ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
28 September 2017
 
FULL COUNCIL DECISIONS
 
A Budget for Cornubia Intergrated Human Settlement Phase 1 Approved
 
Council has approved the adjustment budget for the provision of 528 top structures (R61m) and infrastructure (R22m) for Cornubia Phase 1B for the sum of R83m at a Full Council meeting today, 28 September.
 
The adjustment budget will be incorporated in the Council’s February 2018 budget.
 
Authority has also been granted to the City Manager Sipho Nzuza to negotiate and enter into a three-year Financial Grant Contract with the European Union for the facilitation and acceleration of the Incremental Informal Settlement Upgrading Initiative.
 
As per the conditions of the grant, it has been recorded that local support organisations are to be involved once pilot settlements have been created.
 
The City will contribute R5m in the next three-year period to the implementation of the project.
 
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU) APPROVED BETWEEN THE DURBAN FILM OFFICE AND THE KWAZULU-NATAL FILM COMMISSION
 
Council has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Durban Film Office and the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission.
 
The MoU aims to formalise the relationship and allow the two bodies to collaborate on identified programmes and projects to avoid duplication and wasteful expenditure. In this regard an annual plan will be developed with specific deliverables for the areas identified for the year.
 
The proposed areas of collaboration will be in respect of co-ordination of development initiatives, marketing and promotion, information of the film and television industry and strategy and policy development.
 
The MoU will also outline the strategic, legal and ethical implications.
 
  
COUNCIL APPROVES ESTABLISHMENTS OF COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM(S)
 
Council has approved the establishment of Community Safety Forums within the eThekwini Municipal boundaries and the establishment of Ward Safety Committees within the 110 eThekwini Wards at regional level in accordance with National strategy.
 
The establishment of the Safety Forums will assist to ensure that communities are safe and crime free.
 
Furthering the creation of safer cities, Council also approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SANRAL and the Disaster Management and Emergency Control Unit.
 
The City will establish a co-operation with SANRAL in incident management and freeway management through sharing CCTV visuals using their cameras along the KwaZulu-Natal freeways to improve service delivery.
 
FINAL DRAFT PROCESS PLAN FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2018/19
 
Meanwhile, the Executive Committee (EXCO) yesterday approved the final draft process plan for the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) 2018/19 period following extensive stakeholder engagement.
 
City Manager Sipho Nzuza said the purpose of the report was to inform EXCO that preparations for the final draft 2018/19 IDP process plan were complete.
 
Nzuza said the draft process plan was presented to Council in July. “Thereafter the draft process plan was made public and all stakeholders had an opportunity to provide comments on the proposed process,” he explained.
 
The draft process plan was presented to the Municipal Public Accounts Committee in August. Thereafter, it was advertised for public comment until 4 September. Based on the comments received from stakeholders, amendments were made to the draft process plan.
 
As required by the Municipal Systems Act 2000, each municipal council, within a prescribed period after the start of its elected term, must adopt a process set out in writing to guide the planning, drafting, adoption and review of its integrated development plan.
 
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications Tozi Mthethwa.
 
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