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“Our presence here today is to ensure that fire fighters improve service in their line of duty to save lives of the people during fire incidents” explained Lindikuhle Ngubane of COGTA responsible for administering the Fire Brigades Services Act in Gauteng Province.  This was during the 2022 International Fire Day celebration which took place at the Evaton Fire Station on Thursday, June 30th.

One of the objectives of the event was to acknowledge the good work done by Firefighters in saving people's lives. Ngubane expressed her confidence in the municipality’s Fire Services citing that in the last financial year, COGTA gave the municipality a budget of R7,8 million which was put to good use.


“Today we are happy that Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) has purchased a new fire engine and skit, which comes with full equipment. As COGTA, we remain committed to conducting regular assessment of Emfuleni for the municipality’s state of readiness regarding fire services.”  Ngubane said.

The 2022 event hosted all five regions of the Gauteng Provincial Disaster Management in celebration of the International Fire Day. The day was both eventful and colourful, with the Emfuleni drill squad skills show off being the highlight of the celebration.

The Manager for Public Safety, Mr. Nnete Makhubo welcomed all people present on behalf of Cllr. Ndade Mokoena who was committed to other service delivery engagements in Ward 19. Santam, in partnership with PDMC donated safety gear that will benefit firefighters from the Emfuleni, Lesedi and West Rand local municipalities in performing their daily work.

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Emfuleni Chief of Fire, Mr. Motlashuping and the Public Safety Manager Mr. Makhubo, jointly welcomed the safety gears donation. Lizbeth Mateki, a Station Officer at Evaton Fire Station and one of the beneficiaries, received a medal in recognition of their excellent work from the Provincial Department.


MMC for Finance and Revenue happy with the incentive scheme and encourages customers to continue coming in their numbers

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To relieve consumers of their arrears burden and to maximize revenue collection, the MMC for Finance and Revenue, Cllr. Hassan Mako extended the validity period of the incentive scheme to 30 December 2022. This comes after the incentives program proved to be worthwhile as consumers from all walks of life came in large numbers for account settlements and arrangements.  

With the new cut-off date in place, residential and business account holders remain eligible for consideration. Incentives on cash settlements and arrangements will continue to be offered at 50% for residential consumers and 30% for business consumers.

Consumers with arrears of more than 90 days (exclusive of traffic fines) qualify for the incentive scheme. Residents and businesses whose accounts qualify for the scheme are encouraged to visit any of the following offices and complete the forms in person:

  • Vereeniging Rates and Taxes Office at corner Beaconsfield Avenue and Leslie Street.
  • Vanderbijlpark Customer Care Office at 74 President Kruger Street.
  • Vanderbijlpark Debt Collection Office at the ELM main building, corner Klasie Havenga Street and Frikkie Meyer Boulevard.

All of the above-mentioned offices can be visited weekdays from 08h00 until 15h30. Consumers are advised to bring a copy of the Identity Document (ID) to complete the application.

Additionally, the municipality encourages residents who cannot afford to pay for services to register on the indigent database to assist with the cash flow. Those who have registered are reminded that such registration requires annual renewal for the municipality to ascertain whether financial situations have improved.

On behalf of the Emfuleni Local Municipality, Cllr. Hassan Mako is calling upon all eligible account holders and indigents to take advantage of the discounts to end arrears.