Items filtered by date: Friday, 14 June 2019
Launch of the Mkhondo Junior Council on the 12th of June 2019.
Mkhondo local Municipality has today the 12th of June 2019, held a successful launch of its Junior council. The launch was attended by learners from all Circuits of Mkhondo, the Councillors of Mkhondo Municipality, Mkhondo addiction Rehabilitation Centre and the Department of Social Development.
The aim of the launch was to promote the realisation of the Rights of Children in relation to their survival, development, growth and participation as entrenched in the constitution of South Africa and harmonized in a range of relevant legislation and other policies pertaining to Children.
The launch was also aimed at the election of the Mkhondo Local Municipality Junior Council.
The council elected Junior Councillors, Palesa Xaba (speaker of Council) from the Mkhondo Circuit, Nhlonipho Dube (Junior Executive Mayor) of the council from Amsterdam Circuit, Nosipho Ngwenya (Whip of Council) from Wakkerstroom Circuit.
The Mayor was then tasked with the appointment of 3 members of the Mayoral Committee. The following Junior Councillors were appointed by the honourable Junior Executive Mayor:
- MMC for EDUCATION: J Cllr. Khaya Shongwe from Amsterdam Circuit
- MMC for Social Welfare of children: J Cllr. Nondumiso Mbuyazi from Mkhondo Circuit
- MMC for Child protection: J Cllr. Minenhle Nkonyane from Wakkerstroom Circuit.
The launch received numerous messages and the children were offered a chance to voice the challenges they face on day to day basis and the solutions thereof.