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Mayor of SiyaThemba

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I am Lillian Valacia, the mayor of SiyaThemba Municipality, SiyaThemba is know as The Gem of the Northern Cape. I was born in Prieska. I obtained my primary education in Prieska at the Bantu Community School then followed High School education at Tshireletso Senior Secondary School in Kimberley.

I am a single parent, a mother of three one daughter two sons. I am a dedicated Christian in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church).
My employment career started with work at an old age home as a nurse-aid in 1984. In 1988 I started a crèche in the local community hall with 95 totally new, strange and exciting kids. My vision was to assist them with their mother language, which is Xhosa, and others who were interested this included some colored kids too. I’ve been operating the center for thirteen years at Mzamomhle Educare Center, we started in a community hall, become successful we built a beautiful building which cost R120,000.00. ‘92

I am a member of the ANC & ANC Women’s League and was Regional Executive Committee Member as well as Provincial Executive Committee member of the Woman’s League, directly elected. I’ve been the deputy chairperson of the Women’s League for two years. Additional community service includes being Area Chairperson of the Women Missionary Society (WM’S) in my church for two Quadrainium’s at conference level and a Local Director of the Young People’s Division. YPD’S

I took part in the local Government Elections in December 2000 and become the Mayor of Prieska, Marydale and Niekerkshoop on the 14th December 2000 with the integration process known as SiyaThemba Municipality. In my life time I’ve worked with all the categories of people and my ideal is to continue to work with them to see to it that the dream of the indigenous people come true together with the ANC fighting poverty, creating jobs, creating a healthy environment and not discriminating against anyone and create A BETTER LIFE FOR ALL.

Prior to becomming the mayor I was a Presiding Officer in the Local Elections of 1995 and an Observer of the National Election of 1999.