Thursday, December 07, 2006

Impumelelo magazine's new look and feel

The 2005/2006 award winners are now showcased in Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust annual magazine, impumelelo, which sports a refreshed look. Fantastic photography, bright colours and a easy to read layout are stand out features of the new edition. The magazine not only highlights models of best practice but also publicises the work of public managers who are at the forefront of service delivery in South Africa.

"If there is inspiration to be gained from the awards, it is in how the projects allow people to prosper and flourish" - Rhoda Kadalie, Executive Director

The magazaine is sent to all South African government departments, Ministers, Director General, Mayors etc. Anyone can order a copy for a nominal fee of R20.00 (Rand) by emailing

Thanks to TIP publishing in Cape Town for your creativity and drive in helping to make impumelelo magazine an outstanding publication.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The TEAM that made it possible!

This is the team that made the Impumelelo adjudications 2006 a major success.

Standing - Mark, Pierre, Chris, Ghazeem, Shuaib, Tariq and Siddeeqah
Sitting - Mushahida, Wafiq, Rhoda, Riefqah, Yasmina

Thanks to all you guys you were FANTASTIC!!
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City Hall to host Impumelelo Award Ceremony in 2007

Cape Town's iconic city hall, the place where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech as a free man will be the host to the Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust Award Ceremony on 17 February 2007. The projects which presented to the judges on 29 and 30 November 2006 will come back to Cape Town to see if they will walk on stage at this grand venue and receive Platinum, Gold or Silver. Good Luck. Posted by Picasa

Having a laugh!

Executive Director, Rhoda Kadalie enjoys a funny moment with the judges. Posted by Picasa

How do you turn a landfill into a conservation area?

Ask this man! John Parkin from the e'Thekwini Municipality.

By the way John nice interview on SAFM this morning. Well done.
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Mawa Block 8 after their presentation

Vincent Maake (Engineering Services Manager), Mabakane Mangena ( Municipal Manager) Napoleon Mboweni ( Councilor), Handwell Phakula ( Head of division Land and property), Ludic Mahayi ( Head of division Building and Maintenance Services) all from the Greater Tzaneen Municipality with Pierre Roux Impumelelo Evaluator (with the colourful shirt) enjoy light moments after the presentation. Posted by Picasa

Housing - South Africa's great challenge tackled in Limpopo

Designed as a Local Economic Development project, the Mawa Block 8 People's Housing Process in Limpopo province has delivered 115 houses in less than a year. The houses are two thirds larger than a standard RDP house and the community was fully consulted during construction. 75% of the money allocated to the project stayed in the community. Ludic Mahayi (above) presented the project at Impumelelo's adjudications. Posted by Picasa

Dance for All - vibrancy personified

Now in its 15th year of operation Dance for All is much more than an after-school outreach programme for disadvatged kids. Phillip Boyd and his dancers presented a model that makes use of dance by showcasing talent from the townships and training young people in all forms of dance. The presentation was visually appealing and captivated all in attendance. Well done and good luck. Posted by Picasa

A conversation...

The judges maintained a relaxed atmosphere the entire time. The Q&A was more of a "conversation" with the presenters which allowed them to showcase their project in the best possible light. Posted by Picasa

Impumelelo judges

Mr Graeme Bloch, Dr Anna Strebel, Ms Mary Turok, Mr Paul Graham, Prof Francis Wilson, Prof Jerry Kuye, Prof Fred Hendricks, Dr Cheryl Hendricks, Mr Sibonile Khoza, Ms Fatima Shabodien, Prof Sipho Seepe. Posted by Picasa

Running smoothly

Our time keeper on the day, Mushahida Adhikari kept proceedings running smoothly...  Posted by Picasa

Open to the public

For the first time, the Impumelelo adjudications were open to the public. Impumelelo's Executive Director said that it was important that the public be made aware of the good work that was being done by people at the forefront of delivery in South Africa. Posted by Picasa

In the midst of one of Cape Town's poorest townships, Nyanga lies an Oasis of clean white walls, open space and well trimmed grass - the Etafeni Day Care Centre. This is a one stop shop designed to give holistic support to HIV affected children but it has expanded into a hub of HIV related services to Nyanga. Twenty councillors work in ten clinics in the area. The school itself accommodates 53 children btween the ages of 3-6. Stephanie Kilroe and Luvuyo Zahela presented Etafeni to the judges. Posted by Picasa

Final adjudications 2006

The Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust final adjudications took place in the City of Cape Town's council chambers on 29 and 30 November. 31 projects which included projects dealign with HIV and Aids, Housing, Environment and Public works all presented their models to a select panel of Impumelelo judges. The venue above was perfect. Posted by Picasa