Media Room

All Media enquiries should be directed to Mr Makhosonke Sangweni
Assistant Manager: Media Relations
Tel: 016 950 6574
Cell: 071 350 1475
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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.

Media Release: Water Reduction

23 June 2017 - Communities of Emfuleni Local Municipality are advised that Rand Water has gain reduced water pressure by 20% as from today.

This is as the result of the municipality being unable to fulfil its promise of paying the R70 million. Arrangement has been made to pay R15 million today but unfortunately the 20% will remain in force until the municipality pays the agreed instalment with Rand Water.  Read more...

PRESS RELEASE: 100-year old resident gets a new house

15 May 2017 - Pensioner delighted to move from a shack in Tshepiso to a new house in Savanna City

After years living in a shack, Selinah Mahlasela finally sleeps in the comfort of her own home. During a rainy Saturday morning, the 100-year old Gogo from Tshepiso near Sharpeville became the recipient of a brand new house in Savanna City in the Midvaal Local Municipality.

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