Lekwa Local Municipality in partnership with private sector, sector departments and the community at large joined the annual movement to highlight the success of worldwide efforts to combat HIV/AIDS yesterday on the 6th December 2017 at Sakhile Youth Centre.
"World Aids Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with millions of people infected and affected with HIV/AIDS worldwide.  Though this day is once a year, the Municipality strongly believe that support can be shown all year round, hence all the Municipal Vehicles will be branded with the HIV/AIDS ribbon.


After all - Everybody counts at Lekwa." said Cllr LBR Dhlamini in his keynote address.

Residents at Lekwa Local Municipality were honoured by the presence of the Minister of Sport and Recreation - Mr Thulas Nxesi at Sakhile Stadium on the 5th of December 2017.
The appreciation of this gift as described by community members was clearly visible on the faces of all in attendance. The rainy weather couldn’t stop Lekwa Residents to attend the opening ceremony of Sakhile Stadium.

The Executive Mayor - Cllr LBR Dhlamini when delivering his speech indicated that it is an honour for Lekwa to receive the sport facility and he hopes that it will be utilised to develop and empower the youth by developing their sport skills.

SIYAQUBA eLEKWA!

The department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison in partnership with Lekwa Local Municipality held the community safety forum (CSF) workshop and launched the structure too at Standerton Town Hall on the 17th October 2017.  This was a very important workshop as crime affects us all and as a municipality, Lekwa has a constitutional mandate to assume responsibility to lead crime prevention initiatives at a local level.  This is done by ensuring the promotion of a safe environment for the community residing in Lekwa; hence, it is vital that all stakeholders come up with preventative measures to eliminate crime.

 

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Mayoral Izimbizo is part of the Mayoral outreach Programme, whereby the municipality informs communities about upcoming projects in their areas and progress made on the existing projects.  It also affords the public a platform to raise concerns to the Executive Mayor and the rest of the Municipal leadership and officials in order to strengthen community participation on matters partaining to service delivery.

On the 21 January 2018 communities of ward 9,12 and 13 got the opportunity to raise their concerns and interact directly with the Executive Mayor, Cllr LBR Dhlamini.

Alongside the Executive Mayor was Cllr B Skhonde who was acting Executive Mayor for Gert Sibande District Municipality, Cllr V.T Malinga, Cllr B Mollo both Members of the Mayoral Committee, Cllr H.M Khota Speaker of Council and GP Mhlongo-Ntshangase Municipal Manager.

Sewing Matchines, food warmers and brick making machines were handed over to the Community of ward 9,12,13 in order help co-operatives within the above mentioned wards in-order to help with their businesses. Further tent with 50 chairs and gas stove where handed over to Ward 9, 12 and 13 Councillors to help needy families for funerals. School uniform vouchers and sanitary towels were handed over to the needy school children.

The event also featured National artist Thina Zungu and Pastor Zondo.  Regional and local artists also entertained the event with music and traditional dance.  The Municipality plan is to visit all wards during the course of the year.

 

Gert Sibande District Municipality hosted the 2017 Grade 12 Learners Prayer Session at Lekwa Local Municipality.  This annual event took place at Stanwest Combined School on the 11th October 2017.  The purpose of the prayer session was to motivate the matriculants to study hard for their final exams and to celebrate the last mile of their schooling years.  Cllr B Buthelezi’s message was loud and clear when he addressed the learners and said, “Hard work pays”.  Mr PP Magagula who is the district director motivated the learners by saying “it is not over yet”.  Lekwa District has been doing well for the past years with matric results therefore learners where encouraged and requested not to drop the standard and fly the Lekwa flag high.

 

VISION


To be the leading, people centered municipality excelling in the economic growth, development and governance

MISSION


Transparent and accountable governance, accelerated customer focus, affordable service delivery, creation of a conductive environment for economic development and growth sustainable infrastructural development and maintenance.  Enhance community participation in the affairs of the municipality.  To initiate ground breaking innovations in the way we conduct our business.

Emergency Numbers 

 


SAPS 017 719 1250

AMBULANCE 017 712 2323

MUNICIPALITY 017 712 9600

ELECTRICAL FAILURE 017 712 5551

BURST WATER PIPE 017 712 5551

TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT 017 712 9717

KASSELMAN 017 712 1354

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