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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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.

Emfuleni Local Municipality welcomes new political leadership

19 August 2016 - Following the outcomes of the 2016 Local Government Elections which took place on the 03rd August 2016. Emfuleni Local Municipality has a new Mayoral Committee and Council. New Councillors were sworn-in at the municipality’s inaugural Council Sitting which took place on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 at the Vereeniging City hall.

Delivering his acceptance speech after Council formally elected him as the Executive Mayor of Emfuleni Local Municipality, Cllr. Mahole Mofokeng bade farewell to outgoing Councillors and also took the time to welcome Councillors who constitute the new Council of the five year term 2016- 2021.

Press Statement: 2016 Vaal River Carnival

8 August 2016 - Under the theme “Discover the Rhythm of the Vaal”, Emfuleni Local Municipality in partnership with various event organisers, presents the annual Vaal River Carnival (VRC) from 27th August to the 2nd October 2016. 

Jam-packed with 20 spectacular, thrilling, and fun filled genre of events that fill the 2016 VRC Calendar, Vaal is the place to be! The Annual Beer Festival, Wheels at the Vaal, Vaal Spin Festival will dazzle both young and old with epic moment’s lifestyle celebrations.

Media Statement: Emfuleni roads to be turned into huge construction site as multi-million rand roads rehabilitation and reseal project gets underway

21 July 2016 - After raising the issue of the worrying state of roads during the Integrated Development Planning public participation processes earlier this year, residents of Emfuleni would be pleased to know that the Municipality has begun a three year-long multi-million rand project to fix potholes and repair roads.

Officially launching the R45-million Rehabilitation and Resealing of Existing Tarred Roads project at Umtata Street in Three Rivers on Thursday 21 July, Emfuleni Municipality Executive Mayor, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng said:

Media Invite: Distribution of Matric Dance Dresses & Suits Gala Dinner

20 July 2016 - You are invited to join the Speaker of Emfuleni Local Municipality, Cllr Maipato Tsokolibane and the Arts and Culture Unit when they distribute matric dance dresses and suits to Matriculants who are in need and are from destitute families within ELM.

The attires are a donation from TV personalities in their own capacity; who will be present at the event. Amongst them are a crew from Rhythm City, Skeem Saam, Cula Sibone and others. Dineo Ranaka will be the motivational speaker.

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