Notice to Memebers of the Public Oversight 1 JANUARY TO 31 MARCH 2016

The following is reported in terms of Chapter 1 Section 6(3) of the Supply Chain Management Policy, for the period 1 January to 31 March  2016

Implementation of the Supply Chain Management Policy.

The policy was reviewed and approved by Council at a Special Council Meeting held on 24 February 2016.  All amendments were implemented.

Confirmation of Implementation of delegated powers.

It can be confirmed that all delegated powers from Council are implemented to comply with responsibilities in terms of chapter 8 of the Act (MFMA).  All procurement is done on updated, approved delegations and sub delegations in terms of Section 4 and 5 of the Supply Chain Management Policy.

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MPAC OVERSIGHT REPORT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2014-2015

Oversight report – Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) for the 2014/15
financial year

To submit the oversight report to Council the Sol Plaatje Municipality's Annual Report for the 2014/2015 financial year in terms of Section 129 of the Municipal Finance Management Act (Act No.56 of 2003) (MFMA), and Section 21A&B of the Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000).

The Municipal Public Account Committee (MPAC) is expected to discharge its oversight responsibilities in terms the guidelines for the establishment of Municipal Public Accounts Committee, the terms of reference of this committee as approved by Council.

MFMA Section 129 requires that an oversight report on annual report be tabled to Council within 2 months from date of the tabling of the Annual report, being  by no later than 31 January.

MFMA Circulars 11 and 32 prescribes the format of the annual report and that of the oversight report, the timelines for tabling and adoption of the annual report and the oversight report. It is therefore against this background that the Oversight Report on the tabled Annual Report for the financial year 2014/15 is submitted for adoption by Council.

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Municipal Elections Registrations 2016

The second and final registration weekend for the 2016 Municipal Elections is to be held on 9 and 10 April 2016. Voting stations will be open nationwide for registration from 8am to 5pm both days.

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Annual Registration Invitation 2016

All prospective service providers are invited to apply for listing as an accredited service provider for Sol Plaatje Local Municipality in National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database. Preference will be given to listed creditors when requesting quotations. In compliance with the provision of Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act No 5 of 2000, the Municipality Finance Management Act No 56 of 2005 and the relevant regulation, the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality requires prospective service providers of goods and services to register on the new database registration system at www.csd.gov.za. A step by step guide is available on the website. 

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National Budget Speech 2016

I have the honour to present the 2016 Budget of President Zuma’s second administration. We do so in a spirit of frankness, both about our challenges and the opportunity to turn our economy’s direction towards hope, confidence and a better future for all. Low growth, high unemployment, extreme inequality and hurtful fractures in our society – these are unacceptable to all of us. I have a simple message. We are strong enough, resilient enough and creative enough to manage and overcome our economic challenges. 2016 Budget Speech

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Adjustment Budget Speech 24/02/2016

24/02/2016

The tabling of the adjustment budget follows the most important speeches of the year, the State of the Nation Address, which is also followed by the State of the Provinces Address.  It is within this environment that  I have to table before this council, the final adjustment budget for 2015/16 Medium Term Revenue and Expenditure Report.
Honourable Speaker, this Council approved the Budget for 2015/16 MTREF on the 27th of May 2015, which became effective from 1 July 2015. By law, I am also required to submit to this council, a mid-term budget performance report with recommendations, and this, Councillors will remember was also done on the 27th off January 2016.

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President and black professionals discuss Development Plan

19 Feb 2016

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is in a meeting with black professionals in Pretoria to discuss the implementation of government’s Programme of Action, particularly the National Development Plan (NDP) and other key governance issues.

On Friday, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela briefed media gathered at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse ahead of the meeting.

He said the meeting is part of many engagements the President is having with various sectors and the attendees will be brought up to speed with how far government is with the Black Industrialist Policy.

The meeting will also touch on government’s plans to turn around the economic status of the country.

“This is not a talk shop. The plan is to say, ‘this is how far we have come. What do you think?’ We want you, in partnership with government, to take forward all of these plans… The NDP will not be implemented by government alone. We need all sectors of society to be involved,” said the Deputy Minister.

The meeting is attended by the leadership of organisations such as the Black Management Forum, Association of Black Accountants South Africa, Black Lawyers Association, Progressive Professionals Forum, National Society of Black Engineers, Association of Black Securities Investment Professionals, Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals, Black Information and Technologies Forum, South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisations, Association of Women Chartered Accountants, and South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners.

The Presidency said social cohesion and the fight against racism will also be discussed at the meeting.

Deputy Minister Manamela said the President will engage the labour sector, youth and other sectors later in the year.

Today’s meeting was necessitated by a request from organised black professionals, who felt a need to be listened to and be engaged on particular issues.

“Whoever wants to engage with the President at any given point is at leisure to request that engagement…” said the Deputy Minister.

A number of Ministers are also in attendance. - SAnews.gov.za

SOPA 2016

19 Feb 2016

We are presenting the State of the Province address in a year in which we celebrate 20 years of our Constitution which is hailed as one of the best in the world. We are reminded of Madiba’s most poignant quote during the signing-in of the Constitution, when this paragon of virtue and compassion declared and I quote “We give life to our nation’s prayer for freedom regained and a continent reborn.”

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