South Africa Government

04/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/12/2021 06:58

Minister Blade Nzimande visits Zululand District as part of The District Development Model, 13 Apr

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will on Tuesday, 13th April 2021, visit the Zululand District as part of the Cabinet's deployment of Ministers and Deputy Ministers as District Development Model Champions to various municipalities.

The District Development Model is a new integrated planning model that government is using to institutionalise an integrated, district-based, development approach aimed at fast-tracking service delivery and ensuring that municipalities work together, and are adequately supported and resourced to carry out their mandate.

Minister Nzimande is deployed to Zululand, with KwaZulu-Natal Human Settlements and Public Works, MEC Jomo Sibiya, the Zululand District Municipality Mayor Cllr Thulasizwe Buthelezi and the Local Mayors of AbaQulusi, eDumbe, Nongoma, Ulundi and uPhongolo local municipalities.

The visit will consider amongst others, the district COVID-19 response plans, handing over of the groceries to the Hlongwane family at Ward 12, Ulundi, Walkabout at Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport and Walk about at the Legislature Precinct where the new university campus of Zululand will be established.

During the event, there will be presentation by the Department of Higher Education and Training, Department of Science and Innovation, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Higher Health and the University of Zululand.

Members of the media are invited to join the Minister's visit to the following events:

Event: Visit the residence of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi

Date: 13 April 2021
Time: 09h30-10h00
Venue: Prince Mangosuthu's residence

Event: DDM Meeting Remarks by Minister Nzimande, MEC Jomo Sibiya and Zululand District Mayor Cllr Thulasizwe Buthelezi

Date: 13 April 2021
Time: 11h55-13h30
Venue: Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport

Event: Handing Over of the Groceries to Child Headed family

Date: 13 April 2021
Time: 14h15-14h30
Venue: Hlongwane family at Ward 12, Ulundi

Venue: Walk-About

Date: 13 April 2021
Time: 14h45-15h30
Venue: Legislature Precinct where the new university compass of Zululand is to be established.

Members of the media are advised to confirm their attendance by contacting Ishmael Mnisi at 0660378859, Lehlohonolo Mphuti at 0619859474.
Ishmael Mnisi
Cell: 066 037 8859