The Rustenburg Local Municipality to Officially Launch Mzansi Libraries On-Line Project.

The municipality will on Friday launch the Mzansi Libraries On-Line Project whose overall objective is to empower South African communities to improve their lives through the provision of free access to information.
Mzansi Libraries On-Line (MLO) is a programme of the National Library of South Africa, in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture and the provincial library services in all nine provinces. It is part of the Global Libraries Programme, which has benefited some developing countries. The Global Libraries Programme is based on the reality that libraries have the potential to serve and engage the entire community through targeted outreach programmes aimed at improving the lives of information-deprived communities who currently lack adequate access to information needed to live healthy and productive lives.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: Friday, 24th March 2017
Time: 10H00
Venue: Rustenburg Main Library (C/O Heystek & President Mbeki Str.)
Issued by: Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Andrew Seome
Communications External
Tel: 014 590 3525
Mobile: 082 717 4374
Email: aseome@rustenburg.gov.za

Emergency Water Supply Interruption

The Rustenburg Local Municipality would like to notify residents of Tlhabane West, Geelhout Park, Zinniaville, Rustenburg North, including Rustenburg Ext 9 (Industrial Area) of the water supply interruption which has affected the above areas. The interruption is due to technical challenges experienced on Bospoort pipeline supplying water to the reservoirs supplying water to these areas.
Furthermore, normal water supply is anticipated to be restored by tonight. However, high lying areas will experience low pressure while the system is filling up. The municipality has arranged tankers to deliver water as an interim measure while the situation is being attended to.
The Municipality would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
Your patience and understanding will be highly appreciated.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.
Issued by: Communications Unit
Office of the Executive Mayor

 

The Dinie Estate Community Protest

Residents of Dinie Estates on the Joburg road near the Waterfall Mall in Rustenburg have this morning blocked the road in protest against the killing of two people in the area over the weekend allegedly by the police. The Rustenburg Local Municipality, therefore, dispatched a delegation to mediate and ensure peace in the area. The municipality has committed to assist the families to bury the deceased and ensure that there is a thorough investigation into the killings.
The funeral will be held as follows:
Saturday, 18th March 2017 at Uitkyk village; and
Sunday, 19th March 2017 at Motlhabe village.
However, the matter is currently under police investigation.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.
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Water Supply Interruptions

The Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) would like to notify ALL residents about water supply interruption. This is as a result of the Magalies Water’s pumping equipment failure. Magalies Water (RLM’s water services provider) is putting in every effort to repair the equipment and restore pumping to design capacity.
Interruptions will be implemented from 21H00 to 05H00am daily until the system normalizes.
Consumers will be kept informed of the progress regularly until the situation normalizes.
The Municipality would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
All Consumers are requested to use water sparingly during this period in order to prevent prolonged water supply interruptions.
Your patience and understanding will be highly appreciated.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.
Issued by:  Communications Unit
                   Office of the Executive Mayor

Update on the acting Municipal Manager

 The Rustenburg Local Municipality has, on special meeting of Council held on Tuesday, 07th March 2017, taken the following resolutions regarding the office of the Municipal Manager:
– That the services of the Acting Municipal Manager (MM) Mr. G.T. Molokwane be terminated with immediate effect,
– That the Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) be appointed Acting MM with immediate effect until the commencement of the employment contract of the MM whereupon he reverts to the position of the Acting CFO,
– That the Deputy CFO be appointed as the Acting CFO until the commencement of the employment contract of the MM whereupon he reverts to the position of the Deputy CFO. However, Council had at the Special Council meeting held on 28th February 2017 appointed the Municipal Manager who will commence work soon.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374. End.

The Setsokotsane Service Delivery Campaign in Rustenburg

The Setsokotsane Service Delivery Campaign has once again made its way into Rustenburg following its launch in the North West Province.
Setsokotsane is an inclusive radical interventionist program by the Premier of the North West province working together with all MECs as well as people in the province to respond to triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.
The program will be running in the area of jurisdiction of the Rustenburg Local Municipality from 6th to17th March 2017.
The campaign takes place throughout the wards of Rustenburg to the benefit of the community, including, inter alia, obtaining feedback from the public; strengthen intergovernmental relations and cooperative governance; and address the backlog of service delivery, over and above services rendered at the jamboree (a one stop service sport where all identified departments service the community, for example, Department Home Affairs, Health, Social Development, etc.)
The jamborees are planned as follows:
DATE                                                                                                                        AREA
Thursday – 09th March 2017                                         Braampie Sports ground (Marikana) Ward 31
Friday – 10th March 2017                                               Zakhele Office (Open space) Ward 34 (Zakhele)
Thursday – 16th March 2017                                          Phatsima Community Hall
Friday – 17th March 2017                                                Kroondal Primary School Sports Grounds
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Thapelo Matebesi on 014 590 3509/ 3111 or 072 761 1018. End.

Update on the Boitekong water interruption

The interruption was due to the vandalised hydraulic valve system which is on the pipeline supplying water to Boitekong Extensions 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the vandalism was due to an illegal connection into the system which ended up affecting the entire area.
The contractor is currently on site working to fixing the problem. We are confident that the contractor will complete the work successfully.
During the interruption, Water Tankers will continue to be deployed in the area for the delivery of water until the situation has been resolved.
We appeal to the community of Boitekong and surrounding areas to report vandalism.
The Municipality would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.
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