The Rustenburg Local Municipalitystaff led by the Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Khunou touring the Sibanye Properties around

The Rustenburg Local Municipality staff led by the Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Khunou touring the Sibanye Properties around Rustenburg, earmarked for Sibanye Footprint Reduction Project on Wednesday, 15th May 2019.
Amongst others, the Department of Education, and Department of Social Development respectively also formed part of the exercise.

The Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Safe and Clean City Campaign

The Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Safe and Clean City Campaign in full swing this evening, with an operation geared towards law enforcement in the city and adjacent areas, to ensure compliance with municipal bylaws.
The municipality has had similar successful operations since the inception of the campaign a few years ago, recording positive impact in reducing crime levels and improving compliance.

Residents Urged to Register and Update Account Details for Receipt of Statement of Accounts

Residents are hereby urged to updated their account details and to check their post office boxes for mailed statement of accounts. The Rustenburg Local Municipality has engaged the services of the South African Post Office (SAPO), to mail statements to residents. We also encourage residents to be in constant liaison with their respective Ward Councillors, on the receipt of statements for updates.
Residents are further encouraged to update their contact details and preferred mail address, which is either post office box or residential address at the enquiries desk on the ground floor of Missionary Mpheni house, where statements are usually collected from.  Residents are required to produce certified copy of the ID as well as account number for the property/s to which the change of details relates.
Residents who may not have receive their statement of accounts, may call statement enquiry desk at 014 590 3382/3766 between 07:30 and 16:00 to verify their addresses as well as updated account information.
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Statement on Closure of Licensing Offices on 23 & 30 March 2019

The Licensing & Testing Unit, Directorate: Public Safety wishes to issue a formal apology on the closure of licensing services on the 23 & 30 March 2019 respectively.
On the 23rd March 2019, the offices were not rendering services due of load shedding which occurred in the morning. As a result, the Licensing and Testing Unit was not operational and personnel were released from duty. On the 30th March 2019, the services were not rendered due to mandatory reconciliation as was the closure of the Financial Year 2018/19 of the North West Province traffic authorities and a system upgrade of records for the 1 April 2019 information & price changes.
The Unit communicated the closure of officers only with notices around at the centre and not through the Municipal communication channels.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
For media inquiries, kindly contact Mr David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666, alternatively by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

 

Residents to Receive Statement of Accounts Through Post Office

Residents are hereby notified, to check their post office boxes for statement of accounts. The Rustenburg Local Municipality has engaged the services of the South African Post Office (SAPO), to mail statements to residents.
We also encourage residents to be in constant liaison with their respective Ward Councillors, on the receipt of statements for updates.
Residents who may not have received their statement of accounts, may call statement enquiry desk at 014 590 3382/3766 between 07:30 and 16:00 to verify their addresses as well as updated account information.
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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

The Rustenburg Local Municipality intensifies battle against illegal colleges

Following a successful operation aimed at closing down illegal colleges in Rustenburg CBD in February 2019, the Rustenburg Local Municipality in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training, Department of Home affairs, and South African Police Service (SAPS) will embark on a follow up operation after having received complaints that illegal colleges were reopened immediately after the closure, in defiance of the operation.
The operation will focus on the following:
Legality of the college
Rezoning of properties and approvals
Water and electricity compliance
The theme of the Campaign is: “Joining hands for a clean, educated and compliant city”.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: Monday, 25th March 2019
Time: 07H30 to 16H00
Venue: Waste Management Depot, 156 Bethlehem Drive, Rustenburg
Issued by Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Mr David Magae
Manager Communications
Tel: 014 590 3509
Mobile: 060 991 3666
Email: bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

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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