Nelson Mandela Day: Mandela Centenary Charity Walk

The United Nation has declared July the 18th as the International Nelson Mandela Day dedicated to the selfless struggle of our octogenarian, Dr Nelson Mandela. This is a clarion call by the President in his state of the nation address to all South Africans to dedicate 67 minutes of their time and contribute towards uplifting the welfare of their fellow human beings.
This year the Rustenburg Local Municipality focuses on Mandela Centenary Charity Walk which will start from Boshoek Primary School to Vuka Primary school (farm school near Boshoek)
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date:    Friday, 20th July 2018
Time:   10H00
Venue: Boshoek Primary School
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

Education Career Expo 2018

The Rustenburg Local Municipality was the host city for this year’s Education Career Expo that was held at Tlapa village in Rustenburg on Thursday, 28th June 2018.
The Career Expo which specifically targeted youths around Rustenburg, consisted of various exhibitors from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and other national departments, as well as their entities, to empower the youths.
This Expo is the ongoing work of DHET to raise awareness regarding the available skills training opportunities, and funding for youth, plus providing career guidance.
The event was graced by the presence of the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Buti Manamela, MMC Molubi on behalf of the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou, Speaker of Council Cllr Mabale-Huma, accompanied by other MMCs and Councillors of Rustenburg.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.
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Successful Mayoral Youth Cup 2018 Final

The Rustenburg Local Municipality specifically the Office of the Executive Mayor is embarking on a campaign against human trafficking and substance abuse especially amongst the youth in Rustenburg. The Mayoral Cup Competition has been identified as part of the programmes envisaged to bring awareness on human trafficking and substance abuse and help deal with the problem.
Amongst others, the objective of this event is to get our youths out of drugs, alcohol abuse, and gangsterism.
The community members, predominantly youths had on Saturday, 30th June 2018 came in their numbers and swelled the Olympia Park Stadium to watch the Final Mayoral Youth Cup 2018 following teams’ fixtures in the past two weeks building up to this mayor event. Amongst the teams were municipal Councillors’ team of which the Executive mayor was part.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.
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Illegal electricity connection.

The Rustenburg Local Municipality had on Thursday, 7th June 2018, carried out a joint operation with the South African Police Service (SAPS) in efforts to curbing illegal electricity connections rampant in Sondela area to reduce the overloading on the power network.
Sondela (Ward 37) settlement has been experiencing electricity outages, at least in the past four weeks due to illegal connections in the area leading to network overload. The municipality’s technical team has since been on site trying to resolve the problem only to notice that each time the power is restored, it would last for less than two hours caused by continuous illegal connections.
The municipality has incurred costs already replacing damaged components of the network in the area.
We encourage residents to report illegal connections so that those responsible could face the full might of the law, as electricity theft becomes much higher in the winter season.
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
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Message of Condolence for Mr David Davids

It is with deep sorrow that we learned of the dearth of former Mayor of the Rustenburg Local Municipality Mr David Davids. He was the first democratically elected Mayor of Rustenburg who served the community in different capacities: The founding Secretary of the African National Congress in the area, and a member of the Communist Party.

Mr Davids was a leader who served his people with excellence for many years. A legendary revolutionary and orator. He made significant improvements to the lives of the Rustenburg community.

On behalf of the community of Rustenburg, the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg Cllr Mpho Khunou offers his deepest condolences to the family, friends and many who knew Mr Davids. We join the people of South Africa and the community of Rustenburg in particular, in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.

Funeral Arrangements have been planned as follows:

 

Memorial Service:

Date:    Thursday, 31 May 2018

Time:     14H00

Venue: Tlhabane Community Hall

 

Funeral Service:

Date:     Saturday, 02 June 2018

Time:     07H00

Venue: Bethany Christian fellowship Church at Tlhabane, Bester, Kgotso Street.

 

He will be buried at Donkerhoek cemetery (Heroes Acres)

 

“MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE”

 

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Power Outage

The Rustenburg Local Municipality would like to notify residents of planned Electricity Supply Interruption due to emergency work that must be done on the 11kV Board at Voltaire Substation on Friday, 18th May 2018, from 09H00 am to 11H00 am.

The following areas will be affected:

  1. Greater Boitekong,
  2. Sunrise Park,
  3. Ramochana,
  4. Boitekong Mall.

NB: All electrical points should be considered live, during the outage period.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

For further enquiries, kindly contact Mr. Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525/ 3111 or 082 717 4374.

 

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Key Council Resolutions taken at the first council sitting that was held on the 30th January 2018 at the Rustenburg Civic Centre

Council took a number of important resolutions in line with our vision of becoming a World Class City. Key decisions taken during the meeting include the following:                        
Item: Memorandum of Agreement between the Rustenburg Local Municipality and ABSA Bank
Item Number: 8
Council has approved the request for partnership with ABSA Bank for enterprise development in Rustenburg
The partnership will enable Rustenburg based enterprises doing business with the municipality to access funding from ABSA to be able to deliver on their contracts with the municipality and elsewhere.
This partnership will facilitate ease of access to funding by these targeted emerging contractors and other small businesses that will be providing services to the municipality.
The partnership will also enable the municipality to access business development support programme sponsored by ABSA to benefit local businesses.
In order to give effect to these resolutions, the Municipal Manager was duly authorised to conclude the Memorandum of Agreement with ABSA Bank.
For full council minutes, please log on to our website www.rustenburglocalmunicipality.gov.za
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
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Message of condolence from the Executive Mayor

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has noted with great sadness the unfortunate passing of the two school children in Rustenburg who lost their lives in a tragic car accident on their way to school in the morning of Tuesday, 13th March 2018.
The Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Khunou had on the afternoon of this sad day, accompanied by Ward Councillors, visited the bereaved families of the deceased to deliver the message of hope and comfort.
It is sad that, young as they were, they had just started their lives and were venturing into the bright promises and hope of life.
As God’s ways are not our ways, His will, will always take precedence over ours.
May fond memories of your children bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before they passed away. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your families.
We at the Rustenburg Local Municipality continue to encourage motorists and pedestrians to always obey the rules of the road and be patient with one another, so that we may contribute in the campaign to save lives and reduce road fatalities.
May their souls rest in peace.
For further enquiries contact Mr Andrew Seome on 014 590 3525 or 082 717 4374.
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Gala Dinner: Celebrating Outstanding Achievements

The Rustenburg Local Municipality will be hosting a Gala Dinner in honour of the outstanding achievements by identified members of the South African Police Service (SAPA) and Public Safety Teams, following their commitment in fighting crime including drug and human trafficking in the City and surrounding areas, notwithstanding other key performance areas.
The theme is: “Maintaining clean, green, safe and healthy municipal environment for all”.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date:    Friday, 16th March 2018
Time:    19H00 to 10H30
Venue: Rustenburg Civic Centre (Banquet Hall)
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