Mayor to participate in election debate

Mayor of the Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Councillor Maripe Mangena will today (15 March 2019) participate in an election debate to be broadcast live from Nwamitwa Traditional Authority Hall. The debate will be live on MLFM from 17:30 to 19:00.

Different political parties will participate in the debate and the mayor wil deal with issues that relate to the municipality.


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Mulati finally gets its road

Mulati is a community of almost 2000 people living in 701 households and counting, this is according to Statistics South Africa household survey.

The vehicle population in Mulati is way below average and public transport ratio is one mini-bus per 900 people. According to sources, only two mini-bus taxis operate in Mulati. These taxis transport residents to and from the village to the R529 or Letsitele. +

“The people of Mulati literally struggle” this according to Josta Banyini, the ward councillor for ward 25, which Mulati falls under along with Sedan, Mafarana, Ntsako and Bonn. Banyini says whenever it rains the road there is slippery and unusable.

 “It is the only road into the village, and when it rains it’s a struggle”

In 2018, the GTM approved budget for the upgrading of the road from gravel to interlocked paving. The project is estimated to cost R37.2 million over a three year period.

 “This is a multi-year project funded by the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG).” Said John Matlala, the Project Management Unit Manager in the GTM. Matlala said the Mulati project entails the paving of a 5.8 km road with two lanes. “Each lane will be 3.6m wide and there will be 600mm shoulder on each side” said Matlala.

John Chauke, a resident of Mulati said that the road will improve access to the three schools in the area.

He said access to Jack Mashamba Primary, Mlunghisi Primary, Scotch Maboko High School will improve. The Mulati library will also become more accessible to local communities.

Matlala said that the scope of work also include all road signs, markings and roadside faniture. Matlala added that adjoining roads will be given access and surface bell mounths.

In January 2019, the municipality handed over the road to a contractor, who has already started with preparations which include site establishment and hiring of labourers

The people of Mulati depend of two mini-bus taxis to travel The nightmare for the people of mulati is about to be transformed into a dream

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Today the Department of Public Service and Administration(DPSA) launched five community upliftment projects at Gwambeni Secondary School in Xihoko village, Greater Tzaneen

The projects are aimed at enhancing community development in limpopo province.

The projects are being imlemented through the Limpopo Provincial Government and the Limpopo Economic development Agency (LEDA).

The projects are as follows:

  • Offline Content to schools without Internet connectivity. The project involves provision of access to offline content such as basic mathematics, dictionary, periodic table, workbooks and most of all previous years exam Papers to improve learning and teaching in schools without Internet connectivity.
  • A public works programme focusing on research on alternative building construction materials.
  • Emerging Farmers Portal and Mobile Application for farmers to interact with buyers.
  • Bio- Diversity Information Management System by the Limpopo Department of Economic Development.
  • Limpopo Public Access Heritage Portal and Mobile Application by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture.

The projects are brought by the Tirelo Bosha Public Service Improvement Facility, a programme that is facilitated by Department as part of cooperation agreement between the governments of South Africa and the Kingdom of Belgium to improve community development in the country.


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The Greater Tzaneen Municipality is currently on two-day IDP Lekgotla at Karibu Leisure Resort (from today,Thursday, 7 March 2019 to tomorrow, Friday, 8 March 2019.)

The Lekgotla is attended by all 69 Councillors of the municipality, it's municipal manager, directors and managers.

There is also representation from traditional authorities, various government departments and agencies.

All directors will present on the progress made in the past three years as well as future plans of the municipality.

Mayor Maripe Mangena earlier gave opening remarks urging the delegation to find solutions to the municipality's challenges in order to speed up service delivery.


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