Rustenburg Local Municipality Implements Water Restrictions

 

The Rustenburg Local Municipality will from today implement scheduled water restrictions. These restrictions are as a result of the extremely low water levels in the supply system.
Currently the Rand water system is currently at 1%, consequently residents and businesses alike will experience minimal to no water supply during the period in the greater Rustenburg area.
Immediate restrictions will be implemented on all town reservoirs to save the water which has already been stored in the system for supply.
The water restriction schedule will be as follows:
From 13:00 – 17:00 and 22:00 – 05:00 am the following morning.
The following areas will be immediately affected:
– Cashan (all extentions)
– Protea Park
– Waterkloof
– CBD
– East End
– Boschdal
– Bo dorp

 

Eskom Implements Load-Shedding Stage 2

Load-Shedding Notice:
Residents are hereby notified of an Eskom Load shedding stage 2 (09h00-22h00) due to pressure in the system. As a measure to stabilise the system, the Rustenburg Local Municipality will effect a power outage from 09:00 am this morning. Residents are cautioned to switch off their electrical appliances during this period.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
For media inquiries, kindly contact Mr David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991
3666, alternatively by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

Rustenburg Local Municipality Reaches out to Account Holders in Arrears

Subsequent to the decision by Council earlier this year, to focus on addressing challenges of the increasing value of the debtor’s book of the Municipality, the Rustenburg Local Municipality has undertaken a process of engaging account holders – residents, businesses, institutions of varying levels of education as well as non-governmental organisations on accounts that are in arrears.
As a result, the Municipality has launched “Fiela Sekoloto” which is an incentives program aimed at helping account holders reduce their accrued interests in their various Municipal accounts. The campaign will continue into 2019 to allow all of the affected clients to have the opportunity to get into contact with the Municipality with the sole aim of reducing the debt on their respective accounts.
For media inquiries, kindly contact Mr David Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666, alternatively by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

 

National Rail Safety Campaign

The Rustenburg Local Municipality in partnership with the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR), notwithstanding other stakeholders that participate in the exercise such as the South African Police Service (SAPS), has since the beginning of this week embarked on the National Rail Safety Campaign in Rustenburg, at level crossings.
The Railway Safety Regulator is launching the National Rail Safety Week from
26th – 30th November 2018 for the first time in South Africa to intensely promote rail safety messages for one week every year. The objective is to reduce collisions and create more awareness, given the statistics on the State of Safety Report and the fact that there have been challenges with level crossings, people struck by train and collisions.
The Rustenburg Local Municipality believes that much still needs to be done to educate our communities on safe railway behaviour to curb the unacceptably high levels of fatalities at our level crossings.
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Magae on 014 590 3509 or 060 991 3666.

 

NERSA Sets The Record Straight on the Alleged Debt owed by Rustenburg Local Municipality to Eskom

The energy regulator NERSA (National Energy Regulator of South Africa) has today formally communicated with Rustenburg Local Municipality, to clear the air about the alleged debt owed by the Municipality to power utility – Eskom. The formal communication comes at the back of publication which was generated by Mr Joe McGluwa of the Democratic Alliance. In his earlier communication Mr Joe McGluwa claimed that Rustenburg Local Municipality, owed Eskom about R 260 Million rand and that the Municipality was at risk of being switched off the national grid.
In our response we called out Mr Joe McGluwa or anyone with information to substantiate the nefarious comments which were aimed at tainting the image of the entire leadership and administration of Rustenburg Local Municipality.  NERSA confirmed that Rustenburg Local Municipality does not owe the power utility the amount quoted by Mr Joe McGluwa in his letter which sought to discredit the administration of the Municipality and cause unnecessary panic to the residents and business community we serve.
Rustenburg Local Municipality is proud not appear on the list of Municipalities which will be switched off the national grid due to default payment. As a public institution we reaffirm our earlier position that the only amount linked to an Eskom account, is the one which has already been referred to the dispute resolution process of NERSA and is still awaiting an outcome. We remain committed to serving our communities to the best of our ability while delivering world class services.
For Media inquiries, kindly contact Mr David Magae on 060 991 3666, 014 590 3509 alternatively by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

 

Public Safety Crime Prevention Joint Operation Wrap

The Rustenburg Local Municipality with its Public Directorate led a joint operation on the weekend beginning 9thNovember 2018. The operation targeted several guest houses which are not in compliance with a number of regulations including building control act. Other directorates which took part in the joint operation are Planning and Human Settlement, Infrastructure, Electricity, Water and Sanitation. The South African Police Service (SAPS) was present as an external stakeholder. On one of the property’s the owner was fined R 2500.00 for operating a business without an approved building plan.
It was discovered that the property housed an illegally operated tuck shop at the back of the yard and the property had an outstanding water bill amount of R 82 329. The Tuck shop was closed during the operation and the water meter was removed. In one of the properties that were visited on the day, it was discovered that the electricity and water connections to both were bridged. The owner was fined for operating a business without an approved building plan.
A wanted foreign national for suspicion of drug trafficking was arrested and remanded in custody at Rustenburg Police Station. The foreign national has been on the wanted list of police for several months.
In a separate incident, 3 male suspects were arrested for robbing a female learner at Rauwane High School of her cellphone in Tlhabane. Mr Molefe of the KMP Training academy witnessed the crime and alerted the Directorate: Public Safety and Saps. A case of common robbery (CAS 109/11/2018) was registered at Tlhabane Police station.
For Media inquiries contact Mr David Magae on 060 991 3666 or 014 590 3509, alternatively by e-mail at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za.

 

Emergency Supply interruption

Residents are hereby given notice of an urgent Electricity Supply Interruption due to hot connection on the New 88kV LINE from Eskom Waterkloof Switching Station to Rustenburg Local Municipality Waterkloof 88/33/11kV Substation on Friday 09 November 2018. The urgent outage will Commence 15H00 pm Until 18H00 pm.

The following areas will be affected:

1. The Pretoria Road 11kV Feeder (on the old Pretoria road/R104)
from Pole No. P24 Kroondal Town.
2. T-OFF from Pole Number P56 (Old Platinum Bricks Yard, All The Way Down to the Mine
Dam)
3. The whole of Kroondal town i.e. All business (NEWRAK MINING/SPAR/VIVA GARAGE
COMPLEX/ Tobacco Institute) and Plots, excluding those supplied from Kroondal
Substation 88/11kV Substation (Kroondal Church and Surrounding Plots).
4. Samancor Waterkloof mine / Sylvania mine.
5. Arnoldstald Substation
6. Waterval East & 306JQ
7. Waterval Small Holdings
8. Waterkloof East
9. Ikemeleng Township

NB:  Consumers are advised to regards or/and treat all electrical installations AS LIVE during the outage period, switch off their electrical appliances in order to avoid any damage before the outage starts.

The municipality further apologises in advance for the inconveniences caused.

For further enquiries kindly contact Municipal Spokesperson Mr. David Magae on 014 590 3509/
3111 or 060 991 3666. Alternatively, by email at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

Response to DA’s Joe McGluwa over Alleged Debt Owed to Eskom  by Rustenburg Local Municipality

The Rustenburg Local Municipality has noted with repugnance the nefarious statements made public by Mr Joe McGluwa of the Democratic Alliance – DA in the North West, in a widely publicised document dated 05thNovember 2018. In it he alleges that the Municipality is unable to keep up with its monthly debts to creditors including power supplier Eskom. The statements made by this member of the DA are devoid of any truth and this is part of a ploy to discredit the accountable and responsible manner in which the administration is managing the Municipal finances.
The Allegation that the Rustenburg Local Municipality owes power supplier Eskom is a lie. As a matter of fact, the Municipality has registered a formal dispute with the Energy Regulator – NERSA (Account No. 7729068018) over an account which has been erroneously on by Eskom to the Municipality, wherein Eskom alleges that the Municipality owes over R100 million rand for a Substation which ought to have been commissioned to the local grid in 2016 but was only commissioned in June 2016.
The formal dispute registered with Energy Regulator – NERSA, is yet to be finalised and its outcome will follow a dispute resolution process, therefore any unfounded allegations such as the one being peddled in the court of public opinion by the DA is not factual and without evidence. We call upon any individual who has any evidence as it relates to this allegation, to present it and allow it to be tested using all necessary due-processes which are subject to scrutiny.
For Media inquiries contact Mr David Magae on 060 991 3666 or 014 590 3509, alternatively by e-mail at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za.

 

REMINDER: POWER OUTAGE DUE TO REPAIRS ON ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Residents are hereby reminded as communicated previously on the 16th of October 2018 that there will be a planned power outage requested by Eskom to execute electrical repairs as follows:
Date: Sunday, 04th November 2018
Time: 07:00 am
Duration: 10 Hrs
Substation: Waterkloof Switching Station
Also note that there will be risk of total shut down of power supply to the entire Rustenburg area. This is due to the total loads that will be supplied from the Industries Sub-Station.
For further enquires contact Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Spokesperson Mr David Magae on 060 991 3666 or 014 590 3509. Alternatively, by e-mail at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za

POWER OUTAGE DUE TO REPAIRS ON ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Residents are hereby notified that there will be a planned power outage requested by Eskom to execute electrical repairs as follows:
Date: Sunday, 04thNovember 2018
Time: 07:00 am
Duration: 10 Hrs
Substation: Waterkloof Switching Station
Also note that there will be risk of total shut down of power supply to the entire Rustenburg area. This is due to the total loads that will be supplied from the Industries Sub-Station.
For further enquires contact Rustenburg Local Municipality’s Spokesperson Mr David Magae on 082 761 3456 or 014 590 3509. Alternatively, by e-mail at bmagae@rustenburg.gov.za