The Rustenburg Local Municipality has noted with concerns the rising level of crime in the CBD area in the recent past. In order to deal with this undesirable scourge, in the interest of safety and security of our residents, the Municipality has developed and implemented the following three-dimensional strategy, and is yielding positive results.
The first dimension (immediate):
  • The Rustenburg Local Municipality, through its Public Safety Directorate has joined forces with the South African Police Service (SAPS), and other law enforcement and security agencies to present a unified approach towards crime combatting in the city and its environs.
  • To date, fourteen (14) people have been arrested and are facing prosecution.
  • The set target date to bring the situation to normality is two (2) weeks, wherein it is anticipated that the entire criminal elements in the CBD would have been eliminated.
The second dimension(medium):
  • The joint special operations, coupled with patrols and visible policing will be sustained until criminality is eradicated in the CBD and its environs.
  • Communication from the RLM and SAPS will be disseminated constantly on various media platforms regarding milestones reached.
The third dimension(long term view):
  • The Municipality will continue to work together with (SAPS) and other security cluster agencies, through scheduled plenary meetings and special operations, to ensure a sustainable crime prevention and combatting strategy for the safety and security of residents.
For further enquiries kindly contact the Municipal spokesperson, Mr Thapelo Matebesi, on: 014 590 3509, cell: 072 7611 018, e-mail: