The visit by the Mayor comes after the Community requested an immediate meeting with the Mayor to outline some of the service delivery issues, local empowerment and ongoing community projects. The delegation from the Municipality led by Mayor Maluleke attended to all issues raised by the residents on the day and promised to give feedback within 24 hours. The Mayor was joined by the Speaker of the Municipality Cllr Thina Mbedzi and officials of the Municipality.

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The Greater Giyani Municipal Council has with effect from the 01st of June 2023, filled the vacant position of the Municipal Manager with the appointment of Mr Vusi Duncan Khoza. The incumbent was duly welcomed in the office by the Mayor Cllr Thandi Zitha. Mr Khoza is no stranger to the public service, having served in various capacities at different state institutions including municipalities. During his current appointment, Mr Khoza was serving as a Director for IT Systems Development and Technical Support at the Gauteng Department of Education from 2010 to date. He also served as Deputy Director responsible for ICT Infrastructure Services at the Department of Social Development in Gauteng. The newly appointed incumbent had some stints at Gauteng Premier’s office, Greater Letaba Municipality and Greater Giyani Municipality serving in various capacities.

Public notice calling for inspection of the general valuation roll and lodging of objections (2023 - 2028
An invitation is hereby made, in terms of Section 49(1) (a) (ii) of the Act, that any owner of property or other person who so desires, should lodge an objection with the Municipal Manager in respect of any matter reflected in, or omitted from, the General Valuation Roll from the First of February to the 31st of March 2023. Attention is specifically drawn to the fact that in terms of Section 50(2) of the Act an objection must be in relation to a specific individual property and not against the General Valuation Roll as such. The Municipal Manager will assist any person who cannot read or write to lodge an objection as contemplated on the Act.

Joint blitz food inspection operation in GIYANI
Mopani District Municipality led joint blitz food inspection operation has today focused on some food shops around Giyani CBD. The purpose of the exercise includes amongst others, ensuring safe hygiene in food handling, confiscation of expired food items, unlabled and damaged items as well as cleanliness of the food handling facility. The operation discovered a lot of expired food staff, leading to a temporary closer of one shop. The operation was led by MDM MMC for Sport, Arts and Culture Cllr Makananisi Jeppe on behalf of the Executive Mayor Cllr Pule Shayi, and GGM EXCO Member Cllr Baloyi Cedric representing the Mayor Cllr Thandi Zitha.

Xitsonga Gospel Music Awards launched
MEC for COGHSTA Mr Basikopo Makamu, accompanied by Cllr Baloyi Cedric (head of Planning and Development representing the Mayor Cllr Thandi Zitha) as well as Cllr Christinah Zitha (head of Sport, Arts and Culture), graced the occasion of the launch of Xitsonga Gospel Music Awards also known as XIGMA held at Shilumani Hotel. The gospel music awards and festival is set to take place on 26 November 2022 at Giyani Stadium and the occasion will also be graced by Joyous celebration

EXCO Member responsible for Sports, Arts and Recreation Cllr Thandazo Christinah Zitha on the 07 August 2022
EXCO Member responsible for Sports, Arts and Recreation Cllr Thandazo Christinah Zitha on the 07 August 2022, graced the occasion of the finals of Swamanyunyu soccer tournament held at Munghonghoma village. The tournament, which saw Mbhedle FC and Mzilela FC lock horns in a fight for the championship which was eventually won by Mzilela following the penalty shootout, lived beyond expectations, this, following the elimination of other contesting teams. The winner walked away with a new soccer kit, gold medals and R8000. Whilst the runners up got themselves a soccer kit, silver medals and R4000, courtesy of various sponsors such as Noza foundation and Shilumani Hotel amongst others.