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Executive Council Meeting

25 August 2011

The Executive Council held its fortnightly meeting at Nelspruit at Mbombela local municipality on Wednesday 24 August 2011. 

The EXCO approved the following appointments:

  • Ms Ntombeziningi Lydia Mlangeni as head of the Department of the Social Development.
  • Mr Thulane Mdakane as deputy director-general macro-policy in the Office of the Premier.
SA/Cuba Medical Training Programme

EXCO approved twelve (12) students from the province to join the South Africa and Cuba medical training programme in Cuba. Since 1997 the Mpumalanga Department of Health has been sending students to study medicine in Cuba. The programme has proved effective in ensuring that rural and under-served communities acquire the service of doctors to service their areas as well as to strengthen the district health system.

There are currently 48 students still studying in Cuba and thus far 21 doctors have completed their training however six of these are currently specializing in Cuba. The rest of the graduates are placed in different health institutions in the province and some are on internship in other provinces.

Trial Matriculation Exams

The EXCO noted the report from the Department of Education on the preparations towards the writing of the trial matriculation exams from the 12th-30th September 2011.

Publication of the Mpumalanga Gazankulu Laws Repeal Bill

The EXCO approved the publication of the Mpumalanga Gazankulu Laws Repeal Bill, 2011 in the Provincial Gazette for public comments. This is the part of the rationalization of “old order” legislation, duly mandated by the Constitution. The enactment of the Constitution Twelfth Amendment Act 2005 has resulted in the laws of the former Gazankulu in so far as such laws have been assigned to Limpopo province and they form part of their Provincial Statute Book.

Contact Lebona Mosia at 0825616465/0137662244 lmosia@mpg.gov.za

Issued by the Communication Chief Directorate, Office of the Premier


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