MEDIA STATEMENTS: Ethekwini locals get their turn to engage government on service delivery

Date: 9 May 2017

In her pursuit to see improved service delivery to all citizens, more especially in rural communities, Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Faith Muthambi will this week, Friday 12 May 2017, meet the communities of Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality, in KwaZulu- Natal to assess service delivery and governance in public institutions in the area.

During her visit, Minister Muthambi’s is also expected to launch uMnini Thusong Community Service Centre, a government initiative that forms part of the broader national presidential programme that seek to provide One- Stop Shop facility for various local and provincial government services.

This week’s community outreach programme takes place at the backdrop of Africa month celebrations in May, under the theme: “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World”, whose aim seeks to create discussion platforms for South Africans, in particular local communities, to engage in conversation within the broader theme of decolonization.

Minister Muthambi is expected to visit and interact with frontline public servants at service delivery points to determine the state of service delivery and working conditions in order to assist them to do their work better and in line with ethos of Batho Pele Principles.

Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:

Launch of uMnini Thusong Community Centre

    • Date: Friday, 12 May 2017

    • Time: 8H30

    • Venue: uMnini Thusong Community Centre, uMnini

Community Imbizo

    • Venue: Madundubala Sport Field, Ward 105, Ethekwini Municipality

    • Time: 10H30

Issued by the Ministry for Public Service and Administration

For more information contact Spokesperson: Dumisani Nkwamba / 082 885 9448 /

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