It was the perfect day to end a simply amazing week of surfing at Willard Beach as the 2018 Ballito Pro pres. by Billabong was decided between Brazilian Peterson Crisanto and Australia’s Jack Freestone, with the South American emerging victorious.
These championships are part of the Rowing SA’s road to Tokyo and will attract the community, Mayors, as well as International and Local Athletes. In addition, KwaDukuza schools have been invited to be introduce learners to this magnificent sport, this will be happening on the 06 June 2018.
The KZN MEC for Human Settlements, Mr. Ravi Pillay, ILembe District Mayor, Cllr. Sduduzo Gumede, local mayors and industry champions in housing development be part of the historic occasion.
Over the years, local municipalities under iLembe District have made significant achievements in providing decent settlements for local communities however, a significant number of people still live in conditions of squalor and informality, characterized by inadequate basic services and lack of social and recreational facilities.
Most challenges facing municipalities are a subsequent result of insufficient financial resources, poor coordination between the different spheres of government and poor project planning.
The summit seek to improving the coordination and alignment of human settlements process by providing a platform for engagement of role-players in the human settlements value chain with a sharp focus on the prioritization and funding for Bulk Infrastructure.
The summit rise with strategies to address the prevailing bottlenecks in housing delivery and provide innovative approaches to the development of “sustainable human settlements patterns”.
The platform for delegates were engage in robust debates on issues affecting the industry in order to develop innovative approaches for sustainable Human Settlement delivery.
The budget was supported by all political formations represented at Council, except for the Democratic Alliance whose ward based Councillors supported the budget but were underpinned by a caucus position to reject it. These sentiments were shared during the allocated time per party to deliberate on the subject matter.
KwaDukuza Mayor, Councillor Ricardo Mthembu expressed sincerity in the manner the budget preparation process unfolded and conceded that he was happy that DA Councillors were happy with the presentation but were binded by a position taken for them by people who have never even been to the District let alone KwaDukuza.“I am happy Madam Speaker that we all agree with the budget in-terms of the current plans. It will indeed go a long to way to realising our SDIB and to prioritise our communities needs“ We remain resolute to fixing the perception brought by the AG’s report for the 2016/2017 financial year.
Already we have developed many systems to ensure that we are a more accountable institution.” Mthembu replied to some of the debates posed.