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  • Residents urged to use water sparingly in order to prevent shortages

    Residents urged to use water sparingly in order to prevent shortages

    Fri, Sep 22, 2017

    ​The City of Tshwane has observed that, since the beginning of September 2017, water consumption has increased drastically, resulting in high water demand. This high water usage has now resulted in Rand Water putting strict measures in place to ensure that the allowable existing water abstraction limit from the Vaal dam is not exceeded.


    In light of this high usage, Rand Water, the utility supplying water to, among others, Tshwane municipality, has begun to restrict their meters that provide water to various reservoirs throughout the City. Last Friday, on September 15, some areas were restricted due to the drastic increase in water consumption. The said areas included: 


    •         Louwlardia

    •         Rooihuiskraal

    •         Kosmosdal

    •         Blair Atholl

    •         Bakenkop

    •         Soshanguve

    •         Mabopane

    •         Kruisfontein

    •         Ga-Rankuwa Industrial

    •         Ga-Rankuwa

    •         Rosslyn North and

    •         Akasia.


    Other areas which experienced restrictions, that were effected by the City on their reservoirs due to high consumption, are the following: 


    •         Akasia

    •         Bakenkop

    •         Grootfontein

    •         Queenswood

    •         Magaliesberg

    •         Hercules

    •         Atteridgeville LL 

    •         Soshanguve LL

    •         Annlin

    •         Carina Street East

    •         Klipfontein

    •         Temba


    The above-mentioned areas were restricted following the detection of below 40% water levels in the reservoirs. Limiting water supply was done to safeguard as well as ensure that there is a continued control and supply of water to all residents.


    Residents are reminded that in terms of the partial restrictions that the City announced in May this year, households are not allowed to irrigate gardens with a hosepipe or sprinkler between 11h00 and 16h00. The restrictions are applicable throughout the year, regardless of the season we are in.


    As we approach another weekend and beyond, all consumers are again urged to conserve water by using it wisely and sparingly.

  • Gauteng Carnival – celebrating Heritage Day in full colour

    Gauteng Carnival – celebrating Heritage Day in full colour

    Thu, Sep 21, 2017

    ​Africa's biggest street party, the Gauteng Social Cohesion Carnival, which also coincides with Heritage Day on 24 September, is set to be bigger and better with about 25 000 participants expected to parade the streets of Tshwane. The 6,7 km parade will begin and end at the Tshwane Events Centre.


    Held under the theme "Celebrating our living heritage: Treasure the year of OR Tambo", the Gauteng Social Cohesion Carnival is an important vehicle for nation building and social cohesion.  


    At the carnival parade the public will see mesmerising designs with costumes and floats measuring up to 5 m in height, enthralling dance moves, music and more. Troupes from the DRC, Botswana, China and Peru will take part in the carnival. Other embassies that have confirmed their participation include Tanzania, Congo, Ivory Coast, Lesotho, Somalia, Nigeria, Zambia, Bulgaria and Portugal.


    Provision has been made  for the public to watch the parade with activations and entertainment in strategic areas along the route. You can bring your camp chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy the party on the street. You can also join the festivities at the Tshwane Events Centre for more entertainment and fun.


  • Launch of a new bicycle unit to fight crime in Hatfield

    Launch of a new bicycle unit to fight crime in Hatfield

    Thu, Sep 14, 2017

    The City of Tshwane launched a new bicycle unit as part of the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) to strengthen partnerships with the anti-crime community.


    The new unit was launched in partnership with the University of Pretoria, City Property and Growth Point.


    The City and businesses in Hatfield will work with metro police officers to deal with criminal elements in the area.


    The bicycles will assist greatly with frequent patrols and fighting crime around Hatfield, which is an area with a dense student population.


    The City of Tshwane mayor, Solly Msimanga together with MMC for Community Safety, Alderman Derrick Kissoonduth, formally introduced the new unit. 


    "We cannot have a situation where our students are condemned to a life of fear and victimisation. The bicycle unit will get all the support and resources needed to make their work a little bit easier. If we continue to work together like this, we will reach greater heights and improve the living conditions of the VIPs of Tshwane – the residents. Thank you to the sponsors for working well with us and making sure that what was once planned becomes a reality. Together we can do more. Let's make safety and security a priority to make Tshwane a place called home. I would like to see what we are witnessing here today extending to other regions as well," said Msimanga in his speech.

  • We are bringing hope to families

    We are bringing hope to families

    Wed, Sep 13, 2017

    ​In an effort to assist those who struggle with substance abuse, City of Tshwane, in partnership with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), yesterday launched the Hope Line contact centre to help residents affected by drugs in the city.

    The Hope Line is a call centre that will coopt substance abuse specialists in the health sector to assist people who look for help to overcome their abuse. Altogether 23 non-profit organisations (NPOs) have signed up to aid the operation.

    The centre will also give drug users and their families the opportunity to get help through referral to rehabilitation services and counselling and to promote and strengthen working relations with stakeholders on drug and substance abuse programmes. To link the people with any support relevant to the kind of assistance required and to enable communities to anonymously report drug peddlers.

    Often these people are looking for help, but do not know whom to approach, where to go or what kind of rehabilitation centres are close to them.

    We encourage those who are in need of help to call 012 358 5001.

  • Tshwane wins National Arbor City Awards 2017

    Tshwane wins National Arbor City Awards 2017

    Wed, Sep 6, 2017

    ​The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, proudly accepted the first prize in the National Arbor City Awards 2017 on behalf of the City of Tshwane in recognition for its contribution towards the greening of South Africa.


    The awards are the culmination of a partnership programme of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), TOTAL South Africa and the Institute for Environment and Recreation Management (IERM).


    The purpose of the competition is to encourage municipalities to green their areas of jurisdiction. The awards are a quest to promote environmental conservation and development so as to secure a healthy living environment for residents in all settlement areas. 

  • City of Tshwane and Nissan SA commemorate end of Women’s Month with a green mile

    City of Tshwane and Nissan SA commemorate end of Women’s Month with a green mile

    Thu, Aug 31, 2017

    This event also celebrated electric vehicle infrastructure and the City's partnership with Nissan



    Today, the City of Tshwane and Nissan South Africa hosted a green mile – a convoy of electric vehicles (EVs) – to celebrate EV infrastructure in Tshwane and to commemorate the end of Women's Month. Attendees toured several of the 32 EV charging locations that are available in Tshwane, travelling in an environmentally friendly fashion in Nissan Leaf vehicles. Both Nissan and the City of Tshwane have committed to taking climate action and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


    The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Councillor Solly Msimanga, said: "Approximately 28 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent are emitted per year within the City of Tshwane and just less than a fifth stem from transport-related emissions. As such, the City is exploring every possible measure to reduce this footprint, including transitioning to cleaner mobility. The municipality believes investing in electric vehicles is a strong endorsement of these vehicles."


    In 2015, the City purchased ten Nissan Leaf vehicles as a bold step towards incorporating electric vehicles into its fleet. The City has two solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations and is entering into a partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) to expedite the implementation of electric vehicle infrastructure in Tshwane.


    Councillor Msimanga also said: "Nissan is regarded as a key stakeholder of the City with a strong presence in Rosslyn, the City's hub for the automobile industry and a priority economic sector. We're proud to partner with Nissan to manifest our vision for low-carbon mobility in the City."


    Hiten Parmar, as the director of the uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme at Nelson Mandela University, has spent years working with multiple stakeholders to accelerate the development and commercialisation of electric mobility in South Africa. He commented that, "Global vehicle manufacturers like Nissan are investing their 100% electric vehicles into South Africa. Enabling zero-emission transport within the country will lead to a positive contribution in improving air quality in our cities, and in the long-term, positively impacting life expectancy, especially within our highly traffic-congested cities."


    Nissan and the City of Tshwane are both members of the Tshwane Green Forum of the Automobile Industry Development Centre (AIDC), which is a quarterly forum that addresses sustainability in the automobile industry. In addition, Nissan sponsors several of the City's key events, such as the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum and Sustainability Week.


    The Nissan Leaf was the first electric vehicle in South Africa, and it has since led the way in establishing and educating the local market about electric vehicle mobility. The next generation of Nissan Leaf vehicles will be introduced globally in September.


    The idea for the two parties to host a green mile event in August was driven by both organisations' dedication to women. In the male-dominated automotive industry, Nissan finds gender diversity to be a competitive advantage. In fact, the organisation has a 50/50 intake of male and female graduates. By starting at the graduate level, Nissan believes that it will maximise the strengths of the female workforce and add value to the customer experience.


    The green mile route included the Union Buildings in tribute to the women who marched there in 1956 to protest against the pass laws.


  • Block JJ Clinic opens its doors to the Community

    Block JJ Clinic opens its doors to the Community

    Wed, Aug 30, 2017

    ​The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Councillor Solly Msimanga, in collaboration with the MEC for Health in Gauteng, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, officially opened the newly-built Soshanguve Block JJ Clinic on 30 August 2017.


    The health care facility located in Ward 11 replaces a facility that was relatively small and housed in a temporary structure for the provision of better access to healthcare for the people of Tshwane.


    Speaking at the opening of the clinic, Msimanga said that the state of the clinic was not acceptable. "In addition to that, the head count was increasing and patients were exposed to harsh weather conditions such as heat and rain while queuing outside," added Msimanga.


    The City has completed the upgrading and construction of the Block JJ Clinic and has made it available to the Gauteng Health Department to manage and operate through an existing Service Level Agreement.


    The Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health, Councillor Sakkie du Plooy, explained that his department is steadfast about widening access to primary healthcare facilities to ensure that residents have access to deal with particular ailments.


    "We are committed to ensure that the community has universal access to facilities. We will continue to partner with province and other stakeholders to ensure that better healthcare can be discharged to all the people in this community. All that we ask is for members of the community to protect and safeguard this facility," said Du Plooy.


    The City has arranged with the Gauteng Health Department to operate the clinic for extended hours from Monday to Friday.


    The City of Tshwane is guided by the principles of promoting the health and wellness of its residents. The City recognises the challenges faced by many communities in accessing basic primary healthcare and is addressing those challenges.

  • Chartered Accountant Internship programme

    Chartered Accountant Internship programme

    Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    ​Are you a chartered accountant in the making? Then please make use of this opportunity to join us at the City of Tshwane as part of our new internship programme

    Click here for Avdert

  • City Manager visits Ga-Rankuwa Eco-Furniture Factory

    City Manager visits Ga-Rankuwa Eco-Furniture Factory

    Fri, Aug 18, 2017

    ​On 4 August 2017, the City Manager, Mr Moeketsi Mosola, and his entourage visited the Ga-Rankuwa Eco-Furniture Factory in Region 1. The factory is a partnership project between the Department of Environmental Affairs, the City of Tshwane and the North West Development Corporation. The project, which is implemented through the South African National Parks Agency (SANParks), seeks to make optimal use of the biomass cleared through the Working for Water (WfW) programme and to create work opportunities, especially for the poor, to make products that help the government to meet its needs.


    The factory's current primary output is school desks, which supports the drive by the Department of Basic Education to provide all learners with quality facilities. In addition, the factory has extended its production to low-cost coffins, low-cost houses (also known as light houses), office furniture, educational toys, walking sticks, chess board tables and building materials, amongst other products. Since its launch, the factory has harvested more than 3 000 m³ of invasive alien timber, while providing jobs and training more than 200 beneficiaries from Ga-Rankuwa and surrounding areas. Following an intensive period of training and upskilling, more than 64 000 school desks have been produced. The factory is also in the process of establishing a training facility and a furniture outlet.

  • City Manager meets with captains of the automotive industry

    City Manager meets with captains of the automotive industry

    Mon, Aug 14, 2017

    ​On 4 August 2017, the City's top management team, led by the City Manager, Mr Moeketsi Mosola, took time out of their busy schedule to engage the City's automotive industry stakeholders. The purpose of the engagement was to discuss various challenges facing the industry. Representatives from the Tshwane Business Forum, Nissan South Africa, BMW, Ford Motor Company South Africa and Naamsa attended, as well as officials from the City of Tshwane and the Automotive Industry Development Centre.


    The engagement, which lasted for almost two hours, resulted in a joint plan by the City and industry to create a conducive environment for the automotive industry to thrive. The plan aims to boast investor confidence in Tshwane, which will result in attracting more original equipment and component manufacturers, which will eventually aid the City in creating employment.


    The following key programmes were identified for joint implementation:


    • Skill development and innovation
    • Support for part and component manufacturers
    • Renewable energy programme
    • Housing programme


    Mr Mosola emphasised the need for collaboration between the government and industry and the establishment of a single voice for the automotive industry.

  • New Wheels for Broederstroom Primary School pupils

    New Wheels for Broederstroom Primary School pupils

    Mon, Aug 7, 2017

    Learners and teachers from Broederstroom Primary School in Flora Park were delighted when City of Tshwane MMC for Transport, Sheila Lynn Senkubuge, handed them the keys to a bus on 1 August.

    The bus will transport learners from their respective homes to school. Pupils are between the ages of 3 and 6 and come from destitute families. The donation is solely meant for schools that have applied and meet the set requirements

    Broederstroom Primary School submitted an application after their 24-year-old school bus became economically unviable to maintain. The old bus had continuous breakdowns which resulted in more than 80 learners arriving late for school and/or missing lessons.

    Cllr Senkubuge encouraged the learners to take education seriously and study hard. She pledged the City's commitment to the residents of Tshwane – hence, the donation of the bus.

  • 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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