His Worship the Mayor, Councillor James Nxumalo encourages all citizens to attend the planned Regional Budget Hearings taking place from 20-21 April 2013.  All 103 Wards have been clustered into 17 zones. Officials from the Municipality will be present to consult with residents on the draft budget/IDP for 2013/14.

Mayor Nxumalo said, “I urge all residents and concerned stakeholders to attend these hearings as it forms a key element in the public participation process. It is an important part of the budget process where we consult with the communities and allow them to speak their minds. This consultation is also needed so that we can consider suggestions and thereafter adopt the budget.”
The hearings are scheduled as follows:
 
Zone 1
Targeted Wards
Date & Time
Venues
Contact Person
1 & 2
 
83,84,85,86,87,88
77.78,79,80,81,82
21/04/2013
10h00
V Community Hall
Sbu Madala
072 301 0162
3
1,4,5,6,7,91
21/04/2013
10h00
Magaba Community Hall
Zilulgile Hlophe
082 724 1083
4
23,24,25,29,31,33
20/04/2013
12h00
Albert park Open Space Next to Metro Police (Marquee)
Monica Jama
083 278 2406
5
26,27,28,30,32, 101
20 /04/2013
12h00
Albert Park Open Space Next to Metro Police (Marquee)
 
Monica Jama
083 278 2406
6
18,19,20,21,22,92
21/04/2013
12h00
Clermont Community Hall
Monica Jama
083 278 2406
7 (a)
67,97,98,99
21/04/2013
09h00
ILlovu C Hall
Vasco Hlengwa
071 853 1292
7 (b)
96,100
21/04/2013
09h00
Umbumbulu Sizakala Hall
Vasco Hlengwa
071 853 1292
8
69,74,75
21/04/2013
10h00
Havenside Community Hall
Sbu Madala
072 301 0162
9
51,58,59,60,61,62
21/04/2013
10h00
Verulam Sport Ground
Sam Maphumulo
083 541 1643
10 (a)
38,42,43
21/04/2013
10h00
Ntuzuma F Hall
Sihle Thusini
083 278 2402
10 (b)
03,44,55,56
21/04/2013
10h00
Ngoqokazi Hall
Sihle Thusini
083 278 2402
11
11, 34,35,36,37,102
21/04/2013
10h00
Greenwood Park Hall
Sam Maphumulo
083 541 1643
12 (a)
63,65,70,71,72,73
21/04/2013
12h00
Chatsworth Youth centre
Monica Jama
083 278 2406
12 (b)
64,66,68
21/04/2013
14h00
Ningizimu Special School (Marquee)
Sbu Madala
072 301 0162
13 (a)
76,89,90,
20/04/2013
09h00
Isipingo Hill Sportfield (Marquee)
Vasco Hlengwa
071 853 1292
13(b)
93,94,95
20/04/2013
09h00
Ezimbokodweni Com. Hall
Vasco Hlengwa
071 853 1292
14
39,40,41,45,46,47
21/04/10h00
10h00
Kwa Mashu L Hall
Sihle Thusini
083 278 2402
15 (a)
48,49,50,52
21/04/2013
12h00
Phoenix Youth Centre
Sam Maphumulo
083 541 1643
15(b)
53,54,57
20/04/2013
10h00
Newtown C Hall
Sihle Thusini
083 278 2402
16
12,13,14,15,16,17
21/04/2013
10h00
Impola Community Hall
Zilulgile Hlophe
082 724 1083
17
2,8,9,10,103
20/04/2013
10h00
Kwa Dinabakubo Community Hall
Zilulgile Hlophe
082 724 1083
  
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. For more information contact Municipal Spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng on 031 311 4820 or 082 731 7456 or e-mail mofokengthabo@durban.gov.za or Priah Dass on 031 311 4842 or email priah.dass@durban.gov.za