Mandela Day Celebrations

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are” was the theme for this year`s Mandela Day Campaign. As part of the celebrations and commemorations of the day, the Executive Mayor, Cllr Sheila Mabale-Huma and Members of the Mayoral Committee visited the MTS Ancillary Health Centre where she gave away blankets, mattresses and dignitary packs to the elderly at the centre. The Executive Mayor further proceeded to Ikageng where an Early Learning Centre was painted, with the help of the Correctional Services Department. The Campaign ended on a high note with the Executive Mayor handing over donated furniture from the Creative Art Movement to Mme Mpete of Makolowe village. The house was also painted as part of the Mandela Day Celebrations.

Dear colleagues

This serves to alert your good-selves of a disturbing trend of break-ins and theft happening in staff vehicles parked outside, at the usual Municipality parking opposite Old Town hall, Mpheni House and ABSA.

The modus operandi of these faceless forces of darkness, is seemingly, not to steal vehicles per se, but to steal whatever valuables found inside the vehicle. Please be vigilant: do not leave any valuables inside your car and arrange with the car guards to look well after your vehicles.


We care.

Theft and Vandalism Continue to Wreak Havoc

This serves to continue to update residents and businesses that theft and vandalism of our electricity infrastructure continue unabated. Transformer oil has just been stolen from one of our mini substations, leading to power outages, which has affected the following areas:
  • Cnr Mbeki/Heystek – 500kva
  • Cnr Heystek/Kock – 200kva
  • College ms- 315Kva
  • Scheiding ms 2 – 315Kva
  • Scheiding 87ms – 315Kva
  • Cnr Beyers Naude/Heystek 315Kva
  • Bethlehem 179 ms – 500kva
  • Cnr Bosch/O. Tambo – 200kva
  • Wimpy ms-315Kva
Our electrical engineers inform us that only two transformers can be repaired per day. It takes manufacturers eight days to manufacture transformer oil. To ensure continued provision of electricity, we have ordered extra transformer oil, which will be delivered tomorrow (28 August 2021). This means that at the pace at which these dubious acts of theft and vandalism continue like this, our communities will find themselves in complete power outages frequently and for long periods.
We therefore appeal once again to our communities to help us by reporting these criminal activities at their nearest police stations, or on the following Municipality’s numbers:
  • 064 7551 009
  • 084 079 4877
  • 074 327 3041
  • 064 190 7785
Let us love our city, join in the war against theft and vandalism of our infrastructure.
Issued by the Communications Unit: Rustenburg Local Municipality