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  • Aviation Park for Tshwane’s young ones

    Aviation Park for Tshwane’s young ones

    Mon, Jul 17, 2017

    The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, launched the City's Mandela Day activities at the Wonderboom Airport on 17 July 2017. The Executive Mayor was joined by the MMC for Roads and Transport, Cllr Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, and the Chairperson of the Section 79 Committee on Health, Alderwoman Rita Aucamp.

    In the spirit of Nelson Mandela, the City launched the first ever aviation park in Africa as part of a skills development programme for Tshwane youth.

    Msimanga hosted disadvantaged children from the Bramley Children's Home at the Wonderboom Aviation Play Park. The orphans and children from poor and disadvantaged communities around Tshwane were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience of flying in an aircraft with the Mayor.

     The play park will be opened to all the children of Tshwane once completed.

    The park will stimulate learning about aviation among children and will be the first step in creating awareness of the aviation space as a viable career path for young kids.

    The aviation play park is envisaged to be utilised to derive income for the Wonderboom National Airport through entrance fees for the general public in future.

    "I strongly believe that this youth development programme will help to address skills gaps in the aviation industry and provide the opportunity for Wonderboom National Airport to give back in a tangible way to the communities that contributed to 80 years of successful operations," added Msimanga.

  • Proud moments: Tshwane Metro Police keeping the needy safe and warm

    Proud moments: Tshwane Metro Police keeping the needy safe and warm

    Tue, Jun 27, 2017

    Personnel of the Tshwane Metro Police Department initiated a very special drive to collect blankets for those in need of some extra warmth this winter.

    The Dunduzela Day and Night Care Centre in Nellmapius Ext 4, in Mamelodi houses underprivileged children and was identified by members of TMPD as the organisation they would want to donate the blankets to.

    Supporting this initiative, the Executive Mayor, Councillor Solly Msimanga said he was deeply touched and inspired by this great initiative that demonstrates responsibility and thoughtfulness. "I was excited when I heard of the blanket donation drive project and how it encompasses the essence of Ubuntu – a spirit of caring, sacrifice and of belonging. Ubuntu is about caring for the well-being of your neighbour".

    "Our policemen and women are here to instil and provide law enforcement which also means protecting our people. Communities must work with law enforcement and assist them with information regarding criminal acts taking place in our society. We hope to witness many more of such initiatives in the city and we are committed to supporting them" concluded mayor.

    "We really appreciate what we see here today. We feel special as this is heart-warming and touching. We know we are in safe and caring hands. To our metro police team, we salute you. Now we know that you care and that we come Tshwane residents come first no matter what" said Elizabeth Masilela, the founder of the centre.

  • Young Learners on a Quest to find Sustainable Solutions for the City

    Young Learners on a Quest to find Sustainable Solutions for the City

    Fri, Jun 23, 2017

    ​The City of Tshwane hosted its third annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) from 13 to 15 June 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre. The ACCSF creates a platform for the convergence of mayors of African capital cities and their senior officials to discuss and identify key opportunities and threats for the growth, sustainability and well-being of their cities. 
     

    Because June is Youth Month, young people were given the opportunity on 15 June to showcase their skills and form part of the sustainability solution in their respective communities during the Youth and Green Economy Dialogue. More particularly, they focused on the following ACCSF agenda streams:
     

    • Sustainable energy and electricity
    • Waste management
    • Road transport and mobility
    • Water management
       

    To complement the Youth and Green Economy Dialogue, the City of Tshwane presented the Fablab Youth Dialogue for young learners in the Fablab programme. This dialogue culminated in a business plan competition built around renewable energy, sustainable water management, waste management, and road transport and mobility in Tshwane. Nissan South Africa contributed R20 000 in total for the three best business plans for sustainable, innovative, technology-based solutions emerging from the participating schools.

     

    The young learners participating in the Fablab Youth Dialogue were well prepared for the competition through the Fablab's three-month entrepreneurship programme jointly run by the City of Tshwane and The Innovation Hub for Grade 9 to 11 learners from previously disadvantaged areas. The participating schools are Nellmapius High School, Steve Tshwete High School, FR Mkhatshwa High School, Phelindaba High School, Phateng Secondary School, DH Peta High School and Seshegong High School. The learners are trained in basic computer skills, website and mobile app design and development, electronics and entrepreneurship.

     

    On the last day of the ACCSF conference, the schools presented their business plans for an intensive evaluation based on the practicality and feasibility of the plans. The first prize (R10 000, sponsored by Nissan SA, and ten tablets) went to Phateng Secondary School, the second prize (R6 000, sponsored by Nissan SA) went to FR Mkhatshwa High School and the third prize (R4 000, sponsored by Nissan SA) went to Seshegong High School. The City of Tshwane awarded trophies to the top three ideas of the competition and The Innovation Hub gave all seven participating schools goodie bags and certificates of participation in the Fablab programme.

  • Disestablishment of Sandspruit Works Association (SWA) on 1 July 2017

    Disestablishment of Sandspruit Works Association (SWA) on 1 July 2017

    Fri, Jun 23, 2017

    ​Starting from 1 July 2017, the City of Tshwane will be responsible for supplying water and sanitation services to residents of Mabopane, Winterveld and Ga-Rankuwa (MAWIGA).

    This follows a decision that was taken in October 2016 to disestablish the Sandspruit Works Association (SWA) and transfer functions to Tshwane. Functions to be transferred are:

    • Maintenance of the water and sewer reticulation networks
    • Management of bulk water supply to the area, including reservoirs, feeder pipes and the bulk and distribution network; and
    • Management of the waste water treatment works at Klipgat, Temba, Rietgat, Sandspruit and Babelegi.

    The City will also take over billing from SWA. This means that residents who currently receive accounts from SWA for water and sanitation services, will receive their monthly accounts from the City of Tshwane. Tariffs will not change from the tariffs that residents currently pay for SWA services.  

    The Municipality assures residents that no service will be interrupted as a result of the disestablishment of SWA. The current SWA maintenance teams will become part of the City of Tshwane and will continue to maintain the water and sanitation service in the area. However, service teams and vehicles will be branded with the City of Tshwane logo. 

    The standard of service delivery in the MAWIGA area will be in line with the City of Tshwane service levels with regard to quality and turnround times. 

    The following centres will continue to render a service to customers:

    • Mabopane Service Centre (Mabopane)
    • Morula Service Centre (Mabopane/Morula Complex)
    • Winterveld Service Centre (Winterveld)
    • Ga-Rankuwa Service Centre (Ga-Rankuwa Shopping Complex)
    • Mabopane Cash Point (Mabopane Block X) 

    MAWIGA residents can also pay their accounts at any of the City of Tshwane pay points and visit any of the customer care walk-in centres for enquiries regarding service delivery and billing issues. 

    City of Tshwane customer care walk-in centres in the MAWIGA area are: 

    • Beirut Customer Care Walk-in Centre, Stand 1864, Beirut
    • Mabopane Customer Care Walk-in Centre, Stand 2033, Block A, Mabopane
    • Ga-Rankuwa Customer Care Walk-in Centre, Stand 9111, Setlogelo Street Zone 5, Ga-Rankuwa
    • Mabopane Customer Care Walk-in Centre, Stand 1653, Block X, Mabopane

     

    Enquiries:      012 358 9999 or 080 1111 556

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  • Technical matric qualification? Are you eager to become an artisan?

    Technical matric qualification? Are you eager to become an artisan?

    Wed, Jun 21, 2017

    Be part of our apprenticeship scheme. We will equip you with the know-how and work-integrated learning to succeed in today's highly competitive and challenging job market.
     

    Tshwane Leadership and Management Academy is an accredited training provider that offers a full apprenticeship programme in the following trades: 

    • Electrical trade
    • Welding
    • Vehicle mechanics
    • Boilermaking
    • Plumbing
    • Fitting and turning 

    What you need: 

    You need at least an N2 certificate with mathematics, science and the relevant trade theory. You must furthermore be interested in becoming an artisan and have the necessary devotion and enthusiasm. 

    Special school applicants: You should be in possession of a Grade 10 certificate with technical subjects, mathematics and science.
     

    Applicants must submit –

    • a curriculum vitae (CV);
    • certified copies of all school qualifications and any other relevant qualifications; and
    • proof of residence (certified by your ward councillor) or a recent water and lights statement.

     

    Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals. 

    Note: Applicants with fraudulent information or documents will be disqualified.  

    Enquiries: 

    Mr A Thifhulufhelwi              012 358 7514
    Ms E Kolobe                        012 358 4125
    Ms M Manotwane                012 358 0963
     

    Please hand-deliver your CV and all other relevant documents to: 

    Group Human Capital Management (Human Resource Management)

    One Stop Services Centre

    Mezzanine Level

    Bothongo Plaza West

    271 Francis Baard Street

    Pretoria
     

    GPS coordinates:

     

    Decimal degrees

    Latitude:

    25.7488 E

    Longitude:

    28.1920 S

     

    Degrees minutes and seconds

    25ᵒ 45' 00.3" S

    28ᵒ 11' 25.6" E

     

    Or post them to:                                         

     

    Group Human Capital Management (Human Resource Management)

    One Stop Services Centre

    PO Box 440

    Pretoria

    0001
     

    Note: No faxed, electronic or late applications will be accepted.
     

    Closing date: Friday, 30 June 2017 (12:00) 
     

    Please accept that your application was unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement.

  • The City of Tshwane won an Eco-Logic Award in the municipalities category for the Atteridgeville Eco Park.

    The City of Tshwane won an Eco-Logic Award in the municipalities category for the Atteridgeville Eco Park.

    Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    In November 2016, the City of Tshwane, in partnership with New GX Enviro, launched South Africa’s first large-scale build-operate-transfer project in the waste management sector. The Atteridgeville Recycling Park (ARP) provides recyclable waste, composting and rubble-crushing, and ensures the diversion of close to half of Tshwane’s waste. The ARP represents a significant township economy, industrialisation and revitalisation initiative bringing jobs and SMME development opportunities to a township area. Upon completion, it will represent a total investment of R245 million and create more than 300 local jobs. After a 15-year concession period, ownership will transfer to the City of Tshwane at no cost. The ARP is part of the City of Tshwane’s commitment to a green economy that delivers value to Tshwane’s residents.

     

    The Eco-Logic Awards identified individuals, organisations and communities who positively contribute towards a sustainable world, and encourage consumers to purchase their products and services. The Enviropaedia established the Annual Eco-Logic Awards in 2011. These have since grown into South Africa’s most glamorously green eco-calendar event, receiving extensive TV, radio, print media and online coverage. Each year the public nominate their eco champions, highlighting how they contribute to an eco-logically sustainable society and environment. A team of highly respected, environmentally-aware individuals then judge all entries using seven criteria that are the “root” of eco-logic, and select finalists in each category.

  • Lebanon and Winterveld residents finally receive their title deeds

    Lebanon and Winterveld residents finally receive their title deeds

    Mon, Jun 12, 2017

    The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, and the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Housing and Human Settlements, Cllr Mandla Nkomo, conferred 40 title deeds to residents of Lebanon, Winterveld during a handover ceremony at the Tshwane House headquarters on 6 June 2017.

     

    "It doesn't make sense to say a house is yours when you do not have a title deed for it," said Cllr Nkomo during the handover ceremony.

     

    Speaking to the jovial residents of Lebanon, Winterveld, Cllr Msimanga said there is nothing that gives anyone more dignity than knowing where you live and having an address for your home, and he is happy his government made that possible for them.

     

    The City of Tshwane resolved to write off the arrear municipal service accounts of these households to enable Nedbank to proceed with the conveyancing of the houses.

     

    “One of the challenges in concluding this project was the unfortunate miscommunication of the intension of the City and Nedbank which led to some community members being skeptical of this noble deed. Fortunately, through further engagement between the City, the Ward Councillor, Nedbank and the affected community of Lebanon, this contentious matter has been amicably resolved,” said Msimanga.

     

    Cllr Nkomo said the occasion represents the City’s promise to restore the dignity of Tshwane residents through the provision of dignified home ownership by issuing title deeds. “The title deeds that will be issued to the registered owners serve as proof that it has always been the sole intention of the partnership between the City and Nedbank to bestow security of tenure to the deserving beneficiaries and to restore their dignity through property ownership.”

     

    The City is committed to providing sustainable and integrated human settlements that are accessible and liveable, and have adequate access to economic opportunities, a mix of safe and secure housing and tenure types, reliable and affordable basic services and social amenities.

  • Tshwane Commemorates Candlelight Memorial Final

    Tshwane Commemorates Candlelight Memorial Final

    Mon, May 29, 2017

    The City of Tshwane's Multi-sectoral AIDS Management Unit closed the commemoration of the AIDS Candlelight Memorial in style at the Stanza Bopape Community Hall on 25 May 2017.

     

    The event, which was attended by different traditional leaders in the region, is a Global Health Council programme observed annually during May.

     

    The Candlelight Memorial is a mobilisation project that encourages communities around the world to become more active in addressing the challenges people face who are affected by HIV, AIDS, STIs and TB through participation in a worldwide memorial.

     

    Speaking on behalf of the MMC responsible for Health and Social Development, Ms Seabelo Kgarosi Atamlefac (living with the disease), said that she was happy that more people were coming around now that they realise that HIV and AIDS is not a death sentence.

     

    Kgarosi led a group of AIDS survivors to light candles in remembrance of those who lost their lives due to the diseases, as well as those living with them.

     

    The Candlelight Memorial was first commemorated in 1983 and it has since been observed internationally on the third Sunday of May each year, led by the Global Network of People Living with HIV.

     

    Khosi Mashego, the Director of the Multi-sectoral AIDS Management Unit, said she was pleased with the outcome of the campaign. "The focus was to get more people to come together and discuss how they can improve the HIV and AIDS stigma, and we have achieved that," said Mashego.

  • City gets tough on drugs

    City gets tough on drugs

    Mon, May 29, 2017

    ​Drugs are a scourge that will erode the fabric of society if it is not attended to. It affects young people, who then resort to crime in order to support their addiction. On Friday, 26 May 2017, at the Metro Police headquarters, the City of Tshwane joined hands with external stakeholders at a consultative workshop and committed to jointly combat the scourge of drugs in Tshwane.

     

    During the consultative workshop, stakeholders pleaded with the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, to take a closer look at police officials because they arrest drug addicts but leave drug dealers alone, and they also take bribes from dealers.

     

    Msimanga said that measures to address drug abuse have resulted in the City engaging with external stakeholders in the fight against substance abuse.

     

    He also said that the approach to dealing with substance abuse has shifted from sending users to jail or to rehabilitation centres where withdrawal and total abstinence are the only aims. The new approach focuses on human rights, harm reduction and health care, as well as early detection and care in the community through relationship-building, support and reintegration into society.

     

    "We want to empower them with skills that will enable them to create jobs for themselves and their communities. This is not only for nyaope users; it is for all young people who are unemployed," Msimanga said.

     

    The City is currently evaluating proposals from NGOs for partnership and support.

  • Celebrating “Take a Girl Child to Work” Day

    Celebrating “Take a Girl Child to Work” Day

    Mon, May 29, 2017

    On 25 May 2017, the 15th Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day was celebrated. On this day, thousands of young women were given the opportunity to visit the workplace and to get first-hand experience of the vast number of careers that are available. It is a practical way of encouraging girls to strive for excellence, dream big, have strong self-esteem; and to show them that nothing is impossible.

    The City continues to support and participate in the programme. The aim of this one-day campaign is to expose girls to the "world of work" and the wide range of career opportunities; and to give them the opportunity to meet career role models. Girls should be inspired and developed into key role players in the mainstream of the South African economy.

    This year, the City extended the programme to include job shadowing and a girls' camp that targets female learners from disadvantaged communities in grade 9 to grade 11, to expose them to the work environment and economic opportunities within the city. Learners from eight schools across the city were invited. They were placed in different departments, regions and entities for the day (job shadowing), and taken to a camp where they were exposed to opportunities and given a platform to address their challenges.

    It was a day well spent as the girls got the chance to give presentations on what they had learned throughout the day. They were placed in municipal departments such as Environmental Management, Community Safety, Housing and Human Settlement, and Emergency Services. After the presentations, schools were awarded certificates to mark this special day. Most of them were happy for the opportunity, for which they are envied by so many.

  • Mayor delivers Tshwane’s 2017/18 budget speech

    Mayor delivers Tshwane’s 2017/18 budget speech

    Thu, May 18, 2017

    The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, delivered his first budget speech today. "This task will not be an easy one, but one for which we are ready. The budget that is today before Council is a demonstration of our commitment to making Tshwane a prosperous hub of opportunity, safety and sustainability. Failure in this regard is simply not an option. This budget is for my VIPs – the people of Tshwane," said the mayor.

     

    He further announced that the budget will make it less expensive for consumers, the residents of Tshwane, compared to what would have been the case if proper affordability assessments were not carried out in the formulation of this budget.

     

    Electricity will increase by 1,8%, water by 10,2% and refuse removal by 7,5%. Property rate tariffs will be based on the new valuation roll. The total account is expected to increase by around 2% on average.

     

    In real terms this means that a Tshwane account holder who paid R394,54 on property rates in the 2016/17 financial year, will pay R346,43 in the upcoming 2017/18 financial year. This is a R48,11 decrease in what the City is asking our residents to pay.

     

    Infrastructure-led growth will be the key to unlocking the potential of Tshwane. The expansion, upgrading and refurbishment of water, electricity, road networks and public transport, where necessary, will allow for greater commercial activity across Tshwane.

     

    The City will prioritise an overhaul of the billing system over the next five years, including through the use and integration of e-systems, to ensure that all businesses and residents are billed correctly and fairly.

     

    Budget allocations:

     

    • R1,3 billion has been set aside to maintain and repair infrastructure.
    • R660 million has been earmarked to develop infrastructure in Rosslyn, Ekangala and Waltloo so as to strengthen the industrial backbone for faster and sustainable growth.
    • R122 million goes to EPWP job opportunities.
    • R375,8 million has been awarded to roads and transport.
    • R2 billion has been available to the metro police to give effect to the crime-fighting agenda.
    • R40 million is earmarked for the fight against drugs.

     

    Link for budget speech:

    http://www.tshwane.gov.za/Documents/Budget%20Speech%20Final%20201718%20(3)%20(4)%20(ChIS+VN).pdf 

     

  • Budget Speech 2017/18

    Budget Speech 2017/18

    Wed, May 17, 2017

    The Executive Mayor, Cllr Solly Msimanga will table the City's budge t speech during a special Council sitting tomorow on the 18 May 2017 in the Council Chamber, Sammy Marks Conference Center. 

  • President launches new Prasa trains in Tshwane

    President launches new Prasa trains in Tshwane

    Fri, May 12, 2017

    President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that the government was investing a great deal of money to improve the way people travel and that the launch of the new Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) trains marked the beginning of a 20-year modernisation programme.

    Following the President's launch of Prasa's new service, South African commuters will now be able to experience a world-class service at affordable rates. Prasa's new trains offer faster travel times, reliable service, improved security with CCTV cameras, and the trains have full air conditioning. Once it is implemented nationally, this travel experience will be available to most of South Africa's commuters.

    The new trains mark the beginning of a 20-year modernisation programme in response to modernising passenger rail services. The modernisation programme promotes the National Development Plan's Vision 2030 that aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030.

    The current trains will continue to run over the next 15 years while Prasa implements the modernisation programme for the new trains and infrastructure upgrades. During this time, Prasa will continue upgrading the current trains and will keep them operational until such time that all of them have been replaced.

  • City of Tshwane invests in Skills Development

    City of Tshwane invests in Skills Development

    Tue, May 9, 2017

    To counter the challenge of shortage of skilled toolmakers, the City of Tshwane has partnered with the National Tooling Initiative Programme towards training the Tshwane youth in toolmaking. There was a festive mood when 74 students received their toolmaking certificates at Hammanskraal on 8 May 2017 during the Faranani Awards Ceremony. 

    The training partnership was necessitated by the demand for the training of toolmakers to support growth and sustainability in the manufacturing sector. The main objective in the implementation and operation of the Tshwane Tooling Academy is to provide sufficient human capital to support Tshwane's manufacturing sector.

    "South Africa has lost about 80% of its toolmakers and die makers over the past 25 years. This has resulted in a shortage of 5 000 toolmakers, which is hampering the manufacturing sector by limiting production to a R3 billion-a-year sector when it has the potential capacity to grow bigger. Most of the South African toolmakers have emigrated, retired, changed jobs or are in the process of exiting the industry. It is estimated that less than 20% of tooling demands are met locally, forcing the manufacturing sector to import tooling and maintenance support services from Germany and China, hence the partnership," said the MMC for Economic Development, Cllr Randall Williams, during the certification ceremony.

    This initiative will contribute towards improving the comparative advantage and the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector in the economy of Tshwane and South Africa. It will also contribute towards addressing development challenges in Tshwane, such as poverty, unemployment and underdevelopment.

  • Measles outbreak in Gauteng

    Measles outbreak in Gauteng

    Mon, May 8, 2017

    The Gauteng Department of Health noticed an increase in confirmed measles cases since the beginning of March 2017 in the province.

     

    The National Department of Health advised the province to conduct an emergency measles outbreak campaign, vaccinating all children from 6 months up to 5 years with one dose of measles vaccine, irrespective of their vaccination status.

     

    At this stage only Johannesburg will vaccinate children from 6 months to 15 years. In Tshwane, all children from 6 to 59 months or up to 5 years need to be vaccinated.

     

    The City of Tshwane urges all parents or guardians to take their children to their nearest clinic for one dose of measles vaccine. The 2017 Emergency Measles Outbreak Campaign will be conducted from 2 to 26 May 2017. Health professional teams will visit crèches to immunise all children from 6 months up to 5 years with one dose of measles vaccine, irrespective of their immunisation status.

     

    Measles is a serious disease, which can cause blindness, deafness, brain damage, pneumonia and even death. It can affect anyone, including children and adults.

     

    What to do

     

    For children in crèches, please complete and sign the consent form and send it back to the crèche the following day. If your children are not attending a crèche, take them to the nearest clinic.

     

    No "Road to Health" cards or booklets are required.

     

    Symptoms

     

    Measles is the most serious of the common childhood viral illnesses.

     

    Symptoms include a fever, rash, runny nose, cough and red eyes .

     

    In severe cases symptoms include mouth ulcers, a painful throat and diarrhoea.

     

    How is it treated?

    There is no specific treatment for measles; because it is a virus, it needs to run its course.

     

    • Pain and fever medicine will make the child feel more comfortable when required.

    • Keep the child hydrated.

    • Good nutrition is essential. Immune-boosting supplements may help, especially vitamin A.

    • If a secondary bacterial infection steps in, a doctor will prescribe the appropriate antibiotics.

    • The child needs to be kept home and away from people for at least 5 days.

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