Handover Ceremony for the scholar patrol uniforms and equipment.

The Rustenburg Local Municipality will be holding a Handover Ceremony for the Scholar Patrol Uniforms and Equipment that is being sponsored by Sibanye Platinum Mine.
The fundamental intend for this exercise is to implement the municipality’s Public Safety mandate which is to capacitate members of our communities from the level of nursery to high school learners, including adult road users, companies and transport agencies in all the wards of the Rustenburg Local Municipality with road safety education.
Sibanye Platinum Mine is sponsoring the following ten schools in Rustenburg: Marikana Primary, Mfidikwe Primary, Photsaneng Primary, Tlhage Primary, Platinum Primary, Tshirologang Primary, Letsibogo Primary, Banapele Primary, Pardekraal Primary, and Retlakgona Primary.
The Ceremony will be held as follows:
Date:    Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Time:   11H00
Venue: Banquet Hall, Rustenburg Civic Centre, No.1 Kloof Road.
For further enquiries, kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.

Mandela Day Celebration

Rustenburg: The Rustenburg Local Municipality, like in the past, celebrated the Nelson Mandela International Day on Tuesday, 18th July 2017, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010.
In this regard, the Municipality developed a community service oriented program, to mark the Mandela month, from 13 July until end of the month, with the view to inspiring the people of Rustenburg to take action to help change the world for the better.
Various Wards of the municipality were a hive of activity as indicated in this program, much to the delight of communities.
The first activity was a men’s march held on the 13th July 2017, wherein men from Rustenburg, across a broad spectrum of society, voiced their concerns by condemning crime prevalent in Rustenburg, particularly drugs peddling, prostitution, human trafficking, abuse against women and children, marching from the bus and taxi rank to the municipality offices where they were given a message of support by Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou.
The day itself was marked by planting of trees, re-painting old buildings such as at Kutlwanong Special School near Phokeng, youth information sharing sessions in Ramochana, distribution of food parcels and blankets to the needy and aged in various communities across municipality wards, to mention but a few.
The highlight and milestone reached by the Municipality during Mandela month in the past recent years, is the lasting legacy of the School of Excellence.
 This Mayoral project is a sustainable collaborative effort between the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Standard Bank and Department of Education in the Bojanala District. It is currently fully operational, situated ideally at the Rustenburg Show Grounds for close proximity.
The initial objective of this progressive project in 2012 was to identify 6 schools around Rustenburg that were not performing well, get them at a central centre, with learners performing at levels 5 and 6 in all the gateway subjects,, that is, 10 learners per subject. Expert Educators were then employed to move the identified learners from levels 5 and 6, thus increasing Bachelors in these areas. To date, the Rustenburg Local Municipality and its partners have raised substantial amounts of money towards tuition for identified learners, and has in the process produced hundreds of graduates from various universities in the country.
“We are pleased by the lasting legacy this project will leave for the people of Rustenburg, towards education of their children. What a better way to honor Madiba as he himself believed in education. We are very proud of this legacy. We would not have achieved it alone, were it not for the meaningful contribution by our partners”, said Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou.
 For any further enquiries kindly contact the Municipal spokesperson, Mr Thapelo Matebesi, on 014 590 3509, cell: 072 7611 018.


March Against Women And Children Abuse

#not in my name
A march against women and children abuse arranged by the men in uniform took place on the 13th July from the Rustenburg Taxi Rank, to the Municipality building, where the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou was handed over a memorandum. The march was a partnership between the Directorate Public Safety, Correctional Services ad members from the South African Police Service.


Revamped Electricity Sub-stations

Media Invite
The Rustenburg Local Municipality will on Thursday, 13th July 2017, through Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou, be receiving three (3) revamped and upgraded electricity sub-stations from Eskom. The objective of the refurbishment was to cater for the increased demand of electricity in identified areas of Rustenburg, thus minimising frequent power supply interruptions.
The details of the handover ceremony are as follows:
Date:              13 July 2017 (Thursday)
Venue:           Noord Sub-station (Next to Taxi Rank)
Time:             10:00 am
We will be pleased by your presence and coverage at this exciting historic event.
Kind regards,
Duly signed
Thapelo Matebesi
Manager: Communications

Rustenburg Rapid Transport participates at the South African Transport Conference ( SATC) this week at the CSIR in Pretoria

The Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) is the longest running transport conference in the region. The SATC has always served as a forum to debate current transport related issues, bringing on board various experts to unearth different dynamics faced by provincial and municipal transport departments.
Our Participation:
As the Roads and Transport Directorate, we would like to gain more knowledge on what the current trends are in the transport industry and use the valued information gathered from the conference to enhance our current Yarona™ project. We would also like to educate and showcase to other delegates from across the country, about our project by exhibiting at the conference. This exhibition is providing information on the current project time lines and milestones. This exhibition will show that Rustenburg is a world class city, that is working towards reaching the standard of various metros of the country in terms of transportation.
The Roads and Transport Directorate has participated in the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) over the years, and this year it is running from the 10th to the 13th of July 2017, at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria.
All the unit managers, the Director and the MMC will be participating in the conference and have identified sessions within the conference that are areas of interest in terms of our key performance areas as well as job descriptions. The week will be a productive one, as there are speakers from different disciplines in the transport industry.





The Rustenburg Local Municipality to hold a Handover Ceremony for the Refurbished Substations

The municipality will on Thursday hold a Handover Ceremony for the three refurbished and upgraded substations. The objective of the refurbishment was to cater for the increased demand of electricity in identified areas of Rustenburg.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date:    Thursday, 13 July 2017
Time:   08H00
Venue: Noord Substation (Between Rustenburg North Township and Rustenburg Taxi Rank)
Issued by: Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Thapelo Matebesi
Communications Manager
Tel: 014 590 3509
Mobile: 072 761 1018
Email: tmatebesi@rustenburg.gov.za

Men’s March against killing, raping and human trafficking

Media Alert
The Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Public Safety Department in partnership with the South African Police Services (SAPS), National Traffic Police Service, NW Provincial Traffic Police Service, Road Traffic Management Services, Road Accident Fund, Correctional Services, The Hawks, SPCA, Home Affairs, and Royal Bafokeng Nation will on Thursday take to the street against killings, raping, and human trafficking. The objective of the march is to show the world that we are against the killings, and raping of children and women.
The theme of the March: Enough is enough with Crime.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date:    Thursday, 13 July 2017
Time:    10H00
Venue: Open space near Rustenburg Taxi Rank and KFC. (Starting Point)
Issued by: Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Thapelo Matebesi

MSCOA Go Live Success for Rustenburg Local Municipality

Rustenburg: The Rustenburg Local Municipality, has with effect from the 1st July 2017, achieved a huge Milestone by being amongst the municipalities that can boast to having successfully implemented a new classification framework known as the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) in compliance with the Government Gazette 37577 issued on 22nd April 2014 and which is expected to have numerous benefits at both a macro and a micro level.
The implementation of mSCOA goes beyond a simple information technology project and is rather a business transformation project that will fundamentally transform how the municipality conducts all its operations. A mSCOA compliant implementation will:
  • Have an IDP and projects budget, compiled in mSCOA segments resulting in few virement adjustments;
  • Enable a Trial Balance to be drawn in each of the applicable segments;
  • Enable daily transactions to be captured in the correct accounts and the municipality to perform its daily operations;
  • Have a portal function for input into national data warehouse.
Some of the key benefits to be drawn from mSCOA is to standardise all municipal-and-the whole of government reporting, bring officials in the municipality together on topical matters, guides minimum leading processes in a municipality through the use of multiple segments (therefore reforms the business of the municipality and not just its finances or IT), creates stability and consistency across all municipalities by providing a defined structure in the standard set of accounts.
The benefits to the residents are enormous, namely; the system eliminates repetitive processes and greatly reduces the need for manual entry of information. It streamlines business processes and makes it easier and more efficient for the municipality to collect data and hence efficiency.
All information is located in a central and single location. Data is kept consistent and up to date. This leads to better decision making and integrated information and reporting.
Residents can expect better customer service which will be experienced improved interaction with customers through faster, more accurate access to customer information and history. Most importantly, the system will help the municipality to accomplish clean audit, as it brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
Overall the key objective is to ensure TRANSPARENCY in the operations of the municipality.
This milestone is another commitment from the Rustenburg Local Municipality, as lead by Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mpho Khunou, MMcs and the Municipal Manager and her team. The municipality has certainly started the 2017/2018 financial year on a positive note and this commitment is one that will be carried out throughout the year on the road to Clean Administration.  Special acknowledgement to the Budget and Treasury Office of Rustenburg Local Municpality for the efforts, planning and dedication shown throughout this project.
Rustenburg Local Municipality, through action, wants to again reaffirm its commitment to all residents of making Rustenburg a “World Class City where all Communities enjoy a High Quality of Life.”