Scheduled Water Supply Interruption/restrictions

The Rustenburg Local Municipality would like to notify residents of scheduled water supply interruption, due to a service executed at Magalies Bospoort Reservoir.
The restrictions are scheduled to commence from 17H00 this afternoon (Monday, 17th September 2018) until 05H00 in the morning. This cycle will be repeated on daily basis until further notice.
The interruption affects the following areas: Greater Boitekong, Freedom Park Ext, Seraleng, Sondela, Ramochana, and Sunrise.
Residents are urged to use water sparingly.
The Municipality would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.

 

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Department of Labour’s “Taking Department of Labour Services to the People” Campaign focusses on the North West Province

The Rustenburg Local Municipality in partnership with the Department of Labour’s Deputy Minister, Nkosi Phathekile Holomisa and the Director General, Thobile Lamati, will host a breakfast engagement session as well as take the department’s services to the people of Rustenburg, North West Province from 24 to 25 August.
During the breakfast session, aimed at addressing employment challenges in the region, the Department and the municipality will engage representatives from different stakeholders including organized employers, unions and communities.
These engagements are part of the office of the Deputy Minister and the Director General’s effort to bring services closer to communities hence the project is named “Taking Department of Labour’s services to the people”. These engagements also seek to create conducive environment for economic growth as the Department believe that a favourable environment is a catalyst for job creation.
Different stakeholders in both Private and Public sectors have been invited to work together with the Department and also assist in developing turn around strategies to increase productivity levels and job opportunities in the area.
The breakfast engagement session will be followed by delivery of a package of the Department’s services to communities in partnership with other government departments within the province.
It is against this background that the Media is invited to attend these events scheduled as follows:
Breakfast engagement session:
Date:     Friday, 24th August 2018
Venue:  Protea Hunters Rest, Rustenburg
Time:    07H30-08H00 (arrival and registration)
08H00-11H00 (Breakfast session)
Service delivery day:
Date:      Saturday, 25th August 2018
Venue:   Old Town Hall, (next to Rustenburg Local Municipality offices)
Time:     08H00-16H00
Issued by: Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Andrew Seome
Communications External
Tel: 014 590 3525
Mobile: 082 717 4373
Email: aseome@rustenburg.gov.za

 

Thuma Mina Walk Campaign Launch: To improve Service Delivery

The Thuma Mina Walk is crafted as a campaign that focusses on improving service delivery in communities. The walk 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.
In line with the call from the president, the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou will be launching the Rustenburg Thuma Mina campaign which will focus on getting community members involved in bettering their own lives.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date:    Friday, 17th August 2018
Time:    08H00
Venue:  Boitekong Stadium
Issued by: Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Andrew Seome
Communications External
Tel: 014 590 3525
Mobile: 082 717 4373
Email: aseome@rustenburg.gov.za

 

 

 

Lies by Frans Rootman

Lies, lies and a despicable attack full of insults against black people by Frans Rootman and the Herald Newspaper: Media Statement by Rustenburg Local Municipality
The current edition of the Rustenburg Herald issued on 03 August 2018 must surely rank as one of the worst adverts of balanced and fair reporting in the history of journalism. On page 3 of this edition the Herald published an ill informed and malicious article titled ‘Municipality tries to sensor whistle-blowers’. The caption of this amounts to the Herald once more reducing itself to being a mouthpiece of one Frans Rootman whose racist letter is unashamedly published on page 13, thinly disguised as expert commentary on amending the South African Constitution on the land question. This letter amounts to nothing but a disgusting attack on black people by Frans Rootman. The fact that the Herald published such a letter that would make even the Klu Klax Klan proud rubs salt on the wounds opened by its contents. Frans Rootman remarks in this racist diatribe as follows ’That seems to be the message from black citizens. There is no tangible solution on the table other than to steal land from white land owners’. In other words, all that black people want to do is to steal land from whites. We would like to urge residents to read this letter in its entirety.
The heading of the article ‘Municipality tries to sensor whistle-blowers’ seems to be based on the much reported developments that unfolded during the Rustenburg Local Council sitting of Tuesday 31 July 2018 and an incident that allegedly took place at the municipal rates hall. The reference to whistle-blowers seems to refer to three EFF Councillors and Frans Rootman. These blatant lies which have been published without bothering to solicit the views of the municipality have to be exposed in order to set the record straight.
1.1  Removal of three EFF Councillors from Council meeting of 31 July 2018
At the commencement of the meeting Councillor Johannes Motshwane of the EFF raised an objection that he had not received a copy of the Agenda and demanded that the meeting be postponed. An earnest attempt was made by the Speaker to resolve this matter, but it became obvious that Councillor Motshwane and Councillor Jane Mpolokeng were intent on disrupting the Council meeting in order to bring it to an abrupt end. Video footage is available illustrating how the two Councillors went on to insult other Councillors. It is important to firstly clarify the matter of delivery of the Agenda for Council sittings and the removal of Councillors as prescribed in the Rules of Order By- Law of the municipality. For the benefit of all readers the Rules of Order By- Laws were promulgated in the Provincial Gazette on 8 August 2017.
These rules were approved by the Rustenburg Local Council after thorough consultation internally and externally. It is apposite to state that Councillor Motshwane who was once the Whip of the EFF until he was unceremoniously removed due to serious corruption allegations was a member of the Rules of Order committee that presented these Rules for approval of the Council in 2017. The Rules of Order regulate the functioning of the Municipal Council, Mayoral committee, Portfolio committees and general conduct of Councillors.
a) Notice of Council Meetings
Section 10 of the Rules of Order which deals with Notice of meetings prescribes the following:
Notice of meetings to be served at least 7 days before any ordinary meeting of the council and at least 48 hours before any special meeting of the council , a notice to attend the meeting specifying the business proposed to be transacted there and signed by the Speaker or Single Whip as contemplated in section 3.3 shall be left or delivered to an accessible distribution point within the municipality as determined by the council from time to time/ sent by electronic mail to an address provided  by the councillor as his / her official her official address/ mail address. In line with these provisions the Rustenburg Local Council resolved that the Council Agenda will be made available centrally at the Office of the Speaker and that that Councillors will be expected to collect accordingly.
In addition, Councillors were advised to furnish the administration with email addresses in order to receive the Agenda electronically. Councillors tools of trade include a laptop and a certain amount of data on a monthly basis. On Monday 23rd July Cllr Motshwane visited the Office of the Speaker refused to collect his agenda and demanded that it must be delivered contrary to the Council decision. Cllr Motshwane also took the liberty to contact the Speaker demanding that his agenda should be delivered failing which the Council meeting of 31 August should not proceed. The practice of delivering Council agenda to 89 Councillors across 45 wards is not very cost effective and in many instances officials would visit Councillors homes several times in order to deliver the Agenda. Over and above Council Agenda officials were also expected to deliver agendas for Mayoral Committee and Portfolio committee meetings. It was in view of these realities that Council resolved on a central distribution point and electronic access of the agenda
b) Conduct at Meetings
Section 73 of the Rules of order dictates that the Speaker shall maintain order during meetings. Efforts by the Speaker to maintain order during the meeting of 31 July 2018 were so severely undermined by Councillor Jane Mpolokeng and Councillor Motshwane that she was left with no option but to invoke provisions of section 85 of the Rules of Order. This section deals with Disorderly conduct and the duty of the Chairperson (Speaker). After making a ruling as provided for in instances of disorderly conduct directing the two Councillors to retire from the meeting (which they defied), the Speaker was left with no option but invoke more stringent measures. The Sergeant of arms is obliged in terms of the Rules of Order to remove any disruptive Councillor as directed by the Speaker. Some of the officers involved in this saga were subjected to serious assault by the two Councillors.
Cases of assault with intent to cause Grievous Bodily Harm were opened with the SAPS against the Councillors. Councillor Jane was in fact held in custody and is currently out on bail. We have received numerous complaints from municipal employee who allege that Councillor Mpolokeng regularly threatens to inflict pain on them.The municipality regrets the commotion that arouse during the legitimate removal of the two Councillors due to premeditated unruly conduct. It is expected that further engagements of all political parties will take place in the coming weeks to prevent a recurrence of the fracas that unfolded during the Council sitting of 31 July 2018.
1.2  Incident at the municipal rates hall
An allegation is made against the municipality that Frans Rootman was almost taken into custody by security officers at the municipal rates hall. No such instruction was issued by the municipal administration or Councillors. We only got to learn about this allegation in the Herald.
The notion that the municipality has a plan to silence whistle-blowers relating it to what happened during the Council sitting and the untested allegations of Frans Rootman can only be regarded as nefarious. How can Frans Rootman ever be regarded as a whistle blower having illegally received almost R10 MILLION from the municipality? Frans Rootman did not choose to be a whistleblower and dutifully report allegations of Mr. Gustav of GCF who has disclosed in an affidavit that he has paid bribes to secure work from the municipality. Frans Rootman the whistle blower so elevated by the Herald ignored the criminality involved in the GCF saga and negotiated to receive 10 % of payments made to the company by the municipality. Frans Rootman has never come clean on this saga. His friend at the Herald Waldie who holds the powerful position of being the Editor will never pursue this matter. The current edition of the Herald will certainly make Frans Rootman very pleased with himself. He once more has the Herald under his arm. To the extent that Waldie has the audacity to publish a toxic letter which amounts to insults of black people under the guise of media freedom.
We intend to lodge an official complaint with the Media Ombudsman about these articles published by the Herald which amount to a complete disregard to universally accepted principles of balanced and fair reporting.
Issued by the
COMMUNICATIONS UNIT
RUSTENBURG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

INVITATION TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO SERVE AS TRUSTEES OF THE RUSTENBURG WATER SERVICES TRUST

RUSTENBUG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
The Rustenburg Local Municipality hereby invites individuals and organizations within the area of jurisdiction of the Rustenburg Local Municipality to nominate knowledgeable persons for possible appointments of the Rustenburg Water Services Trust. Such appointments are to be made by the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg in terms of a Council resolution. Nominations for appointment will be considered on a basis of repute, integrity, representation of the consumers and population, knowledge and experience in finance, accounting, auditing, law, engineering technology (especially in water and sanitation), community development, health hygiene management etc. Nominees must reside in and be representative of the consumers and population of the area served by the Trust.
Documents pertaining to more information regarding the Rustenburg Water Services Trust, terms of office of Trustees, disqualification to act as Trustee and nomination procedure, as well as the prescribed nomination form are obtainable from:
The Office of the Municipal Manager
Room 702, 7th Floor, Missionary Mpheni House
Corner of Nelson Mandela and Beyers Naude Drive, Rustenburg.
Completed nomination forms accompanied by a curriculum vitae should reach the office of the Municipal Manager on or before the close of business on Friday, 3 August 2018 at 16:00.
For any information, please contact the following person:
Ms Amanda Kema at 014 -5903551.
Municipal Manager                                                              Ms. N Sithole
Missionary Mpheni House                                                 MUNICIPAL MANAGER
P.O Box 16
0300, RUSTENBURG
Notice No:_________
BDM/

Click Here…RWST_NOMINATION CANDIDATE FOR APPOINTMENT TO SERVE AS TRUSTEE

Click Here…TRUSTEES_ Terms of Reference

 

The Executive Mayor hands over gifts to the Orphanage

The Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou in partnership with Al-Imdaad Foundation, had on Thursday, 17th July 2018, handed over gifts to the Orphanage home (SOS Children’s Home) in Tlhabane West.
The event formed part of celebrating the Mandela Centenary which started with commemorating his birthday on 18th July 2018.
This was the initiative by the men in Rustenburg (Led by the Mayor) who advocate for the protection of women and children.
There were many other activities in the jurisdiction of Rustenburg Local Municipality in which the Mayor participated including, amongst others, the Nelson Mandela Centenary Charity Walk, from Boshoek Primary School to Vuka Primary School, over about four kilometres, also handing over gifts to needy learners.
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
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