Update on the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) as part of Transport Month

At the end of 2017/18 financial year, the municipality has spent about R2.7 billion upgrading old and construction of new public transport infrastructure in Rustenburg. The infrastructure includes 20km of bi-directional BRT lanes, walk ways and 17 Sub-stations.
Aging roads and public transport infrastructure have been a major challenge for both the municipality and residents of Rustenburg for years. Over 80% of the residents of Rustenburg rely on public transport for mobility and to access economic opportunities and social services. The Rustenburg Local Municipality is committed, through Rustenburg Rapid Transport project to improving roads and providing a safer transport service for the community of Rustenburg.
In 2017, the Municipality started with construction of the 4km CBD (Central Business District) loop linking two main trunk corridors for the Yarona bus service. This project included construction of roads, betterment of intersections, bridges, storm water channels, and Walkways for improved, easier and safer pedestrian movement. The Municipality is ensuring local empowerment through 30% local content policy that aims to develop local business and labor on all major projects. To date 1200 short term jobs have been created throughout the project and local small and medium business have been part of infrastructure development.
The first phases of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport project are due to launch during 2019 and will service the residents of Rustenburg through an integrated transport network.
Although there had been regular progress update, resident have been impatient with the prolonged construction programme particularly stakeholders in the CBD. Various stakeholder engagements were held with individual businesses within the CBD to minimise the impact of construction disruption to their business. As construction has almost come to an end, residents have started applauding the municipality for the quality of infrastructure in the city and elsewhere.
Over the next 3 years, the Municipality will launch a cash-less bus service which runs on 20km-long BRT trunk corridors, 18 stations and over 400km of routes which will be introduced in phases and aims to cover 80% of the municipality. Another key aspect of the project is installation of technology-based world class infrastructure including installation of kiosks which would be used to load funds into cards.
The planned infrastructure handover ceremony will be held in December 2018.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 082 7613456.
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Low Dam Water Levels at Vaalkop System

Residents are hereby notified that Magalies Water is experiencing low dam water levels due to high water demand in the Vaalkop system. There will be an immediate implementation of water rationing to avoid a depletion of the water supply within the system.
Residents are advised to use water sparingly during this period until the situation improves. Currently the Vaalkop system is at 28% of water levels in the dam.
An update identifying all the affected areas will be communicated as soon as the information becomes available.
The Municipality would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr. David Magae on 014 590 3509/ 3111 or 060 991 3666.
 
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Procedures for Paying Municipal Accounts and Updating Clients Account Information

Credit control in the municipal boundary is underway. Clients of Rustenburg Local Municipality who are indebted to the municipality for 30 days and above should expect one or more measures of credit control to be performed by the municipality.
It must further be noted that the municipal working hours for credit control and account payments are as follows:
                Monday to Friday:           07:30 – 17:00
                Saturday                              08:00 – 15:00
Clients are required to bear in mind that direct bank deposits will reflect on the financial system in at least 3 (three) working days. Clients are encouraged to visit the municipal offices for speedy response to payments. Payments for reconnection must be received at least 30 minutes before close of business.
For any queries please contact the following numbers:
  • 014 590 3420
  • 014 590 3426
  • 014 590 3445
  • 014 590 3446
  • 014 590 3233
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr. David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666
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Licensing and Testing Stations off-line due to Connectivity Challenges

Residents are hereby notified that the Rustenburg and Robega Licensing and Testing stations for drivers and motor vehicles are continuing to experience technical challenges which are related to connectivity to the servers for capturing and processing information for licensing and testing. Residents will be notified as soon as connectivity challenges have been resolved.
The Municipality would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr. David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666
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UPDATE ON SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE DUE TO REPAIRS ON ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Residents are hereby notified that there will be a planned power outage requested by Eskom to execute electrical repairs as follows:
Date: Sunday, 04th November 2018
Time: 07:00 am
Duration: 10 Hrs
Substation: Waterkloof Switching Station
The following areas and residential complexes will experience intermittent power supply between 07:00 am and 08:00 am and between 16:00 and 17:00 on the day of the power outage:
Kroondal Town, Ikemeleng, Ardnoldistad, Waterkloof Ext 12 (Hexriver Complex), Waterkloof Hills Complex, Tiger Fish, Grassland, Mountain Breeze Complex, Spring Field Complex, Autumn Leaf Complex, Little Italy, Monatique Complex, Nyala Rock Complex, Stop ‘n Stay and Old Pretoria – Mabe Business Park to Kroondal Town.
Also note that there will be risk of total shut down of power supply to the entire Rustenburg area. This is due to the total loads that will be supplied from the Industries Sub-Station.
For further enquires contact Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Spokesperson Mr David Magae on 082 761 3456 or 014 590 3509. Alternatively, by e-mail at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

 

POWER OUTAGE DUE TO REPAIRS ON ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Residents are hereby notified that there will be a planned power outage requested by Eskom to execute electrical repairs as follows:
Date: Sunday, 04thNovember 2018
Time: 07:00 am
Duration: 10 Hrs
Substation: Waterkloof Switching Station
Also note that there will be risk of total shut down of power supply to the entire Rustenburg area. This is due to the total loads that will be supplied from the Industries Sub-Station.
For further enquires contact Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Spokesperson Mr David Magae on 082 761 3456 or 014 590 3509. Alternatively, by e-mail at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

 

Response to Allegations of Interference in the Appointment of Senior Managers at Rustenburg Local Municipality

We have noted with disdain fresh allegations levelled against the Executive Mayor, the Speaker, Single Whip and the broader Council of the Rustenburg Local Municipality. The allegations are contained in a protected disclosure made in terms of Protected Disclosure Act 26 of 2000. It has become necessary to respond due to the fact that the document has been widely distributed on social media. We will cooperate with any investigation by any state agency into these allegations. It would appear that Ms Hanna Mogase is attempting to pre-empt any internal process that the Municipal Manager is obliged to undertake in the case of theft of face value documents at Public Safety. The value of the face value stolen is estimated at about R500 000.
We would therefore urge Ms Hanna Mogase and any employee of the Public Safety Directorate to co-operate with any internal or external investigation as led by the South African Police Service. We also wish to reiterate that the appointment of all senior managers remains the competence of a full Municipal Council. The process to appoint senior managers was not compliant with Regulation 14 – Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers. The Municipal Council could not overlook the regulations guiding the appointments given that the appointment would be set aside by a court of law or not endorsed by the MEC. It should be noted that there was unanimity in Council on the matter.
If Ms Hanna Mogase or Mr Obadia Mokonyama are not satisfied, both can explore their options. We therefore also plead with Ms Hanna Mogase to give the Municipal Manager the professional space to do her job. We are confident in her ability to make decisions and believe that she will give this matter the necessary attention, cognisant of the best interest of the municipality.
The disclosure by Ms Hanna Mogase, is baseless and devoid of any truth as it relates to the alleged interference by the Executive Mayor, TROIKA and other councillors in the appointment of senior managers in the municipality.  Ms Hanna Mogase was supposed to validate her claims but decided to resort to obfuscation. A tactic which has become increasingly synonymous with a series of letters designed to collapse the systems of governance and sow confusion within the rank and file of the Rustenburg Local Municipality.
It is ill-conceived to create a perception that the Executive Mayor, is micro-managing the Rustenburg Local Municipality, when an institution such as this is guided by legal prescripts that governs local government.
Issued by: Communications Unit
Office of the Executive Mayor

 

Rustenburg Thuma Mina Service Delivery Activation Campaign

The Rustenburg Thuma Mina Service Delivery Activation campaign in full swing at Pardekraal hall this morning. The campaign has since been launched at Boitekong on the 18th August 2018, and geared to reaching all the wards of Rustenburg.

The Thuma Mina service delivery campaign is crafted as a municipal wide program that focusses on improving service delivery in communities. The campaign is inspired by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation’s Address where he reiterated that “we must be sent”, as a result, government is adopting that speech into action.

This campaign includes a collaborative effort from all Rustenburg Local Municipality service delivery directorates as well as various national and provincial government departments with an objective of bringing services closer to the people and accelerating service delivery.

Emergency Water Restriction Continue

The public is advised to note that Brandsvlei system supplied by rand water is under tremendous constraint due to very high demand experienced in Rustenburg.  The command reservoir Brandsvlei is currently at 2% and Rustenburg South Reservoir is currently at 32%.
This levels makes it difficult for RLM to feed their reservoirs. Emergency Restrictions will be implemented to raise the level of the reservoirs to be able to supply all reservoirs supplied from the above mentioned system.  These restrictions include the mines; Anglo, Impala, Lonmin and Sibanye. All mining houses will restrict all supply and conserve water.
The following areas will experience low pressure to no water.
Cashan all extensions, Boschdal areas, Rustenburg CBD, Rustenburg East, Parts of Protea Park, Safari Gardens, Savannah falls, Hex River, Waterkloof. Restrictions will commence now until 5:00am tomorrow morning.
A scheduled restriction will start from 17:00pm every evening to 05:00am every morning up until the system recovers.  We edge all consumers to use water sparingly and avoid watering their gardens.
The Municipality would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
For further enquiries kindly contact Municipal Spokesperson Mr. David Magae on 014 590 3509/ 3111 or 082 761 3456. Alternatively, by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za
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