SPECIAL PROGRAMMES UNIT

  • Advocating for the vulnerable groups i.e. gender, senior citizens and people with disabilities
  • Advising the municipality on addressing issues of the vulnerable groups e.g. development of policies, strategic documents
  • Co-ordinating and implementing all municipal programs relating to the vulnerable groups
  • Mainstreaming issues of the vulnerable groups into all municipal processes and programmes
  • Ensuring compliance on all prescribed legislation.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To accelerate a municipal response towards issues of the vulnerable groups;
  • To mainstream issues of the vulnerable groups into all municipal processes and programmes.

HOW:

  • Education and training;
  • Economic Participation;
  • Welfare and community development;
  • Health and promotion;
  • Coordinating with municipal wards
  • Coordinating with all Government Spheres

PRINCIPLES:

  • Accountability
  • Dignity
  • Participation
  • Empowerment
  • Equity
  • Human rights
  • Partnership
  • Relevance
  • Transformation

PROGRAMMES:

  • People with Disabilities
  • Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
  • Senior Citizens
  • Mayoral Stakeholders forum
  • Back to School Campaign

WOMEN:

  • Women's Month Celebration
  • 16 Days of Activism and No Violence against Women and Children
  • Capacity Building Programmes for Women
  • Exhibition skills for women in business
  • Widowhood rights

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:

  • Tribute to women with disabilities
  • Capacity Building programmes
  • International Day for People with Disabilities
  • Disability Games
  • Braille literacy training
  • Sign language training
  • Economic Empowerment for persons with disabilities

SENIOR CITIZENS:

  • Establishment of Senior citizens Forum
  • Facilitate the formation of luncheon clubs
  • Golden Games
  • Respect and Recognition for Senior Citizens
  • Social Support
  • Active living and community participation
  • Transport
  • Health and well-being
  • Information and communication
  • Senior Citizens Parliament
  • Advocacy and influence
  • Older person's conference

MAYORAL STAKEHOLDERS FORUM:

  • Co-ordination and facilitation of all programmes
  • Promoting linkages enhancing working relationships amongst the stakeholders
  • Encourages Co-operation

BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN:

  • Distribution of school uniforms to needy children
  • Prayer for matric pupils

STRUCTURES:

  • Special Programmes Forum (Disability, Senior Citizens and Women)
  • Stakeholders Forum

 

 

       
Corporate Services:
033 239 9210
Community Services:
033 239 9270
Technical Services:
033 239 9245
Financial Services:
033 239 9225
Economic Development & Planning:
033 239 9285
Office of the Municipal Manager:
033 239 9266
Office of the Mayor:
033 239 9266