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  • Be a participative resident and influence service delivery issues affecting you

    Be a participative resident and influence service delivery issues affecting you

    Tue, Apr 24, 2018

    ​Community members and stakeholders are invited to comment on the Draft 2018/19 Review of the 2017–2021 Tshwane Integrated Development Plan (IDP), Draft 2018/19 Medium-term Revenue and Expenditure Framework (MTREF), and Draft Property Rates Policy and By-Law.  


    Residents, business and stakeholders are afforded an opportunity to be part of the city's decision making. Join us as we determine Tshwane's service delivery focus for the new financial year.


    Anyone who wishes to comment on these documents can submit their comments as follows:


    • IDP: Email to  or hand-deliver to the IDP comments box, reception desk, Ground Floor, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria.
    • Draft 2017/18 MTREF (and related tariffs): Email to Stephani Botes at or hand-deliver into the MTREF comments box, reception desk, Ground Floor, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria.
    • Draft Property Rates Policy and By-law:  Email to Sam Chepape at or hand-deliver into the Property Rates Policy and By-laws comments box, reception desk, Ground Floor, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria.


      All these documents can be accessed on the City's website at


      The closing date for comments on the Draft 2018/19 Review of the 2017–2021 IDP and Draft 2018/19 MTREF is 30 April 2018 at 15:00, and for the Draft Property Rates Policy and By-law the closing date is 7 May 2018 at 15:00. All comments must be in writing.


      E-Tshwane Government App


      The City has also developed an application (app) to provide additional avenues through technology for communities and stakeholders to participate in the consultation on the draft IDP and 2018/19 budget. The "Tshwane E-Government" is a citizen engagement app that is meant to foster participatory democracy, accountability and responsiveness (Batho Pele principles). Through this app, citizens and stakeholders can raise issues, provide input and influence the City's policies and strategies.


      The app has been piloted and is available on the Google Play-store and the Apple i-tunes store. Residents and stakeholders can download the app on their smart devices and participate in the process.

  • City of Tshwane hosts C40 New Building Efficiency Network Workshop

    City of Tshwane hosts C40 New Building Efficiency Network Workshop

    Wed, Apr 18, 2018

    ​The City of Tshwane is hosting the C40 New Building Efficiency Network Workshop from 17 to 19 April 2018, and visitors from Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Copenhagen, eThekwini, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Tshwane and Santiago will be in attendance.

    The workshop aims to bring together City of Tshwane staff working on new building energy efficiency policy as well as programme development and implementation to meet in person, make new professional connections and initiate city-to-city collaboration to advance new building efficiency policy and progammes. It is also an opportunity to share good practice and new approaches to deliver ultra-high efficiency performance in new buildings so as to achieve net zero-carbon performance; and to create a network plan for the next year that will contribute towards each city's new building efficiency goals, including integration with their 1,5 degree climate action planning.

    The City of Tshwane is a member of the C40 Climate Leadership Group and an Innovator City. The City joined C40 in 2014 and since then we have seen good progress in our efforts to build a more sustainable city for our future generations.

    After the Paris Declaration and Compact of Mayors, which saw mayors committing to play a part in reducing carbon emissions in their cities, the City of Tshwane partnered with C40 and now conducts the South Africa 2020 Building Energy Efficiency Programme. The goal is to make all new buildings in South Africa energy efficient or zero-carbon or carbon neutral buildings by 2030 and to prevent a global average temperature rise of more than 1,5 degrees.

    The City of Tshwane has a Green Economy Framework that provides a strategic guide for low-carbon, resource-efficient and climate-resilient, equitable economic development as part of the City's drive to a transition towards more sustainable development. The framework highlights that this transition will require a different approach to built environment development, focusing on green buildings and building efficiency.

    The City of Tshwane requires infrastructure that conforms to standards supplied by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). Hence the objectives of the policy guidelines are (a) to streamline the application process so as to facilitate rather than impede green development; b) to keep a record of applications and compliance with relevant legislation and standards; and c) to report applications to NERSA.

    Joining the C40 New Building Efficiency drive and the South Africa 2020 Building Efficiency Programme means the City has to improve on what it has already done in the green building and energy efficiency space.

    This includes the review of our Green Building By-law that was promulgated in 2012, to ensure that it is aligned to national building regulations and standards. These relate to SANS 204 and SANS 10400 XA, which are currently under review. Our Green Building By-law specifically promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy in the design of new buildings. It also promotes resource efficiency regarding water, transport and waste management.

  • To prevent influenza, vaccinate now with a 3-in-1 influenza vaccine

    To prevent influenza, vaccinate now with a 3-in-1 influenza vaccine

    Wed, Apr 18, 2018

    To prevent influenza, vaccinate now with a 3-in-1 influenza vaccine.


    The following people need to be vaccinated against influenza:


    • Pregnant women, irrespective of stage of pregnancy
    • HIV-infected persons and persons with other immune-suppressive diseases
    • Adults or children who are at high risk for influenza-related complications due to underlying medical conditions such as chronic pulmonary disease (including asthma); cardiovascular disease (except hypertension); renal, hepatic, neurologic, haematologic or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus); and morbid obesity (BMI ≥ 40)
    • Children aged 6 months to 18 years who are on long-term aspirin therapy
    • All persons 65 years and older and residents of old-age homes
    • Healthcare workers who fall into any of the above-mentioned target groups


    Please note:


    • The influenza vaccine cannot cause disease.
    • The vaccine is safe.
    • People who have received the influenza vaccine may later get an illness caused by other common viruses.
    • Wash your hands regularly with clean water and soap.
    • Cough and sneeze onto the inner part of your elbow, not into your hand.
    • Keep your hands away from your face.
    • If you have one or more of the signs and symptoms of influenza, seek treatment.


    The flu vaccine is offered free of charge at all government health facilities.


    For more information, contact your local clinic.

  • Executive Mayor delivers State of the Capital Address

    Executive Mayor delivers State of the Capital Address

    Mon, Apr 16, 2018

    The City of Tshwane’s new headquarters, Tshwane House, was abuzz with activity on 12 April 2018. The day was just perfect and the mood very positive as councillors and other dignitaries descended on the building to see the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, deliver his State of the Capital Address outlining the City’s plans for service delivery. On the lighter side of things, and setting the atmosphere for the Executive Mayor to deliver an interesting speech, was a parade. Both dignitaries and residents who were in the vicinity bundled outside Tshwane House to view the enthralling and breath-taking parade by the Tshwane Metro Police and Emergency Services personnel, which had to be absolutely perfect for inspection by Msimanga.  

    Right at the beginning of Msimanga’s speech it became clear that cable theft is a serious concern. He talked at length about the issue and shared his plans and intentions aimed at intensifying the fight against cable theft. Msimanga said while Tshwane is not a major producer of copper, it seems to be one of the largest marketplaces for the sale and trade of copper, and this is because of the high precedence of copper theft in the city. As a result of this problem, many of Tshwane’s residents have suffered power outages and still continue to, particularly those in Region 3 and 4.

    The City of Tshwane, represented by Msimanga, will be meeting with the Executive Mayors of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni soon to discuss ways of dealing with cable theft, and importantly, to collaborate on fighting this scourge that has befallen the metro municipalities. He is looking at an approach where they can get all role players involved, including the lobbying of national government to form a crime intelligence task team to solve this matter. Cable theft has the potential to hamper the sustainable provision of services such as transport, communication, water and electricity. It affects the quality of life of Tshwane’s residents and hamstrings local economic development efforts.

    Msimanga warned buyers purchasing the stolen cables that they will not be spared and will be subject to the law, too.

    Read the full speech here: SOCA 2018

  • 2018 State of the Capital Address

    2018 State of the Capital Address

    Tue, Apr 10, 2018

    The Executive Mayor, Councillor Solly Msimanga, will deliver the 2018 State of the Capital Address (SOCA) at 11:00 on Thursday 12 April 2018 during a special Council meeting at Tshwane House.


    The public can watch the proceedings live on Tshwane TV (DSTV Channel 262) or on a big screen in Burgers Park on the corner of Thabo Sehume and Jacob Maré Street.


    The SOCA will also be broadcast live on the following community radio stations:


    Sosha FM (93.0), Laudium FM (1584), Tshwane FM (93.6), Kangala FM (92.8), UNISA FM (98.9),

    Mams FM (91.9), TUT FM (96.2), Pheli FM (95.0), Moretele FM (106.6), Pulpit AM (657) and

    Sefako Makgato University FM (97.1)

  • Be safe this Easter

    Be safe this Easter

    Thu, Mar 29, 2018

    The Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) will be intensifying operations this Easter to ensure increased visibility in road policing, by-law enforcement and crime prevention throughout Tshwane. The focus will be on reducing fatal accidents, drunken driving, speed limit violations, illegal pedestrian movements on highways, drug and substance abuse, vehicle overloading and infrastructure theft.

    Speaking at the launch of the Easter road safety campaign in Waltloo yesterday, TMPD chief, Lieutenant-General Johanna Nkomo, warned motorists that they will have zero tolerance for transgressors.

    "There is nothing too big or too small that we won’t take into account. If your indicator is not working, it will be made a big deal. If a pedestrian is crossing a highway, that will be a big deal. It takes one little mistake to bring havoc and create offences, danger – and widows and widowers," she told the metro police officers.

    We urge road users to always observe road traffic rules, fasten their seatbelts, not to drive under the influence of alcohol, ensure that vehicles are roadworthy and exercise patience on the road. Pedestrians, please make use of pedestrian crossings and only cross when it is allowed, and also wear reflective clothes when walking in the dark.

  • Title deeds handed over to housing beneficiaries in Eersterust

    Title deeds handed over to housing beneficiaries in Eersterust

    Mon, Mar 26, 2018

    On Thursday, 22 March 2018,  the MMC for Housing and Human Settlement, Cllr Mandla Nkomo, led a ceremonial handover of 88 title deeds in Eersterust.


    The City of Tshwane resolved that the remaining scheme houses in Eersterust should be transferred to qualifying beneficiaries in terms of the Enhanced Extended Discount Benefit Scheme (EEDBS) policy by using subsidization up to the full prevailing individual housing subsidy amount.


    This administration is speeding up the delivery of title deeds for state-subsidised houses so that recipients have legal ownership of the property where they reside or operate a business from. This provides homeowners with an important economic asset to free them from poverty or advance their prospects. It is also in line with the 2030 vision of building sustainable communities and providing adequate, quality services and infrastructure for all residents.


    Cllr Nkomo told the new homeowners that they are now the sole and legal owners of the house allocated to them and registered in their name. “Remember, home ownership is an exciting experience, as it restores pride, dignity and respect. The house handed to you today also carries certain responsibilities and rights, obligations and duties that you must always meet and fulfil.”


    Photo caption: Ward Councillor Benjamin Lawrence; Mary Keppler, 92 years old; Cllr Mandla Nkomo


  • TMPD ignites excellence at the inaugural Gauteng Department of Community

    TMPD ignites excellence at the inaugural Gauteng Department of Community

    Mon, Mar 26, 2018

    Our men and women in uniform from the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) won in two of the three categories that they were nominated for at the inaugural Gauteng Department of Community Safety Services Excellence Awards that took place at the Johannesburg City Hall. The two awards were in the Traffic Law Enforcement and By-Law Enforcement categories.

    The awards were initiated by the MEC for Community Safety in Gauteng, Ms Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, to acknowledge and show appreciation for excellence and selfless service by men and women of Gauteng who dedicate their lives to making the province safe and secure for its people.

    The key objectives of the awards are to:

    ·         Inspire and encourage service excellence within law enforcement agencies and community safety partners

    ·         Profile and highlight good performance and encourage ethical behaviour

    ·         Promote a consistent spirit of teamwork and cooperation as espoused by the Public Service Charter and Batho Pele principles

    ·         Boost the morale of Gauteng Law Enforcement personnel and community safety partners

    ·         Highlight and publicise achievements of law enforcement agencies and community safety partners

    The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, said, “I would like to salute our men and women in uniform from the TMPD for winning two out of the three categories that they were nominated for. I would also like to congratulate and thank the leadership of TMPD, under the MMC for Community Safety, Alderman Derrick Kissoonduth,  and the Metro Police Chief, Lieutenant-General Johanna Nkomo. May we continue to ensure that crime prevention and the enforcement of municipal by-laws continue unabated, as the livelihood of the residents of Tshwane is a critical priority for the DA-led multiparty administration.”

  • #Connect2Earth


    Thu, Mar 22, 2018

    The City of Tshwane will celebrate Earth Hour with the rest of the world on 24 March 2018 between 20:30 and 21:30. Please join us and millions of people who will switch off their lights for an hour to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the planet.

    The theme for the 2018 Earth Hour is "#Connect2Earth". This year the City is co-organising and participating in a number of Earth Hour events. The two main events deal with the mitigation of carbon emissions, respectively waste, biodiversity and low-carbon mobility.

    The events are the following:

    The main Earth Hour event will take place on 24 March 2018 at the Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site from 19:00 to 22:00. The venue blends well with celebrating biodiversity, which is a connecting thread to Earth Hour 2018.

    On 25 March 2018, a 30 km cycling event called the Kasi Ride has been arranged in Ga-Rankuwa, starting at 07:00 and ending at 12:00. The event aims to raise awareness of the role of non-motorised transport in reducing emissions in the transport sector.


  • National Water Week

    National Water Week

    Thu, Mar 22, 2018

    ​In celebrating National Water Week, the City of Tshwane is appealing to all residents of the capital to play a role in conserving and protecting Tshwane's water resources.

    March is the month of water in South Africa with the celebration of National Water Week whilst the international community celebrates World Water Day on 22 March. The 2018 National Water Week runs from 18 to 24 March 2018.

    The theme of National Water Week is "Access to safe water by 2030 – possible through nature". The event is dedicated to educating South Africans to become aware of water challenges and to change their habits and the decisions they make today, as these will impact on our water cycle tomorrow.

    The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is calling on South Africans to increase their care of and respect for water as a scarce resource. Everyone can make a difference; it doesn't matter how big or small.

    National Water Week is an awareness campaign of the DWS that serves as a powerful mechanism reiterating the value of water, the need for sustainable management of this scarce resource, and the role water plays in eradicating poverty and underdevelopment in South Africa.

    Examples on how to save water this week:

    • Install a low-flow shower head and tap aerators where possible. Shower rather than bath.
    • Collect your shower, bath and basin water and re-use it to flush your toilet.
    • Save water by planting indigenous or drought-resistant plants in the garden.
    • Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving. Just by shutting the tap while you brush your teeth you can save up to 200 litre of water a month.
    • Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks. A leaking toilet can waste up to 100 000 litre of water per year.
    • Collect rainwater for re-use in the garden or washing the car.
    • Ensure all your taps are fully closed. At 1 drip per second a dripping tap wastes up to 30 litre of water a day.
    • If you really have to wash your car, use a bucket, waterless product or hosepipe fitted with an automatic self-close device.

  • Launch of “Place called Home” initiative

    Launch of “Place called Home” initiative

    Sat, Mar 17, 2018

    ​On Thursday, 15 March 2018, a global campaign aimed at ending homelessness was launched at the University of Pretoria. The campaign was spearheaded by the Tshwane Homelessness Forum (THF) and was initiated by the Institute of Global Homelessness (IGH) to end homelessness by 2030 in 150 cities.


    The MMC for Health, Cllr Sakkie du Plooy, addressed the crowd of academics, activists, business people and City officials. It was evident from all the inputs that the common goal is to eradicate homelessness in Tshwane, a city that has been identified as an ideal city to work in, not only because of this dynamic assortment of organisations, but also because of the availability of land, infrastructure and buildings.


    The end goal of drastically reducing street homelessness by 2030 relies on a robust partnership between the THF, City of Tshwane, University of Pretoria and Unisa. This partnership is already attracting the interest of the private sector, which has the ability to implement housing solutions with rapid efficiency. The first pledge to provide modular housing from refurbished containers was offered subject to the required approvals and support from the City of Tshwane. And this is exactly what homelessness needs now – rapid action so that the homeless are included in the pledge of the Executive Mayor, Cllr Solly Msimanga, upon assuming office in August 2016 to treat Tshwane's residents as VIPs.


    For more information on the initiative, refer to

  • City of Tshwane takes the fight against drugs to the regions.

    City of Tshwane takes the fight against drugs to the regions.

    Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    The City of Tshwane in collaboration with stakeholders interested in fighting substance abuse is establishing Regional Drug Action Committees (RDACs) in all seven regions. The process is championed by the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health, Cllr Sakkie du Plooy.

    The roll-out of the RDACs commenced in February 2018 and takes place in two phases.

    The first phase is a march in order to create awareness in the community of the need to fight against drug lords and the availability of illicit drugs, and to support programmes of the Health Department aimed at facilitating the rehabilitation of problematic substance users in their region and their eventual reintegration with their communities.

    The second phase is a meeting a few days later where RDACs are formally constituted/elected as per the policy on the Local Drug Action Committee (LDAC) and RDACs in Tshwane.

    The City's drug response programme is aimed at reducing the demand for and supply of drugs and at the same time ensure that there are systems in place to reduce the harm caused by the abuse of drugs.

    Due to the extent of the drug problem in Tshwane, it is a challenge that the City cannot address on its own. An integrated approach is necessary where City officials, NPOs, churches, universities and communities cooperate to intensify efforts to address this scourge that destroys communities. For this reason it became necessary not only to create awareness in communities on the drug problem, but also to facilitate the active involvement of communities in this effort by the establishment of RDACs.

    When all nine RDACs have been established the committee members will be trained to fulfil their duties as a committee and start planning and executing relevant programmes in their respective regions.

    Next the LDAC of Tshwane will be established under the leadership of the Executive Mayor as prescribed by the National Drug Master Plan (NDMP).

    On this new journey we are committed to win the battle against the evil of drug abuse. 



    The next Roadshows and establishment of the RDACs are as follows:

    Roadshows start at 07:00 and the establishment of the RDACs start at 15:00 on the dates below:


    RDAC Roadshow


    Establishment of RDACs

    17 March 2018

    Mbolekwa Hall


    20 March 2018

    Mbolekwa Hall



    17 March 2018

    Olievenhoutbosch Hall

    20 March 2018

    Olievenhoutbosch Hall


    24 March 2018

    Refilwe Community Hall

    27 March 2018

    Refilwe Community Hall


    7 April 2018

    Mamelodi West Community Hall


    10 April 2018

    Mamelodi West Community Hall


    14 April 2018     .

    Ekangala Community Hall


    17 April 2018

    Zithobeni Hall


    21 April 2018

    Eersterust Civic Centre Hall

    24 April 2018

    Eersterust Civic Centre Hall




  • Voter Registration

    Voter Registration

    Thu, Mar 8, 2018

    ​This weekend, residents can verify their status on the voter's roll and new voters can register to vote. Voting stations will be open from 08:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, 10 March and Sunday, 11 March 2018.


    The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says this general registration weekend goes to the heart of the preparations for the 2019 national and provincial elections. 


    The registration weekend will –


    • allow registered voters whose address details are not on the voters' roll to provide this information;
    • assist new voters to register; and
    • allow already registered voters who have moved since they registered to re-register in their current voting district. 


      Find your correct voting station and bring your ID

      Voters must visit the voting station in their voting district. It is important to visit the correct voting station. To find your correct voting station, please call the IEC's contact centre on 0800 11 8000, or visit and locate your correct voting station using the IEC's Voting Station Finder App.


      Registered voters can also SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing the address of their current voting station (charged at R1).

      Voters are reminded to take their green barcoded ID book or smart-card ID or valid temporary ID certificate. They will be assisted to complete a registration form by providing the home address at which they ordinarily reside, which will allow the IEC to place them in the correct voting district. Proof of residence is NOT required.


      The IEC's online facility at remains active for registered voters with access to the internet to check and update or provide their address online, should they be unable to visit their correct voting station this weekend. These voters are also urged to update their details before the end of May 2018.


      The Department of Home Affairs offices will be open from 08:00 to 17:00 on 10 and 11 March 2018 to facilitate –

      • collection of green, barcoded ID books and smart-card IDs; and
      • immediate issuance of temporary ID certificates.


      Voters can enquire about the status of their IDs without physically visiting Home Affairs offices by simply SMSing the word "ID" followed by their ID number to 32551. Each SMS costs R1. Voters can also call the Home Affairs contact centre on 0800 60 11 90.

  • Double delight as Coetzee makes Tshwane Open history

    Double delight as Coetzee makes Tshwane Open history

    Mon, Mar 5, 2018

    George Coetzee became the first player in Tshwane Open history to win the title twice when he claimed a two-stroke victory at Pretoria Country Club on Sunday.


    Coetzee closed with a 67 to win on 18 under par, adding to the title he won here in 2015. England's Sam Horsfield finished second on 16 under, also with a round of 67.


    Coetzee's win came despite two suspensions of play with only three holes of his final round remaining. Coetzee was three shots clear at the time of the first suspension. Just under two hours later the players returned. Coetzee played one hole – the par-three 16th – and made par when the siren sounded for the second suspension because of lightning. He returned to bogey 17 and then birdied 18 for the win.


    "A lot has happened since the last time I held this trophy. It's nice to win again," said the now four-time winner on the European Tour, whose last victory before this also came in 2015 when he won the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.


    "I couldn't have done it this week without the amazing support from the club members," he said, paying tribute to his home club.


    Coetzee led by two going into the final round, but made two bogeys in his first four holes. Finland's Mikko Korhonen set the pace on the front nine with his three birdies and he moved one clear of Coetzee before the South African found his putting touch on the back nine.


    Coetzee's four birdies in five holes from the 11th, including a 30-foot putt for birdie on the 13th, took him three clear of the field at that stage and gave him the cushion he needed.


    "After the first four holes I wasn't sure it was going to be my day, to be honest. But the putter started to wake up on the back nine," Coetzee said.


    Korhonen finished third on 15 under with a closing 68.


    Earlier in the day, Zimbabwean professional Mark Williams signed for a final round of 70 to finish on five over par. But the time he took to play his final 18 holes was what was so significant.


    Williams played alone with just a marker and completed his round in one hour and 58 minutes. He finished his round with two birdies and an eagle over his final three holes.


    "I'm a fast player and I really enjoyed it. I didn't really rush too much. Luckily I didn't have to look for too many balls. But it was really nice just being out there with the marker and my mate caddying for me. It was fun," said Williams.

  • City's back-to-school campaign

     City's back-to-school campaign

    Mon, Mar 5, 2018

    ​On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, together with the MMC for Health, Cllr Sakkie du Plooy, and the Section 79 Oversight Chairperson for Health, Alderwoman Rita Aucamp, visited schools in and around Tshwane as part of the City's back-to-school campaign.


    The initiative was launched in January 2017 after Alderwoman Aucamp had assessed the conditions that some learners and teachers where subjected to, such as lack of educational resources and daily hygiene essentials. With the support of the Executive Mayor, Cllr du Plooy, councillors, officials and stakeholders, the project reached out in 2017 to 180 learners from four secondary schools in Soshanguve, and this year (2018) to 260 learners from four secondary schools in Hammanskraal and 100 primary school learners in the Pretoria Central region.


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