Her Worship, the Mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu will table RNM 2020/2021 Draft Budget in the Special Council meeting scheduled for 31 March 2020.

The tabling of the proposed budget is in line with the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) of 2003, Chapter 4 which directs that a municipality must table and approve a budget at least 90 days before the start of a new financial year. Once the Draft Budget has been considered by Council then there will be a process of consultation as required by law and the municipality goals.

It should be noted that due to the announcement by the President of the Republic of South Africa about the banning of gathering with more than 100 people due to COVID-19, instead of usual Mayoral Budget Roadshows, there will be Cluster Consultation meetings which will be attended by Ward Committee Secretaries, CDWs, Ratepayer’s Association Reps and AmaKhosi. These will be followed by other engagements with different stakeholders and sectors. The Budget will then be adopted by end of May 2020.

Venues for these engagements will be communicated in due course. END

For more information contact:

Simon M April
Senior Manager: Mayoralty and Communications
+27 39 688 2056
+27 72 057 5387
Simon.April@rnm.gov.za / Simon.Apri95@gmail.com