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.

 

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.

 

When the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) commenced last year the 21st of November 2016, thirty- (30) Learners who had the zeal to acquire more knowledge and develop a skill in the world of construction were absorbed.  The learners reaped the fruits of their hard work and dedication on the 17th October 2017 at Standerton Town Hall.  These learners were taught skills specializing in community house building and renovations.  Twenty-two (22) Learners who championed this great skill development program were honoured on the day, “As a Municipality, we thank the department for this initiative as well as the training provider (Sejamo) and the contractor (Bituquip).  It would not have been possible without them.  As Lekwa, we encourage the learners to take advantage of this opportunity to deal with the triple challenges that we facing as a country and we express our gratitude for this partnership,” said, Mr SS Nkosi – HOD Corporate Services.  We wish these learners all the best for their future endeavours and may they achieve greater things and reach greater heights. 

 

On the 5th of September 2017, Gert Sibande District Municipality led by Cllr MG Chirwa (Executive Mayor-GSDM) in partnership with Lekwa Local Municipality launched the graveling, re-gravelling and pothole-patching program at Rooikoppen Hall (ward 11).  Five (5) graders were handed over to Lekwa by Gert Sibande District to carry out the initiative for a period of one (1) month in order to eliminate potholes and make our roads user friendly to drive on.

 

On June 16 1976, a demonstration in Soweto, led largely by high school students angered at the apartheid government, was met with a brutal crackdown by police and set off a wave of protests and violent conflicts across South Africa.  The day is now immortalized as Youth Day, an annual public holiday in which South Africans remember the significance of the Soweto Uprisings and the bravery of those involved, as well as the importance of supporting the youth.

For the past six years Youth Day celebration in Lekwa has taken a shape within a context of political, economic, social discussions and debates, of which the emphasis is more directed to formal speeches and youth dialogues. Young people are channeled to discussion of adverse political and socio-economic challenges that are characterized by the history of South Africa.

Lekwa Local Municipality commemorated 2017 Youth Day on the 24th of June 2017 at the Sakhile Stadium which was also being officially opening of the stadium following the recent renovations. Lekwa Local Municipality’s objectives for the above mentioned programme were as follows:

 ·      To encourage young people and adults in knowing their HIV status,

·      To enhance participation in sport at local level,

·      Youth development,

·      To develop and sustain sports infrastructure within the Municipality,

·      To identify hidden talent in all wards within the Lekwa area of jurisdiction;

·      To create access to different sporting codes for all community members

·      To encourage the youth and adults to go for medical circumcision,

·      Career exhibitions,

·      Business Expo

The event started with the children’s rally on Gender based Violence in collaboration with Solo Bikers, stakeholders and larger community. Upon arrival at the Sakhile Stadium the programme of the day started and the Executive Mayor Cllr LBR Dhlamini gave his keynote address and officially opened the Sakhile Stadium. When delivering his speech Cllr. LBR Dhlamini indicated that the facility is for the community and the community and will assist in sport and youth development.

Soccer matches started with Bidvest Wits under 19 team and Lekwa Youth Football Team. Four (4) players were selected from Lekwa Team for trials prospect under young development team at Bidvest Wits soccer team.

Participants received medal. The programme was further made vibrant by performances from local artists

 

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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