Long-service municipal staff awarded

2016-02-04 06:00
Municipal manager DD Naidoo and Zinhle Mvundla Employee of the year, with her trophy and certificate.  PHOTO: precious gumede

Municipal manager DD Naidoo and Zinhle Mvundla Employee of the year, with her trophy and certificate. PHOTO: precious gumede

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

UGU District Municipality awarded a number of its staff who have more than 10 years’ service at the municipality.

Departments were also awarded for their hard work and dedication in the 2015/2016 financial year.

Ugu mayor Notombifikile Gumede said it is an honour to recognise employees who have been with them for such long time.

Gumede said this shows their commitment to the municipality.

“Commitment is important when serving the community. Many of the people awarded here have been with us for more that 15 years, this shows dedication and commitment to the municipality as their employer and to the community,” said Gumede.

Gumede said she is aware that other employees could have been part of the ceremony, but they were unable to attend because of illness.

Gumede urged staff to notify their employer if they are sick so they can get help, saying that the most common “illness” among employees is alcoholism.

“If you are sick and need help it is better to let your employer know about your condition so they can provide help rather than you giving up your job because of something that can be cured,” said Gumede.

Municipal manager DD Naidoo­ gave a special award to an employee whom he felt deserved the “Employee of the Year” award.

Zinhle Mvundla received the dux award for her dedication to her work.

“This employee is special to me. Zinhle started as a general worker for the municipality in 2013. She then requested that the municipality assist her to further her studies an she wanted to become an artisan.

“With the financial constrains the municipality had to cut the assistance, but Zinhle did not give up. She went the extra mile by paying for her own studies, and after completing her studies she came back and told me she is now a qualified plumber,” said Naidoo.

Naidoo said Mvundla showed dedication and a passion for her work and he is very proud of her.

Zinhle was awarded R2 500 and a day off work.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.