Minister Kubayi-Ngubane to open science and technology career expo

Hundreds of Grade 12 learners from in and around Rustenburg in the North West are expected to attend an expo on science and technology careers at Ben Marais Hall on Friday, 1 March, as they prepare themselves for tertiary education.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is partnering with the North West Department of Education and the Rustenburg Local Municipality in hosting the expo, which will expose learners to the study options available in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The DST regularly hosts such events to inform high school learners of the various STEM career paths and to assist them in deciding what course to follow once their school years are behind them.
The expo will feature over 30 interactive exhibitions highlighting various principles, concepts and applications of science.  The learners will also have an opportunity to participate in experimentation in science and technology.
Among the exhibitors will be organisations such as the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, the South African Weather Service, the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, as well as tertiary institutions including Tshwane University of Technology and the University of Johannesburg.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, will address the learners.  She will be accompanied by North West Premier Job Mokgoro, Education MEC Sello Lehare, and the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Local Municipality, Mpho Khunou.
Details of the event:
Date:              Friday, 1 March 2019
Time:              10:00 – 14:00
Venue:           Ben Marais Hall, Rustenburg
Issued by the Department of Science and Technology
Department of Science and Technology
Veronica Mohapeloa – 083 400 5730 or
Thabang Setlhare – 072 659 9690 or
Rustenburg Local Municipality
David Magae – 060 991 3666 or

The Rustenburg Local Municipality intensifies battle against illegal colleges

Following a successful operation aimed at closing down illegal colleges in Rustenburg CBD in February 2019, the Rustenburg Local Municipality in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training, Department of Home affairs, and South African Police Service (SAPS) will embark on a follow up operation after having received complaints that illegal colleges were reopened immediately after the closure, in defiance of the operation.
The operation will focus on the following:
Legality of the college
Rezoning of properties and approvals
Water and electricity compliance
The theme of the Campaign is: “Joining hands for a clean, educated and compliant city”.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: Monday, 25th March 2019
Time: 07H30 to 16H00
Venue: Waste Management Depot, 156 Bethlehem Drive, Rustenburg
Issued by Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Mr David Magae
Manager Communications
Tel: 014 590 3509
Mobile: 060 991 3666

Emergency Supply interruption

Residents are hereby given notice of an urgent Electricity Supply Interruption due to the emergency outage request from power supplier Eskom to repair leaks on the electrical infrastructure. Consequently, on Saturday 02ndMarch 2019 power outages will be experienced during this period and the following areas will be affected:
Parts of the CBD
Waterval East
The duration for repairs on the Eskom transformer(s) is expected to be 5 hours.
The municipality further apologises in advance for the inconveniences caused.