International Older Persons Month Celebration

The convergence of elderly people at the Tsitsing stadium this morning marks the Rustenburg Local Municipality’s celebration of International Older Persons Month (October) with participating stakeholders including, amongst others, Royal Bafokeng Administration and Capitec Bank.

The event forms part of the national campaign to promote active aging, wellness and rights of elderly people.

These elderlies were ferried by busses and other modes of transport from different areas around Rustenburg

The Rustenburg Local Municipality to commission Traffic Signals in the CBD.

As part of the October month, which is observed as National Transport Month, the Rustenburg Local Municipality implements interventions to ease traffic flow in the CBD.

Motorists, commuters and pedestrians are advised that the Municipality will be commissioning traffic signals in the CBD and improve road markings and signage from Thursday, 03rd October 2019.

Traffic lights which are implemented as part of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport infrastructure have been flashing and would now be switched to operate normally to control traffic along Oliver Tambo, Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela drives. This includes road markings along these streets as well as parking areas.

Motorists are encouraged to park at demarcated parking bays and not use bus lanes as parking.

For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666.

 

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RLM Demolishes Property Worth 1.7 Million Rand, following Crime Prevention Operations, in Line with Safe & Clean City Campaign

The Rustenburg Local Municipality after obtaining a court order, today demolished three (3) residential properties in Rustenburg East with an estimated combined market value of R 1,7 million. The demolitions come on the back of various crime prevention operations which were done in conjunction with the South African Police Services (SAPS) and other Directorates within the Municipality, such as Planning & Human Settlements, with the involvement of the Building Control and Town Planning units, the Directorate: Technical & Infrastructure Services through its Water and Electricity units.
The court order was issued to the Municipality, after the registered owners of the three properties did not contact the Municipality as prescribed by law, when the Municipality had identified the properties as problematic. What is a serious concern to the Municipality as it relates to the three properties, was the use of each as a drug dens, as well as locations where sex trade took place with the participation of vulnerable females, where a concoctive drug known as nyaope had been discovered during previous operations.
Acting Executive Mayor Cllr Lucky Kgaladi commended the work which had been done by all officials and stakeholders, which has culminated in today’s demolition. “Rustenburg is today, safer as these three houses have gone to ground. We have now decreased the number of problematic houses in the City, where many lives had been destroyed” Mayor Kgaladi said.
Acting Executive Mayor was also accompanied by the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) on Public Safety Michael Mhlungu who lauded the entire security team on the relenting spirit to make Rustenburg safe for all. “As we are fast approaching the end of the year, this needs to be a signal to criminals and any other person, who thinks that Rustenburg is a haven for any illegal acts. We will continue unabated to cleanse Rustenburg of any criminal activities while working towards making it a safe City for all” Mhlungu remarked.
Among other issues, for which the houses were flagged for, was tempered electrical and water meters, which were bypassed thus robbing the city of paid for utility services and burdening the Municipal coffers. The Municipality has cleared the rubble to ensure the safety of neighbouring houses and to ensure that the sites do not attract would be criminals.
The demolition of the properties is in line with the City’s safe and clean campaign which aims to ensure that Rustenburg becomes environmentally friendly while ridding itself of rogue elements, perpetrating different criminal acts. Today’s activity was a joint operation between the Municipality’s various Directorates and the SAPS.
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Cllr Mpho Khunou, the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg inspires Ms Naledi Ramaboe to maximize her potential in her career in the meeting this morning

Cllr Mpho Khunou, the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg inspires Ms Naledi Ramaboe to maximize her potential in her career in the meeting this morning.

Ms Ramaboe from Robega village has placed Rustenburg in the spot light in particular and South Africa in general by being crowned Ms Ambassador United Nation International at the competition held in Toronto, Canada on 24th August 2019.