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  • Load shedding

    Load shedding

    You can find the load shedding schedule and the group your surburb falls under at the following link:/sites/Departments/Public-works-and-infrastructure/Pages/Load-Shedding.aspx

  • Be fire safe this winter

    Be fire safe this winter

    Thu, Jun 14, 2018

    Winter is really settling in now and with temperatures dropping, residents in Tshwane are warming up their living spaces with various heating appliances.

    However, these appliances can be unsafe and cause fires if not used correctly.

    Tshwane Emergency Services has the following safety tips:

    Many households make use of gas appliances on a daily basis. Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas is energy in a cylinder. It is flexible, fast, clean, portable and powerful. It is safely used in a wide range of applications like cooking, heating, refrigeration and lighting.

    Gas cylinders in everyday use range from 3 kg to 48 kg. The law stipulates that a maximum of 19 kg is allowed to be kept inside a house and a maximum of 9 kg in a flat. Cylinders larger than 19 kg must be stored outside. Any fixed installation may only be undertaken by a properly trained and registered LP gas installer. Visit www.saqccgas.co.za for a list of registered installers.

    Main considerations when using your gas heater this winter

    ·         Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines carefully.
    ·         Always turn your heater off at the cylinder valve before going to bed or leaving the room or your property.
    ·         Ensure all the components of your unit are well maintained, eg the heater, regulator, hose and hose connection.
    ·         When changing the cylinder, first close the valve and then remove the regulator. Always check that the rubber "O-ring" (washer) on the end of the regulator is not worn, brittle or damaged in any way. Replace it if it is.
    ·         Ensure the "O-ring" is still located on the end of the regulator, as it sometimes gets stuck in the cylinder valve.
    ·         Test any gas appliance or heater for possible leaks by spraying a soap-water solution on all connections. A bubble will indicate a leak, which must be repaired immediately.
    ·         Do not use aerosols or flammable, cleaning liquids or sprays close to the heater.
    ·         Avoid sitting or standing too close to your heater – a safe distance would be 1 m.
    ·         Always ensure that the room in use is well ventilated so that there is a continuous supply of fresh air (oxygen); if it becomes stuffy, open the windows and doors to allow fresh air in immediately. Ensure that your heater is positioned away from any flammable materials and is not blocking any escape route.
    ·         Never place clothes or other items on your heater.
    ·         Do not move your unit while it is in use.
    ·         Educate children on the safe use of gas appliances and never leave them without supervision in a room where an appliance is located.
    ·         If you suspect a gas leak, turn off the gas cylinder immediately and, if possible, take the heater outside.
    ·         Do not re-use the heater until it has been checked by a reputable LP gas dealer.
    ·         Only use LP gas appliances that are permitted to be sold in South Africa. A complete list is available on www.lpgas.co.za. Click on the Safety button and then on Find a Safe Appliance.
    ·         A lockable steel cage is recommended for the storage of gas cylinders. The cage should have signage indicating that gas is flammable and that no open flames may be near the cage.
    ·         For more information on the safe use of LP gas, visit the website of the LP Gas Safety Association (www.lpgas.co.za) or contact the association on 011 886 9702.

    Safety at home
     
    ·         Use appliances that carry the SABS mark of approval.
    ·         Unplug electrical appliances if they are not going to be used for a long time.
    ·         Use electric heaters with great caution and unplug them before you go to sleep or leave the area where they are used.
    ·         Place heaters away from materials such as curtains, bedding, clothing and wooden furniture and ensure adult supervision if children are around.
    ·         Switch electric blankets off at the wall plug once you leave the bed.
    ·         Have electric cables installed by a professional electrician to minimise the risk of fire.
    ·         Never run electric cables under carpets, as this might cause a short and start a fire.
    ·         Turn off all electrical appliances if a power failure occurs in your area. 
    ·         Use paraffin appliances in a well-ventilated area and switch them off after using them.
    ·         Store flammable liquids in a cool, ventilated area to avoid explosions.
    ·         Ensure that the chimney in your house is cleaned regularly and covered with a safety shield.
    ·         Install smoke alarms in the house and have a fire extinguisher at hand for use in an emergency.
    ·         Avoid having unnecessary waste or compost heaps if your home will be left unattended for a long time.
    ·         Extinguish an open fire before you leave it.
    ·         Do escape drills so that everyone is well prepared in an emergency.
    ·         Make sure that emergency numbers are easily accessible.
    ·         Take special care when you use open fires for braaiing or heating, and extinguish all fires once you leave the area.

    Emergency numbers:
    10177
    012 310 6300
    012 310 6400

  • All stakeholders must join hands to fight cable theft

    All stakeholders must join hands to fight cable theft

    Tue, Jun 12, 2018

    The City of Tshwane is faced with the mammoth task of curbing cable theft, which is a nightmare throughout South Africa. From November 2017 to May 2018 the City lost about R65 million to cable theft. And it is not just the City that is affected – local residents and businesses also suffer from this scourge. This is why the City is appealing to Tshwane’s residents and all its stakeholders to take part in curbing this crime.

     

    Local residents and businesses in all seven regions regularly face water supply interruptions and power outages as a result of cable theft and vandalism of substations. This culminates in non-functioning street and traffic lights, power outages, water supply interruptions and so forth.

     

    The costs the City incurs to restore vandalised substations and replace stolen cables are enormous. As a result, funds that were supposed to restore the dignity of our residents by providing water connections and new electricity, fixing potholes, installing new street lights, building new RDP houses and maintaining our roads must now be used to repair vandalised substations and replace stolen cables.

     

    In his State of the Capital Address on 12 April 2018, the Executive Mayor, Cllr Solly Msimanga, stressed that cable theft and vandalism hamper local economic development and affect the quality of life of Tshwane’s residents. In order to curtail this scourge, the City has established a dedicated Cable Theft Unit in the Tshwane Metro Police Department. According to Cllr Msimanga, more than R80 million has been allocated to the unit to equip them with the necessary resources.

     

    Residents are encouraged to play their part in getting rid of cable theft completely by reporting any suspicious behaviour or digging to 012 358 7095/6 or 080 874 9263. Residents can also contact their local ward councillors and the Community Police Forum (CPF) in their area.

  • City’s immovable asset verification campaign

    City’s immovable asset verification campaign

    Mon, Jun 11, 2018

    The City of Tshwane has initiated an immovable asset verification process with the purpose of preparing an accurate register of all its immovable assets such as land, property and roads, as well as electricity and water systems.

    This is a complete verification of municipal assets that will help to obtain clarity on what belongs to the City and what does not. This process, which is conducted by Akhile Consortium on behalf of the City, is already underway and will take several months to complete. It will cover all seven regions of Tshwane.

     

    Preparing the asset register entails the physical verification and evaluation of each asset in terms of its existence, current state, maintenance requirements and revenue regeneration. As part of job creation, Akhile Consortium has given preference to unemployed residents of Tshwane to perform the verification. Most of these were recruited from institutions of higher learning.

     

    A total of 120 fieldworkers were appointed for the asset verification in all regions of Tshwane. They will wear branded identification cards, caps and overalls. They will not conduct door-to-door evaluation, therefore communities must be vigilant and not be defrauded by bogus fieldworkers.

     

    It is important that Tshwane residents are aware of this process so as to cooperate with the fieldworkers in order to enable them to perform this important task for the City. The assets belong to our communities, and we implore them to take ownership of the assets by protecting them from vandalism and theft.

    All residents are urged to report any vandalism or destruction of municipal assets to the Tshwane Metro Police Department on 012 358 7095/6.

  • African capitals converging in Tshwane to discuss sustainable development

    African capitals converging in Tshwane to discuss sustainable development

    Wed, Jun 6, 2018

    The Fourth African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum (ACCSF) is currently taking place at the CSIR International Convention Centre and is hosting 35 mayors from African capital cities.

     

    This dynamic sustainability conference converges annually in Tshwane during Sustainability Week to delve into the interlinkages between sustainable development, climate change and poverty reduction in the shared belief that African cities are at the forefront of change in Africa.

     

    The ACCSF functions as a network for the mayors of capital cities across the continent in a drive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals that are common to all, and to affirm their commitment to addressing the scourge of climate change, a fight that can only be won with the participation of cities.

     

    In the words of Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane, "the City hosts this event to establish commonalities and challenges faced by major cities in Africa while showcasing and sharing successful initiatives towards the emergence of truly African, original and appropriate answers in addressing the sustainability imperative at the urban scale".

     

    Delivering the keynote address, the Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, said that waste management is a headache for growing cities. Even though there is a comforting growth of waste collectors because of the consciousness about recycling, these waste recyclers do not address the waste collection challenges faced by cities. Piling waste enhances a city's decay and leads to the growth of downtowns.

     

    "#Agenda 2063: The Africa we want envisages cities that will be recycling at least 50% of the waste they generate. With no revenue collection strategies, waste collection suffers a shortage of money to allocate resources for waste collection," he said.

  • Dozens heed the call to clean Tshwane’s CBD

    Dozens heed the call to clean Tshwane’s CBD

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018

    Dozens of volunteers clad in overalls and hand gloves braved the chilly Saturday morning of 2 June 2018 to join the Executive Mayor, Cllr Solly Msimanga, and his executive for a clean-up of filth and grime bedevilling the inner city.

     

    The clean-up campaign, under the banner of Tswelopele – moving forward – is a joint initiative of the City of Tshwane and business aimed at giving the capital city a facelift so as to attract tourists and investors to the largest metro on the continent.

     

    The operation, launched by Msimanga on Saturday morning at Tshwane House – the head office of the City – was attended by volunteers from all walks of life, including MMCs, Councillors, CEOs, students from the Tshwane University of Technology, UN Environment, Miss Earth South Africa, Plastics SA, Capital City Business Chamber and big business such as Standard Bank, Absa, Old Mutual, AVBOB, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and The Waste Group.

     

    As part of the clean-up, Msimanga interacted with drug addicts at Brown Street and encouraged them to get help in order to quit the habit. He made a call to the drug abuse Hopeline team to come and assist those who were willing to be helped. He also spoke to shop owners in Lilian Ngoyi Street who are doing business illegally to make them aware of the City’s by-laws and the consequences of contravening them.

     

    “As shop owners and taxi operators, please work with us to keep the inner city clean by firstly observing by-laws. This is our city, let’s all strive to keep it as clean as Kigali in Rwanda. I implore you to be part of the solution and make our environment clean and pristine,” Msimanga said.

     

    The clean-up was divided among groups who cleaned Lilian Ngoyi Street between Boom and Justice Mohamed Street, Madiba Street between Kgosi Mampuru and Hamilton Street, Francis Baard Street between Nelson Mandela Drive and Sophie de Bruyn Street, Pretorius Street between Nana Sita to Madiba Street, Paul Kruger Street between Bosman and Lilian Ngoyi Street, and Visagie Street between Es’kia Mphahlele and Nelson Mandela Drive. The back part of the Bloed Street taxi rank was also cleaned during the operation.

     

    “The City aims to dedicate the first Saturday of each month to encourage residents to roll up their sleeves and join the campaign to keep our environment clean. The City’s management wishes to extend its appreciation to private stakeholders and volunteers who played a role in ensuring the success of this campaign. We aim to continue to work with different businesses each month to ensure that we all play our part,” Msimanga added.

  • Let us keep Tshwane clean

    Let us keep Tshwane clean

    Fri, Jun 1, 2018

    The City of Tshwane is embarking on a clean-up drive, and we call on our residents, businesses and other stakeholders to volunteer their time every first Saturday of the month to clean up their wards and neighbourhoods.

     

    The City has partnered with various businesses who will support these clean-up campaigns all over Tshwane. The Executive Mayor, Councillor Solly Msimanga, will kick off the first big clean-up in the inner city this Saturday, 2 June 2018. The Executive Mayor, City officials and representatives from businesses and various organisations in Tshwane will tackle the rubbish that is polluting the environment in the inner city.

     

    Residents who want to be part of this clean-up are requested to be at Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, at 08:30.

     

    Gloves and plastic bags, sponsored by Standard Bank and Plastics SA, will be made available to all volunteers.

     

    Volunteers may contact the Capital City Business Chamber on 012 542 1308 for more information.   

    http://www.ccbc.co.za/projects/tswelopele-project.

  • Budget Speech 2018

    Budget Speech 2018

    Wed, May 23, 2018

    ​Budget Speech 2018

  • Major copper cable theft bust in the City of Tshwane

    Major copper cable theft bust in the City of Tshwane

    Tue, May 22, 2018

    An anonymous tip-off has led to a major cable theft bust valued at about R500 000 by a specialised unit of the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) early this morning.

     

    Members of TMPD's newly established Cable Theft Unit received information last night about a truck carrying stolen copper destined for a known second-hand scrap metal dealer west of the city.

     

    Five members of the unit, in a marked police car, flagged down the truck on Van Der Hoff Road, a few metres from its destination. When the driver saw the police, he made a quick U-turn and sped off. The police gave chase and forced the truck off the road.

     

    When police asked the driver what was in the back of the truck, he said he was delivering a pile of rubbish to a scrap metal dealer. Upon inspection of the truck, police made a startling discovery of used and new copper cables belonging to the City with a street value of R500 000 covered under a pile of rubbish. The cables had been stolen from the vandalised Suiderberg substation last Friday. It will cost the city about R3 million to repair the vandalised substation. The driver has since been arrested and is in police custody.

     

    Today's breakthrough comes on the back of an intensified effort to clamp down on cable theft. Over the past five days (18 to 22 May 2018) more than five arrests relating to cable theft have been made. The focus is not only on cable thieves, but second-hand scrap metal dealers too. In one incident, TMPD officers found a cable normally used to supply a substation, which feeds a mini-substation and then the consumer, at a scrapyard. The owner could not explain the origin of the cable and was duly arrested. In another incident, copper cables were found at a scrapyard. The manager could not explain where the cables came from and was also arrested.

     

    A delighted Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, who visited the crime scene this morning, appealed to the community to help the City curb the cable theft scourge.

     

    "These cables are part of the infrastructure meant to service our communities for the provision of water and electricity. This infrastructure doesn't belong to the City, but to the communities. The substations are in the communities and I wish to appeal to our communities to join hands with us to break the backbone of the syndicates that have wrought havoc in the city, causing massive power outages and water supply interruptions across the entire city for quite some time now," Msimanga said.

     

    Msimanga said he and other metro mayors in Ekurhuleni and Johannesburg, who collectively suffered a whopping R250 million loss due to cable theft in the past six months, intended approaching the Ministers of Police and Intelligence, as well as the President, to plead with them to prioritise cable theft.

     

    "It's the community that suffers the most due to rampant cable theft. Today's bust is a welcome relief because some of our communities were beginning to think that the outages that they have been experiencing were as a result of our ineptitude or incompetence. The recent police successes bear testimony to what we've been saying all along – that the service interruptions were a result of theft and damage to the city's infrastructure. The time for criminals and their unlawful conduct in this city is over. We will work tirelessly to bring them to book. I wish to congratulate the team for these recent successes," Msimanga added.

     

    The leadership of the City of Tshwane would like to reassure residents that they are aware of all service delivery challenges that have been raised, in particular, the issue of constant power outages. With winter now at our doorstep, we are aware that the demand for electricity will increase due to the cold weather conditions. We understand the importance of ensuring a continuous supply of electricity to our communities and businesses.

     

    The unstable power supply is a serious concern and we are not taking it lightly. We have already begun to implement certain interventions to deal with all challenges that contribute to this problem. The power outages are due to a number of factors, but the main contributor is cable theft, which has an effect on mini substations, cabling and transformers, among others. Furthermore, the cost of cable theft is immense and impacts the City's revenue each time cables have to be replaced. This also means that the City has to channel funds that were meant for other services to restore power to residents.

     

    The City of Tshwane's Chief of Police, Ms Johanna Nkomo, says the City's newly established Cable Theft Unit will be capacitated further so that it can intensify its efforts in dealing with cable theft, while continuing with other activities, such as physical guarding and patrols at various points. Our TMPD is aware of areas where this scourge is most prevalent and will double its efforts to safeguard City property at those specific points.

     

    "We are encouraged by the recent arrests and will continue to work hard to effect more. There are a few issues, however, that we will need to work on closely with law enforcement agencies and the justice system to ensure synergy across the entire value chain, especially regarding arrests and successful convictions. We need to see a situation where the perpetrators are denied bail and are locked away for a long time. We need to stop them from inconveniencing our residents and costing government so much revenue loss and headaches," Nkomo said.

     

    Another growing concern is vandalism of our substations. The City has to spend money almost daily on the restoration of substations that have been vandalised. This is prevalent across all seven regions. We are prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect the City's strategic assets. Tshwane is a capital city that houses the seat of government, government departments, tertiary institutions and a number of embassies. We have many sites of national strategic importance which we all have a responsibility to protect against any threat, including sabotage. We have begun to procure equipment to be utilised by the TMPD for the safeguarding of City assets. We are willing to try new mechanisms that will help us in this regard, which includes turning to technology.

     

    We wish to reiterate our plea to our communities to report suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods to the Tshwane Metro Police Department on 012 358 7095/6.

  • Hopeline lends a hand to drug users

    Hopeline lends a hand to drug users

    Wed, May 9, 2018

    ​The misuse and abuse of drugs is a major safety and social development challenge in Tshwane. This challenge affects all residents, but poorer communities are disproportionally affected due to poor access to healthcare, higher exposure to drug-related activities that leads to crime and violence, and a lessened ability to seek out rehabilitation due to cost or availability.

     

    On Tuesday, 8 May 2018, the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, visited the HOPELINE contact centre to assess the gallant work being done to reduce substance abuse and its harmful consequences among the Tshwane youth.

     

    "When we launched HOPELINE in 2017, we did it with the full appreciation of the dangerous drug addiction that ravages family lives. As a caring administration, we needed to act swiftly and lend a helping hand to service users and their families to get access to assistance through referral to rehabilitation services and counselling," said the Executive Mayor.

     

    "The establishment of HOPELINE has added many positives towards our cause. It has helped the City promote and strengthen working relationships with stakeholders on the drug and substance abuse programme and offers communities the opportunity to anonymously report drug peddlers. Importantly, it has registered over 400 calls from residents looking for help with respect to locating the nearest drug rehabilitation centre," continued the Executive Mayor.

     

    The City's approach in fighting this deadly scourge is multi-pronged, looking at prevention, suppression and intervention. The City's offer is focused on drug prevention wherein it educates residents about the dangers and effects of drug abuse through sharing information and awareness campaigns. A specialised unit was established to target drug dealers and manufacturers. Drug intervention is a key focus for the City and we have created an enabling environment for registered NGOs to provide services, such as aftercare interventions.

     

    Residents are encouraged to contact the HOPELINE toll free number, 0800 HOPE GP (4673 47).

     

    "We need the public to take a stand and declare war on drugs within their communities. One life destroyed by drug use is one life too many. We have to rescue our lost generation from this and we have to leverage our partnerships and existing tools to make progress in this regard," concluded the Executive Mayor.

  • Celebrating World Book Day

    Celebrating World Book Day

    Thu, Apr 26, 2018

    Even if it's just once a year, World Book Day shines the spotlight on how great books are. For some children, one day or even one book is enough to instil a lifelong love of words, reading and stories. Although World Book Day is on 23 April 2018, the City of Tshwane held its World Book Day celebrations on 24 April 2018 at the Laudium Community Centre.
    The event was attended by learners from surrounding schools. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to pick up a book and read. This sounds simple, but today’s reality includes a lot more technology than when this day was first launched 18 years ago. To highlight the importance of World Book Day, the learners preformed poems, storytelling, singing and dancing.
    The MMC for Community and Social Development Services, Cllr Ntsiki Mokhotho, said, “Young children are naturally inquisitive and have a thirst for knowledge from a young age. It is essential that all of us, whether we are parents, caregivers or teachers, to be all involved in ensuring children have access to books.” She further encouraged the learners to make use of libraries because libraries expose them to many opportunities.
    Getting children into the habit of reading every single day is crucial. After all, learning to read independently from as early as possible has huge benefits for their futures.

  • Chief Whip of Council hosts dialogue in Commemoration of Freedom Day

    Chief Whip of Council hosts dialogue in Commemoration of Freedom Day

    Thu, Apr 26, 2018

    ​Councillors this week attended a seminar hosted by the Chief Whip of Council, Cllr Christiaan van den Heever, to reflect on Freedom Day 24 years into democracy and how the work of a councillor can bring freedom closer to the people.

     

    The panel of speakers consisted of Dr Somadoda Fikeni, Mr Lukhona Mnguni, Mr Prince Mashele, Prof Steve Friedman and Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa.

     

    Opening the dialogue, Cllr Van den Heever remarked that although much has changed since 1994 and there has been progress in every sphere of society, more must still be done to make the dream of a prosperous South Africa for all a reality.

     

    The panellists were in agreement that a 2018 South Africa does not reflect the dream of a united nation and that the disparity between rich and poor is a dividing factor. Dr Fikeni said that people with a common purpose leave a legacy, but people who are always squabbling leave a vacuum.

     

    Prof Friedman urged local governments to ensure that all residents become part of local conversations. "The democratic rights some of us have, should become the democratic rights of all," he said.

     

    The City of Tshwane wants to be at the forefront of opportunities where all South Africans can share their ideas of the South Africa they envisage to live in and show how they are willing to contribute to make it a better country for all its citizens at all levels of life.

  • 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 IDPcomments@tshwane.gov.za  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 stephanib@tshwane.gov.za 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 samch@tshwane.gov.za 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 www.tshwane.gov.za.

       

      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.

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