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Month: April 2017

CHRIS HANI FREEDOM MARATHON TAKING PLACE TOMMORROW, SATURDAY, 22 APRIL 2017, IN COFIMVABA

Chris Hani Freedom Marathon, one of the flagship projects of the Chris Hani Month celebrations, was launched in 2013, recognizing the resilience that Chris Thembisile Hani displayed throughout his life.  The marathon retraces Hani’s footsteps from Sabalele his birthplace to Zigudu mission where he attended primary school.  This is the route he diligently undertook on a daily basis during his primary school years, including Sundays as his family worshipped at the Zigudu mission.

Runners within the province and afar are invited to participate and experience the challenging 25km marathon or 10km run or enjoy 5km fun run/walk. A total prize money of over R150 000 is up for grabs for the top 3 men and women in their age categories in the 25km and 10km events.  Prizes are set as follows:

  • 1st place 25km – R25 000; 2nd place – R10 000; 3rd place R5 000
  • 10 km 1st place – R10 000; 2nd place – R5 000; 3rd place – R2 500 and many more.

Since 2013 the race has grown with the number of participating athletes rising from 1000 to about 2700 in 2016.    Participation is drawn mostly from all local municipalities within the district, Athletics Transkei affiliates, various clubs and individuals across the province.

Entry is free for all distances and registration can be done online www.chrishani2017.co.za ; alternatively, forms are available in all local municipal offices around Chris Hani DM.  The race which is scheduled for tomorrow, 22 April 2017 is expected to start at 06h30.

As the District Municipality we still boast of the strong support from the Association of Running Legends of South Africa led by Xolile Yawa who is our race ambassador. Xolile Yawa born in Lady Frere, Eastern Cape and specialised in long-distance running, including marathons, together with Hezekiel Sepeng and other legends undertake coaching clinics as build up to the marathon which are widely attended by young locals two days before the main event. Participants are encouraged to be fit and ready for the race.

Further information can be obtained on info@chrishani2017.co.za or 082 890 6646 / communication@chrishanidm.gov.za ; 045 808 4600.

Members of the media are invited to cover this event as thousands of participants will be locating the trails of our struggle hero. To confirm attendance or interviews with the Executive Mayor, our Race Ambassador and Legends kindly liaise with Ms Tobeka Mqamelo on 082 563 2976 or Lonwabo Kowa on 071 531 6426. 

Issued by the Chris Hani District Municipality Communications Unit

 

INVITATION FOR INPUTS AND COMMENTS ON THE 2017/2018 DRAFT TARIFF STRUCTURE PROPOSAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN TERMS OF SECTIONS 17, 21 and 95 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS ACT NO 32 OF 2000, AS AMENDED AND SECTIONS 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24 OF THE MUNICIPAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT ACT NO 56 OF 2003

This notice serves to inform the public and stakeholders that Chris Hani District Municipality has reviewed the current Tariffs and is proposing an inflation linked increase to the tariff structure. The public and stakeholders are hereby invited to submit comments and inputs on the Draft Proposal for the 2017/2018 Tariffs to be considered before final approval by Council during May 2017. 

Chris Hani District Municipality proposes a consumer price index (CPIX) based increase of 6.1 % on all Water & Sanitation and Municipal Health Services tariffs to be implemented for the 2017 /2018 financial year as detailed below.

The Draft Tariff Structure for 2017/2018 will also be are available at all the Chris Hani District Municipality Offices throughout the Chris Hani District or  to download the draft tariffs  please click here

Written comments and input on the Proposed Tariff Structure should be directed to the office of the Municipal Manager through any of the following methods:

Physical Delivery:          15 Bells Road, Queenstown, 5319

E-mail               :          tariffsenquiries@chrishanidm.gov.za

The closing date for comments and inputs is 19 May 2017

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE EMAIL ADDRESS HAS BEEN SETUP TO RECEIVE INPUT ON THE DRAFT TARIFFS AND WILL BE DEACTIVATED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR INPUTS. 

Mr M.A. Mene

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

CHRIS HANI AND O.R. TAMBO HAILED AS STRUGGLE HEROES

The past generation entirely lived their lives to fight the white minority rule for a better South Africa. These words were echoed by speakers at the Chris Hani and O.R Tambo Memorial Lecture held in Cofimvaba today in honour of the selfless contribution to the liberation of this country.

Addressing the fully packed Cofimvaba High School hall, the main speaker of the day and the Hounourable Premier, Mr Phumulo Masualle urged participants to uphold the legacy of the past generation sayin “ let us reposition ourselves  and be geared to fight for the betterment of our people. We must find our mission and complete it without betraying our mandate in their name”, he also said.
Over three thousand people gathered at the Cofimvaba High School hall attending a Memorial Lecture held in honour of O.R Tambo and Chris Hani today. The memorial lecture was aimed to celebrate the lives of these great men and our late heroes of the struggle. These giants, whose contribution to the liberation our country is well documented and known by many, committed their lives to free South Africa from oppression and minority rule.

Participants at the fully packed hall heared how the Chris Hani District Municipality planned to celebrate the month of April known as the Heroes Month.

The Executive Mayor; Cllr Koliswa Vimbayo, hailed these gallant stalwarts of the liberation movement as selfless and patriots. “As 2017 is known as the year of OR Tambo, it also marks the 24th anniversary since the brutal assassination of Chris Hani whose life was cowardly put to an end by right wing militants on this day in 2013. This day also marks the year since the CHDM Council resolved to declare the month of April as Chris Hani month”, she said. She also said, “in paying tribute to this giant we must ensure that we truly define his legacy in action. As leaders we have a responsibility to advance jis ideals and to serve our community in a responsible manner and without fail or favour”.

An educational video on the life and times of Chris Hani screened moments before the main speaker changed the mood of the audience from jovial to a complete silence. This was followed by pictures of Service delivery initiatives by government  within the district which demontrated commitment to his values. The activities for Chris Hani month will run until end of April.
For more details and interview with the Executive Mayor liaise with Ms Buli Ganyaza on 083 514 5526.

Issued by Chris Hani Communications and Media Unit

Shiloh vineyard to give local economy a boost

An initiative started by the Chris Hani District Municipality in 2012 by planting 5ha of grapes in the Shiloh Irrigation Scheme has resulted in the first community wine ever produced in the Eastern Cape Province. The vineyard run by the Mayime Cooperative is located in the Enoch Mgijima Municipality and is one of the successful programmes of the Shiloh Irrigation Scheme with 395 beneficiaries.

The Executive Mayor, Cllr Koliswa Vimbayo, led a high powered delegation to the Western Cape in Stellenbosch in a bid to explore possible avenues for the winery to become a success. The visit to Lategaanskop, Bergsig and Botha Kelder wineries is aimed to draw experience from knowledgeable growers and wine producers in the area.

An additional 7ha of grapes was planted in 2015 through an investment led by the Chris Hani Development Agency. This also included procurement of tractors and equipment for the vineyard.

The Shiloh Vineyard currently provides employment to 20 people for general maintenance which includes weeding, prunning and spraying.  It is producing two types of wine and these are Chardonnay (white wine) and Pinotag (red wine).

Through a partnership with Farm Vision the plan is to plant about 100 ha over a five year period. This partnership will also see the construction of a 100 tons winery in the Shilor Irrigation Scheme aimed to create more jobs in the winery and vineyard. Critical to this the Mayime Cooperative are the major shareholders in this partnership.

“Approximately R10,5 million investment is required to build a winery in the Shilo Vineyard and a further investment to build the primary agriculture in those areas. The intention is to ensure that the complete value chain which leads up to bottling and labeling happens within the precincts. This will also give a major boost to the local economy”, the Executive Mayor also added.

The district municipality through the Chris Hani Development Agency has developed a business plan to raise funding for the establishment of the winery. The Shilo Vineyard will be launched next week on 19 March 2017 in Whittlesea.

For inquiries liaise with Buli Ganyaza on 083 514 5526

 

The Gwede Mantashe Foundation hosts a soccer tournament in Queenstown

The Dumpy Adams Sports Complex in Alovale (Queenstown) will come alive on Easter-weekend with the Gwede Mantashe Soccer Tournament which will be held over three days.

The annual tournament which aims to identify talent and develop sport in rural and semi-rural areas will start on Saturday the 15th and end will culminate with the final on Monday the 17th of April 2017. On the day, the patron of the foundation, Gwede Mantashe will swap his suits for the soccer kit and participate in the matches.

Caswell Mokoena, COO of the Gwede Mantashe Foundation (GMF) said he trusts that the tournament will go a long way in developing sport in the area of Alovale. “As the foundation, we saw it befitting that we bring the tournament to the Chris Hani region, which is part of the area where our Patron (Gwede Mantashe) hails from. The tournament was previously held in Venda which is over 1000 kilometres away from Queenstown and that demonstrates our mission to cover the length and breathe of the country. We are grateful that the Chris Hani District Municipality has welcomed this initiative. It’s only through partnerships with the local government that we can truly impact on the lives of the residents”.

It will not be all fun and games when the tournament takes place but life-skills sessions and soccer clinics will be conducted with the help of ex-football professionals. Some of the football legends that will talk to the players include former Orlando Pirates and Bafana Bafana players, Steve “Chippa” Lekolea and Benedict “Tso” Vilakazi. “Talent can be found in the less glamorous places and with the help of the legends, we trust that we will identify talent and give the chosen players a

platform to develop their talent further. Whenever we host the tournaments, we work with the relevant stakeholders, hence we have partnered with SAFA Easter Cape (who are the custodians of football in the region). Through SAFA, we will be able to screen the players and the Chris Hani Distric Municipality will monitor that the players are given the necessary support. Our work is to recognize talent in others and giving them the platform to shine”, concluded Mokoena.

Programme overview:

  • Saturday 15th – Last 16
  • Sunday 16th – Quarter Final
  • Monday 17th
    • Semi-finals @ 09h00
    • Mantashe XI vs Chris Hani Municipality Masters @ 13h00
    • Finals @ 15h00
    • Prize Giving Ceremony @ 17h30

Entrance for the games is free and the community of Alovale is expected to come and support local talent. The organizers believe that tournament will promote social cohesion in the process. The games will kick off at 09h00 each day.

Prepared By Phokamazolo Communications for the Gwede Mantashe Foundation

Media enquiries:

  • Gwede Mantashe Foundation – Caswell Mokoena (Chief Operations Officer)

C: 073 357 6290 / E: caswell@gwedemantashefoundation.co.za

  • Chris Hani District Municipality – Lonwabo Kowa (Communication Officer)

C: 071 531 6426 / E: lkowa@chrishanidm.gov.za

CHDM GEARS UP FOR THE 9TH CHRIS HANI MONTH CELEBRATIONS

The Executive Mayor of the CHDM, Cllr Kholiswa Vimbayo, outlined the Chris Hani Month Programme in a media briefing on Friday flanked by her Mayoral Committee. The programme which commenced in 2008 will see the CHDM local communities participate in a number of activities lined up for the month.

In 2008, the CHDM Council resolved to declare the month of April as Chris Hani month and be celebrated annually. A befitting overarching theme for Chris Hani Month was also adopted as “Defining the legacy of Chris Hani in action”.  Sub-themes aligned to this overarching theme are developed each calendar year.

This year the Chris Hani Month is celebrated under the theme “Together Advancing Chris Hani’s ideals in every community”. 2017 marks the 9th Chris Hani Celebrations in the area and the 24th year since his brutal assassination.

To commemorate this month, a number of events are organised in various municipalities across the District. The events range from showcasing service delivery initiatives, launching of projects, sport activities, delivering memorial lectures and promoting local economic development. These efforts are part of encouraging community interaction aimed to educate and create awareness on the significance of the liberation struggle and liberation icons and promote social cohesion.

As Chris Tembisile Hani was laid to rest at Ekurhuleni Metropolitan in Gauteng, a delegation from the CHDM is joining Ekurhuleni Metropolitan for his commemoration scheduled for today, 10th April 2017. These two municipalities will also revive their agreement to reinforce a partnership that facilitates collaboration on specific areas such as skills development and exchange visits during the month of April.

 

The following are some activities for the month:

  • Today, 10 April 2017 at 1400: Chris Hani (and O.R. Tambo) Memorial Lecture in Cofimvaba High School, Intsika Yethu LM
  • 15-17 April 2017 at 10h00, Gwede Mantashe Foundation Easter Soccer Tournament in Alovale, Dampy Adams Stadium
  • 19 April 2017 at 10h00, Handing over of pig sties and pigs to Cooperatives (Tarkastad Piggery Projects) : Tarkastad, Enoch Mgijima
  • Handing over of completed Sheep dipping tanks (Zulukama Sheep dipping tanks) :   Hewu, Enoch Mgijima LM
  • Show-casing of the bottled wine (Shiloh vineyard project) at 10h00 : Shiloh, Enoch Mgijima LM
  • Handover of water reticulation project (Hewu phase 6 Sawutiya reticulation (Hewu RA60 Regional Bulk Water Supply Scheme Phase 6 – extension of Pipeline Sawutiya) : Hewu, Enoch Mgijima LM
  • Launch of Lukhanji Masisebenzisane Secondary Co-operative Incubation Site for Agricultural Co-operatives in Braakloof : Enoch Mgijima LM
  • 20 April 2017 at 10h00, Jazz Summit : Council Chamber
  • To launch the start of one (1) year Construction Learnership Program JJ Serfontein: Enoch Mgijima
  • Hand over a variety of materials and equipment to Esiilindini Early Childhood Centre: Engcobo Local Municipality
  • 22 April 2017 at 06h00, Chris Hani Marathon (5km, 10km and 25kms) at 06h00 : Sabalele (Intsika Yethu) Municipality
  • Chris Hani Fashion Show (Showcasing of products by CHDM designers to market their brands and products ) : Komani, Enoch Mgijima Municipality at 10h00
  • 24 April 2017 at 10h00, SMME Day (Showcasing of SMME supported and handover of equipment).

 

For a detailed programme, inquiries or interviews with the Executive Mayor kindly liaise with Ms Buli Ganyaza on 083 514 5526 /  Ms Tobeka Mqamelo on 082 563 2976.Issued by the Chris Hani District Municipality Communication and Media Unit

CHRIS HANI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY 2017-2022 IDP/BUDGET ROADSHOW/ STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

The Executive Mayor of the Chris Hani District Municipality Cllr. Kholiswa Vimbayo has embarked on a process of developing a Five Year (2017-2022) IDP and for drafting of the Budget for 2017/18 to 2019/20 for the district.

CHDM therefore is intending to conduct IDP/Budget Roadshow in all Local Municipalities within the district and this is an opportunity for the Municipality to present the Draft 2017-2022 IDP and Budget for the 2017-2020 MTREF which were compiled following a highly inclusive consultative process.

The CHDM Council approved the 2017-2022 Draft IDP and Budget on 22nd March 2017 for further comments and inputs from stakeholders and communities. The IDP/Budget Roadshow also provides the community with the opportunity to engage with their councillors and municipal officials on issues affecting the Integrated Development Plan and the Budget. All stakeholders and community members of CHDM are therefore invited to these sessions as reflected below.

The sessions will be held as follows.

DATE MUNICIPALITY TIME VENUE

04 APRIL 2017                ENGCOBO                     10:00      ENGCOBO TOWN HALL

04 APRIL 2017                INTSIKA YETHU          10:00      TSOMO TOWN HALL

05 APRIL 2017                SAKHISIZWE               10:00      CALA TOWN HALL

05 APRIL 2017                EMALAHLENI              10:00      LADY FRERE TOWN HALL

06 APRIL 2017                INXUBA YETHEMBA  10:00      CRADOCK VUSUBUNTU

06 APRIL 2017                ENOCH MGIJIMA       10:00      THOBI KULA HALL

Kindly contact Senior Manager Planning & Development: Mr. N. Gobeni or Planner Mr. M. Pumaphi and both can be contacted for more information at 045 807 4800.

 

ISAZISO

INTATHO NXAXHEBA YABANTU KWINKQUBO YE IDP KUNYE NEYOLWABIWO MALI LUKA 2017-2022 KUMASIPALATI WENGINGQI YASE CHRIS HANI

 

USodolophu uCeba Kholiswa Vimbayo kamasipalati wengingqi waseChris Hani uqhuba inkqubo yohlengahlengiso lwe sicwangciso sophuhliso (IDP) sonyaka ka 2017-2022 nokulungiselela uhlahlo lwabiwo mali (Budget) ka 2017-2020 MTREF.

Isicwangiso (IDP) kwakunye nohlahlo lwabiwo mali oluqwalasele unyaka ka 2017-2022 luye lwaphunyezwa kwintlanganiso yeBhunga yomhla wama 22nd ka Matshi 2017.

Umasipala ukwiphulo lokubandakanya uluntu lonke lale ngingqi ngokwe zintlu zalo (uluntu) ezahlukeneyo. Kungoko kumenywa wonke ubani (uluntu) lubekho kwi ndibano/Imbizo yokudakanca ezinqubo zombini (IDP and Budget) apho uluntu luyakufumana ithuba lokwenza izimvo/uluvo lwalo. Ezindibano ziyakubanjelwa kubo bonke oMsipalati balapha eChris Hani.

 

Ezindibano ziyakubanjwa ngoluhlobo lungezantsi:

 

DATE MUNICIPALITY TIME VENUE

04 APRIL 2017                ENGCOBO                     10:00      ENGCOBO TOWN HALL

04 APRIL 2017                INTSIKA YETHU          10:00      TSOMO TOWN HALL

05 APRIL 2017                SAKHISIZWE                10:00      CALA TOWN HALL

05 APRIL 2017                EMALAHLENI              10:00      LADY FRERE TOWN HALL

06 APRIL 2017                INXUBA YETHEMBA  10:00      CRADOCK VUSUBUNTU

06 APRIL 2017                ENOCH MGIJIMA       10:00      THOBI KULA HALL

Ngenkcukacha ezithe vetshe, unganxulumana noManejala wezophuhliso Mnumzana N. Gobeni okanye uMnimzana M. Pumaphi kwezi nombolo 045 807 4800.

Issued by

CHDM Municipal Manager

Mr. M. Mene

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