Media Release on the Church Invitation

Message of hope from the Mayor
 The Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou had on Sunday, 28th January 2018 joined the Oasis of Hope Apostolic Faith Mission (OHAFM) church service in the Rustenburg East.
The scourge of violence, drug and human trafficking that has hit Rustenburg has brought fear among community members. The OHAFM church declares that “enough is enough” with these challenges and that criminal elements must be arrested. The church invited the Mayor to a prayer session to pray for peace in Rustenburg.
“Release yourself from fear! It is not what the city can do for you: it is what we can do for the city”, remarked the Executive Mayor as he was addressing the congregation of OHAFM church and allaying fears from the congregation and community of Rustenburg East.  
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
 
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The Successful Clean and Safe City operations

Following the Press Conference that was held on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 with the executive Mayor of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou, the municipality undertook to do everything in its power to ensure the safety of its community and rid the city of drug and human trafficking, notwithstanding any other illegal activities.
The municipality in partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS) had today embarked on a successful Safe and Clean City operation in the city, in which some of the illegal schools believed to be the haven of illegal activities and drug trafficking were closed and others received a fine for noncompliance with municipal bylaws. We are going to continue with these operations until Rustenburg becomes completely free of all illegal activities.
The message should be fully conveyed to criminal elements in Rustenburg that they are not welcome.
 
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
 
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Successful march against drug and human trafficking

The march against drug and human trafficking was held successfully on Friday, 19th January 2018. The march had served the purpose for which it was intended, of bringing awareness, education and dialogue amongst the civil society, business, law enforcement agencies, NGOs and other organs of state regarding illegal activities including drug and human trafficking. Not a single incident of violence was recorded throughout the march which started at Rustenburg East, proceeded through Tlhabane and back to Rustenburg East.
In attendance was, inter alia, the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou, members of the mayoral committee, Councillors, Local Pastors Forum, Afri Forum, Bikers Against Drugs, and many other stakeholders, community in general and media houses.
This march coincides me with the successful Safe and Clean City Campaign which took place earlier in the day where illegal properties believed to be the haven of illegal activities including drug and human trafficking were demolished, notwithstanding closure of businesses that operate illegally in the city.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
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Allegations of arrests of Councillors and community members in Rustenburg

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has received with dismay the allegations that the Rustenburg police intends to arrest Councillors who went to the police station on Saturday to mediate and calm the situation precipitated by arrest of seven community members. The community members came to the police station to get an understanding of why these arrests were effected.
We find it quite interesting that instead of focussing on drugs and prostitution they are now devoting their energies on community and Councillors of the municipality. This clearly risks stirring community’s anger toward the Rustenburg police.
The municipality is of the view that the situation in Rustenburg particularly in respect of some within the South African Police Service, requires serious attention of government at national level. Councillors cannot be the target of the arrest for illegal gathering when the attention has to be on real calm in Rustenburg.
The Rustenburg Local Municipality will this afternoon meet with Councillors and stakeholders to discuss the current situation.
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
 
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Arrest of murder suspects in Rustenburg.

Municipal delegation is at the Rustenburg Police Station to establish facts regarding the arrest of seven community members allegedly for murder. The community is angry about the arrest of these suspects and chanting slogans outside the police station demanding their release.
Community members are worried that perpetrators of drug peddling who are the main cause of problems in the city are difficult to arrest.
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
 
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Media Release

The Deputy Secretary General of COSATU held a meeting on the afternoon of the 18th January 2018 with municipal workers. During the said meeting, the Deputy Secretary General of COSATU, Solly Phetoe incited violence amongst the workers, to once more embark on an illegal strike on January 19th, 2018 which will have a negative impact on the provision of service delivery to the community of Rustenburg.
The Deputy Secretary General of COSATU, Mr Phetoe even went further by encouraging the Municipal workers to ambush the political leadership of the Municipality until they accede to their unrealistic demands.
The Municipality views these developments in a very serious light, and the Municipality has taken action against the Deputy General Secretary of COSATU, by reporting the matter to the South African Police Services.
Measures have been put in place by the Municipality to ensure uninterrupted services to the community of Rustenburg.
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause
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Issued by communications unit
On behalf of the Rustenburg Local Municipality

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC ALERT (OPERATION SHUTDOWN)

The Rustenburg Local Municipality would like to reiterate, that we remain focused on the operation of cleaning the city, by ensuring that all brothels, human and drug trafficking activities are curbed and permanently shut down.
The Municipality is embarking on programs of action, with various activities, and operations that aim to address and deal with brothels, human and drug trafficking.
Members of the community are encouraged to participate in the planned public activities that will take place. These planned activities will be communicated to members of the community, as we all strive to make Rustenburg a Safe and Clean City for all.
The first activity will take place this week, as per the below details
Date: 19 January 2018
Time: 17:00
Venue: Rustenburg Laerskool Sport Grounds  
Starting Point: Start at the Laerskool Sports Ground, through Rustenburg North
Pass through Rustenburg North to Tlhabane Clinic (Reuben Monareng Street) then head back to the converging point
Further details regarding the march, please contact Superintendent
Lydia Mangope on 083 548 5739
Issued by: Communications unit
Office of the Executive Mayor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Back to School 2018

The Rustenburg Local Municipality is to join forces with the North West Department of Education and Sport Development in its School Readiness 2018 Monitoring campaign where identified schools will be visited by, among others, Minister of Social Development, Premier of the North West Province, and Mayor of Rustenburg, in their effort to inculcate the culture of learning and teaching.
Theme: “Towards Excellence in Education and Sport Development”
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Time: 07H30
Venue: Rauwane Sepeng High School (Tlhabane).
And,
Date: Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Time: 11H00
Venue: Lekwakwa Primary School (Tlhabane)
Issued by: Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Andrew Seome
Acting Communications Manager
Tel: 014 590 3525
Mobile: 082 717 4374
Email: aseome@rustenburg.gov.za

Schools Readiness 2018 Monitoring campaign

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has joined forces with the North West department of Education and Sport Development, and Directorate Institutional Development Services, in its School Readiness 2018 Monitoring campaign where identified schools will be visited by, amongst others, Hon Bathabile Dlamini (Minister of Social Development), Hon Supra Mahumapelo (Premier of the North West Province), and Cllr Mpho Khunou (Executive Mayor of the Rustenburg Local Municipality).
Inter alia, the objective of this campaign is to monitor and assess at the beginning of the year and on the first day of school reopening, the readiness of schools for teaching and learning. Learners and educators including other stakeholders will be joining the leadership from different spheres of government as they are in a campaign to inculcate the culture of learning among learners, on the one hand, and the culture of teaching among educators, on the other.  
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
 
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