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: Two learners drown at a public swimming pool - (Sharpeville)

16 February 2016 - Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) - Two school children sadly lost their lives due to drowning at a public swimming pool in Sharpeville. During the morning hours of yesterday, 15 February 2016, the boys aged 17 and 14 from Thabo Vuyo Special School were amongst a group of other learners who visited the Emfuleni Swimming Pool. Led by their female teacher, the group entered the facilities unauthorised, unfortunately this event ended up in tragic death of two learners. 

Whilst there is an agreement between ELM, Swimming South Africa and various schools including Thabo Vuyo to provide swimming lessons for learners, this programme runs only between Tuesdays and Fridays.

Media statement on disruption of Municipal Services

16 January 2016 - Emfuleni Local Municipality witnessed the unexpected disruption of municipal services caused by the protest of the Fire and Rescue workers yesterday and today (14/15 January 2016), which is unfortunate and regrettable.

The protest, which ultimately caused the interruption in the smooth provision of services, was sparked by the delay in implementing the agreement between the ELM and workers, which would have seen the municipality compensating workers the outstanding money owed due to extra hours of services rendered by them for the period of the past 5 years.

Media Release: Sedibeng East District of Education Sustains Excellent Matric Results

06 January 2016 - The matric students together with their parents waited in anticipation for the outcomes of 2015 matric results which were released on the 05 January 2016.

We join millions in celebrating our best matric results ever since the birth of our democracy. This is an indication that our country is on track to meet the vision espoused in the Freedom Charter, “The Doors of Learning and Culture Shall Be Open To All!”.

Media invite: Heritage Celebration and Global Hand Wash

27 October 2015 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality together with its stakeholders will host the Heritage Celebration in association with Global Hand-Wash in Boipatong this week. The primary intention of the celebration is to reach out to the residents of Sedibeng and address their concerns around water usage and the promotion of a healthy living lifestyle within communities.

The campaign was founded by the Water Services Unit of Emfuleni Local Municipality, Metsi-a-Lekoa in partnership with Sedibeng District Municipality, National Departments, Rand Water Board and local Civil Society Groups early this year as a means to augment water conservation, waste removal, tree planting and cleanliness practices in our communities.

Media Invite: Vaal River Carnival Launch

13 August 2015 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor Councillor Greta Hlongwane and the MMC for Local Economic Development Councillor Khulu Malindi hereby invite the media to the 2015 launch of the Vaal River Carnival (VRC) this Friday the 21st August 2015.

The Carnival will run from Friday the 28th August to Sunday the 4th October 2015.

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