Directorates

Social Development

Director: Social Development
Ms NNF Buthelezi

JUST SO YOU KNOW ….

This women is very passionate  about social development having worked for Department of Land Affairs in the Surveyor General’s office for 12 years and Salga in the Economic Development and Planning Programme Management unit for 3 years.

She is a single mom of 2 and believes in self development by exposing herself to new challenges and environments.

Her stance  is that she is not placed anywhere to stay and therefore  strives towards learning whatever she can and leaving substance  behind her in anything she is involved in.

Her favourite quote is “It is Godly to serve.”

 She holds:

•  National Diploma in Surveying

• Post Graduate in GIS

• Honours BA in Public administration

• Studying towards Honours in Spatial Planning

 

The Department of Social Development is responsible for:

Local Economic Development and Tourism,

Refuse Removal,

Community Safety,

Special Programmes,

Youth Programmes,

Library Services,

Local Economic Development

Ubuhlebezwe Municipality is responding to the main challenges of South Africa as out- lined by the 2011 Diagnostic Report of the South African National Planning Commission by ensuring that strategic plans developed by the municipality to drive growth and development in the area do address South Africa’s three main social challenges which are poverty, unemployment and inequality. As part of the 2011/12 financial year projects, Ubuhlebezwe has developed and adopted a LED Strategy and a Tourism Strategy. The main pillars of the LED Strategy are based on the Spatial Development Framework which acknowledges R56 as the corridor linking Pietermaritzburg, Ubuhlebezwe and Kokstad, for industrial development and the agricultural sector as the main economic driver for economic growth.

As the way of unleashing the agricultural potential in the area, the municipality is devel- oping an Agricultural Plan to identify projects that can be integrated in the municipal IDP for implementation.

One of the key strategies in the Tourism Strategy is the acknowledgement of the role that the history of Alan Paton can play in the development of the area and to ensure that the legacy that is attached to it is maintained.

The municipality is currently in a process of packaging tourism routes for the whole area of Ubuhlebezwe and conducting a feasibility study and a plan for Carisbrooke which is a place where the story of Alan Paton took place.

Agricultural Plan, Carisbrooke Feasibility Study and Plan, Packaging of Ubuhlebezwe Tourism Route; Local Economic Development and Tourism,SMME’s and cooperatives Support, Business Licensing,Youth Programmes & Back to school Campaign, Bursary schemes, Crime and Drug abuse,Business Development Programme, Special Programmes

&Disability,  HIV/ and AIDS

Gender, Women and children,Men sector &SeniorCitizens,Community Safety, Motor

Licensing&Vehicle Licensing, Leaners anddrivers licensing

Firefighting &Disaster Risk Management, Law enforcement, Refuse Removal Household and business refuse removal,Verge cutting, Parks and Gardens Maintenance,Cemeteries and Crematorium

LibraryServices

Booklendingand referencing, Magazines and DVDs,Computerand internet usage

DEPARTMENT
PERSONNEL
Local Economic DevelopmentMr NH Mkhize
Community DevelopmentMr C Ndlovu
Community SafetyMr ZN Mthanti
Public ParticipationMs T Hlangu
Youth DevelopmentMr T Gumede
Community DevelopmentMs Z Mpangeva
Library ServicesMs Z Mtshali
Waste ManagementMr T Tenza
Local Economic DevelopmentMs L Mthembu
HIV Co-ordinatorMs M Modi

Mr C Ndlovu

Manager: Community Development

 

Mr Ndlovu, ‘well known as Gatsheni’ has acquired knowledge and skills in policy, sector plans development, interpretation of policies. Ability to identify prioritised economic sectors and effective maximising of scarce resources. My attributes are outcomes driven, service and product orientated.

Implementation of an over view of the most significant global environment, social and economic challenges that faces humankind

Contributing to and directing the strategic planning and objective setting processes with the community services unit.

Worked for South African Sugar Association as Agricultural Loans Advisory Officer, Tongaat Hulletts Sugar as Estate Manager,  Ilembe District Municipality;  LED Unit, The Big 5 False Bay Municipality as Manager: Local Economic Development, Hlombe Project Management (Pty) as Management Consultant

He holds:

 •             National Diploma in Agriculture

•             Basics of Local Government Policy Process

•             Certificate in Project Management

•             National Certificate in Local Economic Development

 ‘’A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others’’

Mr N Mkhize

Manager: LED/Tourism

Mr Mkhize, having joined the Ubuhlebezwe Municipality in 2011, has proved to be a good leader and talented in his field. He is a good listener, is reliable and possesses strong morale.

 

With his ethical behaviour , he is constantly sensitising his subordinates against corruption and is ever ready to provide support to fellow colleagues to upgrade themselves.

 

His favourite quote is: “Time waits for no man”

 

He has a:

  • National Diploma in Education
  • EMLDP
  • Degree: Local Government Specialist

MR ZN Mthanti

Manager: Community Safety

This gentleman has a friendly nature and is always an active participant in team activities, hence his keen interest in soccer.  Having joined the management of Ubuhlebezwe Municipality in the latter part of 2012, he is innovative, creative and most importantly trainable!  He believes in a participative style of management and is a man of strong principles.

 

His favourite quote is: “You can dodge your responsibilities but you cannot dodge the consequences of dodging your responsibilities.”

 

He has a:

  • National Diploma in Transportation Management, Planning and Logistics
  • Traffic Officers Diploma
  • Qualified Grade A Examiner of Drivers Licenses and Motor Licensing
  • Qualifications in Project Management, Fire in Technology, computers and public relations.

 

 

Social Development Documents

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