City Development

Ms Nontsundu Ndonga
Deputy Municipal Manager 
City Development

City Development (CD) is the City of uMhlathuze department responsible for business development, real estate development, planning, permitting, and public housing.

SECTION: PROPERTY ADMINISTRATION

PROPERTY ALIENANTION

  • Alienation of Council owned properties
  • Maintenance of and updating of Fixed Asset Register
  • Responsible of rectification transfers
  • Responsible for the disposal of Assets through alienation of Council Owned properties
  • Granting of Servitude rights
  • Responsible for the acquisition of properties

 PROPERTY LEASING

  • Monitor illegal use of Council owned properties
  • Responsible for leasing of Council owned properties
  • Management of Council owned houses
  • Processing of Ingonyama Trust application

 PROPERTY VALUATION

  • Issuing of Valuation Certificates
  • Responsible for the production of Valuation Roll and maintenance
  • Inspection of properties for amendments i.e. consolidation, subdivisions, omissions, new properties, improvements etc.
  • Publishing of Section 49 letters ( per MPRA) and reviews

SECTION: HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

This section is responsible for:

  • Housing Consumer Education whereby all uMhlathuze residents is educated or made aware about all issues that concern them. These could include education on water savings, issues of waste management etc.
  • Tenant Awareness Programmes - This program focuses on hostel tenants in the main and also involves educating tenants on a variety of issues that concern them.
  • Handling the issues pertaining to housing subsidies. This will include assisting tenants who want RDP houses, people who want to buy houses through financial institutions, applications related to acquiring a house and so forth.
  • National Housing Needs Register – Managing the National register for the City of uMhlathuze, a register recording details of people who require RDP houses.
  • Rental Housing Tribunal – This section assists in the issues of tenant landlord relationship, extending to resolving issues between the mentioned parties. The issues could extend to matters of payments/non-payments, ill-treatment of the other party and so forth.
  • Managing the Enhanced Extended Discount Benefit Scheme

SECTION: PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Section is entrusted amongst others with the following responsibilities:

  • Development and review of public transport related policies;
  • Development and management of public transport / intermodal facilities;
  • liaison with public transport operators and other role-players;
  • Administering and processing of operating licenses applications;
  • Coordinate Council’s routine and periodical maintenance programmes; and
  • Promotion of Transportation Committees.

LAND USE MANAGEMENT SECTION

Land Use Management Section is responsible for Development Control and Building Management and control

Development Control

  • Handling and processing of Special Consent Applications
  • Handing and processing of Formal Authority Applications
  • Handling and processing of relaxation Building Line; Side and Rear Spaces Applications
  • Maintenance and Review of uMhlathuze Land Use Scheme

Building Management and Control

  • Building Plans Approvals
  • Excavation Inspections
  • Damp proof course inspections
  • Drainage inspection
  • Issuing of Occupation Certification

Secretary
Mpho Mobeng
Tel: 0359075033
Fax: 0359075341
office: D313



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