December 18, 2017

News:

SALGA’s Zanoxolo Futwa

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The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) in the Free State this week started rolling out its integrated induction programme for the newly appointed councillors. The programme is aimed at giving the councillors an insight into the work that awaited them over their five-year team. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni sought further explanation on what the induction entailed and how important it was from SALGA provincial executive officer Zanoxolo Futwa. Excerpts: Can you please give an outline of the integrated induction programme for councillors and why it is necessary? It is customary for SALGA that after every local government election, such…

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Nkosinjane Speelman

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In a wide ranging interview with The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi the new executive mayor of Matjhabeng Local Municipality, Nkosinjane Speelman, speaks about his council’s plans to boost service delivery, fight poverty and unemployment and fix financial administration at the municipality that the auditor general’s office ranked among the worst offenders in the 2014/2015 financial year when it comes to wasteful and unauthorised. Excerpts: What can residents of Matjhabeng Local Municipality expect from their new mayor? What’s your word to ratepayers in terms of the challenges confronting the municipality? Well I am aware of the challenges before me as the leader…

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Executive mayor Olly Mlamleli

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Newly-elected Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality executive mayor Olly Mlamleli has hit the ground running in her bid to improve service delivery and lift up living conditions in the city over the next five years. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni took time to speak to Mlamleli – the metro’s first female mayor – about her plans for the Free State’s biggest city. Excerpts: Since taking over as the mayor for the metro last week, what have you been working on? You will remember that I was sworn in on Thursday, August 18. I immediately started working and I called a meeting with young…

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