Media Room

All Media enquiries should be directed to Ms Anita D Sehlabo
Acting Assistant Manager: Media Relations
Tel: 016 950 6432
Cell: 078 682 2237
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Media statement: The Emfuleni Local Council approves secondment of the Municipal Manager

Mr Dithabe Oupa Nkoane10 October 2017 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality has on the 10th October 2017 resolved on the secondment of Mr Dithabe Oupa Nkoane as the new MM for a period of twelve months.

Mr Nkoane, holds fifteen (15) years of experience in local government including being a former Chief Director for National Urban Renewal Program, head of City Planning in both Ekurhuleni and Tshwane and acting City Manager for City of Tshwane.

Media Advisory: MEC Nkosi-Malobane to host Men’s Dialogue on Gender Based Violence

11 October 2017 - The Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane and Emfuleni Executive Mayor, Mahole Mofokeng, accompanied by senior officials from the South African Police Service (SAPS) will on Thursday, 12th October 2017, host the Provincial Men’s Dialogue following recent spate of rapes and gruesome killings of young women in the Province.

The event, expected to be attended by 1000 men, will start with a march from Thabong Mall, Sebokeng to raise awareness on the impact of gender based violence and proceed towards Saul Tsotetsi Sports Complex where the MEC will hold a dialogue to discuss remodelling of men to be safety promoters and to be mentors of young men.

Media Statement: Potholes

21 August 2017 - The municipality acknowledges that its road infrastructure is troubled many potholes, and in some cases the roads needs to be re-build because they have totally collapsed. This is because of two main reasons, the aging road networks which were not maintained over a period of time.

Secondly due to lack of financial resources to maintain them to the acceptable level. With the minimum resources at its disposal now, the municipality has appointed seven (7) contractors which has already started to work on repairing, resealing and re-establishing some roads and streets. This is done in partnership with business which are more concern with the state of the road infrastructure. Work has already started in Bedworthpark where roads were rehabilitated and is complete, and part of Three Rivers East. The municipality is racing to finish these roads resealing projects before the summer rain season starts which may have negative bearing on them.

Media Statement: Appointment of the new acting Chief Financial Officer

11 August 2017 - The municipality wishes to advise that Mr. Mpfareleni Maseanoka, the then Head of Revenue Collection Department, has been appointed the new acting chief financial officer.

His appointment follows the recent release of Mr. Brendon Schorltz, who has seconded by Sedibeng District Municipality to assist the municipality to turn its financial status for the positives. His secondment has since been revised, following his employment contract with SDM coming to an end.

Media Statement: Electricity and water cut-offs

11 August 2017 - We have noted Eskom notices and media reports made to disconnect the municipality (ELM) as of the 3 October 2017, meaning the area will be without electricity for some other times as stipulated.

This has sent panic to all the residents, in particular to the businesses and those that are paying promptly their municipal accounts. However, the municipality wishes to clarify the following facts: That indeed, it has fallen behind in respect of accounts payment of both RAND WATER AND ESKOM due to non- payment of services by the residence. These debts are however historical in nature, and the municipality has been navigating to settle these arrears for the bulk services, being Water and Electricity since June and July.

Media Release: International Mandela day

17 July 2017 - On Tuesday 18 July 2017 - The Executive Mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng, Speaker and the Chief Whip supported by the Members of Mayoral Committee will lead the Municipality’s employees as they give 67 minutes of their time in support of international Mandela Day.

Members of the media are invited give coverage to the Emfuleni Local Municipality Mandela Day program. This year activities will happen at the following different places within Emfuleni Local Municipality.

Important Numbers

Emfuleni Head Office

Mayor's Corner