Emfuleni News

Helping to clear illegal dumping zones

Illegal dumping is a huge challenge in the country, and the situation in our area (Emfuleni) is not so different. Ward 6 community in Extension 14 Bophelong have deemed fit to start cleaning the illegal dumps in the area, and planning to transform them into public parks suitable for the family. They have just finished clearing illegal dump sites, and then invited the waste management department to help with removing and dumping the waste in the designated dumping area.

“I have met with the communities and had an in-depth discussion on what our intentions are and how these illegal dumping sites can be transformed.We have requested the municipality to install the ‘do not litter’ boards. Our volunteers from the communities will ensure the areas stay litter-free’ explained clr Kedibone Mahlase.

New mayor plans on building on good, fix what does not work

Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM)’s newly-inaugurated Executive Mayor, Councillor (Cllr) Lehana Jacob Khawe says he plans to build on the good achievement made by the municipality’s previous administrations; while also tackling the challenges facing Gauteng’s southern-most local authority.

Addressing thousands of residents and well-wishers who had come to witness his inauguration in Vereeniging on 30 November 2017, Cllr Khawe said while he intended to change a few things, he was not a big fan of changing things for the sake of change.

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