Development Planning Shared Services

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Introduction

Zululand Development Planning Shared Services was established as part of the turn around strategy for Local Government. It was further established to support and assist in the devolution of powers to Local Government. The need for DPSS is linked to the following factors:

  • impending changes in development planning legislation, PDA;
  • limitations on capacity in Local Government;
  • financial constraints in municipalities to engage qualified and suitably experienced planning staff in terms of legislation;
  • the need to extend all development planning functions across the full area of jurisdiction of local municipalities in terms of the PDA;
  • and to strengthen coordination function between Municipalities.

The key objective is to establish effective local governance in Zululand.

Functions included in Zululand DPSS

  • Spatial Planning- SDF-LUMS
  • Strategic Planning-IDP
  • Development Administration- PDA(Act No 67 of 1995)
  • Performance Management
  • Information Management and Systems Development-GIS
  • Building Inspections and Control

Zululand  DPSS Structure and staff within Municipalities

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Zululand DPSS participating Members and funding

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Staff Deployment

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One Senior Planner must still be appointed for Ulundi and Nongoma Municipalities and a Building inspector for Abaqulusi Municipality.

 

Memorandum of agreement on Sharing between Municipalities

Participating Municipalities are indicated in the table above. All staff members are shared by Municipalities and as such contributions by municipalities are agreed upon by means of a memorandum of agreement and a Business plan for Zululand Development Planning Shared Services.

The following MM's has already signed the Business Plan:

  • Mr. B.E. Ntanzi (Abaqulusi)
  • Me. S.A. Buthelezi (Ulundi)
  • Mr.  V. Zulu (Nongoma)
  • Mr. A.M.T. Putini (eDumbe)
  • Mr. J. de Klerk (ZDM)

Staff

Chief Planner

Mr. Etienne Cronje

Mr. Etienne Cronje
Tel: (+27) 34 982 2133
Email: etienne@vryheid.co.za

Senior Planner

Mr. Chris Buthelezi

Mr. Chris Buthelezi
Tel: (+27) 34 982 2133 / (+27) 34 955 1650
Email: buthelezi@edumbe.gov.za

Geographic Information System Specialist

Mandla Tengbeh


Mr Mandla Tengbeh
Tel: (+27) 35 874 5620
Email: mtengbeh@zululand.org.za

 


Geographic Information System Administrator

Mr. M Bukhosini
Tel: (+27) 35 874 5593
Email: mbukhosini@zululand.org.za

 


Developmental Admin Officer

Mr. Billy Dlamini

Mr. Billy Dlamini
Tel: (+27) 34 413 1223
Email: billy@uphongolo.org.za

Developmental Admin Officer

Ms Sebenzile Gwala

Ms Sebenzile Gwala
Tel: (+27) 35 874 5157

Secretary

Ms Sinenhlanhla Mfuphi

Ms Sinenhlanhla Mfuphi
Tel: (+27) 35 874 5157
Email: sinemfuphi@webmail.co.za