Aug 08
Happy Women’s Month


The 9th of August marks the commemoration of the National Women's Day in our country under the theme "The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward".  This month presents us with a moment to reflect and celebrate the achievements of women and their role in society.

Ugu District Municipality will continue to implement sustainable programmes for women empowerment by forming sustainable partnership with the public and private sector as well as with civil society. The scourge of unemployment and poverty affects everyone in our society, but we know that it is mainly women and children who bear most of the burden of these societal ills.

As the Municipality we are proud to have developed programmes tailored to empower women in general towards addressing the challenges faced by our women in our District of unemployment, poverty, and inequality. Through programmes such as the Poverty Alleviation initiatives, women can actively participate in economic activities of the district and acquire the necessary skills.

Throughout the month of August, our District in partnership with its local municipalities has planned a series of events focusing on various issues affecting women in our District and the country at large. The struggle for women emancipation can only be won through strong partnerships across civil society hence we call for the support of all stakeholders. And on behalf of Ugu District Municipality, I would like to salute all women for their selfless commitment in shaping our society and in building the nation. We are committed to advance the struggle for total emancipation of vulnerable groups through our various programmes within the Municipality

Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo!

 Thank you,

Cllr Mondli Chiliza, Mayor Ugu District Municipality


May 31
Ugu Jazz Festival 2017- get your ticket now!!

​In 29 days, Ugu District Municipality in partnership with Cyassound Holdings will host the district's grandest annual music festival, the 11th edition of the Ugu Jazz Festival on 24 June 2017 at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre.


This annual music extravaganza promises the greatest entertainment of hardcore jazz repertoires from internationally acclaimed jazz legends such as Jimmy Dludlu and Ringo Mandlingozi and soulful afro soul music jams from the modern sounds in the music fraternity which include Amanda Black and Sandz amongst others.


Tickets are already on sale and available at Computicket, Shoprite and Checkers stores at R280 for general access, R350 for the Golden Circle and R1200 for VIP access. We have also made provision for limited pay parking space at the venue which is on sale at R150 per ticket.


The Ugu Jazz Festival has gained loyal patrons and we are extremely proud to announce that our ticket sales have enthusiastically improved and we anticipate a sold-out venue soon. We urge those who have not yet bought their tickets to do so now and be part of the district's pride and joy.


Over the years, we have witnessed a tremendous growth of this event and has permanently fixed itself in our annual calendar of events.  The Ugu Jazz Festival is now one of the highly-recognised economy boosters in the district. Through it, we have created temporary employment, given growth opportunities to young businesses and attracted business outside the boundaries of Ugu District. This is also one of many initiatives implemented by our Municipality to fight against thee triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality.


To ensure that our patrons have a pleasurable experience at the event whilst also ensuring that nearby residents are not inconvenienced in any way, certain roads will be closed during the and monitored by the Road Traffic Inspectorate, Ray Nkonyeni's Traffic Department and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure easy access and to eliminate traffic congestion on the road. We will also utilise the usual park and ride services where patrons will be transported from the designated parking areas to the event venue.

Thank you,

Ugu District Municipality Mayor,

Cllr MA Chiliza

Apr 13
Ugu Municipality Website

​In this new era of technology, the opportunities for bi-lateral communication are seamless.  

Electronic media is one such opportunity. Notwithstanding the legislative compliance, the Municipality’s website must and should be simply informative and channel feedback communication. 

This medium of interaction must bring the local sphere of Government closer to the beneficiary communities. It should ultimately serve as a “one stop shop” to transact from the comfort of your home / office.  

It must be factual and create a platform for honest, open transparent and productive engagement and anger or despondency as understandable as it may be must be converted to achieve a positive impact.

Let us work together to create a website that is home to all of us, as we move Ugu forward.  

We accordingly invite you to join us to create an interactive website that can bring immense benefits to all our communities as we believe “Together we can Do More”.

As the Municipal Manager I will be hosting the MM’s blog and invite you to interact with my office in a positive and productive way so that together we can take Ugu forward. I am convinced that within our communities we have an abundance of expertise, experience and capacity that can be tremendous help to me and benefit all our communities.  

DD Naidoo