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:
Boschdal
Safarituine
Cashan
R24
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.
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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 veronica.mohapeloa@dst.gov.za
Thabang Setlhare – 072 659 9690 or thabang.setlhare@dst.gov.za
Rustenburg Local Municipality
David Magae – 060 991 3666 or bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

Rustenburg Local Municipality, Appoints Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Rustenburg Local Municipality is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Godfrey Ditsele, new Chief Financial Officer who assumed office from 18thFebruary 2019.
Godfrey Ditsele hails from Silverkraans village in the Moses Kotane region.
He is a qualified chartered accountant by profession and brings over 10 years of experience in the public sector audit. He joins RLM from the Auditor General (SA) North west, where he served as trainee accountant to senior manager level.
Included in the list of major projects worked on is the audit of African Union in Ethiopia. Besides accounting and audit technical skills, his passion and drive in people development and drive for impactful change, would go a long way in rejuvenating the morale of his staff and positive turnaround of the department and the municipality. He is also involved in social integrated support and development programmes in the local communities as the current chairperson of the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern Africa (ABASA) North West, an organisation that aims to contribute in transforming the accounting profession.
For media inquiries, kindly contact Mr David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666, alternatively by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za
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Warning: Criminals using the name of the municipality to pursue crime.

It has come to the attention of the Rustenburg Local Municipality that there is someone in Rustenburg masquerading as an employee of Council asking R5000 from people for job placement in the municipality.
We appeal to the community of Rustenburg to be vigilant and spread the message to other community members so that they may not fall victim to such criminal activities.
Anyone with the information regarding the above or suspicious about such a criminal may inform the municipality by calling 014 590 3838/3221, alternatively inform the nearest Police Station.
For media inquiries, kindly contact Mr David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666,
alternatively by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za
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NATIONAL TEACHING AWARDS (NTA) WINNERS: The Executive Mayor Of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou has this morning shared a word of encouragement to the award winning team (Led by the Sub-District Manager, Ms M.J. Paledi) representing the Department of Education in Rustenburg at the level of Sub-District, who proceeded as winners to the District, Province and ultimately National in the cycle 2018/2019. In his speech, the Mayor devoted more time emphasizing the significance of formal education in human development

NATIONAL TEACHING AWARDS (NTA) WINNERS:
The Executive Mayor Of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou has this morning shared a word of encouragement to the award winning team (Led by the Sub-District Manager, Ms M.J. Paledi) representing the Department of Education in Rustenburg at the level of Sub-District, who proceeded as winners to the District, Province and ultimately National in the cycle 2018/2019.

In his speech, the Mayor devoted more time emphasizing the significance of formal education in human development.

The Biodiversity / Wildlife Sector Meeting with MEC Desbo Mohono

The Executive Mayor Of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou welcomes the North West MEC for Rural Environment and Agriculture Development Honorable Desbo Mohono, and stakeholders at the meeting held at the Civic Centre this morning.
The Major highlighted the need to support and strengthen the department so as to live up to its ideals.
Present at the meeting, amongst others, North West game farmers, existing wildlife ranchers, breeders, hunters, wildlife trans-locators, traders, bio-prospectors, game farmers associations, nursery owners,  and all other related enterprises within the biodiversity sector.
Discussions at the meeting are centered around,  amongst others, diversification of the wildlife sector in the province, impediments which may be affecting the growth of the sector and challenges faced by all participants in the sector.
It is anticipated that this one day gathering will generate ideas and recommendations that will shape the industry for the benefit of both conservation and economic growth of the province, as well as ideas that will sustain the industry while creating jobs with decent income.

RUSTENBURG SAFE AND CLEAN CITY CAMPAIGN: Clamp on Illegal Colleges/Schools in the City

The Rustenburg Local Municipality, led by the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou, had from this morning until afternoon undertaken  an operation geared to enforcing municipal bylaws as well as other laws pertinent to the functioning of colleges and schools.
Of critical importance also, is the strengthening of partnership with other stakeholders from different spheres of government. The Department Of Higher Education was among key stakeholders participating in the operation.
One College was closed as it was operating illegally, some received fines for noncompliance with municipal bylaws, and others given time to rectify mistakes and be fully compliant with Higher Education regulations.

Clean and Safe City operations in the city.

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has so far recorded significant successes since the inception of the Safe and Clean City Campaign.
The municipality in partnership with the Hawks (Investigative Unit of the South African Police Service) had on Monday embarked on a special operation focused on uprooting crime in the city involving scrap yards operating illegally and suspected of dealing in stolen copper cables and materials allegedly stolen from Eskom infrastructure.
The operation uncovered other illegal activities and practises inconsistent with the law, illegal trading in different business fields, including stores selling expired goods and food products.
The municipality encourages the community to participate in the campaign by reporting criminal activities with the South African Police Service.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666.
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Repairs to Water Infrastructure

Residents and Business are kindly notified of an installation of a valve at 571 Midas Warehouse. As a result, certain areas will experience low water output or no supply of water.
Areas to be affected are:
Midas Complex
Mabe Business Park
Bali Village and surrounding areas
The water interruption is expected to last between 4 and 5 hours.
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