In terms of Chapter 5 of Municipal System Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000), a municipal council is expected to annually review their IDP in accordance with an assessment of its performance measures and to the extent that changing circumstances so demands, the municipality may also amend its IDP in accordance with a prescribed process.

Notice is hereby given that the Draft Integrated Development Plan 2017/22, Draft MTREF BUDGET 2017/18/19/20 and Draft Budget Related Policies for the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality were noted by the Council on Wednesday, April 05th, 2017 and documents are available for all interested parties and local communities for a period of 21 days, starting from 13th April – 17th May 2017 to submit written comments regarding the drafts documents above. The documents are also available at www.mangaung.co.za and the following places from the 13th April 2017:

    • Bloemfontein: Bainsvlei Library (Langenhoven Park), BP Leinaeng Library (Phahameng), Fichardt Park Library (Fichardt Park), Mangaung Library (Rockland), Trevor Barlow Library (Heidedal);
    • Botshabelo: Botshabelo Library, Main Municipal Building (white house),
    • Thaba Nchu: Civic Centre-Selosesha, Selosesha Library, Mmabana Cultural Centre – Town
    • Van Stadensrus: Municipal Office
    • Wepener: Municipal Office
    • Dewetsdorp: Main Municipal Office
    • Soutpan: Municipal Office

For all your written submissions and enquires you can contact at Lebohang.pita@mangaung.co.za or 051 405 8874 and hand deliver to Bram Fischer Building, 2nd Floor, Room 213B. The public meetings will be scheduled as follows:

Wards Venue Dates Time
BOTSHABELO
27,28,29,30, 31, 32 Kaizer Sebothelo Arena 19 April 2017 15:00
33,34,35,36,37 and 38 Simson Sefuthi Hall 19 April 2017 17:00
43 Maria Moroka 20 April 2017 12:00
41 Sediti School Hall 20 April 2017 15:00
THABA-NCHU
39,40,42, and 49 Barolong Hall 21 April 2017 16:00
Soutpan Kagisano Combined School 24 April 2017 17:00
Van Stadensrus Thapelong Community Hall 25 April 2017 9:00
Wepener Qibing Community Hall 25 April 2017 13:00
Dewetsdorp Morojaneng Community Hall 25 April 2017 17:00
BLOEMFONTEIN
5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14, 15 and  18 Kagisanong Hall 26 April 2017 14:00
16,17,45,46 and 47 Henry Brooks Hall 26 April 2017 17:00
1,2,3,4 and 19 Batho Hall 28 April 2017 14:00
20,21,22,23,24,25, 26,44 and 48 Indaba Auditorium Bram Fischer Building 28 April 2017 17:00

As the new term commences the City should expend efforts in extending equitable services and facilitate development of new areas that have been added to its area of jurisdiction.  We are cognisant that the fostering of partnerships with our communities, the private sector and state agencies will stand us in good stead in dealing with the mammoth developmental task facing the City.

This is borne by the observation that resources are finite and additional resources should be leveraged from other spheres of government, the private sector and social partners of the municipality to facilitate coordinated development and thereby maximizing development impact to be yielded.

We need to harness the opportunities brought by the amalgamation processes and ensure that agriculture will play a pivotal role towards rural and economic developments in our city.  The City will continue with the eight development priorities adopted by the previous Council and pursue with vigor the attainment of eleven development priorities enunciated in the governing party’s 2016 Local Government Election Manifesto.

During the course of this term, the City will strive towards achieving the following:

  • Creating prosperous, liveable and inclusive living spaces with abundant social and recreational amenities;
  • Extending equitable services to communities;
  • Provide stewardship that unleash innovation and foster partnership to provide municipal services, housing and economic development opportunities to our citizens;
  • Continue with the city’s ambitious programme of extending basic sanitation services to our residents and deal with service delivery backlogs related to bulk infrastructure services including water security from source;;
  • Fast-tracking the development of mixed housing to build integrated human settlement and invariably upgrade informal settlements
  • Developing an affordable and reliable public transport that is critical for transforming the inherited spatial form of the City that can potentially ignite development along transport corridors and lays a foundation for an inclusive and productive city;
  • Use optimally the expansive land mass to facilitate rural development to provide livelihood and food security and create productive rural and urban linkages

Working together with communities, stakeholders, private sector, institutions of higher learning, we will ensure a better tomorrow for the citizens of our City.