The Setsokotsane Service Delivery Campaign in Rustenburg

The Setsokotsane Service Delivery Campaign has once again made its way into Rustenburg following its launch in the North West Province.
Setsokotsane is an inclusive radical interventionist program by the Premier of the North West province working together with all MECs as well as people in the province to respond to triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.
The program will be running in the area of jurisdiction of the Rustenburg Local Municipality from 6th to17th March 2017.
The campaign takes place throughout the wards of Rustenburg to the benefit of the community, including, inter alia, obtaining feedback from the public; strengthen intergovernmental relations and cooperative governance; and address the backlog of service delivery, over and above services rendered at the jamboree (a one stop service sport where all identified departments service the community, for example, Department Home Affairs, Health, Social Development, etc.)
The jamborees are planned as follows:
DATE                                                                                                                        AREA
Thursday – 09th March 2017                                         Braampie Sports ground (Marikana) Ward 31
Friday – 10th March 2017                                               Zakhele Office (Open space) Ward 34 (Zakhele)
Thursday – 16th March 2017                                          Phatsima Community Hall
Friday – 17th March 2017                                                Kroondal Primary School Sports Grounds
For further enquiries kindly contact Mr Thapelo Matebesi on 014 590 3509/ 3111 or 072 761 1018. End.

Update on the Boitekong water interruption

The interruption was due to the vandalised hydraulic valve system which is on the pipeline supplying water to Boitekong Extensions 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the vandalism was due to an illegal connection into the system which ended up affecting the entire area.
The contractor is currently on site working to fixing the problem. We are confident that the contractor will complete the work successfully.
During the interruption, Water Tankers will continue to be deployed in the area for the delivery of water until the situation has been resolved.
We appeal to the community of Boitekong and surrounding areas to report vandalism.
The Municipality would like to sincerely 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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Service Delivery Blitz

There is an explosion of service delivery blitz following the Clean and Safe City campaign as launched by Executive Mayor in 2011 and re-launched recently on the 13th January 2017, with the objective to ensuring safety and cleanliness for all residents of Rustenburg, as it is carried out every day in all Wards of the Municipality.

The programme, inter alia, includes cleaning of manholes, parks, cemeteries, catch pits, storm water channels, patching of potholes, grass cutting, education and awareness on illegal dumping and littering, war on water leaks, inspection in loco to bus and taxi ranks, cemeteries, brothels and suspicious taverns.

“We remain resolute and focused on realising our vision of becoming world class city. We cannot realise that if we do not get the basics right. We have resolved to get back to the basics by ensuring that our city is clean, safe and secure for all residents, so that they can enjoy high quality of life, remarked Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou, during the bltiz.

Municipality launches modern-day Infrastructure management solutions project(IMQS)

Inadequate planning and inaccurate data capturing and analysis relating to water, sanitation, waste management and related infrastructure will be a thing of the past after the Rustenburg Local Municipality launched the new service delivery digital system, namely; Infrastructure Management Solutions (IMQS), on the 30th January 207, here at the Rustenburg Civic Centre.
“This modern-day digital system will go a long indeed to assist the municipality to discharge its mandate of service delivery effectively and efficiently. We will now through this system be able to budget, establish, maintain, upgrade and operate physical infrastructure assets. We will be able to optimize energy resources and plan proactively for existing and future energy demands, whilst we plan and manage infrastructure projects with excellence by gaining control over expenditure and monitoring costs,” said Acting-Municipal Manager, Mr Gordon Molokwane, during the launch ceremony.
“The introduction of this modern digital system, IMQS, comes as a big relief to us as we are now in a better position to develop plans to ensure efficient, affordable, economical and sustainable provision of water and sanitation services, as well as waste and related infrastructure, thus ensuring quality and timeous service delivery to our residents, as we together continue to move Rustenburg forward,” remarked Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou, during the launch.

Attention to open trenches around the CBD area

There are number of trenches which were left open around the CBD area. Such open trenches are a serious concern for both the municipality and the community. Rustenburg Local Municipality has effectively from the previous week embarked on a programme to close those trenches, and the programme shall continue for the next 3 weeks.
The programme on Demand management will start Monday 12 and will run for 2 months in the CBD, Zinniaville and Rustenburg east. In order to release high pressures in the Cuckoo Road area, the municipality will install a 50mm Air Release Valve at the high point in Hoep-Hoep Road. This installation will be on an existing fire hydrant and will commence on Thursday 8 September 2016.
The municipality will further install a Pressure Release Valve on the 300mm bulk supply pipeline to this area to accommodate high pressure flows that could be caused by numerous reasons.  For this particular exercise a programme with accurate dates will be communicated since this would include excavation, shutdown and emptying of pipeline and backfilling.
The rustenburg local municipality apologised for the inconvenience caused.