Category: Finance

An Institutional Strategic Planning Session is underway (12 and 13 March 2019)

The Garden Route District Municipality’s (GRDM’s) second Institutional Strategic Planning Session takes place on the 12th and 13th of March 2019. The session is aimed at reflecting on how GRDM performed over the 2018/19 financial year and if resolutions have been successfully implemented.

By continually striving to fulfill its vision, reaching intended objectives and implementing strategies, the municipality will also ensure that its alignment with national and provincial government goals are in place. The municipality is serious about mitigating its threats and
transforming it into opportunities, as well as growing its unique strengths and taking advantage of opportunities presented.

Notice: Tabling of 2017/18 Annual Report of Garden Route DM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Report for the 2017/18 financial year will be tabled at the Garden Route District Municipality Council meeting on 13 December 2018 in terms of Section 127(2) of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), 52 of 2003. Also, the Annual Report is tabled as informed by circular 63 of the MFMA.

Grants-in-Aid: Call for Proposals

Organisations and/or bodies who qualify for financial assistance, in terms of the criteria and prescriptions contained in Garden Route District Municipality’s Grant-in-Aid Policy and Section 67 of the Municipal Finance Management Act 2003, are hereby invited to submit proposals for programs they endeavour to undertake during the calendar year 2019.

Only applications submitted on the prescribed application form and accompanied by all the required information, documentation, financial statements, covering letter, etc. and received by the Office of the Executive Mayor on/or before 18 January 2019 at 11h00, shall be considered. Copies of the said policy and application form are available at the various Garden Route District Municipal offices during office hours (Mondays to Thursdays from 7:30 to 16:30 and Fridays from 7:30 to 13:30), as well as on the website: www.gardenroute.gov.za.

Please direct all queries to Ms Androlene Killian at telephone number: 044 803 1300/ 065 839
7211.

Garden Route District Municipality reserves the right not to make any award and may disqualify
organisations that have received funds in the previous book year, but have not submitted a final
report on its previous expenditure.
MG Stratu
Municipal Manager
54 York Street
George
6530
Closing Date: 18 January 2019 at 11h00.
Notice Number: 133/2018

Download the full advert here.

Download the Application Form here.

Municipalities, Sector Departments and Ward Committees discuss the 2018/19 – 2021/22 IDPs

The Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) hosted its first Integrated Development Planning (IDP)/Budget and Performance Management System (PMS) Representative Forum on 21 and 22 May 2018 at the Civic Centre of Mossel Bay.

The list of invitees included municipal officials from the Eden District, including Bitou, Mossel Bay, Knysna, George, Kannaland, Oudtshoorn and Hessequa municipalities, Ward Committee Members, as well as Provincial Government Department representatives. Their role at the event was to fill the gaps for services delivery which will ultimately be incorporated into the 2018/2019 – 2021/2022 IDPs of the participating municipalities within the area.

Sector Department Representatives who made presentations on the 2nd day of the IDP/Budget and PMS Representative Forum.
Back row (from left) are: Mr Thembinkosi Henge – IDP Manager of Bitou Municipality, Ms Kholiswa Jobela – Social Worker Manager: Mossel Bay & Hessequa, Mr Juan de Lora – Deputy Director: Department of Transport and Public Works, Dr Terence Marshall – District Manager: Department of Health Services, Ms Claire du Plessis – Property Planner: Department of Education, Mr David Ali – Chief Town & Regional Planner: Department of Human Settlements Planning and Mr Mzukisi Skosana – Social Services Manager: Eden & Central Karoo.
Front row (from left) are: Brigadier Centyana – South African Police Services, Ms Zingiswa William – Community Development Supervisor: Eden & Central Karoo and Cllr Memory Booysen – Eden DM Executive Mayor.

In officially starting off the event on the 21th of May, Executive Deputy Mayor of Eden DM, Cllr Rosina Ruiters, emphasised the importance of cooperative governance and said: “It is extremely important when Municipalities, Ward Committees and Government Departments work together on one IDP to effectively deliver services to the residents of the area”.

The Executive Mayor of Eden DM, once again, as in similar preceding occasions of this magnitude, emphasised the issue of competitiveness between municipalities, when he said: “We as municipalities do not have to compete with one another. “We have different roles to fulfil”. He also made an example of Imbizos hosted by Municipalities.  “When a local municipality wants to host an Imbizo, they can do so and we as a district can assist. He also explained that when the District wants to host an Imbizo, it can also be done within a municipal jurisdiction of the Eden district, but it must be done in collaboration with the relevant B-municipality,” he clarified.

In the demographic profile presented by Mayor Booysen, he stated that the poverty rate per headcount stands at 48, 5% which is worrying.
Given the recent water challenges of the District, Mayor Booysen also raised the issue of Eden DM who applied to become a water services authority and said that some municipalities in the district do not have the capacity to deal with their water challenges.  “By becoming a water services authority, we need to look at the realities of our district,” he said. “Through these efforts, Mayor Booysen highlighted: “We want to be a caring, respectful and resourceful District. We want to inspire and we want to excel in whatever we do,” he added.

Ward Committee Members from Greater Oudtshoorn present at the IDP/Budget and PMS Representative Forum. In no particular order are: Ms Louisa Prins, Mr Isaac Fielies, Ms Daleen Everts, Ms Lynn Kapieka, Ms Esmarine Stuurman, Mr Lizo Dani, Mr James Stokes, Mr John Afrika, Mr Kosie Jansen, Mr Bennie Arends, Mr Saul Rabie and Mr Stephen Adams during a short break.

On the 1st day’s programme, Municipalities presented their challenges and gaps within their respective areas, which included: water storage facilities, storm water management facilities, the issue of land, funding, waste management facilities, unemployed youth, to name but a few.  In response to all the questions posed by delegates in relation to the land issues, Mayor Booysen responded by saying: “We probably need to host a land summit in the near future to cover the issues of land per area”.

Eden DM Speaker, Cllr Mark Willemse, gave an outline of the day’s programme. Speaker Willemse said: “Today we are here as municipalities to understand our different roles and how we fit into each other’s roles. We need to work together in a spirit of cooperation in order for service delivery to be at its optimum”.

On day 2 of the Forum, Governmental Sector Departments presented the various services which they deliver to the communities within the Eden District. These Departments include:  The Department of Agriculture, South African Police Services, Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, Department of Community Safety, Department of Human Settlements, Department of Education Department of Transport and Public Works etc. Delegates used the time availed to them to pose questions. The need for drug rehabilitation centres, additional SAPS services or satellite offices, additional ambulance services etc. were amongst the issues raised. Limited funding to roll out projects and the effects of water shortages etc. were also mentioned.

Executive Mayors, Executive Deputy Mayors and Councillors as well as Senior Officials, representatives from sector departments and ward committee members were amongst the guests who attended and participated in the discussions that will contribute to the planning of IDPs for the 2018/19 financial year.

During the first break, delegates used the opportunity to interact with Sector Departments. In the picture Cllr Ann Windvogel from Eden DM is conversing with Mr Clyde Lamberts, Manager of Agriculture – Eden Coastal.

The event was successfully organised by the IDP Section of Eden District Municipality led by Mzukisi Cekiso and directed by Speaker of Eden DM, Councillor Mark Willemse.

 

 

Mr Kosie Jansen, Oudtshoorn Ward Committee Member, raised the need for a drug rehabilitation centre in Oudtshoorn. With him are Mr Mzukisi Cekiso, Eden DM IDP Manager (back) and Mr Bennie Arendse, Oudtshoorn Ward Committee Member (front).

Eden DM officials (from left) Mr Samkelo Mangaliso (Performance Management), Ms Ilse Saaiman (Performance Management), Ms Melanie Wilson (Economic Development & Tourism), Ms Landiswa Ntango (Economic Development & Planning), Mr Mzukisi Cekiso (IDP Manager and Organiser of the event), Ms Lauren James (Risk Management), Mr Bandile Mbalo (IGR) with CFO of Knysna Municipality, Mr Mbulelo Memani (back, 3rd left).