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Workshop on District Municipal Planning Tribunal-Spatial Planning and Land Use Management

Currently, CHDM is holding a 2-day workshop on District Municipal Planning Tribunal and Spatial Planning and Land Use Management (SPLUMA) (DMPT). All the affected stakeholders are part of the session and the newly appointed DMPT members, which comprise of 5 CHDM local municipalities, namely; Intsika Yethu, Engcobo, Inxuba Yethemba, Emalahleni and Sakhisizwe are involved.
CHDM Executive Mayor, Cllr Wongama Gela, stressed the importance of the work by directing that “the following areas should be dealt with very well in this workshop if we want to speed up land use and have a well functioning Municipal Planning Tribunals and municipalities implementing SPLUMA required bylaws: Use of GIS in municipalities; Land Invasion Framework; Spatial and Land Use Planning Tools for Planning and Development (SDF and LUS)”.

Phambili Ngokuphuhliswa Kwabantu

“Inkomo yenqoma ayinqikwa mazinyo”. La ngamazwi ombulelo ka Mnu Zanozuko Kene ongumhloli kwisebe lezemfundo eCala. Uwenza lamzwi emvakokuba uSodolophu kaMasipala wase Chris Hani Cllr Wongama Gela, ekhokele igqiza elinikezele ngezixhobo zokuphucula izakhono kwisikolo esikhethekileyo iKhanyisa apho kufunda khona abantwana abaphila nokhubazeko. Ezizixhobo ziquka oomatshini bokuthunga kwezoshishino kwakunye nabo bonke ubuxhakaxhaka balemihla bokusebenza eSaluni. Umasipala ukwenza oku kanye ngalenyenga yokuqaphela abantu abaphila nokubazeko. Yena uSodolophu kamasipala wase Chris Hani uthethe wavala ngelithi urhulumente wase Chris Hani ngokupheleleyo unoxanduva lokuqinisekisa ukujonga ikamva labafundi baseKhanya emvakokuba bethe bafikelele kwinqanaba lokusishiya esisikolo. “Abantwana besisikolo kufuneka kuhlalwe kujongiwe ukuba benzani emvakokuba besishiyile sisikolo”.

Fire Services conducted a capacity building session on fire fighting

CHDM Fire Services conducted a capacity building session on fire fighting, at Disaster Boardroom in Komani today. Fire trainees from LMs were in attendance – Sakhisizwe, Emalahleni, Intsika Yethu, Inxuba Yethemba and Enoch Mgijima volunteers.
The purpose was to impart knowledge on key fire fighting strategies to the new members in the service focusing on the following areas:
– Different types of fires
– Dealing with fires
– Managing a fire scene
– Do’s and Don’t’s of the fire scene
This was followed by an intense practical training on how to takeout fires using fire services infrastructure.
All attendees received certificates of attendance handed over by the Health and Community Services Director Ms Ntombikayise Mnyengeza.

Stats SA working together with Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality and CHDM

Stats SA working together with Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality and Chris Hani District Municipality have began collecting data for the Income and Expenditure Survey IES 2022/23 that is currently underway across the country.
The IES 2022/23 is a household-based sample survey specifically designed to collect a detailed household income and expenditure information needed to measure and profile poverty and inequality in the country.
Today they are at Ilinge visiting 8 houses that had been sampled for data collection. The survey is scheduled for a duration of twelve months (7 November 2022 to 26 November 2023) and each household will receive a questionnaire that will be administered for a period of 4 weeks where respondents are asked to keep a weekly expenditure diary to record their household’s daily purchases.

IDDR celebrations

21 wards of Intsika Yethu Local Municipality were the recipients of equipment that will serve as risk reduction measures against disastrous fires. As part of the IDDR celebrations, CHDM Executive Mayor, Cllr Wongama Gela, along with Portfolio Head of Health and Community Services, Cllr Sinomtha Lali, handed over 15 fire beaters, 15 goggles and 15 gloves to each ward. In addition to a tree planting session, where the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment donated 16 trees, a newly-refurbished Ilinge Lethu Early Childhood Development Centre was open. Work done include fencing of the yard, construction of ablution facilities, wall crack filling and painting, tiling and installation of equipment such as a kitchen stove, television and swings for learning and entertainment.

International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction, (IDDR) has been officially opened by Reverend Matshaya at Qutsa Village in Ward 7 of Intsika YethuLM.
This year, the district has been putting preventive measures in place, handing-over fire beaters, gloves and goggles to various wards across the district, to ensure preparedness enabling early action to minimize harm to people, assets, basic infrastructure and livelihoods in cases of veld fires. These efforts also seek to inculcate culture of risk reduction behaviour among communities through education and awareness campaigns.
Today, CHDM Executive Mayor, Cllr Wongama Gela, working together with Intsika Yethu LM Executive, will handover a newly revamped Early Childhood Development Centre, Ilinge Lethu, and as well, handover risk reduction equipment to 21 Wards of Intsika Yethu LM.