GREETINGS to all.MANKOFU ELECTRIFICATIONAs the municipality is advancing the rapid electrification of Umzimkhulu, it came to the attention of the municipality that new houses were built, and as a result, left behind. Through the fruitful and constructive engagements with the relevant communities, the municipality saw it fit that these houses be electrified. It is with great pleasure to reveal that these affected houses have now been electrified. UMZIMKHULU MARATHONFor the first time after some years, in partnership with the Tshomela Foundation, Umzimkhulu Striders, and the Department of Sport & Recreation, Umzimkhulu Municipality will be hosting a 42km marathon. This marathon is planned for December 17, starting from Mbuzweni Village of Ward 12 via Kokshill Village of Ward 13 and ending at Mantuzeleni Village of Ward 14. This event has been elevated from the annual 15km Marathon that used to be held every December by the Tshomela Foundation in Ward 14.UMZIMKHULU MASKANDI AND ISICATHAMIYA ANNUAL FESTIVAL For the first time in the history of this municipality, the municipality will be hosting the Maskandi and Isicathamiya Annual Festival. With this event, the municipality is tapping into creating an enabling environment for artistry to further grow. It is also aimed at creating an enabling environment for local economic development (LED) and broader tourism. This event is planned to take place on December 16. Until we meet again.