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July - 21 July 2016 Your FREE Newspaper


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Do good for Madiba

NONDUMISO MATHOMANE IN honour of the late iconic former statesman Dr Nelson Mandela, eThekwini Municipality implores residents and businesses to join hands with the City to improve the lives of those in need through robust social upliftment initiatives. The City will celebrate Mandela Day with thousands of Durban residents, handing over houses, distributing wheelchairs and sanitary towels. Because Mandela Day, which is celebrated on 18 July, coincides with the 21st International Aids Conference which will be hosted in Durban, the City will mark the day on 17 July. The day?s activities will start at uThongathi Ward 59, where South African Social Security Agency and Home Affairs officials will render services to an old woman who does not have an Identity Document (ID). The delegation will then depart for Umlazi, KwaMakhutha, Verulam, uThongathi, Mpumalanga and KwaMashu where Mayor James Nxumalo, together with the City?s leadership will hand over title deeds to about 1600 residents who will become home owners for the very first time. An ecstatic Gogo Betty, 75, who is one of the beneficiaries, said she was still pinching herself after receiving news that she will finally own her own house. The families were identified through the City?s and Province?s Operation Sukuma Sakhe programme. The celebrations will continue to Cornubia where 20 families will be relocated from the Polokwane informal settlement, near Newlands West to the newly built units in Cornubia. Among the families is an elderly couple which is currently living under the Umngeni Bridge. The delegation will then make its way to Ohlange High School, in Inanda where Mandela casted his first vote in the first democratic elections in 1994. About 400 guests are expected.

freedom celebration

MEC for Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal, Weziwe Thusi, EThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo and Chairperson of Community and Emergency Services Committee, Councillor Zandile Gumede light the flame to celebrate the gains made in the last 16 years of a democratic local government. As part of the celebrations, City and Government officials visited 700 families who now have their own homes. Turn to Page 3 for the full story. Picture: SUPPLIED

Massive water pipeline project

PRINCESS NKABANE ETHEKWINI Municipality massive R1.8 million western aqueduct water pipeline project is set to begin in 2017. Many more eThekwini residents will have access to clean running water once the project is complete. Work on the second phase of the City?s ambitious R1.8 billion western aqueduct, bulk water pipeline infrastructure project is set to begin in 2017. This massive project will ensure that eThekwini Municipality?s water infrastructure is one of the best in the country. Head of the Water and Sanitation unit Ednick Msweli said the western aqueduct will run from Intshanga to Ntuzuma. ?The western aqueduct will significantly strengthen the capacity of bulk water supply and meet the needs of the greater eThekwini region for the next 30 years,? he said. The second phase of the City?s R1.8 billion western aqueduct will get underway soon. Picture: SUPPLIED Msweli said the western aqueduct project is of strategic and socioeconomic importance to the eThekwini region. ?The project will not only benefit the regional economy, but it will also help create job opportunities for eThekwini residents,? Msweli said. He said the project will comprise of approximately 73 kilometre of welded steel pipelines in diameters ranging from 0.5 to 1.6 metre which will be laid along existing pipeline servitudes. The pipeline route will run along existing Municipal roads through the eThekwini region from umlaas Road terminating at Ntuzuma, Pinetown and Tshelimnyama. Msweli said a second reservoir, known as the Wyebank Break Pressure Tank, is also near completion for the third quarter of next year.

Multimillion-Rand electricity project

METRO REPORTER TO accelerate the roll-out of electricity supply as well as cater for growth and new connections, the Executive Committee on 29 June approved funding to the tune of over R31 million for electricity infrastructure in various areas across the City. The project will include construction and commissioning of distributor sub-station, reinforcement of the existing medium voltage reticulation system, installation of new brick sub-station, replacement of switchgear and installation of medium voltage cables and many more. Areas that will benefit from this massive project include Mayville, Verulam, uThongathi, Kennedy Road Transit Camp, Clare Hills, Reservoir Hills, Westville South, Kloof and other areas within the Durban Central Business District. Currently, eThekwini Municipality provides electricity services to more than 700 000 customers within the City and surrounding areas. Councillor Nigel Gumede, Chairperson of the Human Settlement and Infrastructure Committee said this infrastructure upgrade is critical as it acts as a response to the City?s Integrated Development Plan to cater for future developments.


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