Hundreds attend IDP and Budget Public Participation meeting

Photographed during the IDP and budget public participation meeting are seated from left to right: Headman Mikosi Nefolovhodwe of Muswodi, Headman Kenneth Nethengwe of Mukovhawabale, Mayor Mihloti Muhlope and Headman Mphalaleni Maranda of Gundani. Standing from left to right are Cllrs Fistos Mafela (Chief Whip), Rosina Mavhungu, Jeremia Khunwana, Gilbert Netshisaulu (Speaker) and Prince SakalaPhotographed during the IDP and budget public participation meeting are seated from left to right: Headman Mikosi Nefolovhodwe of Muswodi, Headman Kenneth Nethengwe of Mukovhawabale, Mayor Mihloti Muhlope and Headman Mphalaleni Maranda of Gundani. Standing from left to right are Cllrs Fistos Mafela (Chief Whip), Rosina Mavhungu, Jeremia Khunwana, Gilbert Netshisaulu (Speaker) and Prince Sakala

Hundreds of community members gathered at Mukowabale Primary School, near Muswodi to make inputs on the Musina Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan and Budget for the 2017/2018 financial year. Mukovhawabale village falls under ward 10 of Musina Municipality. This is part of Musina Municipality’s public participation in all wards prior to the start of the new financial year on 01 July 2017.

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Construction of rural housing units progressing well

The construction of 158 housing units allocated to the rural areas of Musina is currently underway. These pictures were taken at Tanda villageThe construction of 158 housing units allocated to the rural areas of Musina is currently underway. These pictures were taken at Tanda village

The construction of 158 housing units allocated to the rural areas of Musina by the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (Coghsta) is currently underway.

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New speed humps for Nancefield location

Municipal employees constructing speed humps in Nancefield locationMunicipal employees constructing speed humps in Nancefield location

Following the inputs by local communities during municipal public participation meetings, Musina Municipality has started the construction of new speed humps in Nancefield location. Local community members complained that some of the drivers were over speeding, which results in several accidents reported in their vicinity.

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Successful MPAC public hearing

MPAC Chairperson in Musina Municipality, Cllr Phillemon Nare stresses a point during the public hearing. Also in the photo are MPAC members from left to right: Cllrs Alpheus Mamafa, Elliot Magwira, Dorcus Makhura and Gift PhiriMPAC Chairperson in Musina Municipality, Cllr Phillemon Nare stresses a point during the public hearing. Also in the photo are MPAC members from left to right: Cllrs Alpheus Mamafa, Elliot Magwira, Dorcus Makhura and Gift Phiri

The political component of Musina Municipality had an opportunity to pose questions to the management team to get clarity on the contents of the Annual Financial statements and the 2015 / 2016 Annual Report. This was during the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) public hearing which was held at the new Nancefield community hall. Before the actual hearing, the annual report was tabled before the municipal Council and the local community and organs of the state were allowed to make representations.

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More jobs for residents as Musina Mall opens

The new Musina Mall will enhance economic development in the border townThe new Musina Mall will enhance economic development in the border town

(Story: Courtesy of Zoutnet)

The mayor of the Musina Local Municipality, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope said the opening of the new R320 million Musina Mall will not only create many jobs, but also stimulate economic development.

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Improved audit report for Musina Municipality

Mayor Mihloti Muhlope and Acting Municipal Manager, Nathi Tshiwanammbi proudly display the Unqualified Audit Report AwardMayor Mihloti Muhlope and Acting Municipal Manager, Nathi Tshiwanammbi proudly display the Unqualified Audit Report Award

The Mayor of Musina Municipality, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope thanked her councillors, municipal administrators, community stakeholders and the public for contributing towards the improvement of the financial management of the municipality. Muhlope said this after the municipality was presented with a special award for improved Audit Outcomes for the 2015/2016 financial year. The municipality received an unqualified audit opinion from the Auditor General. This was during the occasion of the 2017 South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Limpopo Finance Week which was recently held at Tzeneen.

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Musina Operating Office Hours For 13 – 28 April 2017

Kindly take note of following office hours for Musina Local Municipality for 13 - 28 April 2017 which will be as follows.

All Municipal Offices and Service Points

13 April 2017

07:00 – 13:00

14 April 2017

Closed:  Public Holiday

17 April 2017

Closed:  Public Holiday

27 April 2017

Closed – Public Holiday

28 April 2017

07:00 – 13:00

Take note that for any other working day in April 2017 not listed above, normal working hours of 07:00 to 16:00 will apply during weekdays and the offices are closed over the weekends.

You are advised to make purchases and payments for municipal services prior to the public holidays or closing times.

2017/18-2022 Integrated Development Plan And Budget Public Participation Process

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 21(1) of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 Act 32 of 2000 that the Draft IDP/BUDGET 2017/18-2022 copies or extracts will be available for Public inspection from 03 April 2017 to 26 April 2017 during normal office hours at the following places:

  • Musina Civic Centre
  • Nancefield Civic Centre
  • Extension 5, 6 & 7 Municipal satellite offices
  • Madimbo Thusong Service Centre
  • Malale Municipal Satellite Office
  • Domboni Civic Office
  • Mopane Satellite Office
  • Municipal website www.musina.gov.za

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Municipality engages with rural communities

Mayor Mihloti Muhlope addresses community members and representatives of stakeholders during the Mayoral Imbizo at Mukovhawabale villageMayor Mihloti Muhlope addresses community members and representatives of stakeholders during the Mayoral Imbizo at Mukovhawabale village

Water and power supply challenges, damaged roads and high unemployment rate were some of the major issues raised during the Musina Mayoral Imbizo that was held at Mokovhawabale village, near Muswodi.  Mukovhawable falls under Ward 11 of Musina Municipality and it is one of the villages that were inherited from the defunct Mutale Municipality.

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Tshipise-Matatani access road upgrade

The upgrading of Tshipise-Matatani access road has brought joy to the communities of Ward 10 of Musina MunicipalityThe upgrading of Tshipise-Matatani access road has brought joy to the communities of Ward 10 of Musina Municipality

Johannes Ramalata is a taxi driver who operates between Tshipise and Matatani on daily basis. The rocky and bumpy condition of the road has been a cause of concern for Ramalata and other local community members within Ward 10 of Musina Municipality. Fortunately, these community members have started rejoicing after the Musina Municipality commissioned the upgrading of the 12km road between Tshipise and Matatani.

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Musina Home Affairs Stakeholder Forum launched

Some of the guests who attended the launch of the Musina Home Affairs Stakeholder Forum. Some of the guests who attended the launch of the Musina Home Affairs Stakeholder Forum.

“The Home Affairs Stakeholder forums have over the years been credited with mobilization of communities and has done a great job in relation to service delivery for the country and the people of South Africa.” These were the words of Cllr Rabelani Gadabeni during the launch of Musina Municipality Home Affairs Stakeholder Forum at the municipality’s Council Chambers. Gadabeni was representing Mayor Mihloti Muhlope who could not make it to the event due to other official engagements.

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New roads for Nancefield

Construction work for the 1,6km paved road project is progressing well in Musina Nancefield Extension 6 and 7Construction work for the 1,6km paved road project is progressing well in Musina Nancefield Extension 6 and 7

During one of the public participation meetings, community members in Musina Nancefield Extension 6 and 7 indicated that they need a road network infrastructure that will make their life easier. Their plea was answered within a short space of time as the Musina Local Municipality is commissioning the construction of paved access roads in their area.

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Extension of municipal offices to enhance service delivery

Construction workers busy with their work at the site of the extension of Musina municipal offices. Construction workers busy with their work at the site of the extension of Musina municipal offices.

Despite the disestablishment of Mutale municipality, local community members will be able to get the much needed municipal services with ease. The Musina Municipality has started with the extension of municipal offices in Musina at a cost of five million rand.  The scope of work includes the construction of new council chambers, offices and ablution facilities. 

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Newly appointed Acting Municipal Manager engages service workers

The newly appointed Acting Municipal Manager of Musina Municipality, Mr Nathi Tshiwanammbi addressing service workers at the municipal workshop. The newly appointed Acting Municipal Manager of Musina Municipality, Mr Nathi Tshiwanammbi addressing service workers at the municipal workshop.

The newly appointed Acting Municipal Manager of Musina Municipality, Mr Nathi Tshiwanammbi said the new uniforms that have been distributed to the service workers will energize them and remind them of their responsibility to fast track service delivery. Tshiwanammbi was speaking during his first meeting as an accounting officer with the service staff at the municipal workshop.

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Statement In Relation To Water Supply Challenges In Musina

Date: 14 March 2017

Background

Musina water extraction is done in the Limpopo River, where boreholes are submerged in and along the river. In total, we have 22 operational boreholes, 8 of which are right inside the river and the 14 alongside the river.  Tragically, 8 of the boreholes that are in the river have since been eroded by the high volume of flowing water caused by the heavy rains from upstream. This is because the Limpopo River is fed by a number of tributaries upstream.

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Public Notice To All Wards: Repealing Of Obsolete / Non-Applicable By-Laws Of Disestablished Mutale Local Municipality

(1)    Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 12(3) (b) and Section 21A of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000) read together with section 12 Notice issued by the Member of the Executive Committee (MEC) responsible for local government in Limpopo dated 22 July 2016 that Musina Local Municipality intend to repeal gazetted obsolete / non-applicable by-laws of disestablished Mutale by-laws.

(2)    To this end, the list herein contain all gazetted by-laws of disestablished Mutale Local Municipality which the council of Musina Local municipality resolved on 27 February 2017 to repeal and the extent of repeal thereof.

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Hundreds participate in municipal wellness day

Municipal employees taking part during the wellness day at Skoonplaas stadiumMunicipal employees taking part during the wellness day at Skoonplaas stadium

Hundreds of municipal employees, representatives from sector departments and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) took part in the Musina Municipality Wellness Day which was held at Skoonplaas stadium lately. The event started with a 10km fun walk, followed by aerobics and several sports activities.

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Villagers satisfied with service delivery

Cllr Fistos Mafela addresses community members during the community report back meeting.Cllr Fistos Mafela addresses community members during the community report back meeting.

Community members from Ward 8 of Musina Municipality were happy to note that Madimbo Sports Centre is now nearing completion. This was revealed by local ward councilor and Chief Whip of Musina Municipality, Fistos Mafela during the ward report back general meeting at Masea village.

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