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Setting the record straight: The facts on ELM’s contract with BXC SA

20 August 2019 - Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) has noted with concern recent reports about smart meters, the termination of the BXC SA contract with ELM, and the measures intended to deal with interim transitional arrangements. The reports have been characterized by some misinformation which necessitated that ELM provides this statement to provide facts.

The smart meters were procured by ELM from BXC SA in terms of a Public Private Partnership Agreement (PPPA) that was signed by both parties on or around 02 December 2013. In terms of the PPPA, BXC SA was to install 66 000 electricity single phase meters, 5 100 electricity three phase meters and 83 123 water meters. To date, approximately 7 000 electricity meters have been installed, but no water meters have been installed by BXC SA.

Response on call to suspend Municipal Manager and Chief Financial Officer

13 August 2019 - The Executive Mayor, Cllr Gift Moerane would like to express his sincere appreciation, to the Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce (GTCoC), in taking an acute interest in matters relating to Emfuleni Local Municipality.

The Executive Mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality,as First Citizen in the area, is committed to working with communities and all stakeholders to find amicable solutions to social and economic challenges facing the residents.

Media Advisory: Executive Mayor Moerane to deliver the State of the Municipality Address (SOMA)

16 July 2019 - Executive Mayor Moerane to deliver the State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) - A people centered municipality that delivers quality service.

The Executive Mayor (EM) of Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM), Cllr. Gift Moerane will deliver his maiden State of the Municipality Address (SOMA) on Friday the 19th July 2019. The annual budget address will be held at the Vereeniging City Hall and will commence at 11h00.

Municipality to relocate employees at OK Building in a week

11 June 2019 - The municipality has noted the abandonment of work stations by its employees housed at the OK building in Vanderbijlpark due to unsafe working conditions. For a prolonged period, employees working in the building have faced several challenges including sewer spillages which led to bad odor in the basement and offices in the two floors.

The building, which is located on President Kruger Street in the Vanderbijlpark CBD, houses key municipal offices including Revenue, Communications and Organizations Development Departments.

Media Invite: Sanitation Month Celebration Workshop

29 May 2019 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality together with a number of stakeholders will be hosting the Sanitation Month celebration workshop at the New Life Center Ministry in Evaton West this Friday the 31st May 2019. The Sanitation Month is celebrated every year during the month of May and serves as a medium to focus attention on the value of sanitation.

Held under the theme “Sanitation is Dignity”, this year’s celebration is aimed at improving people’s behavior towards good hygienic ways of waste handling, waste disposal and the correct use of sanitation facilities. Poor sanitation habits often lead to the origin of potentially serious diseases and as a result, community members will be educated on hygiene practices such as the washing of hands which has proven to be one of the most effective ways to prevent contracting and spreading diseases.

Media Statement: Power supply restored to most of the affected areas except for parts of CW5 and CW6

19 March 2019 - Power has been restored to most of the areas that were plunged into darkness following an explosion at the Town Substation in Vanderbijlpark last week. Electrical technicians restored power to Bonanne, Stephanopark, Bophelong Extension 1 to 18, CW1 to 4, parts of NW7 and CW5.

Although power has been restored to all of the above-mentioned areas, parts of CW5 and all of CW6 are still affected by the outage. This is due to the 6 panels which supply the two areas that were damaged beyond repair by the fire. The municipality is in the process of buying the 6 replacement panels and is doing so with the urgency it requires.

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