Emfuleni News

Municipality's customer service intervention efforts are working

Mr. Thabiso SeribetsoThe customer service intervention put in place to improve working relations between the Emfuleni Local Municipality and its customers is working. This was announced by the municipality’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Brendon Scholtz after receiving a letter of commendation for one of the municipality’s staffers, Mr. Thabiso Seribetso from a happy client, Dr Peter Stegmann.

“This is a good story to tell,” said Mr. Scholtz. In the letter, Mr. Stegmann tells a good story about how he was efficiently assisted when he had a problem with his water meter. In part, the letter reads, “I have great pleasure in commending Mr. Thabiso Seribetso for the professional manner in which he was able and willing to bring to a successful conclusion of a problem of water meter readings in the suburb of SE3 Vanderbijlpark.”

MEC Mashatile launches the Boiketlong Mega Housing Project to end prolonged protest

[09-05-2016] AFTER 20 years of waiting and a decade of mass protest action, the residents of Boiketlong finally have hope of a better life and a reason to smile! One of the biggest townships in Sebokeng will have over 12 thousand houses built in the area. Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements (CoGTA), Paul Mashatile made this announcement to the residents during a special visit to the area on Friday.

MEC Mashatile’s visit to the area ended a prolonged service delivery protest by Boiketlong residents who were demanding houses, electricity and increased access to water. Residents and community leaders had been on a three-week long protest which barricaded one of the busiest roads in the Emfuleni Local Municipality, Waterdal Road, which connects Sebokeng to Vereeniging and other industrial hubs.

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