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 invite: Festive season mass roadblock

08 December 2016 - As part of demonstrating the state of readiness for the 2016 festive season, Emfuleni Local Municipality’s Public Safety Department together with Gauteng Provincial Traffic, SAPS and Local Social Crime Prevention will be launching the festive season via a mass roadblock tomorrow on Friday the 09th December 2016, 11h30 at Golden Highway off- ramp (Randfontein).

Under the theme “OPERATION THATHAZONKE” this launch is aimed at intensifying the resolve to reduce road fatalities and to call upon all road users to take responsibility for the safe usage of the road during this season.

Media Statement: A call for members of the public to participate in the upcoming ward committee elections

19 September 2016 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) Speaker Cllr Maipato Tsokolibane, in accordance with the prescripts of the Municipal Structures Act, 1998 is inviting the public to participate in the Ward Committee Elections to take place within the municipality’s 45 wards.

The Ward Committee Elections process for the 5 year council tenure will be held under the Theme: “Getting the Basics Right - Participate in the election of the Ward Committees.”

Emfuleni Local Municipality enforces water restrictions

07 September 2016 - Water levels at the Vaal Dam are at an all-time low and municipalities across the country have been advised to enforce water restrictions. In compliance with a directive issued by the Honourable Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, Emfuleni Local Municipality will be enforcing water restrictions and all households are hereby advised to conserve water.

Rand Water will scale down water consumption by 15% in the Vaal Catchment Area as the Vaal Dam is close to 30%. This was last done in the Emfuleni Local Municipality area more than 18 years ago. The situation is not critical as yet, but Rand Water have already reduced water flow by 5% on Tuesday, another 5% reduction is scheduled for Thursday and then another 5% next Monday.

Council resolves to reduce grave tariffs

06 September 2016 - Let me announce that our 85th Council Sitting, held last Wednesday in Council Chambers, at our Head Offices in Vanderbijlpark resolved that our grave tariffs are going to be reduced. In other words, we have responded to the concerns and cries of our people who complained about our tariffs.

Throughout his engagements with the leadership of this municipality and sectors of our community affected by the cost of our graves, Executive Mayor Mahole Mofokeng and his team have conceded that our grave tariffs are unreasonably high. This was after they had a look at the research provided by the Municipal Manager and his team, which showed that indeed our tariffs were higher than other municipalities which have the same economic profile as Emfuleni Local Municipality.

Limiting the use of water in terms of SCHEDULE 3 ITEM 6 of the NATIONAL WATER ACT of 1998

05 September 2016 - The National Department of Water Affairs has issued out a directive to different municipalities to reduce the use of water. This instruction came through Rand Water for 15% reduction. Rand Water itself will start by reducing the municipality’s (ELM) main supply points immediately.

The areas serviced by low level reservoir may not be affected negatively as reservoir level may not drop immediately. However, water flow shall be lower than normal pressures especially during peak times. During these periods (peak times) the areas serviced by high level Reservoirs, will experience very low pressures in some areas. ELM remains concerned about areas where the pressure level drops to a ‘no flow’ level.

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