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MEDIA STATEMENT: ELM condemns killing of security officer during attempted cable theft

12 October 2018 - AT RIETSPRUIT WASTE WATER TREATMENT WORKS (WWTW) Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) strongly condemns the relentless attacks on its infrastructure by cable theft syndicates, with the latest incident which happened during the early hours of Thursday morning (October 11th, 2018) claiming a life of a security officer. This was after a group of twelve (12) robbers ambushed the Rietspruit WWTW where four security guards were on duty.

The robbers proceeded to cut electricity cables from a mini sub-station supplying power to the sewer treatment plant, during which they were spotted by the security personnel. It is alleged that the robbers overpowered and assaulted one of the guards who died at the scene. The municipality is working with the Vanderbijlpark SAPS in investigating the matter and sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased.

Media advisory: Emfuleni commemorates Mandela Day

17 July 2018 - In celebrating the centenary of world icon Nelson Mandela, Emfuleni Local Municipality is hosting elderly citizens on Mandela Day, July 18th [Wednesday].

Executive Mayor, Councillor Jacob Khawe will be accompanied by Members of the Mayoral Committee and officials from the municipality’s Health and Social Development Department.

Media Invite: Emfuleni to host the water services summit

20th April 2018 - The Executive Mayor of Emfuleni Local (ELM), Cllr. Jacob Lehana Khawe together with key water and sanitation services provision stakeholders will be hosting the 5th instalment of the ELM water summit on Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th April 2018.

Themed “OPTIMISING WATER SERVICES BY RETHINKING THE WATER CYCLE”, the 2018 summit is aimed at deliberating on the latest innovations and the sharing of best practices with fellow stakeholders in the water sector.

Media Invite: Executive Mayor Jacob Khawe marks 120 days in Office

16 April 2018 - On Wednesday, 18th April 2018, the Executive Mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality, Cllr. Jacob Khawe will be reporting back to the people of Emfuleni Local Municipality, on 120 days in Office under the theme “Celebrating 100 Years of Nelson Mandela: Declaring Emfuleni a Clean City!”

The Executive Mayor was inaugurated on the 30th November 2017 by the Council. In his acceptance speech, he committed to work together with the people of Emfuleni and provide a report back on progress made on the 5 key priority areas.

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