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KING SABATA DALINDYEBO MUNICIPALITY MAYORAL IMBIZO

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality conducted a Mayoral Imbizo on Friday, 10 August 2021 held at Chief Ntabozuko Njemla’s Great Place in ward 14 within KSDM jurisdiction. The purpose of the outreach was to engage communities with government programs that seeks to advance service delivery within the area and KSDM in general. The public participation is […]



Bityi deployment yielded positive results

MEC for Community Safety, Mrs Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe handed over award certificates as a token of appreciation to over 100 members that are deployed for Bityi and surrounding areas. It has been four months since the team has been deployed for Bityi and surrounding villages, as a response to numerous cries by stock owners complaining of […]



Building Inclusive Green Municipalities COVID-19 Relief Support

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality (KSDM) working together with South African Local Government Association (SALGA) handed over on Thursday, 12 August 2021 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to local businesses in various sectors. The initiative is part of Building Inclusive Green Municipalities (BIGM) COVID-19 pandemic Relief Support. The support has targeted businesses operating in the frontline service […]



KSD invests on backup generator to limit service disruptions

In efforts to limit the disruption of services to customers due to power interruptions, King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has installed a backup generator for its offices that are situated in Munitata building.   The initiative marks a significant milestone for the municipality as it paves a way to efficient and improved rendering of services to […]



Massive electrification roll-out for KSD communities

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality is rolling out a massive electrification programme in its various wards. These are ongoing efforts in addressing electrification backlog particularly in Mqanduli area. Approximately one thousand two hundred and thirty (1230) households will be electrified with a tune of R29 million.  About four contractors are dispersed around nineteen (19) villages to […]



Project for the development of R61 gets ahead

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has collaborated with SANRAL for the development of R61. The meeting was between the municipality, SANRAL and Local Business chambers held on hybrid and physical at Rotary Stadium. The purpose was to present information around the upgrade of R61 Bhaziya to Mthatha Airport scheduled to resume in September 2021. The purpose of the […]



Overhaul of Callaway and Eagle roads

KSD Municipality had on Wednesday, 28 July 2021, officially handed over the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Callaway and Eagle roads to Mfuraa Trading and Projects construction company. The municipality further introduced the contractor to the community of Callaway under ward 9. The project value of R 16,9 million is expected to be implemented within 10 […]



KSD Municipality raises bar to curb crime by installing CCTV cameras

In efforts to curb crime and protect municipal assets KSD Municipality had on Monday 19 July 2021 unveil closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras that have been recently installed. The installation is being done in phases and this first one is focusing on protecting municipal assets and the next phase is intending to cover the whole […]



Nkosi Mandla Mandela donates 250 garden tools and 500 school shoes to Mvezo community

Mandela Day is a platform created by United Nations (UN) in honour of the world icon Dr Nelson Mandela for individuals to take 67 minutes of their time to do good and serve their communities.  In KSD, Mandela Day was celebrated through various activities. These include handing over of gardening tools to 250 households of […]



Contract awarded for R61 road upgrade

The R237 million contract to upgrade the R61 from Baziya to Mthatha Airport has been awarded – the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has announced. The National Route R61, Section 7 from Baziya to Mthatha Airport, phase 1, was re-tendered late last year, after the initial contract was terminated in August 2019 […]



EC Premier conducts awareness drive to condemn looting

The premier of Eastern Cape embarked on a community awareness drive to condemn looting and vandalism of businesses. The drive was joined by O.R. Tambo District Municipality and King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality to encourage community members not to participate in this cruel act that has been seen in some parts of KZN and Gauteng […]



Plans to revamp KSD public toilets revealed

KSD Municipality remains committed in addressing issues of cleanliness and waste management. Great strides have been made towards achieving this goal including clean-up and adopt a street campaigns which have been seen forming partnerships with private and public sectors. Part of those efforts is to ensure that our towns have got ablution amenities that are […]



KSD Mayor gets his COVID 19 vaccination

Leading by example, KSD Mayoral Committee members and management led by Executive Mayor, Cllr Nyaniso Nelani received their Pfizer COVID 19. The vaccination took place on Monday, 05 July 2021. The purpose was to get vaccinated, and to encourage people to follow suit. The Executive Mayor expressed his joy for receiving the jab saying it […]



Youth encouraged to play part in the economic recovery

“SA is currently at 64% when it comes to unemployment which is a clarion call to everyone to take action to change the situation and KSD has set its agenda along those lines.” This is part of the KSD Executive Mayor Cllr Nyaniso Nelani speech during KSD Youth in business expo that was held on […]



KSDM GEARS UP TO ACCELERATE SERVICE DELIVERY

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality convened a Strategic Planning Session with the aim to prepare and plan for the next financial year which is 2021 to 2022. One of the objectives of the session was to assess institutional performance, alignment of municipal plans with other development plans of government and identify new initiatives for resource mobilisation. […]



KSD HAWKERS RECEIVE SHOPPING VOUCHERS WORTH R5000

As part of government commitment to empower and support informal traders and help them to grow and sustain their businesses, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) working together with King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has handed over shopping vouchers to 20 KSD Hawkers for them to buy stock for their businesses. These vouchers that were […]



MISS KSD 2020 CROWNED

Miss KSD Young Women Development Pageant which was hosted on Saturday, 21 November 2020 at BT Ngebs Mall is an educational programme aimed at promoting moral regeneration, patriotism, culture and leadership development of young women. The official Miss KSD Young Women Development Pageant was started in 2007. The Pageant is not only about physical beauty, […]



MINISTER LINDIWE SISULU VISITS HOMES AFFECTED BY HAIL STORM

On the 19 November 2020, Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu together with O.R Tambo District Munipality Executive Mayor Cllr Thokozile Sokanyile and KSD Executive Mayor Cllr Nyaniso Nelani visited households in Ward 14 that were badly impacted by hail storm. The visit follows severe weather condition characterised by thunderstorms and strong winds […]



COFFEE BAY RECYCLING BUY BACK CENTRE OPENS

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Makhotso Sotyu accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Human Settlement, Water and Sanitation, Ms Pam Tshwete, OR Tambo Portfolio Head for Local Economic Development, Cllr Dumani Zozo and KSD Executive Mayor, Cllr Nyaniso Nelani today handed over 150 school desks together with garden tools and sanitary […]



TOURISM OPPORTUNITIES UPACKED DURING MINISTERIAL IMBIZO

Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Nokuzola Capa and Tourism Deputy Minister Mr. Fish Mahlalela hosted a Tourism Imbizo at Coffee Bay yesterday to engage with the community on tourism opportunities. The Imbizo seeks to promote skills development, career and entrepreneurial opportunities. Small Business Minister, Ms Capa encouraged the community to start their own […]



HANDING OVER OF FOOD PARCELS TO SMALL SCALE FISHERS

KSD Municipality in collaboration with South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) handed over food parcels to Coffee Bay small scale fishers. A total of two hundred and forty-nine (249) community members benefited from the donation. The handover took place on 21th to 22th of October 2020 at KSD TVET College, Mapuzi Campus. The programme is […]



HERITAGE CELEBRATION BOOSTS STAFF MORALE

KSD Municipality hosted a Staff Heritage Parade and Happy Dance Competition. The event was held at both Mthatha on the 23 September 2020 and Mqanduli offices on the 01 October 2020. According to director for Corporate Services Department Mr. Simlindile Nodo, the purpose of the event was aimed to alleviate stress levels of the employees […]



PREMIER VISITS KSD TO MONITOR PROGRESS ON HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane conducted oversight visit on health infrastructure upgrade projects that are taking place around KSD LM area.  This was part of his overall visit of O.R. Tambo District to monitor the progress of the work being done. St Henry Hospital was one of the health facilities that were assessed.  The premier […]



WATER BOREHOLES TO SUPPORT SEEDS PRODUCERS

As part of the women’s month celebrations, MEC Meth has recently handed over boreholes to women’s enterprise in KSD. The boreholes are aimed to help improve the agricultural activities of the entities. One of the organizations that benefited from the program include the Siphe Development and Capacitation Agency in Kaplane Village. This agri-business agency was […]



COUNCIL FOR GEOSCIENCE SUPPORTS KSD MUNICIPALITY

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has been given support by the Council for Geoscience for provision of masks for the Women’s Day. The municipality has also engaged Council for Geoscience for support on geological analysis, groundwater resources, capacity building for municipal personnel and communities in general. Lastly, the municipality must identify local unemployed graduates with qualifications […]



SANLAM DONATES COVID-19 PPEs TO KSD MUNICIPALITY

KSD Executive Mayor, Councillor G. N. Nelani has received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s) from Sanlam as part of COVID-19 pandemic support and social solidarity. The support aims at strengthening the partnership with the Municipality to combat the spread of COVID-19. In receiving the donation, the Executive Mayor expressed his gratitude and thanked […]



KSD DRIVE TO STIMULATE FOOD PRODUCTION

The Executive Mayor Cllr G.N. Nelani opened the womens month with a drive to stimulate food production in KSD municipality as part of the local economic recovery plan of the municipality to stimulate the productive capacity of our municipality particularly targeting women, youth and people living with disabilities. This drive included donating 5000 seedlings in […]



DONATION OF SPINACH SEEDLINGS TO SILVERTON COMMUNITY

In a joint effort to strengthen the local food production for the community of Silverton under ward 01 KSD municipality, a donation of 135 bags of spinach seedlings were donated by Natalite Investments Company. KSD Portfolio Head for Social Services and Special Programmes, Hon. Cllr Zukisa Gana said that not everyone can afford to buy […]



LAUNCH OF KSD FOOD AND ESSENTIAL GOODS BANK IN SUPPORT OF THE NEEDY

In a bid to assist the needy members of the community of KSD during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond, the Executive Mayor of King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, Cllr Nyaniso Nelani embarked on a drive to respond to COVID-19 challenges through establishing a centralized food and essential goods support bank. This bank that was officially launched […]



TWO KSD SCHOOLS GET CYBER LABS AS PART OF BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAMME

On the 27th and 28th of January 2020, the Department of Communications in partnership with Department of Social Development ,King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality and OR Tambo District Municipality have embarked on a journey to visit schools that are under King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality for Back to School Programme. The purpose of the programme was to […]



JUBILEE TAXI RANK RECEIVES A FACE LIFT

In response to the need to improve Jubilee taxi rank, King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has recently unveiled the plans to revamp the rank and give it a face lift. The plans were shared during site handing over to a construction company tasked to rehabilitate the rank, Ngqukaza Trading JV Construction Company. The construction of the […]



DTI DEPUTY MINISTER TAKES A WALK ABOUT AT VULINDLELA INDUSTRIAL PARK

Subsequent to the exposure visit conducted (05/06 September 2019) facilitate through the Enterprise Development (EI). OR Tambo District Municipality, King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality and ECDC visited Mandeni Local Municipality, in the iLembe District for benchmarking and exposure visit at Isithebe Industrial Park. King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality hosted (09 September 2019) the Deputy Minister for Department […]



BENCHMARKING MISSION IN KZN FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

OR Tambo District Municipality, King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, ECDC and the Vulindlela Management structure and private sector partners embarked on September 05 and 06, 2019 on a benchmarking mission in Mandeni, KZN for Industrial Development. King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality is a beneficiary to the industrial park development initiative as outlined in the State of the […]



KSD HANDS OVER BLANKETS TO MARK MANDELA DAY

KSD Mayoral Committee led by the Executive Mayor and Council Speaker visited Mandela Park under ward 11 and Ntshabeni Location under ward 10 to hand over blankets and food parcels to a number of 20 senior citizens. This gesture of goodwill was done to observe Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in […]



SMART CITY CONCEPT IN LINE WITH THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

King Sabatha Dalindyebo Municipality ( KSD) participated in the World of Works event held on the 14-16 August 2019 in Durban with the Durban University of Technology, (DUT) KwaZulu Natal.The aim of the engagements is to foster collaboration with various international role players in investment attraction and facilitate partnership development around new international concepts that […]



MAYOR’S 100 DAYS PROGRAMME UNPACKED

KSD Executive Mayor Cllr Nyaniso Nelani held a Media briefing and Stakeholder Engagement sessions to unpack his first one hundred (100) days programme in office since he has been elected by King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipal Council on 26 April 2019. These sessions were held recently at Mthatha Stadium with the aims to share with various […]



Vulindlela Industrial Park Revitalisation

The first phase of Vulindlela Industrial Park revitalisation was launched on the 15th of May 2017. The project was funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) with a tune of R22million for first phase and the department is looking at implementing the project in four phases. The upgrade is one of government efforts […]



KSD ON A DRIVE TO CLEAN-UP ITS TOWNS

KSD Municipality has embarked on an extensive clean-up campaign on Wednesday, 13 March 2019. The campaign was means of KSD ongoing efforts to bring Mthatha City back to its glory and to make the city a place to live,visit and invest. The initiative also comes as a response to Good Green Deeds programme which was […]



KSD JOINED BY NEW ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER

KSD Municipality has been recently joined by Mr. Mbulelo Sigaba as Acting Municipal Manager.  Mr. Sigaba has been seconded by the Department of Cooperative and Traditional Affairs to act as the Accounting Officer for the duration of three months while the Municipality is still finalising processes to appoint the Accounting Officer. A consummate financial management […]



UNIRVESITY OF STELLENBOSCH TO CELEBRATE MANDELA CENTENARY AT KSD

University of Stellenbosch Military Academy paid KSD Municipality a visit. These are the efforts to strengthen partnership with SANDF and KSD Municipality. The visit was to introduce and outline Trans ENDURO outreach programme that the military students will be embarking on as from 25 November till 08 December 2018. Trans ENDURO is an annual endurance race, […]



KSD CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMMS EMPOWER YOUTH AND WOMEN

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality has engaged on various capacity building programmes designed to empower KSD youth and women. These programmes are implemented through partnerships forged with private sectors and government entities. Recently, the Municipality working in partnership with Lindamahle Management System conducted an empowerment programme where more 1000 women were trained on Digital Skills. These […]



KSD MUNICIPALITY CONSULTING WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO ACCELARETE BIGM PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

In a bid to accelerate BIGM implementation, the municipality conducted a consultation process with various role players in the tourism sector. The consultation was held on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 with the involvement of Government Departments, Local Institutions of Higher Learning (WSU and KSD TVET College) and Tourism Industry Expects such as Adventure and Recreation […]



NEW TRADING STALLS FOR KSD HAWKERS

KSD Municipality officially handed over 65 hawker stalls for Mthatha and Mqanduli informal traders. The facilities were built with a tune of R5 million with aims to improve the standards that street venders are operating in. The stalls are lockable with a storage and trading space. The stalls initiative is also municipal strategy set to […]



NEW FLEET TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY AT KSD

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality handed over a new fleet worth R120 million. The fleet has been purchased through a five year loan from First National Bank (FNB). The fleet includes more than 50 units of machinery that will be used for road upgrade, waste collection, street lights maintenance, farming and grass cutting. This investment of […]



KSD WOOL FARMERS HANDED SHEARING FACILITIES

KSD wool farmers received wool sheep shearing facilities in order to assist them to develop their business and make revenue. These facilities were constructed and handed over by the provincial Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. Recently, the department together with KSD municipality handed over 5 shearing facilities at ward 17. The construction of […]



KSD MUNICIPALITY ON A DRIVE TO BRING LIBRARY SERVICES ON WHEELS

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality launched a mobile library on Thursday 19 April 2018 at Gengqe SSS in Mqanduli. This initiative comes as an intervention to bring library services in schools that lack library facilities in their areas. Gengqe SSS is one of the school targeted for these services on wheel as it attained 14% low […]



MTHATHA SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE (SEZ) DEVELOPMENT TO JET OFF

Mthatha Special Economic Zone development (SEZ) soon to get off the ground. This was transpired in a Wild Coast SEZ Technical Meeting held on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to table progress and the roll out of the programme. The reports included status update on SEZ; progress on Development Plan; […]



KSDM LAUNCHES MORAL REGENERATION PROGRAMME

KSD Municipality officially launched Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM). The launch took place on 11 April 2018 at Mqhekezweni Great Place, where the icon of the struggle and the first black President of South Africa, Dr Nelson Mandela grew up. The programme aimed at mobilising communities to work together to combat moral degeneration and revive positive […]



KSDM Strengthens Relations with Creative Industries

KSD Municipality held engagement session with all local Creative Arts Industry on Wednesday 28th March 2018 as part of the Building Inclusive Green Municipalities partnership (BIGM). KSD Municipality has partnered with the City of Surrey, in Canada for economic development. The sectors that have been identified for this partnership related to Tourism, Creative Industries as […]



KSD Lights Up The Festive Season

Mthatha City became glamorous when KSD Executive Mayor, Councillor Dumani Zozo switched on the lights to mark the start of the festive season. The night sky was glittering by fireworks and streets were dazzling with Christmas lights. The city hall was packed to its capacity on Wednesday evening, 13 December 2017 by KSD community and […]



BUILDING INCLUSIVE GREEN MUNICIPALITIES PARTNERSHIP

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality (KSDM) has forged a local economic development partnership with City of Surrey in Canada. The partnership is named Building Inclusive Green Municipalities (BIGM). The purpose of the partnership is to strengthen the capacity of the municipality to deliver effective economic development services for KSD communities and investors. The main objective is […]



KSDM and City of Surrey Partnership to Improve KSD Lives

KSDM, City of Surrey-Canadian Municipality, FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities) and South African Local Government Association (SALGA) converged under one roof for a week 09-13 October 2017. The aim of the gathering was to pave a way forward regarding a developmental partnership forged by KSDM and City of Surrey-Canadian Municipality. This partnership came as a […]



Mvezo Gets a R30 Million School

 A R30 million school has been officially opened at Mvezo. The school known as Makgatho Lewanika Primary School is named after the political stalwarts which are Mr Sefako Makgatho, the  second ANC president, King Lebusi Lewanika of Zambia who attended the finding Conference of the ANC and Dr Nelson Mandela, the South African First Black […]



Mthatha Stadium Upgrade Takes Off

The project launched by Eastern Cape Premier, Mr. Phumulo Masualle in February this year to upgrade Mthatha stadium is forging ahead. The project has been officially handed over on the 13 October 2016 to Freemason Construction for the implementation of the first phase of the upgrade. The Acting Executive Mayor, Cllr Nombulelo Sibeko appreciated the work […]



New Low Cost Airline for Mthatha

KSD has cordially welcomed a new low-cost airline that is to service the route between Mthatha and Johannesburg from Wednesday, 05 October 2016. To have some experience of the new airline service, a delegation of government VIPs flew in Fly Blue Crane from East London Airport to Mthatha Airport. The delegation included MEC for Transport, […]



New KSD Council Sworn

Determined to lead. Sitting from left: Municipal Manager, Mr Mlamli Zenzile, Executive Mayor, Cllr Dumani Zozo, Council Speaker, Cllr Nontyatyambo Gcingca, Single Whip of Council, Cllr Sihlwele Nyengane and standing behind are Members of the Mayoral Committee. KSD Municipality sworn-in new Council members during the first Council meeting held on the 17 August 2016 at […]



Minister Jeff Radebe Visits KSD

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe visited King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality on the 23 – 24 June 2016. The purpose of his visit was to assess the progress on the implementation of KSD Presidential Intervention projects. His visit kicked off by hosting […]



Premier launches Operation Masiphathisane - War Rooms in KSD

Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle, on Friday officially launched ‘war rooms’ for Eastern Cape’s highly regarded Integrated Service Delivery Plan known as Operation Masiphathisane at Rotary Stadium in Ngangelizwe. Operation Masiphathisane started in May 2016 to improve service delivery in all the province’s communities. The Integrated Service Delivery Plan is aimed at reshaping and remodelling […]



KSD to Accelaretes Pothole Patching in Mthatha

KSD Municipality recently launched a pothole patching programme in Norwood, 2nd Avenue. The purpose of the programme is to accelerate repair of potholes which is one of major challenges that the Municipality is currently faced with. Executive Mayor, Cllr Nonkoliso Ngqongwa stated that the Municipality is declaring a war against potholes. “We launch this program today […]



Mthatha Stadium To Be Completed

The National Lotteries Commission has contributed a sum of R10 million to support the completion of Mthatha Stadium and will pump more funds in the next financial year, starting on April 2016.This was revealed by the Eastern Cape Premier, Mr Phumulo Masualle in a Press Conference held by Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture […]



New Town in the Pipeline

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality in partnership with SALGA (South African Local Government Association) and O.R Tambo District Municipality had a two (2) day Inaugural Summit from the 19th to the 20th of November 2015 at Coffee Bay Hotel. Coffee Bay residents will benefit from this development as it will create job opportunities for them. Chief […]



Plans to Develop Coffee Bay Town are Forging Ahead

King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, government departments, parastatals and traditional leaders gathered together at Coffee Bay Ocean View Hotel on the 13th of April 2015 for a report back session. The session followed a summit that was held on the 19th and 20th of November 2015 for Coffee Bay Town development. The main purpose of the meeting […]