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PRESS RELEASE 7 SEPTEMBER 2016

There are number of trenches which were left open around the CBD area. Such open trenches are a serious concern for both the municipality and the community. Rustenburg Local Municipality has effectively from the previous week embarked on a programme to close those trenches, and the programme shall continue for the next 3 weeks.

Collaborative march against crime

The Rustenburg Local Municipality in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, namely; Civic Movements, South African Police Service, government departments, security agencies, women organisations, youth organisations and concerned residents, will on Saturday, 27th August 2016, embark on a collaborative march to express a clear concern about various crime demons that bedevil our society, such as, drugs, human trafficking, armed robbery, abuse of women and children.

The details of the march are as follows:

Date:         27 August 2016 (Saturday)

New state of the art bridge for Rustenburg

The colourful and joyful sod-turning ceremony for the new bridge at the Zinniaville railway crossing in Rustenburg confirmed once again that indeed it is the fastest growing city in South Africa. The day was marked by ululation, melodious chorale music and gratitudes by speaker after speaker and community members, expressing their joy about the new bridge in that specific railway crossing spot as many car and train accidents happened there, thus precious lives being lost in the process.
 

Rustenburg Local Municipality deals with noise pollution

Following numerous complaints from some residents in specific areas of the Municipality’s Wards about the high levels of noise, particularly over weekends, the Municipality’s Public Safety Directorate in collaboration with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, heeded the call to deal with the nuisance as they embarked on specific site visits on the 15th July 2016 (Friday) to measure noise levels.

URGENT NOTICE WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION

TO ALL CONSUMERS
Magalies Water (MW) would like to notify ALL consumers on the Vaalkop Water supply scheme about a scheduled ESKOM power supply interruption at the Vaalkop WTW substation. The work forms part of the current plant upgrade and necessitates a power interruption by ESKOM for the removal of the 20MVA temporary transformer and commissioning of the new substation. This will affect power supply to the entire plant which means that no production will be possible during this period.

The work has been scheduled as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Happy Mandela Day

The Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Khunou would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Mandela day. He urges each and every one of us to take 67 minutes of our time to give back to the community, family member’s that need our help and to a fellow colleagues.

Riots in Boitekong

It is so unfortunate that on the evening of the 13th July 2016, six (6) vehicles were torched in Boitekong, four (4) belonging to the security company, one (1) to the Rustenburg Local Municipality and one (1) ambulance belonging to the provincial government, following riots by some members of the community who complain about lack of employment opportunities in the neighboring mines and the nearby sewer plant by the Municipality.

Illegal election posters

Following your enquiry regarding the foregoing subject, our response is as follows:
 
On the 1st July 2016, the Rustenburg Local Municipality convened a meeting with members of the Party Liaison Committee, wherein several parties including five independents attended, with the objective to informing them about their responsibilities relating to the Municipal Outdoor Advertising By-Law and consequences of non-compliance thereof.
 

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