The Municipal Council of Ezulwini

Ezulwini can be best described as a tourist town. It has limited economic activity and for that reason, most of the town’s residents work in neighbouring towns. The town is host to a complex of hotels and restaurants a characteristic which makes Ezulwini a natural tourist centre of the country. The town also has a reputation of being an entertainment hub of the country. Ezulwini has only one primary school. This situation forces most children to attend school in neighbouring towns.

Our vision as the town council of Ezulwini is to provide high quality residential, corporate, tourism friendly and green environment with the mission to provide the quality of life the community of Ezulwini through the provision of efficient services and infrastructure responsive to the needs of the people. 

Town & Community

The board is governed by the Urban Government Act of 1969 and derives some of its powers from legislation including the financial legislation, the Rating Act, The Building Act, Standing Orders and Council procedures.

Infrastructure Development Monitoring

This function seeks to ensure that all developments undertaken by property developers within the Urban Area comply with The Building Act, Building Codes and Regulations. Applications submitted to the Municipality for scrutinizing are forwarded to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development for further scrutiny and recommendations. For approved buildings site inspections are carried out to ensure adherence to the regulations and the approval.

Infrastructure Maintenance

Infrastructure maintenance involves pot hole patching, cleaning of storm water drains, street sweeping on busy areas and litter collection, cutting and removal of overgrown grass, shrubs and trees from roadsides, road signage and marking and implementation of traffic calming and control measures, such as speed humps to calm traffic along busy roads and to protect pedestrians against speeding traffic. High light mast and street light maintenance seeks to eradicate criminal activity in the town by keeping street lights working every day and lighting townships at night.

Parks clearing and maintenance

The objectives are to protect the environment, improve public health and safety, and increase the wealth of choices available to each and every community member. For this reason, Ezulwini Town Council has a programme for clearing public open spaces to ensure these do not become nuisance to neighbouring properties and pose threats by housing potential harm and to further ensure they maybe usable to residents within the town.

Ezulwini Townships

  • Lot 1 – Thembelisha Township
  • Lot 31 – Ekuthuleni Township
  • Lot 37, 38 – Moutainview Township
  • Lot 38 – Spintex Township
  • Lot 45 – Goje Township
  • Lot 52 – Mukela Township
  • Lot 129, 130, 131, 132 – Mantenga Township

 

Technical/Local Authority

Land use management

This activity involves processing and approval of applications for home occupation, which should be in line with Ezulwini Home Occupations Code and ancillary to the main main use which is residential, rezoning, variation, human settlement, Consent, for residents seeking to use portions of their homes for land-uses rather than those permitted as a matter of right. 

Civil works and construction projects

This activity involves the approval and monitoring of construction projects in the town. Under this activity, the town engineer coordinates the construction and upgrading of roads, major commercial projects like the ICCFISH and Exams Council Office upgrading and infrastructure development projects.

Approval of Town Planning Schemes

The Ezulwini Municipality’s Town planning Scheme was finally approved as per the government gazette January 2018. The document or volumes thereof may now be purchased at printing costs of E 1200 per hard copy volume and E 500 for a soft copy. 

Public Health and Safety

Food Inspection

Inspections are conducted to Food premises to ensure that premises adhere to food hygiene standards and regulations.  complaint follow-up and advisory visits. Routine inspection is conducted to ensure to protect the consumer from eating food that is unfit for human consumption which included expired, or damaged food item. The Local Authority seizes/condemns from the shop and dispose off such food items from the shelves in accordance to the Public Health Act of 1969

Food Grading

Food grading means the rate or score  obtained by food premises (e.g as restaurants, supermarkets, butcheries, bakeries etc.) after an inspection by a Health Inspector in accordance with the Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations of 1973. The inspection is conducted annually for all food premises in the Ezulwini Urban Area.

The objective of food grading is to assess the level of food safety and hygiene in food outlets, to inform the customers of the of the condition of the outlet and to ensure that it complies to relevant national legislation’s. 

Food outlets are graded as follows;

A Grade (90% and above) – Food premise was found to exceed regulatory food hygiene requirements by displaying a superior
standard of cleanliness, hygiene and food-handling practices.

B Grade (80 -89%) – Food premise was found to meet regulatory food hygiene requirements displaying a satisfactory standard of cleanliness, hygiene and good food-handling practices.

C Grade (60 -79%) – Food premise was found to fall below the minimum regulatory food hygiene requirements, with improvements necessary in cleaning; maintenance; and/or food-handling practices required.

D Grade (59% and below) –  Food premise was found to be in a very poor condition and well below the minimum regulatory food hygiene requirements, with improvements required in cleaning, maintenance, and/or food-handling practices required.

 

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety inspections are conducted for construction sites and plants, corporate offices, accommodation and food establishments. These inspections are conducted to ensure;  

  • Enforcement of legal provisions such as Occupational Safety and Health Act of 2001, Employment Act of 1980 and other requirements relating to conditions of work and the protection of workers while engaged in their work;
  • Provision of technical information and advice to employers and workers concerning the most effective means of complying with the legal provisions; and
  • Identification of workplace hazards and risks that employees might be exposed to

Permits and Licensing

Health clearance

The person in charge of any food premises wishing to obtain a health clearance certificate in respect of such food premises shall apply therefore in writing to the Council on a form  containing at least the particulars of the business establishments.

No grant of a trading license or permit shall be issued to a person and Food premises unless an inspection by a Health Inspector from the Council has been carried out on the premises to determine whether the premises comply with the requirements of the Public Health Act 5 of 1969, Part IV, 26 (4) and any other relevant regulations thereof.

Animal Welfare

The Municipality offers services for immunization of cats and dogs conducted at the local authority offices. Vaccination programs have not only played an important role in preventing infectious diseases, they have helped foster early detection and treatment of other diseases through promoting regular clinical examinations during the life of the animal

Environmental Management

Waste Management

The Local Authority offers waste management services for commercial and residential properties. A schedule for collection of waste is used for residential areas and it collected two times a week. The waste is transported and disposed off at Matsapha Landfill. The Municipality offers hiring services for skip bins for residential areas for the disposal of garden and construction waste.

Recycling

  • The Municipality premises have a drop-off center accessible for all residents to deposit their segregated waste (paper, plastics and glass) which is then collected by a contractor for recycling.
  • Continuous engagement with commercial establishments (supermarkets, restaurants, clothing shops) to recycle packaging waste and food waste.
  • Installation of “yellow coded” recycle bins along MR103 Road for public use as shown below.

Nuisance Abatement and Pollution Control

The Municipality is responsible for abatement of nuisances such as illegal dumping of waste, clearing of overgrown plots, stray dogs and cats, illegal wastewater discharges, opening burning of waste or vegetation. The Municipality works in liaison with the Eswatini Environmental Authority to issues sanctions for perpetrators of the various nuisances in town.

The Alliance of Mayors Initiative for Community Action on AIDS at Local Level

The main objective at AMICAALL is the prevention of illness, promotion of health and well-being of the people living in Ezulwini as well as development of health attitudes and healthy behaviours. The municipality of Ezulwini is applauded for provision of resources to ensure that the services reach the communities for the elongation of lives

Prevention

Youth Programs

  • Peer Education – a program for peer education in local communities and schools.
  • Health Clubs – a program for in-school and out-of-school youth
  • Sports and recreation – educational sessions through sports and recreation for the youth.

Workplace programs

Promote workplace health and wellness programs; assisting with policy development and facilitation of information sessions.

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT)

Help families to prevent HIV transmission from parent to child by improving maternal health and reducing mortality among women and children.

Condom Promotion and Distribution

Encourage the correct and consistent use of condoms as the only way of preventing HIV/AIDS

Impact Mitigation

Home Based Care

Provide care and support to the chronically ill and their families

Social Centres

Provide psych-social support to orphaned and vulnerable children between the ages 3 – 6 years in local communities. The children are provided with one nutritional meal a day, every working day.

Income Generating Projects (IGPs)

Help create sustainable livelihood for our care-givers and beneficiaries through small business training and development.

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