The Rustenburg Local Municipality leadership TROIKA met today with the representatives from the Public
Investment Corporation (PIC) to discuss the development and progress of the Tlhabane Mall.
The mall will provide for local economic development for the community of Tlhabane and neighbouring
communities within the jurisdiction of Rustenburg Local Municipality.

Amongst the issues discussed, it was agreed upon that 30% procurement should be sourced locally, and a
further agreement and the general labourers be sourced within the various wards of the Rustenburg Local
Municipality to ensure that all community members of Rustenburg benefit from the job and business
opportunities created by the project.
Training of SMME`s through an incubation program will be provided for by the PIC with the objective of
empowering our local SMME`s with knowledge and skills training that will in future empower and provide
them with confidence to participate and have the required skills to compete with the more established
and big businesses and leave a permanent legacy within the community of Rustenburg.

A newly elected steering committee which is made up of the ward councillors of the wards around the
Tlhabane Mall, two representatives from the PIC and two duly elected community members representing
the wards is to ensure that the project is back on its feet, provide a transparent process by providing
regular feedback to the community regarding the progress and ensuring the completion of the
development.
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Issued by: Communications unit
                     Office of the Executive Mayor