2017/ 2018 Mayoral Budget Speech

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Notice Final 2017-18-2022 IDP for inspection 13-2017

Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 25(4) of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 Act 32 of 2000 that the Final IDP 2017/18-2022 copies or extracts will be available for Public inspection from 02 June 2017 to 28 June 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
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Musina Muslim Business Community reaches for the less privileged

Asif Patel (left) of Musina Muslim Business Community hands over a blanket to Emma Moganyana (right). Also in the photo are Mashudu Dhliwayo of SANCO and Cllr Peggy Nyabane of Musina MunicipalityAsif Patel (left) of Musina Muslim Business Community hands over a blanket to Emma Moganyana (right). Also in the photo are Mashudu Dhliwayo of SANCO and Cllr Peggy Nyabane of Musina Municipality

“The Quran teaches us that the fundamental belief of the Muslim religion is to love one another, be united and care for the less privileged.” So said well-known Musina businessman, Asif Patel. He was speaking on behalf of the Musina Muslim Business Community after handing over blankets to 65 elders and school uniforms to 72 learners. The event was held at Musina Nancefield Community hall.

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Muvhango is no ordinary worker

Everyone talks about Ailwei Solomon Muvhango’s beautiful garden at Musina Municipality main office buildingEveryone talks about Ailwei Solomon Muvhango’s beautiful garden at Musina Municipality main office building

“People who look after our gardens are very important because the beauty of the garden gives a good impression for the visitors and clients who visit the municipal offices for service delivery purposes.” Says Ailwei Solomon Muvhango, a service worker who looks after the garden at Musina Municipality main building. Muvhango is no ordinary worker because he catches the attention of everyone who visit the municipal offices due to the fact that his garden is one of the most beautiful around.

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School uniforms for indigent Schuitdrift learners

From left to right: School principal Tshikonelo Nekhubvi, Cllr Gift Phiri and Dowelani Nenguda from SASSA join Grade 5 learner Lushaka Netsianda in celebration after he received a full package of school uniformsFrom left to right: School principal Tshikonelo Nekhubvi, Cllr Gift Phiri and Dowelani Nenguda from SASSA join Grade 5 learner Lushaka Netsianda in celebration after he received a full package of school uniforms

Lushaka Netsianda is an 8-year old Grade 5 learner at Schuitdrift Combined School outside Musina. His parents are general laborers at the local farms and cannot afford to provide basic needs like school uniforms. But Lushaka’s life and that of 38 other learners will change for the better after they received full packages of school uniforms from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). Each leaner received two shirts, two vests, a tie, two trousers or skirts, three pairs of socks, one tracksuit, three underwear’s, one jersey, a tunic (girls) and a pair of shoes.

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Extension Of The Validity Period Of The Current General Valuation Roll From 01 July 2017 To 30 June 2018

(1)  In line with section 32 of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act No.6 OF 2004) (“the MPRA”), council of Musina Local Municipality has during its ordinary council meeting of 30 March 2017 under resolution number 15.4.3.2017 resolved amongst others to apply for extension with one year of the validity period of the current General Valuation Roll (GVR).

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“Report any abuse to the relevant authorities…”

Seated from left to right: Senior citizens Robert Mocheke, T.M. Gundane and Mayor Mihloti Muhlope. Standing are: George Molea, Evelyn Mopai, Joseph Salani, Evangelist Mabore Ravhuhali and Dudu Makhubele. They were captured shortly after the meeting with the MayorSeated from left to right: Senior citizens Robert Mocheke, T.M. Gundane and Mayor Mihloti Muhlope. Standing are: George Molea, Evelyn Mopai, Joseph Salani, Evangelist Mabore Ravhuhali and Dudu Makhubele. They were captured shortly after the meeting with the Mayor

The Mayor of Musina Municipality, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope says senior citizens play a very significant role in the social life of our society because they have an immense ocean of life experience. Muhlope was addressing representatives of Musina Senior Citizens Forum who met her at the municipality’s Council Chambers.  She said: “Elderly does not mean grey hairs, stiff joints and slurred speech. The nation and society need their guidance for a strategic and stronger future. They can actively participate in administration though indirectly commenting on government policies and suggest amendatory measures.”

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New traditional leader vows to work with Musina Municipality to develop his village

The newly installed headman of Masea village, Jeremiah Ntikedzeni Nemasea (left) captured with Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema and Musina Municipality Chief Whip, Cllr Fistos Mafela (right) shortly after the inauguration ceremonyThe newly installed headman of Masea village, Jeremiah Ntikedzeni Nemasea (left) captured with Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema and Musina Municipality Chief Whip, Cllr Fistos Mafela (right) shortly after the inauguration ceremony

The newly installed traditional leader of Masea village, Jeremiah Ntikedzeni Nemasea has vowed to work hand in hand with Musina Municipality to bring development in his village. Nemasea was inaugurated by senior traditional leader, Thovhele Hanyani Tshikundamalema of Tshikundamalema dynasty at a glittering traditional and well attended ceremony at Masea village, near Madimbo.

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Royal welcome for Mayor Muhlope

Headman Thivhilaeli Gilbert Mukununde joyfully welcomes Mayor Mihloti Muhlope upon her arrival at Mukununde villageHeadman Thivhilaeli Gilbert Mukununde joyfully welcomes Mayor Mihloti Muhlope upon her arrival at Mukununde village

After concluding her visits to the senior traditional leaders within Musina Municipality, Mayor Mihloti Muhlope has unfolded another programme of visiting village headmen to engage them on issues relating to service delivery.  The initiative kick started with the visit to headman Thivhilaeli Gilbert Mukununde at Mukununde village, outside Masisi. The Mayor was accompanied by councilors Rabelani Gadabeni and Titus Netshipale. Mukununde falls under ward 10 of Musina Municipality and it is one of the more than 50 villages that were incorporated into Musina following the new municipal dermcation. 

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Politicians asses Musina ring road project progress

From left to right: Musina Mayor Cllr Mihloti Muhlope,  the Deputy Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga and the MEC for Transport and Public Safety Nandi Ndalane  assessing progress at the site of the SANRAL R625 million ring road project in Musina. From left to right: Musina Mayor Cllr Mihloti Muhlope, the Deputy Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga and the MEC for Transport and Public Safety Nandi Ndalane assessing progress at the site of the SANRAL R625 million ring road project in Musina.

The Mayor of Musina Municipality, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope said the R625 million South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) ring road project in Musina will divert traffic from the CBD towards the border post,  resulting in major improvements in road safety and less damage to vital infrastructure in town. Muhlope was assessing the project progress together with the Deputy Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga and the MEC for Transport and Public Safety Nandi Ndalane.

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Hard work pays off!

Graduates, invited guests and representatives from Mass Computer Training TVET College captured shortly after the graduation ceremonyGraduates, invited guests and representatives from Mass Computer Training TVET College captured shortly after the graduation ceremony

More than 100 students, who include Musina Municipality employees, recently graduated in the fields of municipal finance, public administration and general forestry. This is part of the government skills programme offered through the Local Government Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) and Mass Computer Training TVET College. The event was held at the new Nancefield community hall.

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Mayor and Archbishop urge churches and government to work together

Musina Mayor, Cllr Mihloyi Muhlope greets Archbishop EMM Mureri during the UAAC’s provincial conference held at MusinaMusina Mayor, Cllr Mihloyi Muhlope greets Archbishop EMM Mureri during the UAAC’s provincial conference held at Musina

Archbishop EMM Mureri of the United African Apostolic Church (UAAC) and the Mayor of Musina, Cllr Mihloti Muhlope jointly urged churches, community structures and the local community to work together to restore peace and morals in the society.  The Archbishop and the Mayor were addressing thousands of congregants during the UAAC’s provincial conference which was held at the new Musina Nancefield Community Hall.

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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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