My District Today


My District Today is a newsletter sharing information from the coalface and shows with pride what is happening in the districts in terms of government's delivery on its Programme of Action. It offers a platform to celebrate daily events detailing how government and communities are making headway in eradicating poverty and underdevelopment; and highlights areas where acts of service excellence and achievement against many odds are realised.

2016

  • Issue 26, July [PDF] 2 019 kb
    In this week's My District Today, we commemorate Mandela Day at the Harry Gwala Clinic and other areas.
  • Issue 25, July [PDF] 3 009 kb
    Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC), Jeff Radebe, went on a two-day monitoring visit to the KSD Municipality in Mthatha on 24 June 2016.
  • Issue 24, July [PDF] 1 390 kb
    In this week's My District Today, The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant, visited the town of Concordia on 28 June 2016 to officially launch the artisan programme that was made possible through the cooperation of the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA), National Skills Fund and Namakwa District Municipality.
  • Issue 23, July [PDF] 1 040 kb
    In this week's My District Today, Youth Day 2016 marked 40 years since the 16 June 1976 student uprising against the Bantu Education system. Students from
    schools in both Mfuleni and Strand communities celebrated World Refugee Day by competing in performance art.
  • Issue 22, June [PDF] 1 023 kb
    In this week's My District Today, Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas, officially hands over the newly built Matjieskloof Intermediary School.
  • Issue 21, June [PDF] 982 kb
    In this week's My District Today, The Ministry of Communications held an Imbizo at the Kwaggafontein Community Hall on 3 June 2016.
  • Issue 20, June [PDF] 982 kb
    In this week's My District Today, The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in the Amajuba District hosted festivities to celebrate of Africa Month in Dannhauser on 20 May 2016.
  • Issue 19, May [PDF] 803 kb
    In this week's My District Today, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies hosted the 8th Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2016 media launch at Guestro Naledi Inhlanganiso Group on 9 May 2016.
  • Issue 18, May [PDF] 2011 kb
    In this week's My District Today, Nkangala District Municipality in partnership with other stakeholders conducted a summit aimed at lobbying investors to invest in the district.
  • Issue 17, May [PDF] 1 800 kb
    In this week's My District Today, President Jacob Zuma launches a youth hub.
  • Issue 16, May [PDF] 1083 kb
  • Issue 15, April [PDF] 838 kb
    In this week's My District Today, Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, leads a post-SoNA information seminar in Mbhashe Local Municipality in Idutywa on 18 April 2016.
  • Issue 14, April [PDF] 838 kb
    In this week's My District Today, Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant conducts a post-SoNA seminar communication drive intended to unpack the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) speech by President Jacob Zuma.
  • Issue 13, April [PDF] 1097 kb
    In this week's My District Today, the closing event of the National Imbizo Focus Week that started on 4 April 2016 was held at Moroka High School in Thaba Nchu on 10 April 2016.
  • Issue 12, April [PDF] 1004 kb
    In this week's My District Today, Department of Basic Education takes National Imbizo Focus Week to Dunoon in the Western Cape.
  • Issue 11, April [PDF] 519 kb
    In this week's edition: Human Rights Day is commemorated, Nkomazi community fights crime, Anti-racism Week is observed, Lavender Hill community outreach by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.
  • Issue 10, March [PDF] 946 kb
    In this week's edition: Ntabankulu community to get electricity, Nquthu learners receives shoes, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministers visits Dikgatlong farmers, Stats SA launces Community Survey in Polokwane
  • Issue 9, March [PDF] 813 kb
    In this week's edition: Bekkersdal community outreach takes services to the people, Driefontein community celebrates Library Week, North West gets a Skills Development Centre, Joe Slovo residents commemorate International Women's Day
  • Issue 8, March [PDF] 735 kb
    In this week's edition: Newcastle learners receive career guidance, Helenvale fights against crime and drugs, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana promotes Decade of the Artisan campaing in Limpopo and launches First Things First HEAIDS Programme in Kimberley
  • Issue 7, March [PDF] 686 kb
    In this week's edition: Mpumalanga State of the Province Address, Westrand War Room Career Day, uMgungundlovu promotos a healthy lifestyle for the elderly, Northern Cape supports women entrepreneurs
  • Issue 6, February [PDF] 778 kb
    In this week's edition: Ikageng gets WiFi, KwaZulu-Natal assists farmers in drought, Mpumalanga assists farmers in drought, Crossroads youth encouraged to fights against drug abuse.
  • Issue 5, February [PDF] 1 016 kb
    State of the Nation Address
  • Issue 4, February [PDF] 738 kb
    This week's special edition outlines pre-State of the Nation Address mobilisation.
  • Issue 3, February [PDF] 724 kb
    This week's special edition outlines pre-State of the Nation Address mobilisation.
  • Issue 2, January [PDF] 735 kb
    In this week edition, The University of the Free State’s (UFS) Bloemfontein, South and QwaQwa campuses started their 2016 registration for first-year students on 18 January.
  • Issue 1, January [PDF] 691 kb
    in this week's edition, the Limpopo Department of Agriculture has launched the first-ever Braille manual on the promotion of access to information. The department convened a provincial summit on 2 December 2015, where a copy of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), written in Braille, was handed over to the provincial chairperson of the people with disabilities forum, Seun Mathale, by the head of the department, Ramatsimele Maisela.

2015

  • Issue 49, December [PDF] 2 016 kb
    This week's My District Today is Imbizo Focus Week's special edition. Police Minister Nathi Nhleko, various stakeholders from government, civil society, the taxi industry and the business sector, participated in the Business/Stakeholder Breakfast discussion on 13 November 2015 in KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Issue 48, December [PDF] 785 kb
    The Northern Cape Provincial Government took services and information to the people of Colesberg and Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom conducts an Imbizo to reward excellence at Breede Valley in the Western Cape
  • Issue 47, December [PDF] 862 kb
    16 days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is observed at Tsakane; Rustenburg digital migration Imbizo; Disability Rights Awaness Month at Ntorwane; Community Works Programme in Lukhanji
  • Issue 46, November [PDF] 2 075 kb
    Springfontein youth empowers himself and feeds community; uMthashana Technical Vocational Education and Training helps the trainees to acquire plant-production skills to grow vegetables; Tourism Buddies Learnership; Disability Month observed at Ba’One Intellectual Disability Centre in Seoding
  • Issue 45, November [PDF] 691 kb
    Inqubeko Secondary School motivational talk, Ratlou graduates receive National Certificate: Information Tecnology, Mamelodi Government Exhibition Day, Fezile Dabi Career and Skills Development Exhibition programme
  • Issue 44, November [PDF] 986 kb
    The Dannhauser Municipality under the Amajuba District in KwaZulu-Natal embarks on a water-saving campaign.
  • Issue 43, November [PDF] 1 744 kb
    Opening of Dr Rantlai Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein, Daveyton Mall business week, Opening of Ramcohana bridge in Rustenburg, Khayamandi Thusong Service Centre mobile outreach
  • Issue 42, October [PDF] 744 kb
    Okiep education receives a boost; Former mineworkers receive good news; President Zuma hands over houses in Cape Town; Government reaches out to needy families in Kwaggafontein
  • Issue 41, October [PDF] 787 kb
  • Issue 40, October [PDF] 930 kb
  • Issue 39, October [PDF] 980 kb
  • Issue 38, October [PDF] 1 047 kb
  • Issue 37, September [PDF] 1 036 kb
  • Issue 36, September [PDF] 1 086 kb
  • Issue 35, September [PDF] 1 356 kb
  • Issue 34, September [PDF] 1 012 kb
  • Issue 33, August [PDF] 2 184 kb
  • Issue 32, August [PDF] 1 085 kb
  • Issue 31, August [PDF] 1 513 kb
    Youth start aloe business, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Barbara Thomson informs Memel about weather issues, Khayelitsha Youth Crime Prevention Safety Summit, GCIS promotes EPWP on Unitra Community Radio.
  • Issue 30, August [PDF] 1 044 kb
  • Issue 29, July [PDF] 1 001 kb
  • Issue 28, July [PDF] 1 920 kb
    Government acts to address water challenges. The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube led a mall and taxi activations on 15 July 2015 in iLembe and eThekwini areas.
  • Issue 27, July [PDF] 1 027 kb
    The Gugulethu Youth Development Council (GYDC) has appealed to national government to help them promote social cohesion in the Western Cape. The chairperson of the GYDC, Adelaide Phankisa, said the Western Cape provincial government had failed to grant them a platform to engage openly as young people in the province.
  • Issue 26, July [PDF] 1 140 kb
  • Issue 25, July [PDF] 1 025 kb
  • Issue 24, June [PDF] 1 015 kb
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana visited Tsolo Agricultural College to engage with agriculture students and the community of OR Tambo District Municipality.
  • Issue 23, June [PDF] 1 034 kb
  • Issue 22, June [PDF] 1 019 kb
  • Issue 21, June [PDF] 1 027 kb
  • Issue 20, May [PDF] 1 356 kb
    The fight against crime and corruption received a boost when the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) hosted the 2nd Annual Anti-corruption Conference from 30 to 31 March 2015 at the St. George’s Hotel in Irene, Pretoria.
  • Issue 19, May [PDF] 1 088 kb
    The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi and Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams tabled the  DoC Budget Vote in Parliament on 20 May 2015.
  • Issue 18, May [PDF] 1 444 kb
    This week’s My District Today: Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign launch; Potchefstroom Local Municipality empowers young people; Craft Imbizo in Bloemfontein.
  • Issue 17, May [PDF] 1 030 kb
    This week’s My District Today: KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu led the Operation Sukuma Sakhe Cabinet Day in the Harry Gwala District Municipality on 29 April.
  • Issue 16, April [PDF] 1 361 kb
    President Jacob Zuma appoints the IMC to ensure that all aspects of migration are handled efficiently, including the social, economic and security aspects.
  • Issue 15, April [PDF] 1 696 kb
  • Issue 14, April [PDF] 1 514 kb
    This week's My District Today shows the second National Imbizo Focus Week of the current administration which took place from 7 to 12 April 2015 under government’s theme “Together we move South Africa forward”. The focus week saw political principals from all three spheres of government engaging with community members and other stakeholders across the country.
  • Issue 13, April [PDF] 1380 kb
    Deputy Minister of Communications reaches out to schools; Fight against drug and substance abuse intensified; A successful roadblock campaign; Sekhukhune celebrates Water Week.
  • Issue 12, April 1 000 kb
    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Community Safety and Liaison holds a mini launch of safety structures within eDumbe Local Municipality; Free State bids farewell to Minister Collins Chabane
  • Issue 11, March [PDF] 1 820 kb
    Minister Chabane’s memorial service in Limpopo; Condolence book in honour of Minister Chabane; A big send-off for the fallen hero;
  • Issue 10, March [PDF] 1 503 kb
    Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, conducted post-State of the Nation Address (SoNA)
  • Issue 9, March [PDF] 1 103 kb
    Various stakeholders reach out to the public; Outreach programme in Lwandle; Small businesses get a boost; Praise singer makes her mark
  • Issue 8, March [PDF] 1 150 kb
    Awards for Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners; Radio station receives new studio equipment; Court Annexed Mediation launched in Mahikeng; Deputy Minister reaches out to young people
  • Issue 7, February [PDF] 1 066 kb
    DoC embarks on an outreach programme; Children learn new skills; North West celebrates Armed Forces Day; Gauteng learners celebrate the Safer Internet Day (SID)
  • Issue 6,February [PDF] 1 075 kb
    Deputy President’s outreach programme, Chris Hani District Municipality on the right track, World Wetlands Day celebrated in Mpumalanga, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality heeds the call 
  • Issue 5, February [PDF] 2461 kb
    Pre-SoNA activities in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Western Cape and North West provinces
  • Issue 4, February [PDF] 1024 kb
    Northern Cape schools reopen, Zwelethemba outreach campaign, Cunningham High School cyberlab
  • Issue 3, January 2015 [PDF] 1 234 kb
    Vodacom Limpopo launches Vodacom E-school learning portal and Youth council hosts annual youth summit
  • Issue 2, January 2015 [PDF] 1 036 kb
    Kgotsofalo Intermediate Farm School welcomes new learners and MEC Nhlengethwa motivates learners at Ubuhlebolwazi
  • Issue 1, January 2015 [PDF] 838 kb
    Tandi Eleanor Sibeko Secondary wired for paperless classroom and Mpumalanga learners back to school with a bang!

2014

  • Issue 48, December 2014 [PDF] 1095 kb
    Cederberg Municipality launches the 16 Days of Activism campaign with a roadblock and Business lessons for entrepreneurs in the Gert Sibande District
  • Issue 47, December 2014 [PDF] 1 089 kb
    Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams addresses the World Aids Day commemorative event in the Eastern Cape.
  • Issue 46, November 2014 [PDF] 889 kb
    Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi hosts an Imbizo with all government communicators and community media and Deputy President reaches out to Gert Sibande District.
  • Issue 45, November 2014 [PDF] 1084 kb
  • Issue 44, November 2014 [PDF] 1020 kb
  • Issue 43, November 2014 [PDF] 1300 kb
  • Issue 42, October 2014 [PDF] 1900 KB
    North West Premier launches Bua le Puso campaign in Taung and Home Affairs Minister visits Thulamahashe.
  • Issue 41, October 2014 [PDF] 1000 KB
  • Issue 40, October 2014 [PDF] 1300 KB
  • Issue 39, October 2014 [PDF] 4048 KB
  • Issue 38, October 2014 [PDF] 1066 KB
  • Issue 37, September 2014 [PDF] 1352 KB
    Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams hands over computers to Murray High School and President Jacob Zuma opens the state-of-the-art hospital in Upington.
  • Isssue 36, September 2014 [PDF] 1400 KB
    This edition covers the the South African Social Security Agency's mobile outreach programme to register and re-register beneficiaries of social grants in Goederede, we also reflect on how Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane cracks the whip to bring water to Giyani residents.
  • Isssue 35, September 2014 [PDF] 1475 KB
    Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams officially handed over 15 computers to Phatfwa Senior Secondary School in Mbonisweni and Thaba Nchu interchange, overpass and pedestrian bridge opened
  • Isssue 34, August 2014 [PDF] 1300 KB
    This week looks at the new technological mobile library for Sinthumule High School and also celebrates women in leadership, among other content covered.
  • Issue 33, August 2014 [PDF] 1 537 KB
    This week's issue focuses on Women's Month and activities held across the country.
  • Issue 32, August 2014 [PDF] 1005 KB
    Women's Month launch; anti-crime campaign in Alexandra; Ugu District career exhibition; Qamata Mechanisation Centre modernising agriculture in Chris Hani District.
  • Issue 31, August 2014 [PDF] 1005 KB
    Maphotla Youth Centre career expo; Mataleng Clinic health dialogue; Mafikeng High School career expo; Sweethome gets electricity; Government's Medium Term Strategic Framework
  • Issue 30, August 2014 [PDF] 1478 kb
    Infrastructure development project to benefit the people of Mpumalanga and the Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams commits to support local media.
  • Issue 29, July 2014 [PDF] 1003 kb
    Mandela Day community outreach
  • Issue 28, July 2014 [PDF] 1 000 kb
    Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi launches the Imbizo Focus Week at Vhembe district municipality in Limpopo and the Mpumalanga provincial office hold a Media Engagement Session.
  • Issue 27, July 2014 [PDF] 2 004 kb
    This week's issue focuses on International Mandela Day in which the day encourages individuals to take action to help make the world a better place, and in doing so, build a global movement for good.
  • Issue 26, July 2014 [PDF] 886 kb
    Ekurhuleni youth network hosts a job summit and focuses on Outcome 12: Effective and development oriented public service and an empowered, fair and inclusive citizenship.
    The Deputy Minister of the Department of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams addresses the youth Parliament in North West’s Legislature.
  • Issue 25, June 2014 [PDF] 7000 kb
    Wrenchwill youth march against drugs; Youth Day celebrations; Nkangala Children's Parliament.
  • Issue 24, June 2014 [PDF] 1 185 kb
    President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address and we hear what the public has to say about it.
  • Issue 23, June 2014 [PDF] 1 230 kb
    Students given more reasons to stay out of drugs, Cherry-picking the precise career, Africa Diaspora Dialogue, Radio station a freedom gift to the community, Botoka Secondary School gets internet
  • Issue 22, May 2014 [PDF] 961 kb
    Child Protection Week.
  • Issue 21, May 2014 [PDF] 1920 kb
    Presidential Inauguration and live viewings across the country.
  • Issue 20, May 2014 [PDF] 1040 kb
    Hobhouse Youth Career Expo, Temogo Special School receives specialised computers, South Durban Basin Area Based Management Team hosted a Women’s Dialogue, MEC Sauls-August hands over Posdam houses, Limpopo rural schools receive schools, Presidential inauguration
  • Issue 19, May 2014 [PDF] 1 220 kb
    Government recently opened Kuyasa Clinic in the Eastern Cape. The clinic infrustructure cost R8.2 million and serves 21 wards in the Intsika Yethu Local  Municipality. This issue, we also reflect on the the Department of Science and Technology's hand over of a mobile science laboratory at Cofivamba Secondary School.
  • Issue 18, May 2014 [PDF] 1555 kb
    This issue reflects on the 2014 general elections and what voting means to various individuals.
  • Issue 17, May 2014 [PDF] 804 kb
    Chatsworth Police Station opening, Limpopo 20 Year Review Report, North West Premier visits Kanana churches, Integrated Energy Centre sod-turning in Nkomazi
  • Issue 16, April 2014 [PDF] 992 kb
    Jobs creation in Northern Cape, Learners receive bicycles, Sakhile gets computer centre, Ga-Kgatla and Paul Roux get water, Freedom Day
  • Issue 15, April 2014 [PDF] 940 kb
    Ingogo and White City clinic openings, Middledrift Water Treatment Works opening, St Francis Church march against crime, Minister of Labour engages with Buffalo City Metro domestic workers
  • Issue 14, April 2014 [PDF] 1 201 kb
    Northern Cape youth employed through CWP, Nelson Mandela Bay and West Rand Youth Dialogues, Olifantshoek and Deben celebrate Human Rights Day, Sekhukhune youth empowerment project
  • Issue 13, April 2014 [PDF] 6 694 kb
    Emahlutshini Clinic opening, Impendle water services, Viedgesville N2 bridge opening, Kwa-Dela services outreach, Coffee Bay water scheme launch
  • Issue 12, March 2014 [PDF] 1 634 kb
    Northern Cape schools receive book donations, De Hoop Dam launch, Ngwathe roads repair project, Baga Mothibi getting new community health centre, 20 years of improving security and justice
  • Issue 11, March 2014 [PDF] 1 420 kb
    Bekkersdal community reclaims clinic, Construction starts on new hospital for Ntabankulu, Northern Cape skills development centre opening, Soup kitchens open in Northern Cape, Floods, Saving water
  • Issue 10, March 2014 [PDF] 1 220 kb
    KwaZulu-Natal launches 20 Years of Freedom campaign, Service delivery improves for Mier, Semomotela School gets media classroom, Amsterdam learners get boarding school, Floods
  • Issue 9, March 2014 [PDF] 1 234 kb
    Khutsong voter education campaign, Aviation Career Expo in Delft, Eastern Cape Community Media Symposium, Jobs created by Reitz chicken abattoir, Mabatlane services outreach
  • Issue 8, February 2014 [PDF] 1 000 kb
    Modimolle and Mahikeng residents receive houses, Hartswater service delivery outreach, Tswelelang Youth Development Dialogue, Community Works Programme assessed in Grogro and Uitenhage
  • Issue 7, February 2014 [PDF] 1 435 kb
    Phungashe Education Centre gets computers, Sol Plaatje University and University of Mpumalanga open doors, Moringa tree farm creates jobs, Siyathemba residents get houses
  • Issue 6, February 2014 [PDF] 1 519 kb
    State of the Nation Address
  • Issue 5, February 2014 [PDF] 2 489 kb
    President calls for restraint during protests, North West water services challenges addressed, Health service delivery improvement, Umsobomvu Water Water Project handover, Floods, Saving water
  • Issue 4, January 2014 [PDF] 1 348 kb
    Thengwe High School Back to School Campaign, Rantobeng High School congratulated on 100% matric pass rate, Kevin Nkoane Primary School ready for 2014, Mvezo gets Science and Technology School, Colesberg water projects announced, Saving water
  • Issue 3, January 2014 [PDF] 1 675 kb
    Free State best performing province in 2013 Matric results, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature meets with community at Carter High School, Siloe School for the Blind Back to School Campaign, Cape Winelands schools ready for 2014, Saving water
  • Issue 2, January 2014 [PDF] 2 278 kb
    Orange African Nations Championship South Africa 2014
  • Issue 1, January 2014 [PDF] 1 695 kb
    Orange African Nations Championship South Africa 2014

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