The Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Executive Mayor Councillor Mpho Khunou, and Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) have diverted their attention in ensuring that as the Municipality continues with its Covid-19 relief efforts, care centres across Rustenburg are not excluded. Today the Executive Mayor was in Monnakato and Tlaseng where two NGO’s benefitted from the Municipality’s donation of mattresses.
Thari Mmelegi in Monnakato, is a care centre which focuses on the welfare of children of school going age in the area. The centre, runs a feeding scheme as well as an after-school program which focuses on assisted study session, including preparation for examinations of high school learners. During his visit to the centre in January, the Executive Mayor had committed to ensuring that the centre receives support from the Municipality given the numerous challenges, its management are faced with. In handing over 20 mattresses, the Executive Mayor said, he was aware that during the period people who are assisting communities had not been receiving attention “we are here today, cognisant of the challenges which remain. It is for that reason, we have decided that this week, we focus on such establishments, which ensure the welfare of the less fortunate” Mayor Khunou remarked. Ward 25 Councillor Patrick Tlhapi, had accompanied the Executive Mayor, in handing over the donation.
Another care centre in Tlaseng – Otshepeng Old Age Home, in Ward 26 also received 20 mattresses. The centre, houses a number of the senior citizen in the area and ensures that all of the support which they require is given timeously. The centre management was elated, to have received the donation. The Executive Mayor said, given the challenges that Covid-19 had presented, it was in the interest of government to ensure that the announce relief efforts as well as intervention measures, get to benefit senior citizens as well, which was welcome by Ward Councillor Hendrick Mogotsi.
In other activities, relating to Covid-19 relief efforts, Councillor Michael Mhlungu – MMC for Technical and Infrastructure Services, Councillor Victoria Makhaula – MMC for Public Safety and Councillor Nosipho Babe MMC for IGR and Special Projects led the donation of mattresses at various care centres in Freedom Park(Ntshalle le Bana Care Centre), Tlhabane (Tshupe Hospice) and Rustenburg North (Bessie Mpelegele Ngwana) with mining giant Sibanye StilWater and Impala Platinum, who are the RLM’s social partners.