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  R40-BILLION WORTH OF UNCLAIMED TEBA...

ELECTRIFICATION OF MORE THAN 900 HOUSES

ELECTRIFICATION OF MORE THAN 900 HOUSES

After series of robust engagements with the...

INDEED UMZIMKHULU HAS GOT TALENT

    We are also proud to associate with Umzimkhulu...

  • TEBA

    TEBA

    Monday, 17 March 2014 14:33
  • ELECTRIFICATION OF MORE THAN 900 HOUSES

    ELECTRIFICATION OF MORE THAN 900 HOUSES

    Monday, 17 March 2014 14:30
  • INDEED UMZIMKHULU HAS GOT TALENT

    Monday, 17 March 2014 14:35

ELECTRIFICATION OF MORE THAN 900 HOUSES

After series of robust engagements with the community of Ward 6 through Mayoral Izimbizo ( IDP & BUDGET Outreach Programmes), Umzimkhulu Municipality have tirelessly been engaging with relevant stakeholders to ensure that amongst many issues raised the thorny issue of electricity was laid to rest. 

Whenever the community of Ward 6 got the opportunity to engage with Umzimkhulu Municipality they correctly raised number of service delivery issues, over the years. The significance about this community of Umzimkhulu is that whenever they raise issues, they never demolish what they have already achieved yet they never shy away from robust engagements. This kind of approach has predominantly natured and capacitated the leadership of this rural based municipality to further engage relevant stakeholder and also co-ordinate necessary resources towards achieving that. 

In Dumisa Village 284 houses will be electrified by Zizamele Contractor while 639 houses will be electrified by Pamela Electrical in Gidlintaba Village. This achievement is well attributed to matured manner ESKOM has been welcoming to during the series of meeting held with Umzimkhulu Municipality. Speaking to the communities of these villages, Ward Cllr. Bongiwe Sibeni expressed her gratitude to the community of Ward 6 in general for their patience and for entrusting the municipality with such responsibility. Ms. Dlamini (a young person from the community) expressed their excitement on the day and how impactful electricity will be in their objectives.

After emphatically passed words of gratitude to this community, in his message of the, Hnr. Cllr. Mphuthumi Mpabanga called upon the affected communities to now implement projects that will elevate the ward economic spin offs so that the electricity should only be celebrated as a domestic tool but to further respond to some of the community needs. Cllr. Mpabanga, also directed his message whereby he challenged their economic creativity so that they further empowered by the existence of electricity in their ward. In his message, Cllr. Mpabanga continued to plead with their entire community of Ward 6 whom were not beneficiaries at this point in time, to hang in there hence there light is much nearer.

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R40-BILLION WORTH OF UNCLAIMED TEBA BENEFITS

 

Thousands of ex-miners recruited through TEBA many years ago, have struggled to access their retirement funds because of bureaucracy and hurdles within the system. TEBA claims it has struggled for years to locate most of the beneficiaries. Four thousand Eastern Cape ex-miners or their families today stand a chance to claim their share of R40-billion worth of benefits that was left unclaimed for decades. It is understood that most of the beneficiaries and their families are not aware they had money and could access the funds from the multinational mining companies they have worked for over the years. A large number of mineworkers from South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique and Malawi died after contracting disease in the mines. Umzimkhulu Municipality understands that amongst the untraced beneficiaries, there are those who are from Umzimkhulu and surrounds. TEBA has since undertaken processes to trace these beneficiaries to ensure that all these beneficiaries owed by the mining companies get what is due to them. TEBA said they have already paid R300-million on different projects in rural “labour sending” communities ranging from pension and provident fund monies to occupational lung disease benefits. An amount of R240-million was paid to individual beneficiaries under the Medical Bureau for Occupational Diseases (MBOD) and R60-million through mineworkers’ provident funds, such as the Mines 1970 Preservation Fund, Anglo Group Provident Fund, MPF Sibanye and others (see sidebar). From Willowvale, Matatiele, Mount Fetcher, Komani to Adelaide, scores of ex-miners are sitting destitute at home with no money to support their families. You are therefore requested to go through the attached list of people listed in the TEBA list, attached. The Mayor of Umzimkhulu Municipality, Cllr. Mphuthumi Mpabanga, would like to call upon everyone who might know a former mine worker or sibling to visit Umzimkhulu TEBA Offices to inquire for their siblings. Umzimkhulu TEBA Office Coordinator, Mr Thulani Zulu @ 039-259 0110 or & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

INDEED UMZIMKHULU HAS GOT TALENT

 

 

We are also proud to associate with Umzimkhulu Arsenal FC that participated in the prestigious provincial Metro Cup Soccer Tournament held in Durban (Jimmy Bellows Sportfield) last weekend. They participated on both Under 20 and Under 15 categories. These young people from Umzimkhulu (Kroemhoek Village) silenced everyone when they showcased their skills and talents on the pitch. Though they were never anticipated that they will be impactful, especially by the spectators and analyst, their intention was quite clear from their first games. Their commitment and discipline on the ball changed the entire atmosphere hence maturity and team work attracted the spectators.  It is with great excitement reveal that Umzimkhulu Arsenal FC U/15 took the third position while the U/20 claimed the ultimate prize hence they are now the 2017 provincial champions.    

As a municipality, we pride ourselves for having team leaders and owners that invest to young people even though the environment is not conducive due to minimal resources. This municipality provided these teams with the municipal bus to ensure that they fruitfully participated in the prestigious event against all odds. “Leaving home with these boys, to Durban, we had one thing in our minds: winning in style and be counted amongst successors. We knew that we were to face well-resourced teams, some of them who did not even recognise us due to geographic background, it is through such reasons that we were more committed to dominate from the first onset. I would like express my sincere gratitude to the entire community of Umzimkhulu who supported us during on our endeavour especially parents who entrusted us with their kids while were too far away from home. These parents created enabling environment for these boys to fruitfully participate on trainings.” Said the extremely excited Head Coach, Mr. Jama.  

“These young people have indeed made us proud as we never anticipated that they would achieve what they have achieved, participation was enough for us. Their performance is definitely calling for all stakeholders to go back to the drawing board, so that these boys will not vanish in the air. We are mindful of the fact that there people who worked tirelessly behind the curtain to ensure that these boys become who they became today. We would like to further call upon all respective stakeholders to assist this team and other athletes for a development. “said the impressed Umzimkhulu Mayor, Cllr. Mphuthumi Mpabanga.

Making a positive impact on the lives of young athletes is the force that drives our communities. Winning is definately great, but the lessons and skills learned while training and competing are the seeds for future success in sports and in life. It is then on that note that the municipality believes that sport people, stand a huge chance to escape drugs and substance abuse. 

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