Summit 2016-Ntsupe Council COE

Date: July 27, 2018
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Nts’upe Council is situated in the rural area of Ha Mohlapiso in the Qacha’s Nek district.The council joined the COE in 2014 and the entreprenuership in 2015 and it has completed all the stages of both programmes.

The council has put in place a number of gender-related policies to guide its work. The district council consist of 15 male councillors and 14 female councillors. The council aims to expand its percentage of female councillors from 48%. The Mayor, as well as the Deputy Mayor of the council are males.

The council is made up of 6 committees, one of which is chaired by woman. There are more women employed than men in their Workforce of the council.

Young people, people living with disabilities (PWD) and community members participate in community-based planning projects and meetings. Between 51 and 75 percent, women participate in public consultations.

The total workforce of the council employees consist of 54 percent women, and 42 percent of youth. The accounting and revenue officers are women. The Council amended the recruitment, selection and promotion policies to increase the proportion of women in the workforce. There has been revenue collection in the council and the settlement layout made by women in the engineering department.

There are provisions for maternity leave but none for paternity leave. The council does have a sexual harassment policy. The council has never had such cases. The council has toilets that are disability friendly.

The Nts’upe Council allocates a substantial budget to gender-related projects, these amounts has stood at the same level from 2015 to 2016.

Category Budget 2015 Budget 2016
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality in decision-making and public participation $360 433 $360 433.
Resources allocated to promoting gender equality/family friendly/ youth and disability friendly policies and practices Financial allocation not available. Financial allocation not available.
Resources allocated to gender-responsive local economic development Financial allocation not available.  Financial allocation not available.
Resources allocated to promoting gender/youth/PWD responsive projects on climate change Financial allocation not available.  Financial allocation not available.

As part of the of the Council’s local economic development plan, there are no market places in our council due to lack of fund but it is our dream to have one in the near future. There are 25 beneficiaries benefiting from jobs created by the council, 5 women and 20 men.

Women, men, PWD, and youth are involved in the planning, management, and maintenance of water and sanitation. There is a total of 6 water and sanitation committees, which consist of 2 women and 4 men on the committees.

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