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26 July - 08 August 2013 Your FREE Newspaper

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?Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.?

Nelson Mandela

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Don?t forget to visit the Durban Business Fair on 20 ? 22 September 2013 at Durban Exhibition Centre For more information contact: Tel: +27 (031) 266-9937 ? Email: info@ikhono.co.za ? Website: www.dbnbusinessfair.com Also register for WASME 19th International Conference on Small and Medium Enterprises Contact: Tel: +27 (011) 326-4082 ? Email: asanda@osiba.co.za / nyameka@osiba.co.za Website: www.wasmeicsme2013.org

Speed humps for Newlands

APHELELE NTUMBU MAYOR James Nxumalo has promised the residents of Khulula North area in Newlands that the Municipality will fast-track the installation of speed humps in the area in order to prevent a recurrence of the recent road carnage in Briadene Road, Newlands. Nxumalo was speaking to residents of the Khulula North area during a visit to the scene where a reckless motorist ploughed through three children of the Dlamini family and killed a twoyear old girl in the ordeal. The residents took to the streets and blockaded the road with stones and refuse demanding that speed humps be installed in the area before the road could be opened. Nxumalo also visited the Dlamini family to sympathise with them. The Mayor urged residents to stay calm while the Municipality is finalising the process of constructing the speed humps. ?We are saddened and upset by the situation here but we want to assure the community that measures are in place to address the situation and in order to prevent a recurrence of this disastrous incident. We can confirm now that we are finalising the process of constructing speed humps in the area. We appeal to road users, particularly motorists, to obey the rules of the road and be considerate of pedestrians and other road users.? Nxumalo went on to appeal to residents not to take the law into their hands. ?I want to urge our people to avoid using violent protests and destruction of public infrastructure. Our offices are always open and Ward Councillors are also available to assist communities.? Mayor Nxumalo promised the Dlamini family that his office will be in contact with them, through their Ward Councillor, in order to see where they can assist the family with funeral arrangements.

Policy

The Municipality?s budget prioritise constructions of traffic calms on about 50 roads annually across the City. Traffic calming devices are implemented in terms of the Council approved policy and were implemented on Class 4 and 5 roads only. Class 4 roads are local collector/distributor roads whose primary function is to collect or distribute traffic within an area. These roads are typically to move through an area and are used by buses and other public transport as well as general commercial deliveries. Class 5 roads are local residential roads whose primary function is to provide access to properties and are generally not used by public transport or by commercial deliver vehicles. The Municipality has an accident data collection system which is a key tool used to prioritise traffic calming. aphelele.ntumbu@durban.gov.za GET ON THE BIKE: EXCO members led by Mayor James Nxumalo have urged people to start using non motorised transport to mitigate climate change. (From left to right): Speaker Logie Naidoo, Deputy Mayor Numvuzo Shabalala, Mayor Nxumalo, EXCO members Nigel Gumede, Nondumiso Cele, Fawzia Peer and City Manager Sibusiso Sithole. Picture: THEMBA KHUMALO

Bicycles for councillors and staff

SLINDILE MALULEKA ETHEKWINI Councillors and staff will soon make use of bicycles for trips between meetings around the City Centre. The bicycles were officially handed over to the Executive Committee (EXCO) earlier this week at City Hall. The initiative is part of the Municipality?s efforts to promote the use of non-motorised transportation and to reduce the City?s carbon footprint. Mayor James Nxumalo said the City is taking the lead in championing the climate change agenda after hosting the COP 17 Climate Change Conference in 2011. ?Using non-motorised transport will not only help in off-setting our carbon footprint, but it is also about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is important for us as Councillors to take the lead in this by demonstrating to people that it is possible to use bicycles instead of cars,? he said. Senior Manager at the Energy Office, Derek Morgan said the intention is for the bicycles to be deployed and operated as pool vehicles for staff and Councillors. There are 92 bicycles allocated to the different Council Committees. EXCO will be allocated 12 bicycles, 20 to the Economic Development and Planning Committee, 15 to the Governance and Human Resources Committee, 15 to the Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee, 15 to the Finance and Procurement Committee and 15 for the Health, Safety and Social Services. Others will be allocated to the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC). The bicycles were donated to the Municipality by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the Department of Environmental Affairs as part of the COP17/ CMP legacy project. Silindile.maluleka@durban.gov.za

Going live 23 August 2013

ROMITA HANUMAN and PRIAH DASS ETHEKWINI Municipality has revolutionised the recruitment landscape for job seekers and largely increasing the efficiency with which hiring decisions can take place. This is with the newly introduced e-Careers job application system. There has been a paradigm shift in the way the Municipality will recruit thanks to the value, efficacy and ease of use of the new online e-Career site, ensuring that when it comes to professional mobility and the quest for top talent eThekwini is at the forefront of recruitment. Head of Human Resources, Dave Cloete, said, ?This system makes job applications easy. It is also much more convenient as completing a job application form is a lengthy process. It is also of less cost to the applicant as they will not have to print copies of their CV.? Online recruitment will not only provide applicants with the convenience of viewing and applying for multiple vacancies without having to leave their work stations, it will also give you the assurance of an instant confirmation receipt. Cloete explained, ?People applying for vacancies will now be automatically acknowledged through an e-mail notification. Applicants can also view and apply for multiple vacancies, saving time and money by printing CV?s and multiple accompanying documents. It enables us to obtain the most skilled applicants because of the system being accessible locally, nationally and internationally.? Cloete said that the first set of vacancies to be published online will be on 23 August 2013. He added, ?It will be a notch in eThekwini Municipality?s cap as the first Local Government institute to introduce such a system.? Access the e-Careers site via www.durban.gov.za and click on the e-Careers tab. Make sure you have a valid email account to set up your profile. romita.hanuman@durban.gov.za

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