The City will be resuming with its credit control and debt collection processes effective from 1 July 2020 to ensure that it is in a stable financial position in order to continue to provide essential services to eThekwini residents. This follows the tabling of a report during an online Executive Committee meeting held today, 26 May 2020.
EThekwini Municipality Mayor, Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda has called on all the residents of eThekwini to mark Africa Day by uniting in the fight against the scrourge of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Beneficiaries of rates rebates do not have to resubmit a renewal application. The City wants to limit the movement of its most venerable residents and will therefore automatically renew the rebates for the following categories of rebate beneficiaries:
The eThekwini Municipality wishes to inform the public that garden refuse sites remain closed under level 4 of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
A Durban man has praised Metro Police officers for their valiant efforts in a dramatic rescue after he was kidnapped and held in Inanda for 19 hours where he was brutally beaten while the kidnappers demanded ransom amounts from his family and friends.
The Cleansing and Solid Waste Unit would like inform eThekwini Municipality residents that the landfill and garden sites that were closed during level 5 lockdown will be opened from the 04 May 2020. The operating times of the sites are as follows:
eThekwini Municipality Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has wished the Muslim community well over the holy period of Ramadan.
Today (April 20, 2020) the SAAMBR team situated at uShaka Marine World is mourning the death of Gambit, our beloved bottlenose dolphin who passed away this afternoon.
Tiger Brands has confirmed that it will temporarily close its Durban Bakery as a precautionary measure after some staff members tested positive for Covid-19. The company has taken this decision in line with best practice protocols and in the interest of the health and safety of all its employees at the Bakery, which is its biggest priority.
The City’s Metro Police Unit have urged the community to abide by the national lockdown regulations as those caught will be prosecuted. The Municipality has undertaken a zero-tolerance approach and will not hesitate to charge non-complaint members of the public.
The eThekwini Municipality has set up an account for donations that will be utilised towards curbing the spread of the pandemic and its after shocks.
Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Cleansing and Solid Waste Unit – DSW of the eThekwini Municipality response as an essential public service is to keep waste management uninterrupted, safe and focused on public health protection. Waste collection and safe disposal are paramount for a good quality of life to all and therefore to achieve this, communities are urged to take the president’s call for a national lockdown serious by staying at home.
The Cleansing & Solid Waste Unit would like to provide an “update” to the ratepayers of eThekwini regarding the revised requirements for waste collection as follows:
eThekwini Municipality has put tough measures in place to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) in its public spaces and facilities. This follows the announcement of the National State of Disaster by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
eThekwini Municipality has noted the appearance of the City Manager, Mr Sipho Nzuza at the Durban Commercial Crimes Court today. We would like to assure the residents of eThekwini that this is not going to affect service delivery. The leadership is appealing to be given a space to process the matter internally and will subsequently issue a comprehensive statement during the course of the week. As a government institution, the municipality will always cooperate with law enforcement agencies and give them space to do their work.
Following the challenges of waste collection in the city last week, eThekwini Municipality Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda convened an urgent meeting with the leaders of organized labour to find a lasting solution to the problem today.