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  • City of Tshwane completes the electricity meters replacement process

    City of Tshwane completes the electricity meters replacement process

    Tue, Jul 16, 2019

    In compliance with the favourable ruling of the North Gauteng High Court dated 23 October 2018 on the matter between the City of Tshwane and PEU/TUMS, the City of Tshwane has progressed well with the replacement of the PEU/TUMS electricity meters.

     

    The project was successfully unveiled by the MMC for Utility Services, Cllr Abel Tau, on 1 March 2019. The project reached its final stage on 30 June 2019 as per the court order, and the PEU/TUMS system was deactivated effective from 1 July 2019. The City has now taken over the management of the electricity metering system previously managed by PEU/TUMS.

     

    “We have successfully managed to replace all PEU/TUMs meters with our own electricity meters. All our customers who fall within the category of small power users (SPUs) will continue on the City’s prepaid meters while the large power users (LPUs) use the post-paid meters,” said Cllr Abel Tau.

     

    The City wants to assure residents that no consumer will lose any balance or credit that was available on their account before the replacement of their PEU/TUMS meters. It should also be emphasised that the cost of replacing the meters was borne by the City, therefore consumers will not be billed for the meter replacement.

     

    “Like any other project or situation where change is effected, the City experienced various challenges with the PEU/TUMS meter replacement project, which were effectively addressed. We will continue to respond to and address complaints and/or challenges as and when they are lodged,” assured Cllr Tau.

     

    Domestic consumers (small power users) are able to purchase prepaid electricity at any of the City’s cashiers or one-stop centres. They can also utilise third party vending such as Pick n Pay, garages, Spar and banks.

     

    The process for vending through banks is as follows:

     

    ·         Log in to the bank app or internet portal

    ·         Choose the buy electricity option

    ·         Enter the amount of electricity to be purchased

    ·         Enter the electricity meter number

    ·         Enter the cell phone number where the voucher must be sent to

    ·         The 20-digit voucher will be issued and sent to the cell phone number provided

     

    All large power users (businesses, schools, etc) will receive a billing statement from the City.

     

    For enquiries, customers can contact the City’s customer contact centre on the following:

     

    ·         012 358 9999 

    ·         012 358 2111/012 427 2111 (emergency numbers)

    ·         customercare@tshwane.gov.za

    ·         www.tshwane.gov.za

     

    The City would like to thank consumers for their support and cooperation during the project implementation. Furthermore, the City would like to apologise to consumers for the inconvenience caused during the PEU/TUMS electricity meter replacement project.

     

    Media enquiries:

    MMC for Utility Services, Cllr Abel Tau

    078 186 1312

  • Power outage in some parts of Soshanguve

    Power outage in some parts of Soshanguve

    Fri, Jul 12, 2019

    ​The City of Tshwane's Utility Services Department is currently attending to a power outage that affected a large part of Soshanguve, north of the city, this morning.  

    Investigations into the cause of the outage revealed that a conductor on a 33 kV transformer in the Soshanguve IA substation burnt off. Technicians have managed to isolate the substation in order to effect the necessary repairs. It is not yet known when the power supply will be restored, but residents will be kept abreast of the possible restoration time.  

    Soshanguve Blocks BB, DD, FF, HH, JJ, GG, IA, PP1, PP2, PP3, LL and NN have been affected by the outage. 

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that might arise from this interruption.  

    All customers affected by power failures are urged to report the power failures in order for the City to establish the extent of the outage. Customers should report power failures at customer care centres, on 012 358 9999 OR SMS the word "power" to 44676. 

    Residents are urged to treat all network points as live at all times.

  • RAND WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN VARIOUS SUBURBS

    RAND WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN VARIOUS SUBURBS

    Mon, Jun 24, 2019

    RAND WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN VARIOUS SUBURBS 

    Rand Water is planning to do maintenance work on their water pipelines supplying water to the Vereeniging pump station from 24 June 2019 at 05:00, to 26 June 2019 at 12:00.  

    As a result, Rand Water's Palmiet pump station, which supplies water to the City of Tshwane, will be operating at 84% capacity. All reservoirs in the affected areas will be filled to capacity prior to the shutdown. However, due to the duration of the shutdown, some areas may experience a shortage of water or low water pressure. 

    We appeal to residents to utilise water sparingly during this time. 

    The following suburbs might experience low water pressure:

    • Ga-Rankuwa Industrial sites
    • Mabopane
    • Ga-Rankuwa
    • Akasia Park
    • Kruisfontein
    • Brakfontein
    • Pretoria West
    • Wonderboom
    • Saulsville
    • Erasmia
    • Kosmosdal
    • Rooihuiskraal
    • Thaba Tshwane
    • Blair Athol 

    The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience that may be encountered because of the planned maintenance.

  • Maintenance work to affect water supply in various parts of Tshwane

    Maintenance work to affect water supply in various parts of Tshwane

    Fri, May 31, 2019

    Residents whose water supply comes from the Magaliesberg, Lotus Gardens and Saulsville Reservoirs are informed about a possible interruption of water supply today. This follows a notice by the water utility, Rand Water, of a need to do emergency repair work on a damaged bulk water pipe that feeds the abovementioned reservoirs.

     

    All reservoirs in the affected areas will be filled to capacity prior to the shutdown. However, water supply may be interrupted from 05:00 until 20:00 in the following areas:  

     

    • Rosslyn
    • Atteridgeville
    • Lotus Gardens

     

    Meanwhile, emergency maintenance work has been planned to be done at the Zithobeni Reservoir on Tuesday, June 4 2019 from 08:00 to 20:00. On this day, the City's Utility Services Department will replace two gate valves at the Zithobeni Reservoir.

     

    The following areas will be affected:

     

    • Bronkhorstspruit Town
    • Zithobeni
    • Thembisile Hani Local Municipality
    • Ekangala
    • Rethabiseng

     

    We appeal to all the residents to utilise water sparingly during this time.

     

    The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this emergency repair work.

  • Power failure in Doornpoort and surrounding areas

    Power failure in Doornpoort and surrounding areas

    Thu, May 30, 2019

    The Hartbeesfontein substation has suffered a blackout after 3 main feeder cables went faulty. Repairs are currently underway and it is estimated that power supply will be restored around 22h00.

     

    The following areas are affected:

    • Doornpoort
    • Montana
    • Hartebeesfontein

     

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that might arise from this interruption.

     

    All customers affected by power failures are urged to report in order to establish the extend of the outage. Customers should report at Customer Care Centres on 012358999 OR SMS the word "power" to 44676.

     

    Residents are urged to treat all network points as live at all times.

  • Cable theft leads to blackout in some parts of Soshanguve

    Cable theft leads to blackout in some parts of Soshanguve

    Wed, May 29, 2019

    Three substations in Soshanguve to the north of Tshwane were left without power following the theft of three main feeder cables in the early hours of this morning. Repairs are underway and it is estimated that power supply will be restored around 22:00.

     

    Only Soshanguve Block W, S,  R, X, X Buffer, KK, T, V, Tswaing, Y and P are affected.                     

     

    The City apologises for the inconvenience arising from these despicable acts of criminality.

     

    All customers affected by power failures are urged to report the failures in order for the City to establish the extent of the outage. Customers should report failures at customer care centres, on 012 358 999 or SMS the word "power" to 44676.

     

    Residents are urged to treat all network points as live at all times.

  • CITY OF TSHWANE WATER RESTRICTIONS

    CITY OF TSHWANE WATER RESTRICTIONS

    Mon, May 27, 2019

    Following a formal notification from Rand Water, the City of Tshwane pleads with Tshwane's residents and business community to be serious about conserving water.

     

    Rand Water indicated that due to low reservoir levels at Brakfontein, Klipfontein and Hartebeeshoek, they will start to implement a 25% restriction today. Rand Water's average reservoir level is at 40% and the demand on the system is high, resulting in a drop in reservoir levels. The restrictions are applicable throughout Tshwane and will ensure the control of water and water supply to all residents.

     

    The following areas will be restricted severely as from today, to avoid a total collapse of their bulk supply:

    • Ga-Rankuwa industrial sites
    • Mabopane
    • Ga-Rankuwa
    • Akasia Park
    • Kruisfontein
    • Brakfontein
    • Thaba Tshwane
    • Blair Athol
    • Pretoria West
    • Sunnyside
    • Arcadia
    • Meintjieskop
    • City centre (CBD)
    • Wonderboom
    • Saulsville
    • Erasmia

     

    The levels of the reservoirs that supply those areas are very low. If this appeal is heeded, water-related interruptions will be minimised. The water conservation measures that were implemented during the initial restrictions should become the norm.

     

    Residents are reminded of the following hints that were provided in terms of the partial restrictions that the City of Tshwane announced in May last year:

    • Use grey water for watering gardens and flushing toilets.
    • Report water leaks and pipe bursts.
    • Install water-saving devices.
    • Where possible, install a low-flow showerhead and tap aerators.
    • Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.
    • Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.  
    • Water gardens before 06:00 or after 18:00 and only when necessary.
    • Use a broom instead of a hosepipe to clean driveways or patios.
    • Collect rainwater for re-use in the garden or for washing the car.
    • Cover the swimming pool to reduce evaporation.
    • Take a shower rather than a bath.
    • Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving.
    • Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

     

    Residents, please remain vigilant to the scarcity of water and make water saving part of your lifestyle by following the above-mentioned tips.

  • Temporary closure of the Pretoria Art Museum due to inauguration proceedings

    Temporary closure of the Pretoria Art Museum due to inauguration proceedings

    Thu, May 23, 2019

    The Pretoria Art Museum will be temporarily closed on Saturday, 25 May 2019, to accommodate the planned proceedings of the presidential inauguration.  

     

    The democratically-elected President of South Africa will be inaugurated on this day at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

     

    Several streets around and leading to the host venue will be closed as from tomorrow, 24 May 2019 at 15:00 until Saturday, 25 May 2019, at 22:00. Due to the close proximity of the Pretoria Art Museum to Loftus Versfeld, the museum's operations will be affected. This also includes the museum's parking area which has been reserved for inauguration guests to park and walk to Loftus Versfeld, as well as to a Speaker's Corner event in Arcadia Park.

     

    In the midst of this monumental event, the City has extended its closing date for the free entry offer to Pretoria Art Museum in commemoration of International Museum Day to Sunday, 26 May 2019. This is to ensure that our patrons do not miss out on the free entrance offer which started on 16 May 2019 and was scheduled to end on Saturday, 25 May 2019.

     

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this arrangement.  

  • Electricity supply interruption in Sinoville and nearby areas

    Electricity supply interruption in Sinoville and nearby areas

    Tue, May 21, 2019

    Sinoville and a portion of Montana suburbs are currently without electricity, due to a cable fault that occurred at the Magalieskruin substation early this morning.

     

    The City's technical team is investigating the fault point in order to do the necessary repairs. It is not yet known as to when electricity supply will be restored, but residents will be kept informed on the progress and the expected restoration time.

     

    Meanwhile, plans are currently underway to repair and replace stolen electricity components at the Noordwes substation. Regrettably, this incident has impacted the electricity supply to households in Olievenhoutbosch. It is estimated that the service will be restored around midnight.

     

    The City urges all customers affected by power failures to report it, in order to establish the extent of the outage. Customers should report power outages to Customer Care Centres by calling 012358999, OR SMS the word "power" to 44676.

     

    Residents are urged to treat all network points as live at all times.

  • TSHWANE MUSEUMS TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

    TSHWANE MUSEUMS TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

    Thu, May 16, 2019

    16 May 2019 will mark the start of the week-long International Museum Day festivities that in the City of Tshwane in partnership with various private museums. This commemoration, which includes free entry to participating museums, will end on 25 May 2019.

     

    International Museum Day has been celebrated on 18 May since 1977 to highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and aid in its development.

     

    The theme for this year is Museums as cultural hubs: The future of tradition.

     

    The City urges schools and members of the public to take this opportunity to visit the participating museums. Entry fees are still applicable at some museums, therefore entry fees should be confirmed before a visit.

     

    The activities will be complemented by a dialogue based on this year's theme and coordinated by the City of Tshwane. The dialogue will be held on Friday, 17 May 2019, at the Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History. Members of the Mabopane, Winterveld, Ga-Rankuwa, and Soshanguve Sports Forum will engage with leaners from a school that was invited through the Department of Basic Education. The dialogue will expose the youth of Tshwane to culture and promote cultural practises. This event targets 150 identified stakeholders and is not open to public.

     

    The following museums and institutions are participating in International Museum Week:

     

    CITY OF TSHWANE: MELROSE HOUSE MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 358 0882

    Email: melissal@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA

    Tel: 012 492 5744

    Website: www.ditsong.org.za

     

     

    VOORTREKKER MONUMENT AND NATURE RESERVE

    Tel: 012 326 6770

    Email: klientediens@vtm.org.za

    Website: www.vtm.org.za

     

    Entry fees: See website

    PRETORIA ART MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 358 6749

    Email: gerdagu@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: KRUGER MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 492 5746

    Email: mconradie@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 301 5281/5278

    Email: sapsmuseum@saps.gov.za

    Website: www.saps.gov.za

     

    Free entry

    FORT KLAPPERKOP HERITAGE SITE

    Tel: 012 346 7703/8847/2916

    Email: andres@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Free entry

     

    DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CULTURAL HISTORY

    Tel: 012 492 5788

    Email: annah@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    SOUTH AFRICAN POST OFFICE MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 845 2805

    Email: ruth.makwela@postoffice.co.za

    Website: www.postoffice.co.za

     

    Free entry: Monday to Friday

    SOUTH AFRICAN MINT: COIN WORLD

    (Museum tours)

    Tel: 012 677 2460/2482 Email: coinworld@samint.co.za

     

     

     

    DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

    Tel: 087 086 7019

    Email: milmus@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA MUSEUMS

    Tel: 012 420 2178

    Email: museums@up.ac.za

     

    Free entry: Monday to Friday

    FREEDOM PARK

    Tel: 012 336 4023

    Email: lesego@freedompark.co.za

    Website: www.freedompark.co.za

     

    Free entry to learners in uniform: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: PIONEER MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 813 8006

    Email: pioneer@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    VETERINARY HISTORY SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA

    Tel: 082 802 2526

    Email: gfbath@gmail.com

     

    Entry by appointment only

    GEOSCIENCE MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 841 1007

    Email: knzolo@geoscience.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: SAMMY MARKS MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 755 9542

    Email: marks@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    DITSONG: TSWAING METEORITE CRATER

    Tel: 076 945 5911

    Email: tswaing@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

    DITSONG: WILLEM PRINSLOO AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

    Tel: 012 736 2036

    Email: prinsloo@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

    DITSONG: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

    Tel: 012 492 5708

    Email: tmabuso@ditsong.org.za

     

    Free entry: 16 to 25 May 2019

     

  • Cable theft affecting parts of Soshanguve

    Cable theft affecting parts of Soshanguve

    Mon, May 13, 2019

    The City of Tshwane's team of technicians is attending to a power failure that has affected parts of Soshanguve this morning. The power failure was caused by theft and distraction of electricity components that supply power between Soshanguve and Rietgat substations.

     

    It is estimated that power supply will be restored around 19:30.

     

    Only Soshanguve Block P, R, S, T, U, Y, X, SS1-SS5 and KK are affected. The City apologises to the affected residents.

     

    All residents affected by a power failure should report it at Customer Care Centres on 012 358 9999 OR SMS the word "power" to 44676.

     

    Residents are urged to treat all network points as live at all times.

  • Planned maintenance of water supply components in Pretoria West

    Planned maintenance of water supply components in Pretoria West

    Thu, May 9, 2019

    ​On Tuesday, 14 May 2019, the City of Tshwane's Utility Services Department will carry out maintenance work on a pipeline that services a portion of Pretoria West. On this day, the City's artisans will work on a broken water reticulation isolating valve that needs to be replaced.

     

    This essential work will unfortunately affect the water supply to residents and businesses in the area for about nine hours, from 07:00 until 16:00. Only properties located to the south of Charlotte Maxeke Street and west of the railway line will be affected.

     

    The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience that may be encountered as a result of this planned maintenance. Residents are advised to make provision for emergency water that can be used during the water interruption.

     

    We appeal to all the affected residents to use water sparingly during this time.

  • Power failure in Montana and Soshanguve

    Power failure in Montana and Soshanguve

    Mon, May 6, 2019

    Residents of Montana Park are without electricity following the theft of three main feeder cables that supply the suburb. The City's technical team has already started replacing the stolen cables. Electricity supply to the area is expected be restored at 19:00.

     

    Meanwhile, plans are underway to replace the stolen electricity components between Rietgat and Soshanguve substations. The theft and distraction of these components have resulted in an interruption of electricity supply to Soshanguve Block P, R, S, T, U, Y, X, SS1-SS5 and KK. It is not yet known when the affected areas will have their supply back, but residents will be kept abreast of the restoration time.

     

    All residents affected by power failures should report their power failure at customer care centres on 012 358 9999, or SMS the word "power" to 44676.

     

    Residents are urged to treat all network points as live at all times.

  • UNPLANNED WATER INTERRUPTION AFFECTING CONSTANTIA PARK

    UNPLANNED WATER INTERRUPTION AFFECTING CONSTANTIA PARK

    Thu, Apr 18, 2019

    Water supply to Constantia Park in Region 6 has been interrupted after damage to a main water supply pipe that was affected by a contractor that was installing storm water pipes in the area. A team of plumbers is currently on-site making the necessary repairs.

     

    It is anticipated that the repairs will be finished and the water supply restored by this evening.  

     

    The following areas are affected:

     

    • Waterkloof Ridge
    • Waterkloof Heights
    • Waterkloof Park
    • Newlands
    • Waterkloof Glen
    • Constantia Park
    • Moreleta Park
    • Erasmuskloof
    • Department of Defence

     

    The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience caused as a result of this unplanned interruption. Once water supply is restored, residents are urged to use water sparingly to allow the reservoir to retain its full capacity.

  • Emergency shutdown of power supply to Lotus Gardens

    Emergency shutdown of power supply to Lotus Gardens

    Thu, Apr 11, 2019

    The residents of Lotus Gardens Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are informed about an emergency shutdown of electricity supply tomorrow, 11 April 2019 from 07:00 to 18:00. The shutdown is necessitated by the need to carry out urgent maintenance/repair work on electricity components – main feeder cable and a damaged pole – that supply the above-mentioned areas.

     

    The City wishes to apologise to residents for the inconvenience that may be caused by this necessary maintenance work.

     

    All electricity network points should to be treated as live at all times.

     

    Residents are encouraged to report power failures at all times in order to establish whether the power in the areas that were affected by power failures is restored when the power is switched back on. Power failures must be reported at 012 358 9999 (all hours).

  • MAMELODI TAXI PROTEST RESULTS IN SERVICE DELAYS FOR A RE YENG COMMUTERS

    MAMELODI TAXI PROTEST RESULTS IN SERVICE DELAYS FOR A RE YENG COMMUTERS

    Wed, Apr 10, 2019

    Earlier today, Tshwane passengers using A Re Yeng buses to commute from Mamelodi to various other parts of Tshwane were inconvenienced by an ongoing taxi protest in Mamelodi to the east of Pretoria.

     

    As a result of this taxi furore, the buses operating in Mamelodi had to be withdrawn from service until calm was restored in the area.

     

    “This situation barred us from rendering reliant and effective public transportation through our bus system. The demonstration inconvenienced our loyal commuters, who bought their Connector cards for travelling and are solely dependent on A Re Yeng,” said the concerned MMC for Roads and Transport, Cllr Sheila Lynn Senkubuge.

     

    The City had to hold back the bus operations in order to protect the drivers and commuters against possible threats of violence as well as to ensure the safeguarding of the buses.

     

    “We wish to apologise profusely to some of our bus commuters who experienced delays in the morning. We have since managed to get the service up and running. Furthermore, in the interest of efficient public transport, we are engaging the taxi industry to assist in resolving their challenges without inhibiting bus operations,” added Cllr Senkubuge.

     

    The operational members of both the SA Police Service and Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department are keeping Mamelodi routes under their watch.

     

    Media enquiries:

    Cllr Sheila Lynn Senkubuge

     

    MMC for Roads and Transport

     

    073 433 8562

  • Cable fault affecting Rethabiseng

    Cable fault affecting Rethabiseng

    Tue, Apr 9, 2019

    The City's technical team is investigating a cable fault that has caused a power outage at Rethabiseng in Bronkhorstspruit. It is not yet known when the repairs will be completed.

     

    Our residents will be kept abreast of progress and the restoration period. The City wishes to apologise profusely to the affected residents.

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word "power" followed by your account number to 44676.

  • Pipeline maintenance likely to impact on normal water supply in parts of Centurion

    Pipeline maintenance likely to impact on normal water supply in parts of Centurion

    Tue, Apr 2, 2019

    Today, the City's Water and Sanitation Unit will carry out pressing maintenance on a leaking 350 mm steel water pipeline along Panorama Road in Rooihuiskraal, Centurion.

     

    The City of Tshwane's team of plumbers is already busy with repairs, fittings and related work to ensure sufficient water supply to the area. The team will strive to lessen the chance of a water interruption, but residents are cautioned that they might experience low water pressure in their taps.

     

    The following areas might be affected by the maintenance: 

     

    • Amberfield
    • Rooihuiskraal

     

    Normal water supply is anticipated to be restored by 19:00.

  • Update: Power failure affecting Waterkloof Ridge and nearby suburbs

    Update: Power failure affecting Waterkloof Ridge and nearby suburbs

    Mon, Apr 1, 2019

    At around 03:00 on Sunday, 31 March 2019, three cables that transmit electricity to Waterkloof Ridge and nearby suburbs were damaged, leaving residents in the area without power. City of Tshwane technicians were dispatched and are still onsite making every effort to effect repairs.

     

    Furthermore, bringing back power supply to the area has been stalled by the fact that the City's workmen had to break a slab and dig the ground in order to access some of the damaged cables. Last night, the first cable was energised but it got burnt.

     

    The following areas remain affected: 

                                    

    • Waterkloof Ridge
    • Erasmuskloof
    • Monument Park

     

    It is estimated that power supply to these suburbs will be restored around this evening.   

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word power followed by your account number to 44676.

  • Power outage affecting parts of Soshanguve

    Power outage affecting parts of Soshanguve

    Fri, Mar 29, 2019

    Some parts of Soshanguve to the north of Tshwane are currently without power supply due to theft of four cables between Block W and Soshanguve substations. This despicable and selfish act has left Soshanguve Block KK, X, SS, T, W, P, MM and R without power supply.

     

    Plans for repairs are underway and residents will be kept abreast of the restoration period.  

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word power followed by your account number to 44676.

  • Cable theft affecting Soshanguve Block CC substation

    Cable theft affecting Soshanguve Block CC substation

    Wed, Mar 20, 2019

    Today, 20 March 2019, Block CC substation in Soshanguve suffered a blackout when cables got stolen in the early hours of the morning. Plans to replace the cables are underway.

     

    It is estimated that power supply will be restored by 22:00.

     

    Customers must report outages using SMS line 44676 and the customer care contact centre. All calls should be recorded on Powermap.

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

  • Stage 4 load-shedding underway in Tshwane

    Stage 4 load-shedding underway in Tshwane

    Wed, Mar 20, 2019

    Following a directive from the power utility Eskom, the City of Tshwane has started with Stage 4 load-shedding. The City apologises for the inconvenience that might arise and urges residents to gear up for the ongoing interruption of power supply. 

    Time

    Groups

    09:00 to 11:30

    Group 13, 1, 5 and 9

    11:00 to 13:30

    Group 14, 2, 6 and 10

    13:00 to 15:30

    Group 15, 3, 7 and 11

    15:00 to 17:30

    Group 16, 4, 8 and 12

    17:00 to 19:30

    Group 1, 5, 9 and 13

    19:00 to  21:30

    Group 2, 6, 10 and 14

    21:00 to 23:00

    Group 3, 7, 11 and 15

     

     

    Our customers can view these schedules on our website  www.tshwane.gov.za and customers who are directly supplied by Eskom can visit the power utility’s website  http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za.

     

    All  electrical points should be treated as live at all times.


  • Stage 4 load-shedding underway in Tshwane

    Stage 4 load-shedding underway in Tshwane

    Tue, Mar 19, 2019

    Stage 4 load-shedding underway in Tshwane

    Following a directive from Eskom, the power utility, the City of Tshwane has started with Stage 4 load-shedding, which is currently underway. The City apologises for the inconvenience that might arise and urges residents to gear up for the ongoing interruption of the power supply. 

    Time Groups
    09:00 to 11:30Groups 1, 5, 9 and 13
    11:00 to 13:30Groups 2, 6, 10 and 14
    13:00 to 15:30Groups 3, 7, 11 and 15
    15:00 to 17:30Groups 4, 8, 12 and 16
    17:00 to 19:30Groups 1, 5, 9 and 13
    19:00 to 21:30Groups 2, 6, 10 and 14
    21:00 to 23:00Groups 3, 7, 11 and 15

     

    Our customers can view these schedules on our website: www.tshwane.gov.za and customers who are directly supplied by Eskom can visit the power utility's website: http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za

    All electrical points should be treated as live at all times.

    Issued by Communication, Marketing and Events.

  • Cable theft affecting Soshanguve and Rietgat substations

    Cable theft affecting Soshanguve and Rietgat substations

    Mon, Mar 18, 2019

    Cable theft affecting Soshanguve and Rietgat substations

    The residents of Soshanguve, north of the city, were plunged into darkness this morning after four cables were stolen between the Rietgat and Soshanguve substations. The theft has impacted the power supply to Soshanguve Block R, S, W, P, KK, Y and TT.

    Plans to replace the stolen cables are currently underway and it is anticipated that the power supply will be restored by 23:00.

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word power followed by your account number to 44676.

     

    Issued by Communication, Marketing and Events.

  • CITY OF TSHWANE STARTS DISCONNECTION AND REPLACEMENT OF PEU SMART METERS

    CITY OF TSHWANE STARTS DISCONNECTION AND REPLACEMENT OF PEU SMART METERS

    Fri, Mar 1, 2019

    Today, 1 March 2019, the City of Tshwane started to disconnect and remove the Peu smart meters and to replace them with its own meters.

    This follows last year's Gauteng High Court ruling which set aside the roll-out of smart meters which was administered by Peu Capital Partners' subsidiary TUMS. The court found the contract between the City of Tshwane and Peu Capital Partners and its subsidiary TUMS to be unlawful. About 13 000 smart meters for domestic, commercial and industrial users had been installed by the time the roll-out was discontinued.

    Cllr Abel Tau, the member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Utility Services, said: "We are taking over the administration of the 13 000 meters that were managed by TUMS. The process started today, the 1st of March 2019, with the disconnection and removal of the Peu smart meters to replace them with our own meters. The City has appointed a task team, constituted by employees from our departments of Utility Services, Finance, technicians from ICT and a team from the service providers, to oversee the project of disconnecting and removal of TUMS meters. In the next four months, this team will be replacing and reconnecting the City's meters, collecting consumer data and transaction history of all the removed meters and further implementing the alternative metering system."

    The City has allocated about R85 million under its capex budget for the smooth and successful takeover of the smart meters.

    Cllr Tau also said that the City is working with service providers as it endeavours to ensure that there are minimal interruptions to services as a result of the disconnection and removal of the Peu meters. The City hopes to complete the process within the planned four-month period.

    Media enquiries

    Cllr Abel Tau: MMC for Utility Services

    078 186 1312

    Issued by Communication, Marketing and Events.

  • Power outage affecting Soshanguve and Rosslyn

    Power outage affecting Soshanguve and Rosslyn

    Mon, Feb 18, 2019

    Various parts of Soshanguve, north of Tshwane, are experiencing blackouts following acts of theft and vandalism of electrical components today. Repairs to the damaged components are currently underway.

     

    The following areas are affected:

     

    • Soshanguve Blocks P, R, S, T, U, V, X, Y, SS1-SS5, KK and TT
    • Part of Rosslyn

       

    It is estimated that repairs would be concluded and power supply restored in all the affected areas by midnight.

     

    Residents are once again urged to report suspicious/destructive activities around the City's infrastructure to the Tshwane Metro Police Department on 012 358 7095/6. This despicable and selfish act does not only cause power supply interruptions but also poses a danger to community members because of the live wires that are left hanging.

     

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that is caused by this outage.

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word "power" followed by your account number to 082 612 0333. Alternatively, report a power failure by calling 012 358 9999, choosing the electricity option.

  • Planned maintenance of water supply network in Clubview, Centurion

    Planned maintenance of water supply network in Clubview, Centurion

    Mon, Feb 18, 2019

    On Thursday, 21 February 2019 the City of Tshwane Utility Services Department will carry out planned maintenance of the water supply network in Clubview Extension 119, Centurion, at the intersection of End Avenue and Jim van der Merwe Street.

     

    This essential work may result in an interruption of the water supply from 08:00 to 17:00 in the following areas:

     

    • Lyttelton
    • Clubview Extension 12, 40, 56 and 99
    • Cardinal

     

    The following businesses, schools and hospitals will be affected:

     

    • Paintball Village
    • Golden Pipit Country Conference Centre
    • Leriba Hotel
    • La Dume Guesthouse
    • Veritas Akademie
    • Cruise Alternatives

       

    Upon completion, the re-routing is expected to –

    • lessen unplanned maintenance;
    • limit possible pipe bursts;
    • Improve water supply in the area;
    • Reduce constant major repairs that result in water interruption;
    • Reduce the number of areas that will be affected by interruption of the water supply when a major pipe burst occurs.

     

    The City of Tshwane apologises for any inconvenience that might arise as a result of this maintenance operation.

  • Stage 2 load-shedding affecting groups 3 to 13

    Stage 2 load-shedding affecting groups 3 to 13

    Fri, Feb 15, 2019

    The power utility Eskom has informed the City that today, 14 February 2019, rotational load-shedding stage 2 is being implemented from 08:00. The City apologises for the inconvenience that might arise and urges residents to gear up for the ongoing interruption of power supply. 

     

    Residents that fall within the following groups will be affected:

     

    Time Groups
    08:00 to 09:30       3 and 7                                      
    09:00 to 11:304 and 8
    11:00 to 13:305 and 9
    13:00 to 15:30   6 and 10
    15:00 to 17:307 and 11
    17:00 to 19:308 and 12
    19:00 to 21:309 and 13                                 


    Our customers can view these schedules on our website: www.tshwane.gov.za and customers who are directly supplied by Eskom can visit the power utility's website: http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za

     

    The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience that might be caused by this interruption.

     

    All electrical points should be treated as live at all times.

  • Stage 3 load-shedding affecting Groups 1 to 16

    Stage 3 load-shedding affecting Groups 1 to 16

    Wed, Feb 13, 2019

    The City of Tshwane would like to inform its customers that Eskom is implementing Stage 3 load-shedding, starting at 08:00 today. The City apologises for any inconvenience that might arise and urges residents to gear up for the ongoing interruption of the power supply.

    The following groups will be affected:

    Time Groups
    08:00 to 09:30Groups 7, 11, and 15
    09:00 to 11:30Groups 8, 12, and 16
    11:00 to 13:30Groups 1, 9 and 13
    13:00 to 15:00Groups 2, 10 and 14
    15:00 to 17:30Groups 3, 11 and 15
    17:00 to 19:30Groups 4, 12 and 16
    19:00 to 21:30Groups 1, 5 and 13
    21:00 to 23:30Groups 2, 6 and 14

     
    Our customers can view these schedules on our website at www.tshwane.gov.za. Customers who are directly supplied by Eskom can visit the power utility's website at http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za.

    All electrical points should be treated as live at all times.


  • Stage 3 load-shedding affecting Group 1 to 8 and 11 to 16

    Stage 3 load-shedding affecting Group 1 to 8 and 11 to 16

    Tue, Feb 12, 2019

    ​Today, 12 February 2019, the power utility Eskom implemented rotational load-shedding Stage 3 from 09:00, which is likely to continue until 21:30. The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience that might arise and urges residents to gear up for the ongoing interruption of power supply. 

     

    The following groups will be affected:

     

    Time Group
    09:00 to 11:30       Group 11, 15 and 3                                           
    11:00 to 13:30Group 12, 16 and 4
    13:00 to 15:30Group 13, 1 and 5
    15:00 to 17:30   Group 14, 2 and 6
    17:00 to 19:30Group15, 3 and 7
    19:00 to 21:30Group 16, 4 and 8                                                

     

     

    Our customers can view these schedules on our website ( www.tshwane.gov.za) and customers who are directly supplied by Eskom can visit the power utility's website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za).

     

    All  electrical points should be treated as live at all times.

  • Stage 2 load-shedding affecting Group 1 to 8, 15 and 16

    Stage 2 load-shedding affecting Group 1 to 8, 15 and 16

    Mon, Feb 11, 2019

    The power utility,  Eskom, has informed the City that today, 11 February 2019, rotational load-shedding Stage 2 is being implemented from 09:00 and is likely to continue until 21:30. The City's residents are urged to prepare themselves for this interruption of electricity supply. 

     

    Residents who fall within the following groups will be affected:

     

    Time Groups
    09:00 to 11:30       Group 15 and 3                                           
    11:00 to 13:30Group 16 and 4
    13:00 to 15:30Group 1 and 5
    15:00 to 17:30   Group 2 and 6
    17:00 to 19:30Group 3 and 7
    19:00 to 21:30Group 4 and 8                                                

     

     

    Our customers can view these schedules on our website (www.tshwane.gov.za) and customers who are directly supplied by Eskom can visit the power utility's website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za).

     

    The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this interruption.

     

    All  electrical points should be treated as live at all times.

  • Planned maintenance of the City’s SAP system

    Planned maintenance of the City’s SAP system

    Fri, Feb 8, 2019

    Today, 8 February 2019, the City of Tshwane's Group Information and Communication Technology Department will commence with its two-day planned maintenance and upgrading of its financial system (SAP). The planned maintenance, which will start this afternoon at 17:00 and end Sunday 10 February 2019 at 19:00, will impact the City's operational efficiency and performance in attending to billing/account and meter-reading enquiries.

     

    The City's customer care centres will only be able to assist customers with water leaks, power failures, traffic lights, potholes and street light complaints. Thus customers are cautioned about this temporary disruption.

     

    The following alternative reporting facilities are also available to assist customers:

     

    • Potholes: Send an email to potholes@tshwane.gov.za.

     

    • Faulty traffic lights: Send an email to trafficsignalfaults@tshwane.gov.za.

     

    • Water leaks: Send an email to waterleaks@tshwane.gov.za.

     

    • Water quality: Send an email to drinkingwater@tshwane.gov.za.

     

    • Power failures: SMS the word "power" followed by your account number to 082 612 0333, OR visit www.tshwane.gov.za and follow the Report Power Failure link.

     

     

    The e-Tshwane service will still be available for the submission of meter readings, viewing your City of Tshwane account, lodging a complaint or query and making payments to the City of Tshwane electronically on www.tshwane.gov.za. Click on the e-Tshwane link and follow the instructions.

     

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that might arise. However, this planned maintenance is expected to improve customer experience and keep the City's core business application operating at peak efficiency.

  • Outage affecting parts of Soshanguve

    Outage affecting parts of Soshanguve

    Thu, Jan 31, 2019

    ​The City of Tshwane's technicians are replacing a cable that was stolen between Rietgat and Soshanguve X substation this morning.  

     

    The theft interrupted the power supply to Soshanguve Block P, R, S, T, U, V, X, Y, SS1-SS5 and KK.

     

    It is estimated that the service will be restored by 20:00.

     

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that may arise as a result of this outage.

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected consumers are urged to log all complaints by SMS. SMS the word power followed by your account number to 082 612 0333.

     

  • Technicians of the City attending to an outage in Atteridgeville

    Technicians of the City attending to an outage in Atteridgeville

    Fri, Jan 25, 2019

    The City's technicians have been dispatched to attend to an outage in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria. This follows numerous concerns from residents who reported complaints of periodic power failures since yesterday. The fault that has been the root cause of the outage has been located. It is hoped that our team of technicians will conclude the repair work to the faulty cable by 18:00.

     

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that may arise as a result of this outage.

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word "power" followed by your account number to 082 612 0333 or 44676. Or report a power failure to 012 358 9999, choosing the electricity option, or 080 1111 556.

  • Power outage affecting the CBD and nearby areas

    Power outage affecting the CBD and nearby areas

    Mon, Jan 21, 2019

    The City of Tshwane's technicians are attending to a power outage that is affecting the CBD and surrounding areas. The outage was caused by a trip in the main feeder between the Boom Street and the Statistiek substation.

     

    Our technicians are currently working on locating the fault point so as to do the necessary repairs. Residents will be kept abreast of the restoration time.

                                                                                                                                               

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word power followed by your account number to 082 612 0333 or 44676. Or report a power failure to 012 358 9999, choosing the electricity option or 080 1111 556.

  • UPDATE: RAND WATER INTERRUPTION SPREADS TO PRETORIA WEST AREAS

    UPDATE: RAND WATER INTERRUPTION SPREADS TO PRETORIA WEST AREAS

    Tue, Dec 11, 2018

    Parts of Laudium, Saulsville and Atteridgeville, west of the Pretoria CBD, are the latest to be affected by a Rand Water service interruption. The reservoir levels started dwindling greatly in these areas on 10 December 2018.

     

    Yesterday, the City’s Water and Sanitation Department indicated that the electrical problem that occurred on Rand Water's Palmiet pump station on 8 December 2018 resulted in water shortages in Region 1 and 4 and later Region 3.

     

    The following areas are affected by the water utility's interruption:

     

    ·         Ga-Rankuwa

    ·         Mabopane

    ·         Winterveld

    ·         Soshanguve

    ·         Ga-Rankuwa Industrial

    ·         Atteridgeville

    ·         Saulsville

    ·         Laudium

    ·         Bakenkop

    ·         Rooihuiskraal North

    ·         Heuweloord

    ·         Lyttelton

    ·         Unitas Hospital

    ·         Erasmia

    ·         Christoburg

    ·         Valhalla

     

    The pump station concerned has been repaired, but restrictions are now imposed. Rand Water is continuously monitoring reservoirs that reached unacceptable levels over the recent weekend. Water supply will be restored once the water levels are sufficient and have stabilised in the reservoirs.

     

    Water tankers have been dispatched to deliver water to the affected areas. Ward Councillors have been coopted to give support, as they know the immediate needs of the communities they represent.

     

    Furthermore, Rand Water indicated that water consumption has increased drastically over the past couple of weeks, resulting in a shortage of bulk water supply to Tshwane.

     

    Residents and businesses are not allowed to:

     

    ·         Water gardens between 06:00 and 18:00;

    ·         Use hosepipes to clean driveways or patios; and

    ·         Wash cars/vehicles with a hosepipe.

     

    Where the bulk water demand is not sufficiently reduced, the City of Tshwane may implement Level 2 or 3 restrictions in terms of the Water Supply Tariffs (Provincial Gazette, 28 June 2017).

     

    Residents and businesses are advised to follow the tips below to reduce their water usage further:

     

    ·         Use grey water for watering gardens and flushing toilets.

    ·         Report water leaks and pipe bursts.

    ·         Install water-saving devices.

    ·         Where possible, install a low-flow showerhead and tap aerators.

    ·         Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.

    ·         Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.  

    ·         Collect rainwater for re-use in the garden or for washing the car.

    ·         Cover the swimming pool to reduce evaporation.

    ·         Take a shower rather than a bath.

    ·         Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving.

    ·         Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

    ·         Check and repair a leak in your toilet.

    ·         Search for internal pipe leaks by closing all internal taps, including the stopcock at the toilet cistern. The small wheel on the water meter should not turn. 

    ·         Consider drilling a borehole for irrigation.

     

    Note:

    Drilling of boreholes in suburbs underlain by dolomite bedrock is prohibited due to the risk of dolomite instability, except if certified as safe by an appropriate professionally registered person. An appropriate sign must be visible if a borehole exists on a property.

     

    The City appeals to residents to please remain vigilant to wastage of water, and make saving water part of their lifestyle by following the above-mentioned tips.


  • Municipal services outreach programme in Atteridgeville and Lotus Gardens

    Municipal services outreach programme in Atteridgeville and Lotus Gardens

    Fri, Dec 7, 2018

    From Tuesday, 11 December until Friday, 14 December 2018, the City of Tshwane will embark on a municipal services outreach programme in Atteridgeville and Lotus Gardens.

     

    During this period, municipal officials will be onsite from 08:00 until 15:00 to assist ratepayers with their queries. Residents in these areas who have billing queries and other municipal services problems are encouraged to come and get assistance.

     

    The outreach will be held as follows:

     

    Date

    Wards

    Venue

    Tuesday, 11 December

    Wards 51 to 62

    Atteridgeville Community Hall

     

    Wednesday, 12 December

    Wards 63 to 68, and 72

    Mlambo Hall

     

    Thursday, 13 December

    Wards 68 to 107

    Far West (Tsunami Area)

     

    Friday, 12 December

    Ward 7

    Omar School

     

     


  • Stage 1 load-shedding underway

    Stage 1 load-shedding underway

    Fri, Dec 7, 2018

    Stage 1 load-shedding underway

     

    The power utility, Eskom, has informed the City that today, December 7 2018, stage 1 load-shedding will be implemented from 09:00 until 22:00. Some units have been brought back to service, which helps to reduce the depth of interruption in the power supply from stage 2 as experienced over the past few days. 

     

    Residents that fall within the following groups will be affected:

     

    Time

    Groups

    09:00 to11:30       

    Group 14

    11:00 to 13:30      

    Group 15

    13:00 to 15:30      

    Group 16

    15:00 to 17:30      

    Group 1

    17:00 to 19:30      

    Group 2

    19:00 to 21:30       

    Group 3

     

    The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this interruption.

     

    All electrical points should be treated as live at all times.

  • Mandela remembrance walk and run

    Mandela remembrance walk and run

    Fri, Dec 7, 2018

    Thousands of participants have started collecting their entries for this year’s Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run, which takes place this Sunday 9 December at Tshwane’s Union Buildings.

    Race collection points opened at the Nelson Mandela Foundation today and will now move to the Union Buildings on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December between 09:00 and 19:00.

    Late registrations will still be accepted at the Union Buildings race collection point this weekend ahead of the event on Sunday, which sees the introduction for the first time this year of a 21 km half-marathon, in addition to the 5 km walk and 10 km run of previous editions.

    Online entries for the event will remain open at www.mandelawalkandrun.com until midnight on Friday 7 December.

     

    The entry fee is R50 for the 5 km walk, R100 for the 10 km run and R150 for the 21 km run, which will have a nominal winner’s prize money of R5 000 for the elite runners in each age and gender category taking on the 10 km and half-marathon route.

     

    All participants will receive drawstring bags from Lotto containing a Lotto shirt, cap and some more event goodies.

     

    Some of South Africa’s top personalities have confirmed their participation in this year’s Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run on Sunday, which will be a special family event that will take in special points of significance in Madiba’s and South Africa’s political journey.

    Bafana legends Shaun Bartlett, Doctor Khumalo and Aaron Mokoena are taking part, as are wheelchair tennis sensation Kgothatso Montjane and elite athletes such as 2016 Comrades winner Charne Bosman, who has been joined this week in the race by another former Comrades winner, the popular Ludwick Mamabolo.

     

    Olympian Christine Kalmer, former SA marathon champ Benedict Moeng and former World Student Games half-marathon silver medallist Collen Mulaudzi will also be participating.

     

    Charismatic businessman, former Gauteng Premier and Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale, has also confirmed his participation, as has Khumbul ‘ekhaya presenter Andile Gaelesiwe.

     

    These are just some of the exciting big names who will join a throng of thousands of people expected to participate in this very special event that will also honour revered political activists and stalwarts Albertina Sisulu and Margaret Gaso.

    Entertainment on the day will be provided by traditional Afro pop group Candy, the Sophiatown Sisters and DJ Juvenile, while the event MC is popular Tshwane-based comedian Shampoonizer. Local development artists on the programme include Urban Dance and Rockaffela, and fitness sessions for the family will be presented by the Bophelong Fitness Club.

     

    Hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the Gauteng Province, this year’s 10 and 21 km events will begin and end at the magnificent Union Buildings at 19:00 and will be a fun day out for the whole family. The 5 km walk will begin at 09:00 at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison and end at the Union Buildings.

    “We are all set for what promises to be an exciting weekend, which marks the end of the Mandela Centenary celebrations for the year. South Africans have paid a warm and special tribute this year to Madiba and Ma Albertina Sisulu, and this event represents another opportunity to celebrate these icons while enjoying a fun, festive day out with the whole family. Let’s all converge on the Union Buildings on Sunday for what is sure to be a memorable event,” said Faith Mazibuko, Gauteng MEC for Sport, Art, Culture and Recreation.

    The 21 km has proved to be a popular addition to this year’s event, with over half the entries received thus far signing up for the half-marathon route, as the Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run becomes a popular event on the South African road-running calendar.

    There will be loads of entertainment for the kids, and childminders will be available to look after them. There will also be food stalls and fitness displays at the event.

     

    There will be a wreath laying ceremony in honour of the former president at 08.15.

     

    The event’s parking/park-and-ride plan is as follows:

     

          Park-and-ride: Pilditch Stadium

          Park-and-walk: Pretoria Art Museum

          Parking: On streets that are not closed off in the vicinity of the Union Buildings

     

    For more event details and to register for the event go to www.MandelaWalkAndRun.com.

     

          FB: MandelaRW

          Twitter: mandelarw

          IG: Mandelawalk

          Hashtag #MandelaRWR 

     

     

    For media enquiries and interviews please contact:

    Thabo Sephuma

    Cell: 079 488 4687

    Email: thabo@optimize.org.za

    Luzuko Koti

    Cell: 082 994 0349

    Email: luzukok@nelsonmandela.org  

  • Stage 2 load-shedding affecting group 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

    Stage 2 load-shedding affecting group 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

    Thu, Dec 6, 2018

    The power utility, Eskom, has announced stage 2 load-shedding from 09:00 until 22:00. The City’s residents are urged to gear themselves for the interruption of the electricity supply. 

     

    The times and residents that will be affected were given as follows:

     

    Time

    Groups

    09:00 to11:30

    Group 2 and 6

    11:00 to 13:30

    Group 3 and 7

    13:00 to 15:30

    Group 4 and 8

    15:00 to 17:30

    Group 5 and 9

    17:00 to 19:30

    Group 6 and 10

    19:00 to 21:30

    Group 7 and 11

     

    The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this interruption.

     

    All electrical points should be treated as live at all times.

  • Stage 2 load-shedding affecting group 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15

    Stage 2 load-shedding affecting group 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15

    Wed, Dec 5, 2018

    The power utility Eskom has announced load-shedding stage 2 from 09:00 until 22:00. The City’s residents are urged to gear themselves for the interruption of the electricity supply.

     

    The times and residents that will be affected were given as follows:

     

    Time

    Groups

    09:00 to 11:00

    Group 6 and 10

    11:00 to 13:00

    Group 7  and 11

    13:00 to 15:00

    Group 8 and 12

    15:00 to 17:00 

    Group 9 and 13

    17:00 to 19:00

    Group 10 and 14

    19:00 to 21:00

    Group 11 and 15

     

    The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this interruption.

     

    All electrical points should be treated as live at all times.

  • CITY OF TSHWANE WATER RESTRICTIONS

    CITY OF TSHWANE WATER RESTRICTIONS

    Mon, Nov 19, 2018

    Following a formal notification from Rand Water, the City of Tshwane pleads with Tshwane's residents and business community to be serious about conserving water.

     

    Rand Water indicated that due to high temperatures, water consumption has increased drastically over the past couple of weeks, resulting in their reservoirs reaching critical levels.

     

    Rand Water has no choice but to severely restrict all Tshwane meters, and requests consumers to use water sparingly.

     

    The following areas was restricted by 20% to 25% of the current water flow rate, as the levels of the reservoirs that supply them are very low:

    • Ga-Rankuwa Industrial sites
    • Mabopane
    • Ga-Rankuwa
    • Akasia Park
    • Kruisfontein
    • Brakfontein
    • Pretoria West
    • Sunnyside
    • Arcadia
    • Meintjieskop
    • City centre (CBD)
    • Wonderboom
    • Saulsville
    • Erasmia

     

    The following areas will also be restricted by 20% to 25% as from today due to reservoir levels still dropping as a result of the high temperatures:

    • Kosmosdal
    • Rooihuiskraal
    • Thaba Tshwane
    • Blair Athol

     

    However, the restrictions are applicable throughout Tshwane and will ensure the control of water and water supply to all residents. So we urge the City's consumers to utilise water in a far more effective and efficient way.

     

    If this appeal is heeded, water-related interruptions will be minimised. The water conservation measures that were implemented during the initial restrictions should become the norm.

     

    Residents are reminded of the following hints that were provided in terms of the partial restrictions that the City of Tshwane announced in May last year:

    • Use grey water for watering gardens and flushing toilets.
    • Report water leaks and pipe bursts.
    • Install water-saving devices.
    • Where possible, install a low-flow showerhead and tap aerators.
    • Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.
    • Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.  
    • Water gardens before 06:00 or after 18:00 and only when necessary.
    • Use a broom instead of a hosepipe to clean driveways or patios.
    • Collect rainwater for re-use in the garden or for washing the car.
    • Cover the swimming pool to reduce evaporation.
    • Take a shower rather than a bath.
    • Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving.
    • Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

     

    Residents, please remain vigilant to wastage of this scarce resource and make saving water part of your lifestyle by following the above-mentioned tips.

  • CITY TO TRIM TREES CAUSING POWER OUTAGE IN PARTS OF CENTURION

    CITY TO TRIM TREES CAUSING POWER OUTAGE IN PARTS OF CENTURION

    Wed, Nov 14, 2018

    Tomorrow, 15 November 2018, the City of Tshwane will remove tree branches around overhead power lines in some of the suburbs south-west of the Pretoria CBD, and this will lead to an organised power outage.

     

    The power lines in the area must be trimmed urgently to fix the sagging overhead power lines that  are causing regular area outages. The sagging is the result of wind, rain or lightning.

     

    The allow the City’s Region 4 electricity section time to trim the trees and repair or adjust the power lines, electricity will have to be switched off from 08:00 until 16:00 in Centurion suburbs and the following nearby areas:

     

    ·         Erasmia

    ·         Christoberg

     

    Residents in these areas – as well as in other regions of the City where trees are trimmed – should notice a decrease in power outages.

     

    The City apologises to all its customers for the inconvenience that may be caused by the temporary disruption of power supply.


  • CITY OF TSHWANE WATER RESTRICTIONS

    CITY OF TSHWANE WATER RESTRICTIONS

    Mon, Nov 5, 2018

    ​Following a formal notification from the water utility, Rand Water, the City of Tshwane pleads with Tshwane's residents and business community to be serious about conserving water.

     

    Rand Water indicated that due to high temperatures, water consumption has increased drastically over the past couple of weeks, resulting in their reservoir reaching critical levels. Currently, some of their supply reservoirs are already as low as 29%. Rand Water has no choice but to severely restrict all Tshwane meters, and requests consumers to use water sparingly.

     

    The restrictions are applicable throughout Tshwane and will ensure the control of water and water supply to all residents.

     

    We urge the City's consumers to utilise water in a far more effective and efficient way.

     

    The following areas will be restricted severely as from today, to avoid a total collapse of their bulk supply:

    • Ga-Rankuwa Industrial sites
    • Mabopane
    • Ga-Rankuwa
    • Akasia Park
    • Kruisfontein
    • Brakfontein
    • Thaba Tshwane
    • Blair Athol
    • Pretoria West
    • Sunnyside
    • Arcadia
    • Meintjieskop
    • City centre (CBD)
    • Wonderboom
    • Saulsville
    • Erasmia

     

    The levels of the reservoirs that supply those areas are very low. If this appeal is heeded, water-related interruptions will be minimised. The water conservation measures that were implemented during the initial restrictions should become the norm.

     

    Residents are reminded of the following hints that were provided in terms of the partial restrictions that the City of Tshwane announced in May last year:

    • Use grey water for watering gardens and flushing toilets.
    • Report water leaks and pipe bursts.
    • Install water-saving devices.
    • Where possible, install a low-flow showerhead and tap aerators.
    • Use a dual-flush toilet cistern.
    • Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden.  
    • Water gardens before 06:00 or after 18:00 and only when necessary.
    • Use a broom instead of a hosepipe to clean driveways or patios.
    • Collect rainwater for re-use in the garden or for washing the car.
    • Cover the swimming pool to reduce evaporation.
    • Take a shower rather than a bath.
    • Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving.
    • Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks.

     

    Residents, please remain vigilant to wastage of this scarce resource and make saving water part of your lifestyle by following the above-mentioned tips.

  • Executive Mayor commends community cooperation in the fight against crime

    Executive Mayor commends community cooperation in the fight against crime

    Mon, Oct 8, 2018

    ​The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Solly Msimanga, has commended members of the public for a tip-off they gave him about a planned robbery that led to the killing of a suspect and the arrest of two others by the Drug Unit of the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) in Mamelodi early this morning.

     

    A concerned member of the public, obviously fed up with the rising level of crime, anonymously contacted Msimanga and informed him about a planned robbery at a filling station near the Denlyn Shopping Centre in Mamelodi West.

     

    The Executive Mayor alerted the leadership of the TMPD who staked out the area. When the suspects saw the police, they opened fire, but the two brave Drug Unit members retaliated and managed to fatally wound one suspect and arrested two others. A total of 93 spent cartridges were recovered at the crime scene.

     

    "We are a caring government that listens to the cries and complaints of our crime-ridden communities. Fighting crime is not the responsibility of government alone; communities need to work with us in order to rid the country of the crime scourge. The foiling of this robbery through information received from the community is a demonstration that working jointly with our communities can yield better results. Some community members often complain about reporting crime and nothing happens, but when I received this tip-off, I swiftly acted on it and ensured that action was taken," Msimanga said.

     

    Msimanga encouraged members of the public to emulate the concerned resident whose information led to the foiling of the armed robbery by reporting crime and service delivery challenges.

     

    "This is a demonstration that when our communities talk, we listen. I would like to encourage our communities not to grow tired of complaining because we are a caring government that listens. I also wish to salute the bravery of our cops who risked their lives by confronting an armed gang and came out tops," Msimanga added.

     

    The public is encouraged to report crime anonymously to the TMPD call centre on 012 358 7095/6, or on 082 891 8625.

  • Power outage affecting Waltloo substation

    Power outage affecting Waltloo substation

    Fri, Oct 5, 2018

    The City of Tshwane's technicians are attending to a power outage affecting Waltloo substation. The power failure is due to the theft of cables.

     

    The theft left the following areas without power:

     

    • Nellmapius
    • Savanna Estate
    • N4 Gateway

       

     The estimated time when the electricity supply will be restored, will be communicated in due course.

     

    Consumers are advised to treat all electrical points as live.

     

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. Simply SMS the word "power" followed by your account number to 082 612 0333 or 44676. Alternatively, report a power failure to 012 358 9999, choosing the electricity option, or to 080 1111 556.

  • JOB VACANCY SCAM

    JOB VACANCY SCAM

    Thu, Oct 4, 2018

    The City of Tshwane is dismayed after discovering a notice circulating through a short messaging platform about a bogus vacancy for an office administration assistant in the metropolitan municipality advertised on Gumtree.

     

    Once the applicants submit their applications on Gumtree, they will receive a message inviting targeted individuals to an assessment test purportedly to be held at Tshwane House, the municipal headquarters. The scammer requests the victims to pay R1 500,00 to prepare a pass-out letter that will enable them to secure a job without going through an interview. The money should be paid in at a money market outlet or ABSA.

     

    The notice (message) is devoid of any truth, as the City only advertises vacant posts in newspapers and the Job Forum page which is on our website: www.tshwane.gov.za.

     

    We urge the public to ignore the message, as it is a scam. The City is appalled at the scammers who prey on the emotions of unsuspecting job seekers by manufacturing information about the existence of job vacancies. We suspect that the aim of the scammers was to con vulnerable community members who are desperate for jobs.

     

    We wish to warn those who are peddling such false information that they will be arrested, charged and prosecuted, as their actions border on criminality. Further, we request the public to contact the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department on tel 082 891 8625 whenever they come across such "job adverts" that are issued outside the norms and procedures of the City's processes.

    Below is the false advert being circulated and which must be ignored:

    Invitation for assessment

     

    Dear applicant, Your Application For City of Tshwane Municipality Has Been Shortlisted And You Are Hereby Invited For Assessment Test

    Details

    Venue : City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria

    Time: 10:30 AM

    Date: 27 September 2018

     

    NB: Please contact the HR Co-ordinator Mr Michael Monyuku @ 0646660270 to confirm your attendance, not later today.

     

    Kind Regards City Of  Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (TSH)

     

     

     

    The public is cautioned not to fall for the scam, as there is no such a post. In addition, we urge the public to be always vigilant of fraudulent activities and not to pay anyone for a job application.

  • WATER RESTRICTIONS UNDERWAY IN TSHWANE

    WATER RESTRICTIONS UNDERWAY IN TSHWANE

    Mon, Sep 17, 2018

    Rand Water, the water utility providing water to most Gauteng municipalities, has started to restrict all Tshwane meters to 20% in order to manage reservoir levels.

     

    Last week, the City of Tshwane signalled to residents the importance of saving water. Residents are again reminded not to falter but to continue to heed the call to conserve water and make water conservation a norm.  

     

    Though these restrictions are applicable throughout Tshwane, an earnest request is made to residents in the Soshanguve, Mabopane, Ga-Rankuwa and Winterveld areas in Region 1 to use water sparingly to avoid interruptions.

     

    Residents are reminded of the following hints:

     

    • Use grey water for watering gardens and flushing toilets
    • Report water leaks and burst pipes
    • Install water-saving devices
    • Where possible, install a low-flow showerhead and tap aerators
    • Use a dual-flush toilet cistern
    • Plant indigenous or drought-resistant shrubs in the garden
    • Water gardens before 06:00 or after 18:00 and only when necessary
    • Use a broom instead of a hosepipe when cleaning driveways or patios
    • Collect rainwater for re-use in the garden or for washing the car
    • Cover the swimming pool to reduce evaporation
    • Take a shower rather than a bath
    • Close a running tap while brushing teeth or shaving
    • Regularly check toilets and taps for leaks

     

    Residents should continue conserving this scarce resource and make the above-mentioned hints part of a lifestyle.

  • City to commemorate Arbor Month

    City to commemorate Arbor Month

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018

    The MMC for Agriculture and Environmental Management, Cllr Mike Mkhari, will tomorrow, 14 September 2018, launch the Green Campus Initiative at the Tshwane South College's Odi Campus in Mabopane. The initiative entails creating and implementing a recycling system on the campus that will promote a sustainable and environment-friendly institution.

    The launch is part of the City of Tshwane's commemoration of National Arbor Month. This year's Arbor Month is celebrated under the theme "Forests and sustainable cities" and aims to promote investment in green spaces in order to help transform cities into more sustainable, resilient, healthy, equitable and pleasant places to live in.

    As part of the day's activities, the MMC will also plant five indigenous trees (including the Tree of the Year (yellowwood), common karee species and river bush willow) at the college.

    Details of the event are as follows:

    Date:              14 September 2018

    Time:             09:00

    Venue:           Odi Campus, Tshwane South College, Mabopane

  • TECHNICIANS HARD AT WORK TO RESTORE POWER IN MONTANA

    TECHNICIANS HARD AT WORK TO RESTORE POWER IN MONTANA

    Thu, Sep 13, 2018

    The City of Tshwane's team of technicians is still hard at work to replace cables that were stolen earlier today between the Pumulani and Montana Park substations.

     

    The theft of three feeder cables has caused great inconvenience, leaving residents of Montana Park without electricity. Plans to replace the stolen cables are already underway and if all goes well, power supply should be restored by 22:00 tonight.

     

    The City urges residents in the above-mentioned areas to remain patient while the technicians are busy with the repairs.

     

    All network points should be treated as live at all times.

    Affected customers are urged to report power failures by SMS. SMS the word power followed by your account number to 44676. Or report a power failure to 012 358 9999, choosing the electricity option.

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