Men’s March against killing, raping and human trafficking

Media Alert
The Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Public Safety Department in partnership with the South African Police Services (SAPS), National Traffic Police Service, NW Provincial Traffic Police Service, Road Traffic Management Services, Road Accident Fund, Correctional Services, The Hawks, SPCA, Home Affairs, and Royal Bafokeng Nation will on Thursday take to the street against killings, raping, and human trafficking. The objective of the march is to show the world that we are against the killings, and raping of children and women.
The theme of the March: Enough is enough with Crime.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date:    Thursday, 13 July 2017
Time:    10H00
Venue: Open space near Rustenburg Taxi Rank and KFC. (Starting Point)
Issued by: Rustenburg Local Municipality.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Thapelo Matebesi

MSCOA Go Live Success for Rustenburg Local Municipality

Rustenburg: The Rustenburg Local Municipality, has with effect from the 1st July 2017, achieved a huge Milestone by being amongst the municipalities that can boast to having successfully implemented a new classification framework known as the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) in compliance with the Government Gazette 37577 issued on 22nd April 2014 and which is expected to have numerous benefits at both a macro and a micro level.
The implementation of mSCOA goes beyond a simple information technology project and is rather a business transformation project that will fundamentally transform how the municipality conducts all its operations. A mSCOA compliant implementation will:
  • Have an IDP and projects budget, compiled in mSCOA segments resulting in few virement adjustments;
  • Enable a Trial Balance to be drawn in each of the applicable segments;
  • Enable daily transactions to be captured in the correct accounts and the municipality to perform its daily operations;
  • Have a portal function for input into national data warehouse.
Some of the key benefits to be drawn from mSCOA is to standardise all municipal-and-the whole of government reporting, bring officials in the municipality together on topical matters, guides minimum leading processes in a municipality through the use of multiple segments (therefore reforms the business of the municipality and not just its finances or IT), creates stability and consistency across all municipalities by providing a defined structure in the standard set of accounts.
The benefits to the residents are enormous, namely; the system eliminates repetitive processes and greatly reduces the need for manual entry of information. It streamlines business processes and makes it easier and more efficient for the municipality to collect data and hence efficiency.
All information is located in a central and single location. Data is kept consistent and up to date. This leads to better decision making and integrated information and reporting.
Residents can expect better customer service which will be experienced improved interaction with customers through faster, more accurate access to customer information and history. Most importantly, the system will help the municipality to accomplish clean audit, as it brings a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
Overall the key objective is to ensure TRANSPARENCY in the operations of the municipality.
This milestone is another commitment from the Rustenburg Local Municipality, as lead by Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mpho Khunou, MMcs and the Municipal Manager and her team. The municipality has certainly started the 2017/2018 financial year on a positive note and this commitment is one that will be carried out throughout the year on the road to Clean Administration.  Special acknowledgement to the Budget and Treasury Office of Rustenburg Local Municpality for the efforts, planning and dedication shown throughout this project.
Rustenburg Local Municipality, through action, wants to again reaffirm its commitment to all residents of making Rustenburg a “World Class City where all Communities enjoy a High Quality of Life.”
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Happy EID MUBARAAK

I take this opportunity on behalf of the Rustenburg Local Municipality Council to wish all Muslims in Rustenburg and the rest of the country a happy EID MUBARAAK. May the Almighty God preserve and protect you.
I thank you.
Cllr Mpho Khunou
Executive Mayor
Rustenburg Local Municipality

Notice to residents

Kindly note, that will be have an outage at Boschdal Substation scheduled to start on Monday evening, 11:00 pm. Due to Substation upgrade of Boschdal Substation , it was find out that  both transformer feeders A and B  have problems on  voltage transformer. So will be replacing them as follows:
  • Transformer B: From 11:00pm on Monday 26 June 2017 until 03:00 on Tuesday 27 June 2017
  • Transformer A: From 03:00am on Tuesday 27 June 2017 until 07:00 on Tuesday 27 June 2017
Affected areas of are as follows;
  Cashan 1,2,4
Boschdal
Safari Garden 2,3,5 and 6
Mall
And Waterkloof
Can you please advertised accordingly
Hope you find this in order.
Regards

Municipality in the fore-front of march against women and children abuse

Rustenburg: The Rustenburg Local Municipality is in the fore-front of an aggressive anti- women and children abuse campaign, marked by a series of marches, as seen happening during the weekends of 10 and 17 June 2017, at various venues around Rustenburg.
The campaign so far proves to be not only popular but successful as witnessed by high attendance of political leadership, namely; Executive Mayor, MMC’s and Ward Councillors, Senior Managers from Municipality and business, members of community policing forum, motor-cyclists and the broader civil society.
“We are doing this in collaboration with other security clusters, such as, police and security companies and many other stakeholders, so as to maximize participation, buy-in and positive outcomes. We are confident that indeed the campaign is fully established given the positive response by residents. Slowly but surely we are getting there, when we shall have eliminated this evil scourge of abuse against women and children in our society. This is the objective of this campaign”, said Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou, during the march on Saturday, 17th June 2017, starting from taxi and bus rank, across the CBD up to Olympia Park stadium. Last week’s one was staged in Tlhabane.
For further enquiries kindly contact Municipal spokesperson, Mr Thapelo Matebesi on 014 590 3509, cell: 072 7611 018.
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Opinion piece

“Setsokotsane is changing Bokone-Bophirima for the better”
By: Thapelo Matebesi
 
The Bokone Bophirima province is indeed being radically changed for the better through Setsokotsane. This fourth concrete of the provincial government program, namely; Rebranding, Repositioning and Renewal (RRR,) has made strides in service delivery in all four districts of Bokone Bophirima province. The campaign has reached the length and breadth of the entire province through districts, segmenting them strategically into local municipalities, down to wards, on a bi-monthly basis. By so doing ensuring that every village, town and small dorpie is reached. This well-thought-out approach has saved many communities from travelling long distances, which are very costly, for service delivery issues.
In the process, communities have been educated on government services and programs, their various challenges have been resolved, service delivery intervention with municipalities and traditional leaders has been facilitated and interaction between government and communities has been facilitated.
The tangible benefits of this campaign are varied and many. For example, many people have been assisted with registrations of their identity documents, births, deaths, Cooperatives and Companies. Many people now know how to access indigent grant subsidy, empowerment fund, business advisory, SMME Consulting with regard to SEDA, NYDA, DTI and CIPRO.
Work-seekers have been registered throughout the province, thus enhancing their chances of getting jobs, youth have been assisted with career guidance, career information, employment counseling and youth outreach programs. Substance abuse, crime and human trafficking education and awareness sessions have been conducted in the process, thus effectively ensuring a safe and secure society in Bokone Bophirima.
On the physical front in terms of service delivery, reports from municipalities indicate the following:
  • that grass-cutting on side- walks and open spaces has been done,
  • street cleaning and refuse removal have been done,
  • missing road signs have been replaced,
  • street lights have been repaired,
  • water leaks have been attended to and fixed.
To mention but a few as far as comprehensive reports from municipalities go. Majority of citizens of the province, if not all, now know where to lodge their complaints through the Setsokotsane Provincial Operation Centre, through the “Bua Le Puso” Toll-Free numbers, and social media platforms, as published in various publications circulating in the province.
It is against this background that one speaks with confidence that indeed, Setsokotsane is changing Bokone Bophirima for the better.

Municipal Standard Charts of Accounts for RLM

The Rustenburg Local Municipality lives to its strategic goal of becoming the world class city as it introduces the advanced digital system, known as Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (Mscoa), that will help it with multi-dimensional recording and reporting across its seven segments, thus improving on service delivery in the interest of its residents. Read more on the poster.
Click to view Poster
Regards,

Rustenburg Local Municipality and SAPS nipping crime in the bud

 Following a story published in the media in the past two weeks regarding crime that seemed to have escalated in the city and its environs, the Rustenburg Local Municipality is proud to announce that the collaborative effort between them and the South African Police Service (SAPS), as well as other security agencies, such as Community Policing Forum (CPF), are paying dividend, as scores of criminals have been arrested, and are in the process of being prosecuted.
This united front on crime combatting devised the following strategies, to ensure effective outcomes:
  • A specialized crime fighting unit has been started by the Municipality with specific focus, namely; to nip crime in the CBD, in the bud quickly.
  • South African Police Service (SAPS) has undertaken to increase patrols and police visibility in the city.
  • Municipality’s Law Enforcement Unit has deployed civilian clothes officers to patrol the city and its environs, as well as particular identified hot spots, such as, big  retailers, warehouses, supermarkets, main streets, taxi and bus rank, CBD and main streets, with the objective to bringing the suspects to book, thus effectively eliminating criminality, such as armed robbery, drug peddling, human trafficking, prostitution, house breaking, theft, shop lifting and commercial crime in Rustenburg.
“We are going to intensify our public education and awareness campaign on crime combatting together as a united force. We want to applaud our communities for apprehending criminals and handing them over to the police as it has happened recently. This is commendable indeed. Continue that way, without taking law into your hands, but letting it to take its course”, said Acting Executive Mayor, Cllr Mike Mhlungu.
For further enquiries kindly contact Municipal spokesperson, Mr Thapelo Matebesi, on 014 590 3509.
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Crime Prevention Strategy in the Rustenburg CBD area

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has noted with concerns the rising level of crime in the CBD area in the recent past. In order to deal with this undesirable scourge, in the interest of safety and security of our residents, the Municipality has developed and implemented the following three-dimensional strategy, and is yielding positive results.
The first dimension (immediate):
  • The Rustenburg Local Municipality, through its Public Safety Directorate has joined forces with the South African Police Service (SAPS), and other law enforcement and security agencies to present a unified approach towards crime combatting in the city and its environs.
  • To date, fourteen (14) people have been arrested and are facing prosecution.
  • The set target date to bring the situation to normality is two (2) weeks, wherein it is anticipated that the entire criminal elements in the CBD would have been eliminated.
The second dimension(medium):
  • The joint special operations, coupled with patrols and visible policing will be sustained until criminality is eradicated in the CBD and its environs.
  • Communication from the RLM and SAPS will be disseminated constantly on various media platforms regarding milestones reached.
The third dimension(long term view):
  • The Municipality will continue to work together with (SAPS) and other security cluster agencies, through scheduled plenary meetings and special operations, to ensure a sustainable crime prevention and combatting strategy for the safety and security of residents.
For further enquiries kindly contact the Municipal spokesperson, Mr Thapelo Matebesi, on: 014 590 3509, cell: 072 7611 018, e-mail: tmatebesi@rustenburg.gov.za.
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