. Deputy Mayor Cllr Smangele Thabethe pledged to bring sanitary towels to all the girls in this school.

Mayor Mgenge firmly believes that no child should not attend school because there are lacking in school essentials such as shoes and uniforms.

His Worship the Mayor of Cllr SW Mgenge and Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe with one of the beneficiaries at Ekupheleni High School in Ward 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ezidonini Multi-Purpose Community Centre Handover – Ward 2

Deputy Mayor Cllr Smangele Thabethe addressing the community during the handing over of Ezidonini MPCC in Ward 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

uMfolozi Municipality Councillors and Management led by Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe handing over Ezidonini MPCC in ward 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UMfolozi Municipality Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe handed over Koko Access Road to the Community of Ward 3

The upgrade of rural roads is critical towards allowing adequate access to people in rural communities.

Roads are a key element in the provision of safe physical access to education, healthcare and other social services that are needed for any community to flourish.

This is why the uMfolozi Municipality has taken a decision to upgrade access roads and sidewalks within the municipality. This will, in turn, spur economic growth by ensuring easy access to the community.

Cllr SP Mpanza, Cllr NT Mthiyane, Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe, Cllr ZG Mcineka, MR TV Xulu Chief Operations Officer and Ward Committee members

Community members who attended the Koko Access Road handover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nhlabane and Mbonambi Clinics Welcome Donated Generators

Generators were officially handed over to the Nhlabane and Mbonambi Clinic by the uMfolozi Municipality, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), Department of Health and Mbonambi Traditional Authority.

The interruptions of critical healthcare services due to power failures such as load shedding will now be a thing of the past for patients and staff in both clinics.

The Clinics operate on a 24-hour basis and need lights to be on at all times, in order to serve the rural communities.

Provincial Department of Health, Primary Healthcare Manager, Gcina Radebe, welcomed the donation of the generators and said it is critical for a clinic to have power in order to operate efficiently and save lives.

Radebe also said the Department of Health, through the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI), aims to transform public clinics by ensuring they are fully equipped.

uMfolozi Driver License Testing Centre to open soon

uMfolozi Local Municipality and Richards Bay Minerals have embarked on an important project of building a Driver’s License Testing Centre in uMfolozi with its focus on prioritising the community by bringing essential government services closer to the people.

Once opened the Testing Centre will render the following services:

  • Renewal and issuing of driver licences
  • Temporary drivers licences
  • Issuing of learners licences.

The centre is situated at the kwaMbonambi Industrial Zone next to the Slovo Township.

His Worship the Mayor Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge said the Testing Centre is currently 60% complete.

“Aside from bringing needed service closer to the people, the Testing Centre will also be revenue based for our Local Municipality which will assist us in creating job opportunities for our residents,” said the Mayor.

The Testing Centre will also be a national agency and will allow people to pay for their fines in uMfolozi.