UBUHLEBEZWE AND MTN DONATE 50 BICYCLES TO EMAZIZINI PRIMARY SCHOOL
AS part of the public-private partnership, Ubuhlebezwe Municipality partnered with MTN to hand over 50 brand new bicycles to learners from Emazizini Primary School as part of the Increasing Access to Schools Programme.
Emazizini Primary School is a small school with over 100 learners, the school is located in a secluded farmland just outside Ixopo. Addressing during the programme, Honourable Mayor of Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Cllr EB Ngubo elaborated on the impact these bicycles will have on the daily lives of learners, “we believe that these bicycles will change and improve the lives of learners. This initiative brings about the opportunities for improved learning, development and growth which will make a huge impact not only in the lives of the learners, but the entire community.” Says the Mayor
Judith Maluleka, Project Manager at the MTN SA Foundation, explains that the distribution of 50 bicycles will help the learners to get to school faster, more regularly and more safely. “We learnt that learners from Emazizini Primary School travel over 9,5km crossing rivers to get to school, these bicycles will help so much to the needy as they are more likely to arrive in time less tired giving them an opportunity to also concentrate better in class.”
UBUHLEBEZWE MAYOR UNVEILS R74 MILLION PROJECT
Ubuhlebezwe Municipality in partnership with the Kwa -Zulu Natal Department of Human Settlements held a sod-turning ceremony in Ixopo on the 20th of August 2019 in an effort to expand access to housing to the residents of the municipality; Ubuhlebezwe Mayor Cllr ZD Nxumalo unveiled the whopping R74 Million Community Residential Unit which will contain 150 units which will also contain a park for residents at an estimated time of 18 months.
The Mayor alluded to the fact that the inception of this project emanated from a gap that the council of Ubuhlebezwe was trying to close between the middle class and low-cost housing projects, “This community residential unit project is a first within the Harry Gwala District which shows the commitment of the government in providing dignified shelter for our people the CRU Programme aims to facilitate the provision of secure, stable rental tenure for lower-income individuals and provide a coherent framework for dealing with the many different forms of existing public sector residential accommodation, this project will also create much needed job opportunities for the unemployed and in addition assist the municipality to raise revenue while also having another economic spin-offs.
UBUHLEBEZWE MUNICIPALITY FUNDS PROJECTS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
On the 22nd and 23RD of July Ubuhlebezwe Municipality through its Local Economic Development funding project which seeks to encourage local people to work together to achieve sustainable economic growth and development thereby bringing economic benefits and improved quality of life for all residents in a local municipal area. The LED Department has designed and implemented a systematic, transparent approach to prioritizing projects that meet the over-arching goals of the municipality.
2019 / 2020 BUDGET ADOPTION
2019 PRAYER DAY
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISIM
BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN 2017
As part of back to school month programme, Ubuhlebezwe Municipality on Wednesday, 11 February 2017 visited all high schools within the jurisdiction of the municipality. This unique partnership initiative has been made possible through collaborative effort between local Government and all relevant stakeholders.
Ubuhlebezwe Municipality hosted a successful staff party on 14th of December 2016, the aim of the event is to boost staff morale and thank them for there ever dedicated attitude towards timeless servicing of the community and focus on service delivery.
HOUSING HAND OVER
Ubuhlebezwe Municipality in partnership with Standard Bank as part of their Corporate Social Investment programme handed over two houses in the Black store area in ward 14; these elated new homeowners were over the moon when they received the keys to their houses.
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
On the 10TH of October 2016 Ubuhlebezwe Municipality hosted the annual Local Economic Development summit under the theme “Building an inclusive economy for all at ubuhlebezwe”, the purpose of the summit was to build partnerships with relevant stakeholders and to establish platforms from where continuous engagements will take place. These platforms will help encourage open dialogue between private and public sector and will assist in the sharing of best practices within different industries. It will further encourage local businesses to participate in local economic development and assist in creating sustainable job opportunities and eradicating poverty.
Deliberations were held between the (4) critical spheres which are Tourism, Agriculture, Business support and Manufacturing services in order to facilitate dialogue and create a cohesive environment for private -public partnerships to emerge.