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  • CITY OF TSHWANE STAFF FORCED TO EVACUATE BUILDING AFTER A STANDOFF BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTING FORMER CONTRACT WORKERS

    CITY OF TSHWANE STAFF FORCED TO EVACUATE BUILDING AFTER A STANDOFF BETWEEN POLICE AND PROTESTING FORMER CONTRACT WORKERS

    Wed, Sep 22, 2021

    Staff at Tshwane House, the City's head office, was forced to evacuate the building in a hurry this afternoon after a standoff between police and a group of protesting former contract workers who are demanding to be permanently employed by the City of Tshwane. 

    The 627 former contract workers, known as "capacity employees", were employed on a fixed 12-month contract from October 2019 to October 2020. When their employment contract ended last year, the City sent them a termination letter on 5 November 2020, inviting them to visit their human resources agent to complete a slew of documents, including an Unemployment Insurance Fund form (UI19), which formalised their termination. However, the former employees refused to heed the call to come forward to complete the forms, insisting instead to be permanently absorbed into the employ of the City. 

    The contract entered into between the City and the former contract workers in 2019 explicitly stated that the contract was for a duration of 12 months (one year). The City made it clear that it had no intention of absorbing them as there was neither a need nor a budget appropriated for their permanent employment. The former employees are adamant that their contracts were unlawfully terminated. 

    The City is of the view that these contracts were lawfully terminated at the end of October 2020. The City has already successfully defended its position at arbitration and is now awaiting the final outcome of the dispute at the Labour Court in Johannesburg. 

    The contract workers have also alleged that "some people" at the City promised them permanent employment, but they could not adduce any documentation to substantiate their claim. 

    The disgruntled former "capacity employees" staged a sit-in at Tshwane House since the beginning of this week, intimidating and preventing employees and visitors from entering and exiting the building. They have also circulated video clips in which they made veiled threats against certain employees of the City. 

    Tensions escalated this afternoon after they pelted police with stones who retaliated with rubber bullets. 

    The City of Tshwane will strive to ensure that service delivery is not adversely impacted by the unfortunate occurrence of this afternoon and will not hesitate to call on law enforcement to provide safety and security to employees to enable them to perform their tasks free of intimidation.

  • POSTPONEMENT OF THE PLANNED MAJOR WATER OUTAGE IN VARIOUS PARTS OF REGION 3 AND 4

    POSTPONEMENT OF THE PLANNED MAJOR WATER OUTAGE IN VARIOUS PARTS OF REGION 3 AND 4

    Mon, Aug 30, 2021

    The City of Tshwane has been informed by the water utility, Rand Water, that the 40 hours planned major water outage in various areas of Region 3 and 4, southwest of the Pretoria CBD has (once again) been postponed until further notice. This postponement follows the recent water limitations that have affected the entire City and impacted maximally on the residents of Regions 1, 3 and 4.
     
    The 40 hours maintenance work by the utility, which was scheduled from 31 August until 2 September 2021, would have entailed repairs to a pipe leak on the H28 and H42 cross. 

    The City appeals to the residents of Region 3 and 4 who were left without water for the previous 2-3 days until last night when water was restored, to use water sparingly in order to allow the reservoir levels to recover. 

    Residents should also be mindful that the restoration of water supply is a fragile process as reservoirs have to first recover before the supply network can fill-up to give sufficient pressure to households. This process has to be conducted gradually to avoid unfortunate incidents such as pipe bursts due to the presence of air pressure in the empty pipeline. 

    We apologise for all the inconvenience experienced as a result of the water outage in various parts of Tshwane. 


  • RAND WATER PLACES SOME PARTS OF TSHWANE ON STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS

    RAND WATER PLACES SOME PARTS OF TSHWANE ON STAGE 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS

    Thu, Aug 26, 2021

    The City of Tshwane has received a notification from Rand Water, the water utility, about the instant implementation of Stage 3 water restrictions in some parts of Tshwane in Regions 1, 3 and 4. 

    The water utility has implemented Stage 3 water restrictions following a drop in its reservoir water levels.

    In an effort to save the distribution network from collapsing, restricting water to some parts of Tshwane was inevitable and the only viable option.

    Residents within the City of Tshwane's jurisdiction are thus urged to reduce their water consumption.

    The City would also like to remind residents that the water restrictions that were imposed previously in line with the Water Supply By-Law were never withdrawn and are therefore still applicable.

    Residents are thus reminded of the following specific water restrictions:

    • Do not water or irrigate gardens with a hosepipe or sprinkler system between 06:00 and 18:00.
    • Do not wash vehicles with hosepipes or high-pressure systems.
    • Do not fill swimming pools.
       

      The following are the reservoirs and areas whose meters have been restricted: 
    • Akasia Park Reservoir
    • Bakenkop Reservoir
    • Blair Athol Reservoir
    • Brakfontein Reservoir
    • Doornkloof
    • Erasmia
    • Ga-Rankuwa
    • Ga-Rankuwa industrial sites
    • Kentron Portion 2
    • Klapperkop H14 Reservoir
    • Klip-Kruisfontein Reservoir
    • Kosmosdal
    • Kruisfontein Reservoir
    • Laudium Reservoir
    • Lotus Gardens
    • Louwlardia Reservoir
    • Mabopane
    • Magaliesberg Reservoir
    • Plot 56, Strydfontein
    • Rooihuiskraal Reservoir
    • Rosslyn North
    • Saulsville Reservoir
    • Soshanguve
    • Sunderland Ridge
    • Thaba Tshwane
    • The Reeds Reservoir
    • Wonderboom Reservoir
       

      The City urges all residents to make efforts in decreasing the water demand by adhering to the water restrictions and reducing their water consumption.
       

      In addition, we would like to plead with residents across Tshwane for their cooperation during this water restriction period.

  • CITY OF TSHWANE MMC FOR ROADS AND TRANSPORT GETS THE JAB AND ENCOURAGES THE YOUTH TO GET VACCINATED

    CITY OF TSHWANE MMC FOR ROADS AND TRANSPORT GETS THE JAB AND ENCOURAGES THE YOUTH TO GET VACCINATED

    Thu, Aug 26, 2021

    Today, I had an exciting and amazing experience when I joined a multitude of taxi drivers to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Bosman Taxi Rank. I registered on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) immediately when the system opened for the 18 to 34 year age group on 20 August 2021. I feel that I have made a positive contribution to society by the choice I made. 

    The intention was not to vaccinate today, but when I arrived at the taxi rank I decided not to delay the inevitable and opted to inspire other youths as a societal leader by inoculating. Many South Africans commute daily by taxi and it was therefore appropriate and sensible to bring a mobile vaccination site to one of the busiest taxi ranks in Tshwane to help the country achieve what is commonly known as herd immunity. 

    Herd immunity means that we can save more lives by getting more people vaccinated. While it is currently not mandatory to vaccinate in South Africa, we can save lives easily as an act of love by getting vaccinated. It is our duty to our loved ones and to society in general to preserve and save lives. 

    As part of the youth brigade and as the youngest MMC in the City, I would like to urge all the youth leaders to lead the way and encourage others to come forward in their droves to register to be vaccinated. It is our duty as young people to live by example and drive society in the right direction to achieve herd immunity. Let us overcome the vaccine hesitancy phenomenon and register to be inoculated. If I can do it, you can do it too!

  • Planned power outage in Mamelodi and nearby areas

    Planned power outage in Mamelodi and nearby areas

    Mon, Aug 16, 2021

    Residents of Mamelodi are informed about a planned power outage on Tuesday, 17 August 2021, from 08:00 until 12:00. During this period, the City’s technicians will carry out maintenance of 132 kV transmission components at the Mamelodi 1 and 2 Substations.  

    The following areas will be affected:

    Mamelodi Ext 4, 5 and 6
    Mamelodi Phase 1
    Ikageng
    Mamelodi Vista View
    Mamelodi Gardens
    Mamelodi Section 14, 15, 16 and 17
    Buffer Zone
    Nellmapius Ext 21 and 24 
    Khutsong
    Moretele View
    Mamelodi West (B1, B2, B3, D1, D2, D4, D6, Tsakane, Naledi, A5, Khalambazo, White City and SNS) 

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

    In the interest of safety, all electrical appliances must be treated as live (still on) at all times. Power failures can be reported on 012 358 9999 (choose Option 3).


  • CITY OF TSHWANE COVID-19 CAMPAIGN TO CONTINUE VISITING HOTSPOTS

    CITY OF TSHWANE COVID-19 CAMPAIGN TO CONTINUE VISITING HOTSPOTS

    Tue, Aug 10, 2021

    The City of Tshwane COVID-19 Ward-based Outreach Campaign team is continuing with its education, screening and testing of communities in hotspots within Tshwane.  

    These hotspots are identified on a weekly basis through the City's continued analytical exercise that zooms into all Tshwane townships and suburbs to determine where the COVID-19 spikes are with a vision of instituting informed health programmes and awareness interventions. 

    This ongoing campaign has been a phenomenal success, having reached most of the hotspot areas across the city. It has also helped to enhance the City's efforts to fight against this dreadful pandemic, as those who test positive for COVID-19 are advised to follow specific health protocols, such as remaining in isolation to avoid spreading the virus. 

    In the past two-week cycle (between 19 and 31 July 2021), the campaign managed to test 744 community members who displayed COVID-19 symptoms during the screening process. Of these, 128 tested positive.  

    The focus this week will be on Regions 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, which have again been identified as the latest COVID-19 hotspots.  

    Details of this week's campaign are as follows: 

    Date:               9 August 2021
    Venue:           Wonderboom Junction Shopping Centre
    Time:              09:30
    Region:          2 

    Date:              10 August 2021
    Venue:           Zorbas Shopping Centre, Wolmer (Pretoria North) 
    Time:              09:30
    Region:          1 

    Date:              11 August 2021
    Venue:           Soshanguve Crossing Shopping Centre
    Time:             09:30
    Region:          1 

    Date:              12 August 2021
    Venue:           Cullinan Jewel Shopping Centre
    Time:              09:30
    Region:          5

     

    Date:               13 August 2021
    Venue:           Eersterust Pick n Pay Shopping Centre
    Time:              09:30
    Region:          6

     

    Date:               14 August 2021
    Venue:           Olievenhout Plaza 
    Time:              09:30
    Region:          4

     

    Meanwhile, the City would like to encourage Tshwane residents to report non-compliance with COVID-19 regulations as follows to the Tshwane Metro Police Department: 

    • Radio Control Room:     012 358 7095/7096 (24 hours)
    • War Room:                      012 358 2209
    • Email:                               warroom@tshwane.gov.za (24 hours)

  • Scheduled maintenance of Kosmosdal water network

    Scheduled maintenance of Kosmosdal water network

    Thu, Jul 29, 2021

    On Thursday, 5 August 2021, the City of Tshwane Water and Sanitation Department will maintain and upgrade the water supply network in Kosmosdal at the corner of Moss Green and Rietspruit Road. 

    Although an interruption will be avoided at all costs, a service outage may occur from time to time. 

    The scheduled work is anticipated to last for nine hours from 08:00 to 17:00

    The following areas may be affected: 

    • Kosmosdal Ext 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 38, 39, 40 and 90
      • Blue Valley Golf Estate


  • PLANNED MAINTENANCE OF TEMBA WATER TREATMENT PLANT

    PLANNED MAINTENANCE OF TEMBA WATER TREATMENT PLANT

    Thu, Jul 29, 2021

    Residents of Hammanskraal and surrounding areas are informed about the planned shutdown of the Temba Water Treatment Plant on Friday, 30 July 2021, for maintenance work that needs to be carried out in the area by the power utility, Eskom. 

    On this day, the power utility will conduct emergency technical maintenance on its electrical components. The treatment plant uses electricity to pump water and, thus, the pumping capacity of the plant will be compromised. 

    The interruption period will be from 07:45 until 18:00.  

    All reservoirs will be filled to capacity before the shutdown. 

    The following areas will be affected: 

    • Temba
    • Hammanskraal
    • Dilopye
    • Majaneng
    • Unit 7
    • Sekampaneng
    • Refentse
    • Suurman
    • Moretele Local Municipality 

      The City appeals to all residents to reserve and use water sparingly at all times. 

      In addition, the City apologises for the inconvenience that may arise as a result of this planned maintenance work. 


  • City of Tshwane postpones planned water interruption in Boardwalk and nearby areas

    City of Tshwane postpones planned water interruption in Boardwalk and nearby areas

    Thu, Jul 29, 2021

    The City of Tshwane wishes to inform the residents of Boardwalk and surrounding areas that the planned shutdown of the water supply by Rand Water from Tuesday, 27 July 2021, at 17:00 until Wednesday, 28 July 2021, at 05:00 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.  

    During this 12-hour interruption period, the water utility had planned to connect two of its water meters, namely No 68 and 69, to an H46 pipe in the area. 

    A new date will be communicated to residents. 

    The following areas would have been affected by this shutdown: 

    • Boardwalk Meander
    • Boardwalk Meadows
    • Boardwalk
    • Bronberg
    • Olympus
    • Mooikloof Ridge
    • Faerie Glen 

    The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience that may be encountered as a result of the postponement of the maintenance work. 

  • Planned water interruption in Boardwalk and nearby areas

    Planned water interruption in Boardwalk and nearby areas

    Thu, Jul 29, 2021

    Rand Water has notified the City of Tshwane about a planned shutdown of the water supply to Boardwalk and nearby areas from Tuesday, 27 July 2021, until Wednesday, 28 July 2021. 

    During this period, the water utility will connect two of its water meters namely, No 68 and 69, to an H46 pipe in the area. The interruption will last for 12 hours from 17:00 until 05:00. 

    The following areas will be affected by this shutdown: 

    • Boardwalk Meander
    • Boardwalk Meadows
    • Boardwalk
    • Bronberg
    • Olympus
    • Mooikloof Ridge
    • Faerie Glen 

    NB: Faerie Glen has been added to the list of areas that will be affected by the water outage. 

    All reservoirs will be filled to capacity to ensure the provision of water to residents in these areas. However, residents are cautioned to use water sparingly to avoid the water levels in the reservoirs from dropping rapidly – a situation that will lead to a service interruption. 

    The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience that may be encountered as a result of the above-mentioned planned maintenance. 

  • Additional stations for water tankers in Region 1

    Additional stations for water tankers in Region 1

    Sat, Jul 10, 2021

    The City of Tshwane has added extra stations for water tankers to service areas of Region 1, which include Soshanguve, Mabopane, Winterveld and Ga-Rankuwa, that are affected by a water supply outage following a system breakdown at Rand Water's Palmiet Pump Station earlier this week.

     

    Below are the additional stations:

     

    Winterveld

     

    • Mpho area (Ya Bana home)
    • Beirut Municipal Office
    • Lebanon Cemetery side
    • Lebanon/Beirut Square 
    • Pinkie's Shop
    • Dr Marivate Square
    • Mehlwareng Primary School (vaccination centre)
    • Slovo Phase 2 Park
    • Thabo Mbeki Soccer Grounds 
    • Extension 3 – Phalama Street and Pinkie's Shop road
    • Winterveld Old Cemetery 
    • Mr Nkwane's area
    • Extension 3 – Molefe Makinta Highway and Pinkie's Shop road
    • Winterveld Checkers
    • Holy Trinity School

     

    Mabopane Block B

     

    • Setumo Khiba School
    • Kopadilalelo School
    • Ika Clinic near Erf 2474 via Ika
    • Terminas Police Station next to Erf 4828

     

    Mabopane Block C

     

    • Rekopantswe Primary School
    • Pelotona High School
    • Legae Mediclinic
    • Morula View Primary School
    • Thomas Mapirela Street near Erf 10438

     

    Mabopane Block D

     

    Matshidiso Primary School near Erf 20

     

    Mabopane Block N

     

    Erf 55 – Caltex Garage

     

    Mabopane Block R

     

    Hector Pieterson Street near Erf 11083

     

    Mabopane Block S

     

    Empty space near Total garage

     

    Mabopane Block U

     

    • Block U – Park 1
    • Block U – Engine Garage

     

    Mabopane Block V

     

    • Fire brigade
    • ZCC Church

     

    Mabopane Block X

     

    • Block X Library
    • Mabopane Maintenance Depot near Erf 903
    • Block X – Pick n Pay
    • Tshwane Metro Police Department offices 

    Ga-Rankuwa 

    Zone 20 Clinic 

    Soshanguve 

    • Block FF – Behind Spar
    • Block BB – Park
    • Block GG – Telkom
    • Block NN Phase 1 – Next to substation
    • Block JJ – Revenigo School grounds
    • Block AA – Ekhusile Primary School
    • Block S – Redbone Primary School
    • Block AI – Behind Putco
    • Block F – Falala Hall
    • Block MM – Ebeneza Church
    • Block F West – Redibone Primary School
    • Block H – Old Soshanguve High School
    • Block WW – Shallom
    • Block WW – Matlapeng
    • Block XX – Letlapeng Park
    • Block M – Khutsong Day Care
    • Block L – Mathaka School
    • Block L – Engen Garage
    • Block H Extension – Opposite magistrates' court
    • Extension 1 – Park
    • Extension 11 – Taxi demi
    • Extension 2 – Councillor's offices
    • Extension 2 – Next to railway
    • Prestige College
    • Busy corner B2


  • City of Tshwane increases stations for water tankers

    City of Tshwane increases stations for water tankers

    Sat, Jul 10, 2021

    The City of Tshwane has expanded the number of stations for water tankers servicing areas that are affected by a water supply interruption following a system breakdown at Rand Water’s Palmiet Pump Station earlier this week.

    The explosion at the water utility’s pump station led to a water supply outage in Regions 1, 3 and 4 of Tshwane. 

    According to Rand Water, an additional 180 million litres per day has been recovered at the Palmiet Booster Station. The pumping of this additional load started at 04:00 yesterday morning. This recovery has pushed the pumping capacity from 70% to 80%.

    The layout of the Palmiet system process flow from Rand Water to Tshwane is channelled through two of the City’s reservoirs, namely Brakfontein (supplying Region 4 and parts of Region 3) and Hartebeeshoek (supplying Region 1), which are situated within the boundaries of Tshwane. Since the Hartebeeshoek Reservoir is at the tail end of the chain, less or no water is flowing to it in case of reduced flows from Rand Water - which is currently the case.

    The City would like to inform its customers that the current water outage experienced was occasioned by a breakdown at the Palmiet Pump Station, infrastructure operated by Rand Water. It must be noted that the City of Tshwane’s system can only recover once the Rand Water system is back to full operation.

    According to Rand Water, they anticipate that the repairs at the pump station will be completed by Sunday, 11 July 2021, after which the water supply will gradually return to normality.

    The City is pleased to announce that the water supply has been restored to some parts of Region 4, which include a portion of Louwlardia, Rooihuiskraal, The Reeds and Kosmosdal. 

    Meanwhile, parts of Region 1, 3 and 4 are still without water. In our quest to ensure that our residents get water, 20 water tankers have been dispatched to service Region 3, 27 water tankers have been dispatched to service Region 1 and ten water tankers have been dispatched to service parts of Region 4. In the event that there are not enough people to collect water from stationed water tankers, trucks will roam around to ensure water provision to all residents. 

    Water supply through the tankers is available from 07:00 (when the drivers take the tankers to fill up) until 20:00. However, delays often occur in the delivery time caused by, inter alia, the distance the tankers must travel to be filled and the queueing time at the filling points.  

    The following areas are still without water:

    Olievenhoutbosch
    Laudium 
    Soshanguve Block L, K, DD, M, UU and VV
    Mabopane Block X, T, UX, V, B, M, E, S, D and A
    Winterveld 
    Ga-Rankuwa
    Atteridgeville and nearby areas

    The water tankers to service these areas are stationed as follows:

    Olievenhoutbosch
     
    Extension 26 – OSS
    Extension 24 – Blue House
    Extension 20 – Cycad Park (Extension 20 Park)
    Extension 15 – Umhlume Street next to the doctor

    Laudium 

    Laudium 1 – Kathmandu and Bengal Street
    Laudium 2 – Laudium Hospital
    Laudium 3 – Cnr Primrose Street and 19th Avenue
    Laudium 4 – Roaming tanker in Laudium and Erasmia 

    Soshanguve

    Extension 10 – Cell C 
    Extension 3 – Kids n kids 
    Block AA – Sokgo 
    Block F – West Park 
    Block JJ – Grounds 
    Block L – Hostel 
    Block UU – Shallom 
    Block VV – Hall 
    Block G – Engen Garage 

    Ga-Rankuwa 

    Itireleng Workshop for the Blind (Difofung) 
    Ga-Rankuwa Zone 5 Police Station
    Ga-Rankuwa Zone 6 – Near ZCC Church 
    Ga-Rankuwa Zone 2 – Near BP Garage 
    Ga-Rankuwa Zone 7 – Near White House

    Mabopane 

    Block D – Park 
    Block C – Gwen Complex 
    Block B – Terminas 
    Extension 3 – Robert Shop, Winterveld
    Makgatho Shell Garage, Winterveld
    Thulaganyo Vaccination Centre, Winterveld

    Atteridgeville and nearby areas 

    Roaming tankers are coordinated by ward councillors.

    The City has received disturbing allegations about some unscrupulous people masquerading as water tanker contractors of the City who demand payment for the provision of water. Residents are cautioned not to pay them as the City provides water for free. Residents are advised to call the Tshwane Metro Police Department on 012 358 7095 when they come across scammers who demand money from them in exchange for the provision of water.

    The City further wishes to reiterate its apology to residents for the inconvenience caused by the explosion at the Palmiet Pump Station as the matter was completely beyond the City’s control.



  • RAND WATER WARNS CITY OF TSHWANE OF POSSIBLE WATER INTERRUPTION

    RAND WATER WARNS CITY OF TSHWANE OF POSSIBLE WATER INTERRUPTION

    Mon, Jul 5, 2021

    Residents within the City of Tshwane's jurisdiction are urged to reduce their water consumption to avoid possible water shortages following an infrastructure failure at the Rand Water's Palmiet Booster Pumping Station. 

    The water utility notified the City today that the said infrastructure failure has affected its station's water pumping capacity and that it is only able to supply 55% of its normal daily water supply volume.  

    Rand Water has emphasised that if the call to reduce water consumption is not heeded, there will not be sufficient water to supply municipalities and its reservoirs will run dry. The City's water reservoir levels will also drop and ultimately run dry – a situation that will lead to inevitable water supply interruptions.  

    The City of Tshwane would also like to remind residents that the water restrictions that were imposed previously in line with the Water Supply By-Laws were never withdrawn and are therefore still applicable. Residents are thus reminded of the following specific water restrictions: 

    • Do not water or irrigate gardens with a hosepipe or sprinkler system between 06:00 and 18:00.
    • Do not wash vehicles with hosepipes or high-pressure systems.
    • Do not fill swimming pools. 

    The City urges all residents to make efforts in decreasing the water demand by adhering to the water restrictions and reducing their water consumption.  

    The City would like to plead for residents' cooperation during this possible interruption period.

  • Temporary closure of the City’s resorts and reserves

    Temporary closure of the City’s resorts and reserves

    Thu, Jul 1, 2021

    Following the announcement of Adjusted Alert Level 4 lockdown restrictions, the City of Tshwane's nature reserves, angling areas and resorts have been effectively closed for the next two weeks until Sunday, 11 July 2021. 

    Only Rietvlei Nature Reserve will remain open for day visitors for self-drive game viewing under the following strict COVID-19 safety protocols: 

    • Only 50 cars will be allowed on a first come, first served basis.
    • No gatherings are allowed inside the nature reserve.
    • Visitors must wear masks at all times and should also have their own sanitiser.
    • The coffee shop will remain open for takeaways only.
    Section 24(1) of the regulations are applicable: "Any place or premises normally open to the public where religious, cultural, entertainment, recreational, or similar activities, which are prohibited in terms of these regulations, may take place, is closed."


  • Extension of temporary closure of Olievenhoutbosch Road

    Extension of temporary closure of Olievenhoutbosch Road

    Wed, Jun 30, 2021

    The City of Tshwane wishes to inform residents and motorists using Olievenhoutbosch Road between Tlokwa Street and Brakfontein Road about the extension of the road closure to 30 July 2021. 

    The City had anticipated to open the road tomorrow, 30 June 2021, following a six-week project (which commenced on 17 May 2021) to repair potholes that developed in the said portion of the road that made it unsafe for vehicular traffic. Preliminary assessments necessitated a complete reconstruction of the road as well as the installation of a subsoil system. 

    The City is compelled to extend the closure following challenges experienced by our technicians with the existing services on the sidewalks (drainage system, etc).  

    Entrances to business facilities in the area will still be accessible via a detour route along Old Johannesburg Road north and south that is demarcated by temporary traffic signs. 

    Residents are encouraged to remain patient during the construction period.

  • POSTPONEMENT OF WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN MAMELODI

    POSTPONEMENT OF WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN MAMELODI

    Tue, Jun 29, 2021

    Due to the Alert Level 4 lockdown restrictions, the maintenance of control valves around the Mamelodi R4 reservoir zone that is scheduled for Tuesday, 29 June 2021, has been postponed. The work will be rescheduled at a later date. 

    The contact information (for internal enquiries only) is as follows: 

    • Philiswa Mhambi: 012 358 0147
    • After hours: 012 358 2111 or 080 111 1556

  • Implementation of cashless payment system at some City of Tshwane nature reserves

    Implementation of cashless payment system at some City of Tshwane nature reserves

    Thu, Jun 24, 2021

    From 1 July 2021, the City of Tshwane will introduce a cashless payment system at four of its nature reserves as part of the City's measures to safeguard its facilities. This will also reduce costs and business risks.  

    The implementation of this system means that no cash will be accepted as payment for entrance fees at the reserves listed below. Customers paying with debit or credit cards for daily admission will get a 5% discount.  

    The system will be implemented at the following nature reserves: 

    • Wonderboom Nature Reserve
    • Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
    • Rietvlei Nature Reserve
    • Groenkloof Nature Reserve 

      The City of Tshwane humbly requests residents and the public to cooperate and support the cashless payment system. 

      Information regarding bookings and payments can be obtained from the nature reserves as per the contact details below.
       
    NATURE RESERVETELEPHONEEMAIL
    Wonderboom Nature Reserve012 358 1792wonderboom@tshwane.gov.za
    Faerie Glen Nature Reserve012 358 8758faerieglennr@tshwane.gov.za 
    Rietvlei Nature Reserve012 358 1811rietvlein@tshwane.gov.za
    Groenkloof Nature Reserve012 358 1757/1753groenkloofnaturereserve@tshwane.gov.za

     

  • Emergency repairs to water supply components in Hammanskraal

    Emergency repairs to water supply components in Hammanskraal

    Thu, Jun 3, 2021

    The residents of Hammanskraal and nearby areas are informed about an interruption of the water supply on Friday, 4 June 2021, from 08:00 until 16:00.  

    The interruption comes as a result of a major leak on a pipe that supplies water from Hammanskraal Reservoir that needs to be repaired.  

    The City will therefore shut down the water supply for eight hours in the following areas: 

    • Hammanskraal (Renstown)
    • Kudube Unit 4 (Renbro)
    • Mandela Village
    • Steve Biko
    • Kekana Gardens
    • Refilwe 

    Residents are urged to store enough water for household purposes. The City of Tshwane apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused by this shutdown.

  • FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVING SECURITY GUARDS AT GROENKLOOF NATURE RESERVE

    FATAL ACCIDENT INVOLVING SECURITY GUARDS AT GROENKLOOF NATURE RESERVE

    Thu, Jun 3, 2021

    ​The City of Tshwane is saddened by the passing of two security guards at its Groenkloof Nature Reserve on 2 June 2021. 

    The two deceased persons, who were employed by a private security company, SIDAF (which conducts security services at the reserve), were discovered in a storage shelter this morning at 06:40 by a supervisor. 

    The guards were on the night shift and the supervisor was in the process of posting the day shift team when he became aware of the two missing guards. 

    It is suspected that both died in their sleep through smoke inhalation from an open fire in a drum after they locked themselves in the shelter to warm up. 

    No foul play is suspected. A case has been reported to the South African Police Service and the Tshwane Metro Police Department for a proper investigation to be conducted. 

    The City wishes to convey its heartfelt condolences to the deceased's families, friends and colleagues.  

  • City of Tshwane increases vaccination sites

    City of Tshwane increases vaccination sites

    Mon, May 24, 2021

    ​The City of Tshwane is delighted to inform Tshwane residents about the increase in the number of the COVID-19 vaccination sites for the roll-out of Phase 2 of the mass vaccination programme. 

    The City initially had five official vaccination sites and today we are ecstatic to announce that we have managed to secure nine additional sites, bringing the total number of sites to 14. The addition of vaccination sites is a remarkable milestone in the fight against this dreadful pandemic. 

    Last week, the City of Tshwane Health Department, with the support of the Gauteng provincial government, launched Phase 2 of the mass vaccination at the Old Council Chamber, Sammy Marks Centre for the following sites: 

    FACILITY NAMEADDRESSOPERATING HOURS
    Soshanguve Block JJ Clinic 837 Molefe Makinta Street, Soshanguve Block JJ

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Kekana Gardens Clinic (Hall)1078 Pfaranani, Kekana Gardens

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    FF Ribeiro Clinic (Council Chamber)Sammy Marks Building, cnr Sisulu and Madiba Street, Pretoria

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Eersterust Community Healthcare CentreCnr PS Fourie Drive and Hans Coverdale Road West, Eersterust

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Zithobeni Clinic624 Kabini Street, Zithobeni

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

     

    Phase 2 of the vaccination roll-out is targeting those aged 60 and above. The City's level of readiness was endorsed by the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lebogang Maile.  

    Below are the additional vaccination sites: 

    FACILITY NAMEADDRESSOPERATING HOURS
    KT Motubatse Clinic (Hall)20941 Mahlangu Street, Soshanguve South Ext 4

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Phedisong 4, Community Healthcare Centre5808 Lenyai Street, Ga-Rankuwa Zone 4

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Suurman Clinic (Hall)Stand 91, Suurman

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Laudium Community Healthcare CentreCnr Bengal Street and 25th Avenue, Laudium

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Atteridgeville Clinic (Hall)Ramohoeba Square, cnr Mokobane and Mareka Street, Atteridgeville

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Weskoppies HospitalKetjen Street, Pretoria West

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Tshwane Rehabilitation HospitalCnr Dr Savage and Soutpansberg Road, Prinshof

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Rayton Clinic (Hall)Cnr Oakley and Montrose Street, Rayton

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

    Nellmapius Clinic494 Loeriesfontein Crescent, Nellmapius

    07:30 until 15:00

    Monday to Friday

  • Temporary closure of Olievenhoutbosch Road for repair work

    Temporary closure of Olievenhoutbosch Road for repair work

    Fri, May 14, 2021

    ​From Monday, 17 May 2021, until Wednesday, 30 June 2021, the City of Tshwane will embark on a project of repairing potholes that have developed along Olievenhoutbosch Road between Tlokwa Street and Brakfontein Road in Louwlardia, Centurion.  

    The portion of road in question has become unsafe for vehicular traffic and a preliminary assessment has necessitated a complete reconstruction of the road. 

    The City's Regional Operations and Coordination Department is compelled to close off Olievenhoutbosch Road between Tlokwa Street and Brakfontein Road for the duration of the construction and repair work.  

    For entrance to business facilities in the area, access will be available via a detour route along Old Johannesburg Road (north and south directions) through the display of temporary traffic signs. 

    Residents are encouraged to remain patient during the construction period.

  • Planned maintenance of City of Tshwane ICT network systems

    Planned maintenance of City of Tshwane ICT network systems

    Tue, May 11, 2021

    Residents within the City of Tshwane's jurisdiction are informed about a planned upgrade of the City's ICT network systems tomorrow night, Wednesday, 12 May 2021, from 19:00 until 24:00. 

    During these five hours, the upgrade will be carried out on each individual network section. No more than 20 minutes of interruption is expected for each network. 

    The following services will be interrupted during this essential scheduled work: 

    • Prepaid electricity vending
    • Tshwane Fresh Produce Market
    • Delivery of external emails
    • Third party connections to the Sammy Marks data centre
    • City of Tshwane public-hosted websites
    • City of Tshwane Vodacom APN (3G connection)
    • Bulk water telemetry network
    • Tshwane House connection to the Council Chamber
    • Virtual private network (VPN) access
    • Tshwane Rapid Transit network
    • All other City of Tshwane solutions that are internet dependent

    The City of Tshwane apologises for any inconvenience that might arise and asks for residents' patience for the duration of this essential upkeep work.

  • Media briefing hosted by the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Randall Williams Six-month review media briefing

    Media briefing hosted by the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Randall Williams Six-month review media briefing

    Tue, May 11, 2021

    ​Ladies and gentlemen

    Members of the media, thank you for honouring our invitation and welcome to this media briefing.

    The intention behind today's briefing is to highlight some of the progress that we have made to date in the last six months, and to map out the way forward as we move towards the election on 27 October of this year.  

    On 30 October 2020, I took the oath of office as the Executive Mayor of Tshwane. I took this vow fully aware of the mammoth task that was before us: To restore hope to Tshwane residents through quality service delivery.

    It is worth emphasising the fact that had the Democratic Alliance (DA) not decided to take the matter regarding the City being placed under administration to court, it would still be under administration. 

    It was only through the Section 18(3) application that we made to the courts, which noted the urgency to implement the High Court judgement that Council be reinstated, that saw the administrators vacate their posts.

    We are still waiting on the final Constitutional Court judgement which will conclude on this matter, and we expect that it will likely reaffirm the principles made by the Gauteng North High Court when it was ruled that the decision to place the City under administration was unlawful.

    The City we inherited had been badly neglected by the administrators that had been appointed by the provincial government. We found that in many cases core service delivery had effectively stopped.

    Finances

    Furthermore, the City's finances were in a dire state that required urgent attention. The stabilisation of the City was further complicated by the broader challenges posed by COVID-19. 

    I think you would all agree with me that six months is not a great deal of time. Thus, in order to turn around the City we had to focus our attention on core deliverables.

    We found a massive budget deficit of over R4 billion as a result of declining collection rates in the City. Collection levels had dropped to as low as 75% in some months when the administrators were in office. Recently, we managed to make significant progress in this regard and reported a 90% collection level in March 2021.

    We still have a long road to travel, but stabilising the City's revenue collection is a crucial deliverable in this regard. It is also why we are pushing the implementation of prepaid electricity meters across Tshwane, as this will help to stabilise billing and provide sustained revenue.

    When revenue levels are stable and consistent it is a strong affirmation of the leadership of the City. 

    This, in turn, helps us to strengthen our relationship with financial institutions, improve our credit ratings, access finance and direct it towards growth in Tshwane.

    While working to balance the finances of the City it has been crucial to also reinitiate core service delivery.

    Service delivery

    In the six months that we have been in office, our priority focus has been on ensuring that we deliver on the City's core mandate. We embarked on this goal of quality service delivery guided by our ten-point plan which focuses on the following areas:

    1.         Prioritising the electrical grid and water infrastructure

    2.         Implementing a robust COVID-19 management strategy

    3.         Creating a reliable waste and refuse removal service

    4.         Providing stringent financial management and oversight

    5.         Enhancing city safety and emergency services

    6.         Promoting employment and economic growth in the city

    7.         Supporting the vulnerable and providing social relief

    8.         Fast-tracking development by cutting red tape

    9.         Applying expansive financial cost-cutting across City processes

    10.       Maintaining and expanding road infrastructure

    On a day-to-day basis, the City has basic operations which it cannot compromise on. This involves various activities, among which are responding speedily to electrical outages and water leaks, repairing potholes, cutting grass, clearing illegal dumping, repairing traffic lights and responding to downed traffic signals.

    This became our core focus through weekly tracking so that we could ensure that we responded adequately to customer complaints and provided visible service delivery to our residents.

    In our short time in office, we have cut over 55 million square metres of grass and repaired over 13 000 potholes.

    We have also repaired more than 82 000 street lights. Further to that we have mapped out the street lights across Tshwane and we continuously track illumination levels.

    We are also working continuously to increase the response times to electricity failures.

    Our water and sewerage teams have also been focused and strategic in their efforts to repair the water infrastructure. To date, over 11 000 sewers have been unblocked and over 20 000 water leaks have been repaired.

    If we fix electrical infrastructure, we reduce financial losses. The same is true for water infrastructure, as the revenue lost as a result of water leaks is significant.

    Strategic priorities and highlights

    We have also made significant strides in dealing with high-level strategic matters. 

    The first phase of the multi-year project to upgrade the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Works is on track and the overall progress is at 48%, with the contractor expecting to be more than 50% done by the end of this financial year.

    The Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Works is the biggest water treatment plant in Tshwane and purifies 45% of Tshwane's waste water. It will remain in operation during the upgrade project.

    This second phase is due to start in the 2021/22 financial year and will provide an additional 80 megalitres of treatment capacity per day to facilitate new developments in its catchment area for the next 20 to 30 years.

    I am also pleased to announce that the Baviaanspoort Waste Water Treatment Works project is 88% complete and is on track for completion.

    This R41 million project will restore the additional treatment capacity needed for the plant to ensure that the treated effluent released into the Pienaars River complies with national standards. This will stop further pollution of the Pienaars River and the Roodeplaat Dam downstream.

    Six months ago I announced the introduction of a Development Application Management System (DAMS) which will assist in electronically managing certain city planning and land development applications. That system is now live and already taking applications. We intend to communicate further on its functionality in future. 

    Moving to roads and transport, we are very excited in extending A Re Yeng operations, with the planned launch of the Line 2B route from the Pretoria CBD to Menlyn. We anticipate that the route will be operational by the end of this month. 

    We have also prioritised interventions pertaining to Wonderboom National Airport. The capital city must have a commercially viable and well administrated airport. Through continued engagements with Airports Company South Africa we are plotting the way forward for the airport. 

    Our Tswelopele Clean-up Campaigns have also taken us to various parts of Tshwane where we have partnered with local communities and organisations to clean their neighbourhoods. Just this past week I was in Olievenhoutbosch with MoveOneMillion. 

    We will continue to roll out these campaigns monthly and well into the future.

    Moving to matters of security and safety, I remain committed to seeing through the launch of the first dedicated Inner City Policing Unit in a major metropolitan city in the country.

    We have secured a site for a satellite Tshwane Metro Police Department station, which will be based in the Pretoria CBD and be supported by 100 Tshwane Metro Police Department officers. We will soon give more detail when we launch this initiative.

    COVID-19 management

    The City of Tshwane COVID-19 Ward-based Outreach Campaign team continues to visit regions as part of its weekly screening and testing of community members in areas identified as COVID-19 hotspots.

    These visits are informed by a data-driven and analytics approach, which directs resources to ensure that we respond to problematic areas as they arise. 

    Our recent tracking indicates that Tshwane is witnessing sustained increases in active cases, which is being witnessed across the country as well. We have seen the number of active cases in the city almost doubling from a week ago.

    We remain cautious and mindful of the possibility of a full-blown third wave. We are also working closely with the Gauteng provincial government in terms of the vaccination roll-out and planning to provide whatever support is needed.

    Council stabilisation

    Before the City was placed under administration, there were a number of months where Council as a governance structure was not functioning properly. I am pleased to note that in the last six months, all of the City's Council meetings have convened properly and deliberated carefully on reports. 

    We have had robust debates on items and collectively the political parties in Tshwane are working together to make sure that Council functions and delivers on its legislative duties.

    We also continue to use hybrid meetings for Council where a limited number of councillors are present in the chamber while the larger majority connect online via Microsoft Teams. 

    This has ensured that the work of Council is not hampered by the impact of COVID-19. We have come a long way indeed and we are grateful that Council has been functional so far.

    Elections in October 2021

    President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the local government elections will take place on Wednesday, 27 October 2021.

    This will be the sixth time under South Africa's democratic dispensation that voters will elect leadership and public representatives at metropolitan, district and local level.

    The DA-led administration welcomes this announcement and echoes the call for all eligible residents to check their registration status.

    Between now and the elections, my core focus will be on ensuring stability in the City and guiding the administration towards the elections. 

    Next week, on 20 May 2021, I will deliver the Budget Speech for the City. The following week, Council will vote on the budget for the next financial year. This is another crucial element in restoring stability in the City.

    In contrast to last year where the budget was largely inaccessible and approved well out of the required legislated timelines, this year we have prioritised trying to drive robust engagement on the budget through as many platforms as possible.

    Local government must be inclusive and must be accessible, which is what I have sought to emphasise over the last few months.

    It is crucial that we restore hope to the residents of Tshwane and demonstrate to them that we are committed towards prioritising their needs. We must rebuild trust across the city.

    I thank you.

    I will now take any questions that you might have.

  • Planned upgrade of the water supply network in Eldoraigne

    Planned upgrade of the water supply network in Eldoraigne

    Fri, May 7, 2021

    Residents in the Eldoraigne supply area are informed about a possible water supply interruption on Tuesday, 11 May 2021, from 08:00 to 17:00.  

    On this day, the City's technicians will carry out upgrade work on the Eldoraigne Ext 62 water supply network. The said upgrade includes a tie-in connection for Eldoraigne Ext 62 at the corner of Oryx and Waterbuck Avenue.  

    Although a water supply interruption will be avoided at all cost, the water supply may be interrupted from time to time in Eldoraigne Ext 31 and 62. 

    The City apologises for any inconvenience that might arise as a result of this essential upgrade work.

  • CHEETAH ESCAPES FROM THE RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE

    CHEETAH ESCAPES FROM THE RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE

    Fri, May 7, 2021

    The City wishes to warn visitors to Rietvlei Nature Reserve and residents in the surrounding areas to be careful, vigilant and on the lookout for a cheetah that escaped from the reserve on Tuesday, 4 May 2021.  

    The said cheetah was introduced by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) as part of their conservation project to enhance cheetah numbers countrywide. It is not clear how the animal escaped, however, it is believed that it may have made use of a hole underneath the fence dug by smaller animals.  

    The fence is electrified and cheetahs have never managed to exit the nature reserve. The parameter is patrolled daily and repairs are done regularly to prevent incidents like this. 

    The first sighting of the cheetah outside the nature reserve was reported to the nature reserve management by an adjacent landowner. The nature reserve management immediately launched actions to confirm the escape. Tracks and the animal sighting were confirmed on 4 May 2021.   

    The cheetah has a neck collar that sends signals for tracking purposes. Members of the EWT project team are also trying to capture the animal. Adjacent landowners have been notified to report any sighting of the animal to the nature reserve management. A veterinarian is also on standby to tranquilise the cheetah.  

    Visitors to the nature reserve and members of the public are also requested to report any sighting of the cheetah to 082 322 5639. Feedback will be given as soon as the animal has been captured.    

  • TSHWANE BUS SERVICES SHIFTS BACK IN OPERATION

    TSHWANE BUS SERVICES SHIFTS BACK IN OPERATION

    Wed, Apr 21, 2021

    The City of Tshwane is elated to announce that all the Tshwane Bus Services (TBS) shifts are back in operation with effect from this morning after the service had been suspended for almost a week due to an illegal strike by bus drivers. 

    Officials from the Tshwane Metro Police Department have been deployed to the TBS depots to ensure that there is no disruption of service. 

    This development means that the City will no longer continue with its intended action of applying for an urgent interdict at the Labour Court in Johannesburg this morning to prevent the employees from continuing with the unprotected strike and to restrain them from damaging municipal property. 

    Two buses were ostensibly stoned and damaged yesterday by the striking employees shortly after they had left the depot for the morning shift. Fortunately, no one was injured. 

    The TBS employees downed tools last Tuesday to pledge solidarity with one of the drivers who was arrested for a traffic infringement. The striking employees demanded that the TBS fleet be allowed to drive on the dedicated bus rapid transit lanes that are reserved for the exclusive use by the A Re Yeng bus service.  

    The City is continuing with disciplinary action against all the employees that participated in the illegal strike and is also implementing the no work, no pay rule.  

    City of Tshwane management is adamant that firm action has to be taken against employees that behave as though they are a law unto themselves, and who have scant regard for customers who are loyal TBS commuters. 

    The City reiterates its apology to the frustrated and inconvenienced TBS commuters and strives to ensure that there is no recurrence of such an unnecessary disruption of service.

  • THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS CALLING ON REGISTERED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS THAT IMPLEMENT DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESPONSE PROGRAMMES WITHIN THE CITY OF TSHWANE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING FOR THE 2020/21 FINANCIAL YEAR FUNDING PERIOD

    THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS CALLING ON REGISTERED NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS THAT IMPLEMENT DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESPONSE PROGRAMMES WITHIN THE CITY OF TSHWANE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING FOR THE 2020/21 FINANCIAL YEAR FUNDING PERIOD

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021

    Not-For-Profit Organisations (NPOs) are invited to submit funding proposals covering any of the goals of the National Drug Master Plan (2019–2024) as reflected below:

     

    GOAL 1: DEMAND REDUCTION THROUGH PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DRUG USE, MISUSE AND ABUSE
    MEASUREABLE OBJECTIVE KEY DELIVERABLES
    To create awareness campaigns and educational sessions to promote healthy livingUse primary prevention measures to prevent drug use initiation and delay uptake
    Use secondary prevention to prevent progression to Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
    Increase prevention measures and tools to target risk groups in multiple settings, specifically in hotspot areas
    Promote the well-being of society through effective evidence-based prevention strategies tailored to the needs of individuals, families and communities
    Develop and/or implement technology-based (digital) social behavioural change communication initiatives and interventions
    Establish static service point(s) for the provision of harm-reduction services (like drop-in centres) in hotspots in line with the provisions of the applicable standard operating procedures, for example the standard operating procedure on drop-in centres for injecting drug users
    GOAL 7: STIMULATE ROBUST AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH AIMED AT REDUCING POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT, INEQUALITIES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN COMMUNITIES
    KEY DELIVERABLES KEY ACTIONS
    Job creationImplement skills development and learnership programmes
    Skills, personal and economic developmentProvide aftercare and reintegration services
    Provide support for SMMEs and co-operatives
    Ensure access to SAQA-accredited education and training
    Create employment opportunities for people who use drugs
    Community empowermentConduct community dialogues and profiling

     

    • The City of Tshwane will make funding available for organisations to support projects that benefit the community and assist the City in realising its goals and objectives as set out in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and the Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP).
    • Only qualifying NPOs will be considered for funding in line with the requirements as reflected in this call for proposals and in line with the Policy Framework on Funding and/or support of NPOs within the City of Tshwane.
    • Applicants must ensure that all relevant documentation as well as the signatures of the designated official and the commissioner of oaths have been appended.

       

      LIST OF REQUIREMENTS 

      Applications must be accompanied by the following:
       
    • A registration certificate of NPOs from the Department of Social Development
    • A current letter of good standing from the Department of Social Development
    • A certificate in terms of the Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act, 2008 (Act 70 of 2008) where it is deemed necessary by legislation
    • A copy of the governance model and/or accountability structure of the NPO
    • A copy of the latest audited annual financial statements certified by a registered professional accountant (the professional accountant's proof of registration must be attached to the application)
    • Details of other previous and current financial year funding received from the City of Tshwane
    • A certified copy of the approved stamped constitution
    • A copy of the latest signed minutes of the Annual General Meeting (not exceeding 18 months)
    • A valid tax clearance certificate from the South African Revenue Service (SARS)
    • Proof of operational physical address (such as proof of ownership or a lease agreement)
    • A detailed project plan indicating a detailed description of the project, measurable deliverables, project costs, and start and end dates (the project plan should cover the minimum requirements as reflected in the prescribed sample Click here
    • Completed prescribed application form  Click here
       

      APPLICABLE FUNDING CONDITIONS
       
    • The NPO must have been registered with the Department of Social Development for two years or more as at the closing date.
    • Applying NPOs must have a functional governance model and/or accountability structure in place (certified copies of the members' identity documents and proof of membership must accompany the application on the NPO letterhead).
    • NPOs must attach a portfolio of evidence in the proposed area of service with a minimum of three contactable references linked to the proposed services.
    • The City of Tshwane reserves the right to demand evidence for verification of any claims made in the applications.
    • The City of Tshwane reserves the right to conduct unannounced visits to the applying NPOs as part of the appraisal process and during project implementation.
    • Applicants who were previously funded and failed to perform and submit all reports, and were also found to have mismanaged funds, may not be considered during this round of funding.
    • Applications must be submitted on the prescribed application form.
    • NPOs approved for funding will be required to open a specific bank account for the purpose of this funding.
    • The City of Tshwane may request successful NPOs to participate in other programmes based on identified needs.
    • The City of Tshwane reserves the right to review the business plan of recommended or approved NPOs as and when it is deemed necessary for effective and efficient implementation of the project.
    • Funded NPOs will be required to submit monthly performance reports, including financial reports (submission dates will be communicated to the NPOs approved for funding).
    • NPOs which are already funded within the current financial year (2020/21) by any of the departments of the City of Tshwane will not be considered for this funding.
    • Only hand-delivered forms will be considered for funding. No emailed or faxed forms will be accepted.
    • Incomplete applications and applications that are submitted after the closing date will not be accepted. 

    Application forms can be provided electronically upon request. Such application forms can also be collected at the following address: 

    1st floor, Seminar Room 1

    Es'kia Mphahlele Library Building
    Cnr Madiba and Sisulu Street
    Pretoria
    0002 

    Complete applications must be hand delivered to the physical address reflected above. 

    For any enquiries, please contact the following officials: 

    • Kgaogelo Modipa:        012 358 0060 or kgaogelo@tshwane.gov.za
    • Rivonia Mathole:           012 358 6097 or rivoniamathole@tshwane.gov.za 

    The closing date for applications is 21 May 2021 at 12:00. 

    THE CITY OF TSHWANE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT SELECT ANY NPO FOR SUPPORT.

  • CITY OF TSHWANE APPLIES FOR URGENT COURT INTERDICT AGAINST THE ILLEGAL STRIKE AT TSHWANE BUS SERVICES

    CITY OF TSHWANE APPLIES FOR URGENT COURT INTERDICT AGAINST THE ILLEGAL STRIKE AT TSHWANE BUS SERVICES

    Tue, Apr 20, 2021

    ​The City of Tshwane is heading to the Labour Court in Johannesburg this morning to apply for an urgent interdict against employees at Tshwane Bus Services (TBS) to stop them from continuing with the illegal strike and to restrain them from damaging City property. 

    Two of the City's buses were stoned and damaged by the striking employees this morning shortly after leaving the depot in the Pretoria CBD to do the morning shift. TBS management was forced to recall buses back to the depot for the safety of the drivers and passengers, as well as to safeguard the City's assets. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident. 

    The TBS employees, mainly drivers, embarked on an illegal strike last Wednesday morning in solidarity with a colleague who was arrested the previous day for driving in the dedicated bus rapid transit lane. Thousands of loyal commuters have been left stranded since the beginning of the strike. 

    City management has been engaging with union representatives in a quest to get these employees to abandon the unprotected strike and to return to work. But the negotiations were futile as the employees dug in their heels and vowed to continue the strike. 

    About 40 buses started operating from yesterday morning, driven by employees belonging to labour union, IMATU, and continued to work this morning until the thuggish incident when the buses were attacked. Ordinarily, the City operates 160 buses daily. 

    If the striking employees do not return to work today, disciplinary proceedings will be instituted against them. The no work, no pay rule will be implemented against the employees that participated in the illegal strike. The City has exhausted all avenues for negotiations with the striking employees and was no left with no choice but to take a legal course of action. 

    The City condemns the thuggish actions of the employees whose behaviour this morning has the potential to tarnish the City of Tshwane brand. We call on law enforcement to act swiftly and firmly against those who were responsible for damaging City property. 

    The City would like to apologise profusely to TBS customers for the inconvenience caused due to the illegal strike. The City is doing everything in its power to normalise the situation. TBS will remain suspended until further notice. 

    Customers are urged to make alternative travel arrangements. The City will issue further communication to update customers on developments. 

  • Power trip at Kentron Substation affects water and power supply to nearby areas

    Power trip at Kentron Substation affects water and power supply to nearby areas

    Mon, Apr 19, 2021

    The City of Tshwane experienced a power trip at its Kentron Substation, which has affected nearby residents including the Zwartkop Water Tower. A team of technicians that was dispatched to the site earlier managed to swiftly restore the power supply at the substation.  

    However, some repair work is still being carried out on the feeder cable that supplies power to Highveld Substation. This has led to a power supply interruption to the Highveld suburbs, Zwartkop and Zwartkop Water Tower.  

    The interruption has also left residents in the high-lying areas of Zwartkop without a water supply as the Zwartkop Water Tower uses electricity to pump water. It is not yet known when both these essential services will be restored.  

    Residents will be updated on developments. 

    In the interest of safety, all electrical appliances must be treated as live (still on) at all times during the supply interruption period.

  • Planned maintenance to affect various parts of Mamelodi

    Planned maintenance to affect various parts of Mamelodi

    Thu, Apr 15, 2021

    The City of Tshwane wishes to inform its customers in some parts of Mamelodi and surrounding areas about a planned water supply interruption on Tuesday, 20 April 2021, from 08:00 until 16:00

    During this period, the City's technicians will carry out maintenance of control valves around the Mamelodi R4 Reservoir. The City urges residents to store enough water for household purposes during this time. 

    The following areas will be affected: 

    • Franspoort 332-JR
    • Gem Valley Ext 1, 2, 3, 4 and 16  
    • Glenway Estate
    • Leeuwfontein 229-JR
    • Leeuwfontein 427-JR
    • Mahube Valley Ext 1, 2, 3, 20, 21, 32 and 33
    • Mamelodi
    • Mamelodi Ext 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20 and 28
    • Nooitgedacht 33-JR
    • Pienaarspoort 339-JR 

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

  • Planned interruption in Pretoria West Ext 2, 3 and 6

    Planned interruption in Pretoria West Ext 2, 3 and 6

    Mon, Mar 29, 2021

    Planned interruption in Pretoria West Ext 2, 3 and 6

    Residents in Pretoria West Ext 2, 3 and 6 are informed about a planned interruption of the water supply on 31 March 2021.  

    The scheduled work is a continuation of the upkeep that was carried out on 24 March 2021. The said maintenance is crucial as it arose when the City's team of technicians experienced challenges with the fitted couplings which were causing a leak inside the chamber.  

    This essential work, which is scheduled from 08:00 until 16:00, entails fixing the leakages that were detected. 

    Residents are urged to store enough water for household use.  

    The City would like to apologise profusely for the inconvenience that might arise as a result of this essential upkeep.

  • Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund Project ready to plant the first seeds worth R2 million

    Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund Project ready to plant the first seeds worth R2 million

    Tue, Mar 2, 2021

    The need for assistance was expressed to me by two of the city’s young emerging farmers. Specifically, these young farmers asked me to help them with training in financial management, and with access to capital.

    Following this meeting and my subsequent announcement of the establishment of an Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund, I instructed officials in my office to make this happen.

    Through reprioritisation efforts and identified savings within the Office of the Executive Mayor, which included internalising a number of planned research projects, we have now confirmed through Council approval of the adjustment budget for 2020/21 on Thursday that we will "seed" the Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund with R2 million.

    This initial R2 million will allow us to provide at least 100 emerging farmers in Tshwane with access to capital in the form of micro-grants. The micro-grant is not intended to "help float" the businesses of our emerging farmers, but it is designed to assist them in procuring specific equipment and input material that will stimulate their respective agri-businesses. Financial training will be provided to emerging farmers as part of this initiative.

    Based on the guidance and advice from agricultural experts familiar with the agricultural environment and sector in Tshwane, the micro-grants will allow emerging farmers to procure drilling and equipping services (for water), water tanks for storage, irrigation equipment, shade nets or tunnel structures for controlled farming, seedlings or seeds and fertiliser, as well as certain animal feed.

    We believe this investment through our Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund will allow our emerging farmers, and the residents of Tshwane, to harvest and enjoy future crops with a significantly increased yield, and that the increase in their financial well-being will be equal to the increase in their crop yield.

    The implementation of this fund will be through my office in collaboration with our Agriculture and Rural Development Division under the leadership of the MMC for Environment and Agriculture Management, Cllr Dana Wannenburg. This implementation structure will afford

    my office the responsibility to monitor progress, engage with the emerging farmer beneficiaries and provide me with continuous feedback on this critical initiative.

    Agriculture can be found throughout Tshwane, especially in Regions 4, 5, 6 and 7. These areas are also prone to extreme events such as flooding and intense thunderstorms, which can have a detrimental impact on agricultural infrastructure. In addition, the increases in very hot days, heatwaves and high fire-danger days will likely reduce crop yields and increase cattle and poultry mortality in Tshwane.

    For the City of Tshwane, preventative action should also include water-sensitive urban design and promoting climate-resilient agriculture and ecosystems. The launch of this Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund is also at the forefront of these required climate actions, as highlighted by the City of Tshwane’s updated 2020 Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA).

    The Climate Action Plan indicates that we should focus on implementing actions that will build the general resilience of the city and its people by raising awareness, providing training, improving health and food security, maintaining infrastructure and ensuring environmental conservation. I am confident that empowering our emerging farmers through the Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund to become more productive will build resilience in Tshwane.

    The City of Tshwane would like to invite all interested emerging farmers who meet the prescribed requirements and who currently farm within our municipal boundaries to apply to the Emerging Farmers’ Development Fund for consideration. Application form and the requisite criteria are available on the City of Tshwane website.

    For further enquiries, please email lardos@tshwane.gov.za and ntsikanem@tshwane.gov.za.

    The deadline for applications is Sunday, 14 March 2021, at midnight.

  • WALTLOO LICENCING CENTRE OFFERING LIMITED SERVICES TODAY DUE TO BREAK IN

    WALTLOO LICENCING CENTRE OFFERING LIMITED SERVICES TODAY DUE TO BREAK IN

    Mon, Feb 22, 2021

    The City of Tshwane's Driving Licence Testing Centre at Waltloo, east of the city, will not open for business today following a break in which occurred late on Sunday night. The centre will, however, be able to accommodate learner's and driving licence tests for candidates who made prior appointments scheduled for today.


    The break in has been reported to the police and investigations are underway. The affected section has been badly damaged by the equipment used to force entry into the banking area of the centre. If all goes well and police finish taking the fingerprints today, the centre will resume business operations tomorrow.

    The City wishes to apologise to its customers for the inconvenience caused.

  • Emergency repairs to be carried out at the Wonderboom Reservoir bulk pipe

    Emergency repairs to be carried out at the Wonderboom Reservoir bulk pipe

    Fri, Feb 19, 2021

    On Monday, 22 February 2021, the City of Tshwane will carry out emergency repairs on a leaking bulk pipe from the Wonderboom Reservoir which supplies water to Wonderboom and surrounding areas. 

    Residents in the Wonderboom supply area are thus forewarned about an interruption of the water supply on this day for eight hours from 08:00 until 16:00. 

    The following areas will be affected:  

    • Bon Accord
    • Pyramid
    • Waterval 

    Residents are urged to store enough water for household purposes during this time. 

    The City of Tshwane apologies for any inconvenience caused by this shutdown.

  • CITY OF TSHWANE JOB INTERVIEW SCAM

    CITY OF TSHWANE JOB INTERVIEW SCAM

    Fri, Feb 12, 2021

    ​The City of Tshwane is dismayed after discovering a notice circulating through a short messaging platform about a bogus invitation to an interview for an administration clerk vacancy in the City of Tshwane. 

    The notice (message) is devoid of any truth as the City only advertises vacant posts in newspapers and on the Job Forum page of its website, www.tshwane.gov.za. Individuals who are shortlisted for interviews are phoned directly and receive a formal letter inviting them to an interview. 

    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 jobseekers by manufacturing information about the existence of job vacancies and inviting them to interviews. 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 Metro Police Department on 083 657 2998 whenever they come across such "job adverts" that are issued outside the norms and procedures of the City's processes. 

    Below is the false invitation being circulated that must be ignored: 

    INVITATION TO AN INTERVIEW 

    Dear applicant, we would like to invite you to come and attend an interview. 

    Position:          Admin Clerk

    Date:               12 February 2021

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

    Time:              10:30 AM 

    NB: Please call your HR co-ordinator Mr Marula at 0780684229 to confirm your bookings today not later than today. 

    Kind regards City Of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality HR department. 

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

  • TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS AT WALTLOO LICENCING CENTRE

    TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS AT WALTLOO LICENCING CENTRE

    Wed, Jan 13, 2021

    The City of Tshwane would like to inform residents about the temporary suspension of motor vehicle registration and licencing operations at Waltloo Licencing Centre with effect from today, 12 January 2021, following a reported positive COVID-19 case. 

    During the closure and suspension of operations, the affected licencing centre will be disinfected to combat the risk of further COVID-19 infection. However, all scheduled driving licence tests will not be affected by the suspension of operations. 

    The licencing centre will reopen for operations as soon as the disinfection process has been completed. Further updates will be issued in this regard.  

    The following licencing centres remain open to assist residents with temporary driving licences as well as registration and licencing of motor vehicles: 

    • Centurion Licencing Centre
    • Akasia Licencing Centre
    • Bronkhorstspruit Licencing Centre 

    Group Property, the Health Department and Group Human Capital Management will adhere to the City of Tshwane's standard operating procedure on buildings with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. 

    During the disinfection and deep cleaning of workplaces, all employees housed at Waltloo Licencing Centre have been advised to remain at home and to take the necessary precautionary measures to observe occupational health and safety directives and protocols related to COVID-19.

  • TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS AT CENTURION LICENCING CENTRE

    TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS AT CENTURION LICENCING CENTRE

    Wed, Dec 23, 2020

    The City of Tshwane would like to inform its customers of the temporary suspension of services at Centurion Licencing Centre with effect from Wednesday, 23 December 2020, following a reported positive case of COVID-19. 

    Centurion Licencing Centre, which is situated in the south of Tshwane, will be disinfected during the closure, and vehicle registration and licencing operations will be suspended in order to combat the risk of further COVID-19 infections. 

    The affected licencing centre will reopen for operations as soon as the disinfection process has been completed. Further communication in this regard will be issued in due course. 

    The following licencing centres remain open to assist customers with temporary driving licences and the registration and licencing of motor vehicles: 

    • Waltloo Licencing Centre
    • Akasia Licencing Centre
    • Bronkhorstspruit Licencing Centre 

    Group Property, the Health Department and Group Human Capital Management will adhere to the City of Tshwane's standard operating procedure on buildings with confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. 

    During the disinfection and deep cleaning of workplaces, all employees housed at Centurion Licencing Centre are encouraged to remain at home and to take the necessary precautionary measures to observe occupational health and safety directives and the protocols related to COVID-19. 

    The City wishes to apologise to its customers for the inconvenience caused.

  • CITY EXTENDS OPERATING HOURS AT THABO SEHUME STREET LICENCING CENTRE

    CITY EXTENDS OPERATING HOURS AT THABO SEHUME STREET LICENCING CENTRE

    Wed, Dec 23, 2020

    The City of Tshwane would like to inform residents and motorists that the licencing centre at 227 Thabo Sehume Street in the central business district (CBD) will not be affected by the temporary closure of municipal offices over the festive season. 

    This licencing centre will remain open for the period of 28 December 2020 to 2 January 2021. However, this period excludes 1 January 2021, which is New Year's Day. 

    The office will open for business from 08:00 to 14:00 on weekdays and from 08:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays. 

    The following services will be rendered at the licencing centre: 

    • Registration of motor vehicles
    • Licencing of motor vehicles

  • Planned water supply interruption in Villieria and surrounding areas

    Planned water supply interruption in Villieria and surrounding areas

    Tue, Dec 22, 2020

    ​On Wednesday, 6 January 2021, from 08:00 to 17:00, the City of Tshwane will carry out repair work on a 600 mm diameter water pipe at the corner of Terblanche Street and 30th Avenue in Villieria.  

    Residents are thus forewarned that water supply will be interrupted during this period in the following areas: 

    • Villieria
    • Koedoespoort
    • Moregloed
    • Queenswood 

    The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for any inconvenience that may be caused by the interruption of the water supply due to the scheduled work. 

    We appeal to all residents to use water sparingly during this time. Residents are advised to make provision for emergency water for the period of the water supply interruption.

  • Temporary closure of municipal offices over the festive season

    Temporary closure of municipal offices over the festive season

    Mon, Dec 21, 2020

    Residents of Tshwane are informed about the temporary closure of non-essential services during the festive season from 24 December 2020 at 12:00 to 4 January 2021 at 07:30. 

    Please note the following during this period:  

    • All walk-in customer care centres will be closed.
    • Billing and meter reading enquiries will not be attended to.
    • Meter readings will not be captured.

     

    The call centre services will remain open to assist with the reporting the following matters: 

    • Power failures
    • Street lights
    • Water leaks
    • Matters related to roads and storm water
    • Potholes
    • Traffic signals
    • Water and sanitation

       

    The following email services will not be functional from 12:00 on 24 December 2020 to 07:30 on 4 January 2021: 

    • Customer care
    • Meter readings
    • Bulk waste management
    • Domestic waste management

     

    However, the following email services will be available: 

    • To report potholes: potholes@tshwane.gov.za
    • To report faulty traffic lights: trafficsignalfaults@tshwane.gov.za
    • To report water leaks: waterleaks@tshwane.gov.za
    • To report sewer problems: sewerblockage@tshwane.gov.za
    • For enquiries related to water quality: drinkingwater@tshwane.gov.za

     

    Account payments 

    The following municipal pay points will be open on 28, 29, 30 and 31 December 2020, but will close at 12:00 on 31 December 2020: 

    • Tram Shed
    • Akasia
    • Olievenhoutbosch
    • Beirut 

    If you are away from home during the festive season, there are easy, quick and safe electronic facilities you can use to make payments. Always pay for municipal services, whether you have received a notice or not. You can make your payments through e-Tshwane or at accredited third-party pay points, such as the Post Office, Pick 'n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, Usave, OK, Spar, Boxer, Caltex, BP, EP kiosks, Investec, MTN, FNB, Absa, Nedbank or Standard Bank. You can also make payments via electronic fund transfers. 

    Refuse collection 

    Waste collection services will be rendered as normal during the festive period, including on public holidays, except on Christmas day. Residents whose refuse collection falls on 25 December 2019 (Christmas day) should not take out their refuse bins on that day.  

    Household waste collection that is scheduled for collection on Friday, 25 December 2020, will be collected on Saturday, 26 December 2020. 

    The City's landfills and garden waste sites will be fully operational during the festive season, except on 25 December 2020. 

    Residents are advised to ensure that their waste bins are taken out on the collection days in their areas. In addition, residents are reminded to continue washing their hands with soap and water or to sanitise their hands after handling a waste bin. 

    Emergency services 

    The Tshwane Metro Police Department and the Emergency Services Department are on full alert this festive season and will operate 24 hours a day to assist residents. 

    For assistance, call: 

    Emergency Services: 107 or 012 310 6300/6400

    Tshwane Metro Police Department: 012 358 7095

  • CITY EXTENDS OPERATING HOURS AT LICENCING CENTRES

    CITY EXTENDS OPERATING HOURS AT LICENCING CENTRES

    Mon, Dec 7, 2020

    As the festive season period commences, the City of Tshwane's Roads and Transport Department would like to inform prospective and current drivers that with effect from Saturday, 5 December 2020, the operating hours of licencing centres will be extended. 

    The selected centres will open for business from 08:00 to 15:00 on weekdays, and 06:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

    This arrangement is meant to ensure that customers are catered for during the festive season and also to clear the backlog brought about by the hard lockdown regulations. 

    The following services will be rendered at the identified licencing centres: 

    • Renewal of driving licence cards
    • Application and testing for learners' licences
    • Registration and licencing of motor vehicles 

    The following centres will operate for extended hours during the festive season: 

    Licencing centre ServicesOperating hours
    Akasia
    • Driving licence card renewal by appointment, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate.
    • Application for temporary driving licences, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate.

      An appointment is not required.
    • Application and testing for learner's licences via the online booking system.

    Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:00

    Saturdays and Sundays: 06:00 to 14:00.

    • Licencing and registration of motor vehicles at public walk-in facilities.

    Weekdays 08:00 to 15:00

    Saturdays: 08:00 to 13:00

    Centurion
    • Driving licence card renewal by appointment, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate.
    • Application for temporary driving licences, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate.
      An appointment is not required.
    • Application and testing for learner's licences via the online booking system.

    Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:00

    Saturdays and Sundays: 06:00 to 14:00

    • Licencing and registration of motor vehicles at public walk-in facilities.

    Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:00

    Saturdays: 08:00 to 13:00

    Waltloo
    • Driving licence card renewal by appointment, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate.
    • Application for temporary driving licences, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate
      An appointment is not required.
    • Application and testing for learner licences via the online booking system.

    Weekdays: 08:00 to 18:00

    Saturdays: 08:00 to 13:00

    • Licencing and registration of motor vehicles at public walk-in facilities.

    Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:00

    Saturdays: 08:00 to 13:00

    Bronkhorstspruit
    • Driving licence card renewal by appointment, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate.
    • Application for temporary driving licences, subject to submission of a valid optometrist's certificate
      An appointment is not required.
    • Application and testing for learner's licences via the online booking system.

    Weekdays: 08:00 to 18:00

    Saturdays: 08:00 to 13:00

    • Licencing and registration of motor vehicles at public walk-in facilities.

    Weekdays: 08:00 to 15:00

    Saturdays: 08:00 to 13:00


  • Planned maintenance of the Makgatho Substation

    Planned maintenance of the Makgatho Substation

    Thu, Nov 26, 2020

    The City of Tshwane has received a notification from Eskom, the power utility, about a planned shutdown of the electricity supply to Winterveld Ext 3 on 4 December 2020 from 08:00 until 16:00. 

    The shutdown is necessitated by the need to carry out maintenance work on electrical components inside the Makgatho Substation. 

    Residents are thus forewarned about an interruption of the electricity supply and advised to treat all network points as live at all times during the supply interruption period. 

    The City apologises for the inconvenience arising from this interruption.

  • CITY OF TSHWANE HONOURS FEMALE SPORTS STARS WITH ACCOLADES

    CITY OF TSHWANE HONOURS FEMALE SPORTS STARS WITH ACCOLADES

    Mon, Nov 23, 2020

    In the third edition of the Futballing Girls Women in Sports Awards, the City of Tshwane honoured their female stars with accolades at the Women in Sports Awards held on Thursday, 19 November 2020, at the Es'kia Mphahlele Hall in Pretoria. The successful event was supported by Futballing Girls, the Gauteng Sports Confederation, the City of Tshwane and the Tshwane Sports Council.  

    The Women in Sports Awards were founded in 2017 by Moonira Ramathula, founder of the non-profit organisation Futballing Girls, as a commitment to the recognition and empowerment of women in sport. The annual prestigious event was launched in Ekurhuleni, and has since grown to include the West Rand, the City of Johannesburg and the City of Tshwane. 

    This year's edition enjoyed an excellent turnout with four regions across the province reaching a total 881 nominations – the West Rand had 205 nominations, the City of Ekurhuleni had 226 nominations, the City of Johannesburg had 216 nominations and the City of Tshwane had 234 nominations.  

    Banyana Banyana star Hilda Magaia, who scored a hat-trick that sent Bayana Banyana into the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations Women's Championship final, scooped the award of sportswoman of the year, following an incredible performance for Banyana Banyana and in the South African Football Association National Women's League. 

    "The amount of work all nominees and finalists have put in to keep women sports alive is amazing and quite admirable. We need to ensure that we are advocates for women in sports through growing and creating awareness around women in sports, especially around the young girls who seek guidance and mentorship," said Futballing Girls founder, Moonira Ramathula. 

    "We need to stop being afraid to embrace who we are as women and celebrate our successes; irrespective of how small the success is, it is still a success as you are the only one who knows how much you put in to reach that level," she continued. 

    The City of Tshwane's MMC for Community and Social Development Services, Cllr Thabisile Vilakazi, expressed her gratitude to the Women in Sports empowerment initiative as it is aligned with the City's development objectives. "The Sport and Recreation Section will support the awards whose objectives are, amongst others, to motivate, inspire a high performance, and to appreciate and acknowledge all sports women for their efforts. To all the nominees and finalists, congratulations and keep moving mountains," said Cllr Vilakazi.

     

    The 2020 Women in Sports Awards winners 

    1.     Sportswoman of the year: Hilda Magaia

    2.     Sportswoman with disability of the year: Zinhle Mvukela

    3.     School sports athlete of the year: Taytum Rosseau

    4.     Sports administrator of the year: Tshiila Mulaudzi

    5.     Sports achiever of the year: Tove van Zyl

    6.     Coach of the year: Jenny van Dyk

    7.     Sponsor of the year: SPAR

    8.     Volunteer of the year: Mavis Sgudhla

    9.     Technical official of the year: Mpho Makhoba

    10.   School team of the year: Waterkloof Under-18 Girls' Chess Team

    11.   Team of the year: Tshwane University of Technology Ladies' Football Team

    12.   Sports club of the year: University of Pretoria Netball Club

    13.   Community sports journalist of the year: Bhekani Bright Ndebele

    14.   Community sports radio presenter of the year: Phemelo Prince Pule

    15.   Community project (non-profit, non-political or non-governmental organisations) of     the year: Blue Bulls Girls Development Programme

    16.   Federation of the year: Gauteng North Figure Skating

    17.   The following sportswomen received the Sports Confederation Presidential Award:

    • Josina Tellie
    • Khabo Zitha
    • Liana Laubscher
    • Judie-Marie Steenkamp
    • Wilhelmina Grobbelaar

     

    A full video of the prestigious Women in Sports Awards ceremony is available on the social media platforms of the Gauteng Sports Confederation and Futballing Girls. 

    Enquiries
    Kgopotso Mathunyane

    Futballing Girls Media Liaison Officer

    Cell: 078 323 5800

    Email: info@futballinggirls.co.za

     

    Website: www.futballinggirls.simplesite.com

  • Cable failure at Pyramid Substation leads to an outage

    Cable failure at Pyramid Substation leads to an outage

    Fri, Nov 13, 2020

    The Pyramid Substation in Region 2 has experienced a cable operational failure on the primary transformer resulting in a power outage that has affected the following farm areas. 

    • Pyramid
    • Rooiwaal
    • Grootvlei 

      The City's technicians are on-site attending to the repairs. The restoration time is expected to be around 21:00. 

      In the interest of safety, all electrical appliances must be treated as live (still on) at all times during the supply interruption period.  

      The City apologises for the inconvenience arising from this interruption.

  • City of Tshwane renders assistance to victims of severe thunderstorm

    City of Tshwane renders assistance to victims of severe thunderstorm

    Mon, Nov 9, 2020

    I am extremely saddened by the devastation wrought by a severe thunderstorm in Region 2, north of the city, last night. The thunderstorm caused significant damage to at least 31 houses in Refentse (formerly Stinkwater) and New Eersterus. 

    The City's Emergency Services Department has assessed the damage and, along with the City's Community and Social Development Services Department, has identified a community centre to temporarily accommodate the affected households. I have requested that the Emergency Services Department monitor the situation and provide me with regular feedback. 

    I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the affected families in these difficult times, and hope that the damages may be speedily repaired where possible or that, working with the City, suitable alternative accommodation is found. 

    As we enter the rainy season, severe thunderstorms and the risk of flooding is a reality across many parts of the City, and I urge residents to take the necessary precautions, where possible, to avoid being caught up in dangerous situations. 

    In general, these precautions include the following: 

    • Stay indoors and off the roads where possible.
    • Avoid crossing rivers and swollen streams where water is above your ankles.
    • If trapped in a vehicle during a flood, abandon the vehicle and climb to higher ground.
    • In buildings, move valuables to a safe place above the expected flood level. Switch off electricity at the supply point to the building.
    • In rural areas, protect or relocate animals to a safe place on higher ground. Abandon your home immediately if evacuation is recommended before access is cut off by flood water.
    • Never drive on a road that is completely covered by water and no road surface can be seen. You do not know how deep the water is or if the road has been washed away. If the vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
    • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognise flood dangers.

    Listen to the radio or watch television for warnings, and obey the instructions from emergency personnel and disaster management officers.

  • PLANNED UPGRADES TO THE ISCOR HEIGHTS BULK PIPELINE

    PLANNED UPGRADES TO THE ISCOR HEIGHTS BULK PIPELINE

    Mon, Nov 9, 2020

    The residents of Pretoria West in Region 3 are informed about planned upgrades to a bulk pipeline that supplies water to the Iscor Heights Reservoir, which will take place on Tuesday, 10 November 2020, from 08:00 to 17:00. 

    On this day, plumbers will install special fittings on the existing chamber of the reservoir. This compels the City to shut down the inlet supply of water to the reservoir. However, the reservoir will be filled to capacity before the shutdown and no water supply interruption is anticipated. 

    However, the following areas might be affected: 

    • Kwaggasrand
    • Philip Nel Park
    • Pretoria Industrial
    • Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR
    • Proclamation Hill
    • West Park
    • Pretoria Industrial Township
    • Pretoria Ext 10
    • Proclamation Hill Ext 1
    • West Park Ext 4 and 5 

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

  • PLANNED MAINTENANCE OF HEATHERVIEW WATER NETWORK

    PLANNED MAINTENANCE OF HEATHERVIEW WATER NETWORK

    Mon, Nov 9, 2020

    On Tuesday, 10 November 2020, the City of Tshwane will carry out maintenance and upgrading work in Heatherview Ext 37 from 08:00 until 17:00. During this period, our technicians will conduct a tie-in connection at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Main Street. 

    An interruption of the water supply will be avoided at all costs, however, the water supply may be interrupted from time to time in the following areas: 

    • Heatherdale Agricultural Holdings
    • Heatherview Ext 23, 32, 34, 37, 38, 39 and 67
    • Witfontein 301 JR 

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

  • IT IS TIME TO RESTORE TSHWANE TO A WORLD-CLASS CAPITAL CITY

    IT IS TIME TO RESTORE TSHWANE TO A WORLD-CLASS CAPITAL CITY

    Fri, Nov 6, 2020

    Remarks delivered by the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Randall Williams, on the announcement of the Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMCs)
     
    Good afternoon to all those who have gathered here today, particularly the members of the media.

    Less than a week ago, I was elected as Executive Mayor of Tshwane. This came after the City  was placed under administration unlawfully by the provincial government, who also dissolved  Council.

    For more than seven months the City did not have political leadership or oversight over core operations. Councillors were removed from their communities and in its place a total void was
    created between the City and Tshwane residents.

    It caused immense frustration for residents and resulted in immense disruption in their lives. The  trust that many people had in the workings of local government has been eroded. There has been
    a relationship breakdown.

    That is why I will begin restoring the trust that residents of this city have in their elected leadership today. In the 2016 local government elections they voted for councillors; I was one of them. They
    entrusted me and my fellow councillors with a responsibility to represent them and ensure that the City responds to their needs.

    It is time to begin rebuilding and strengthening that relationship. It is time to restore the well-being of Tshwane, our capital city.

    For the last few days I have immersed myself in getting briefed on all matters that pertain to the current operational status quo in the City. What I have found has been disturbing.

    You might have read that the City’s financials are in crisis. A ballooning deficit of R4,4 billion has been inherited from the last financial year, which ended on 30 June 2020.

    Collection rates are down, and the debtors book has increased by over R5 billion since the DA was removed in March this year. The overall credit status of the City has been severely weakened
    after being downgraded. Operationally, the City is also limping.

    To stabilise the finances, budgets have been cut across departments, many of which provide frontline basic service delivery. This has hampered the City’s ability to respond speedily to service
    delivery requests, and procure goods and services that support operations.

    The impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown has significantly disrupted operations with many   employees being sent to work remotely without the necessary tools to effectively do their jobs. I
    have already given the acting City Manager an instruction that there must be a full recall of staff.
    This instruction has been executed and already I have seen staff returning to the City.

    Aside from staff with serious medical conditions and co-morbidities, I want all City of Tshwane staff at their offices serving the residents of this city. All senior managers will be responsible for making sure that their staff are at work, accounted for and doing their duties. It is time to get the capital city back to work.

    I also intend to squeeze every drop of savings out of the City that I can so that we can restore financial stability. It will start with scrutinising all the spending that took place in the last seven
    months, along with the implementation and tracking of a financial turnaround strategy.

    A crucial objective of mine is to enhance project management in the City by developing a robust internal capacity to ensure that City projects are completed. This will also then significantly reduce
    the City’s spending on consulting and contracted services.

    Starting immediately, I want spending on unnecessary items cut.
    • Spending on catering in the City of Tshwane will cease. Free lunches are over. No matter the length of the meeting or the formality of the engagement, the City will not purchase food.
    • Events and conferences will have their budgets reduced and channelled to core service delivery. Where possible, all such engagements will happen either in Tshwane House or online.
    • All international travel will be restricted. I intend to immediately begin reviewing and appropriating these budgets to direct them to core service delivery. Travel abroad will only be considered when funded by external partners or donors.
    • Spending on consumables, such as stationery and printing, will be tightly controlled so that only core and necessary items are procured.
    The business of core service delivery must now be prioritised. This afternoon I will present a detailed ten-point service delivery intervention plan to City of Tshwane top management.

    1. Prioritising the electrical grid and water infrastructure
    2. Implementing a robust COVID-19 management strategy
    3. Creating a reliable waste and refuse removal service
    4. Providing stringent financial management and oversight
    5. Enhancing city safety and emergency services
    6. Promoting employment and economic growth in the city
    7. Supporting the vulnerable and providing social relief
    8. Fast-tracking development by cutting red tape
    9. Applying expansive financial cost-cutting across City processes
    10. Maintaining and expanding road infrastructure
    I have even gone so far as to develop specific key performance indicators that I want departments to track. This will ensure that they report on exactly what I ask of them.

    In the coming weeks I intend to communicate intensely on their implementation. To do this I will need a strong team; a group of people with a diversity of skills who are talented professionals. I
    am pleased to unveil that team today. I would ask that they either raise their hand or stand as I announce them.

    Cllr Mpho Mehlape-Zimu: MMC for Human Settlements

    In 2012, Mpho entered the world of politics by serving as professional support staff member to the DA. During the same period she equipped herself for the rigours of public office by obtaining certifications in the fields of gender, youth and people with disabilities, as well as governance and compliance. She was elected to Council in 2017 and became Deputy Chief Whip in 2019.

    Cllr Sylvester Phokoje: MMC for Human Capital Management and Shared Services

    Sylvester is a practicing advocate and consultant in the fields of human resources development and labour relations. With almost 40 years’ experience in the human resources field, Sylvester brings a wealth of experience to Group Human Capital Management

    Cllr Thabisile Vilakazi: MMC for Community and Social Development Services

    Thabisile was sworn in as Councillor in 2016, and has served as the Chairperson for the Section 79 Oversight Committee for Community and Social Development Services since then. Thabisile has excelled in her duties as committee chairperson, and I am certain that she will continue to do so in her new role as MMC. 

    Alderman Karen Meyer: MMC for Community Safety

    Karen was first elected to Council in 2000, and has served as a councillor in the City for the past 20 years. From 2001, she was the official opposition’s spokesperson for Community Safety right
    up to 2016, when she was appointed as Chairperson of the Local Geographical Names Committee. In February 2019, she was appointed as MMC for Community Safety and she will
    continue her relentless pursuit for a safer Tshwane.
          
    Cllr Sakkie du Plooy: MMC for Health

    As an ordained minister, Sakkie served as Chaplain of the former South African Defence Force and the Dutch Reformed Church in Parys up to 1989. He then entered the public service and worked in a number of government departments until his election to Council in 2014. In 2016, he was appointed as MMC for Health where he served with distinction until moving to the Community and Social Development Services portfolio in February 2019. His return to the
    Health portfolio will see him pick up where he left off and continue his exceptional work.

    Cllr Mare-Lise Fourie: MMC for Finance

    Mare-Lise worked for the City Council of Pretoria from 1970 right up to her departure from the City of Tshwane in 2003. One of South Africa’s leading authorities on municipal finances and financial management, she has presented courses on the subject at the Universities of South Africa, Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as the Tshwane University of Technology. Mare-Lise entered Council in 2014 and was appointed as MMC for Finance in 2016. She will lead
    the City’s financial turnaround strategy, and I am confident that she will return the City to a solid financial footing.
                           
    Cllr Phillip Nel: MMC for Utility Services and Regional Operations and Coordination

    A professional engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the private sector, backed by a business leadership degree and proven record of organisational development, Phillip brings a wealth of project and performance management knowledge and experience to this portfolio. With the current challenges experienced by both departments, Phillip will be on the frontline in terms of basic service delivery.

    Cllr Dana Wannenburg: MMC for Environment and Agriculture Management

    Dana Wannenburg is a born and bred entrepreneur of Pretoria, with over 20 years’ experience in the motor and commercial property industry. Dana was first elected to Council in 2000, where he
    served in various capacities until being appointed as MMC for Environment and Agriculture Management in 2019.

    Cllr Bruce Lee: MMC for Economic Development and Spatial Planning

    Bruce was first elected to Council in 2011 and served on the Section 79 Oversight Committee for Economic Development and Spatial Planning for several years. Armed with an MBA and a political science degree from universities in Taiwan and Hong Kong,
    Bruce has managed and run several businesses in the manufacturing and export sector in the southern African region.

    Cllr Dikeledi Selowa: MMC for Roads and Transport

    Dikeledi was first elected to Council in 2016 and appointed as Chairperson of the Section 79 Oversight Committee for Utility Services. She holds several certifications on monitoring and
    evaluation in the public sector, governance excellence and local government legislation. As an ardent youth activist, Dikeledi will focus her energies on empowerment and development in the
    Roads and Transport portfolio.

    In 2016 when the DA took office, we decided to ban the use of blue light brigades by the political leadership in the City. I want to affirm that commitment today. MMCs must be humble representatives of the residents of this city.

    The work has started. As we speak I have interrupted a two-day mayoral briefing session where all these MMCs and Section 79 oversight chairpersons have been getting up to speed on the
    operational status of the City.

    By the end of today, I would have presented my detailed strategic interventions to the top management that I want implemented in the City.

    Thank you for attending today. I will now take any questions you might have.

  • TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE MENLO PARK GARDEN REFUSE SITE

    TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE MENLO PARK GARDEN REFUSE SITE

    Thu, Nov 5, 2020

    The City of Tshwane wishes to inform the residents of Menlo Park and surrounding areas about a temporary closure of the Menlo Park Garden Refuse Site from 8 to 9 November 2020. 

    The closure comes as a result of planned maintenance work on-site. Residents are advised to use the Rooihuiskraal and Eersterust Garden Refuse Sites as alternatives.    

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that will arise from this maintenance work.

  • EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF TSHWANE TO ANNOUNCE MEMBERS OF THE MAYORAL COMMITTEE ON THURSDAY

    EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF TSHWANE TO ANNOUNCE MEMBERS OF THE MAYORAL COMMITTEE ON THURSDAY

    Thu, Nov 5, 2020

    The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Cllr Randall Williams, cordially invites the media to a briefing to announce the Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMCs) who will constitute the Mayoral Committee (MayCo) on Thursday, 5 November 2020. 

    After his election as the Executive Mayor of Tshwane on Friday, 30 October 2020, Cllr Williams promised to assemble an executive team that is fit for purpose. This team will hit the ground running and catapult the City back on its trajectory regarding economic growth, financial stability, a service-oriented ethos and accelerated service delivery to all communities across the seven regions of Tshwane. 

    The details of the media briefing are as follows: 

    Date:            Thursday, 5 November 2020

    Time:           11:00

    Venue:          Training Room, 1st floor, Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria 

    Enquiries:     Jordan Griffiths

    Acting Chief of Staff: Office of the Executive Mayor

    Email: jordang@tshwane.gov.za 

    Logistical enquiries: Selby Bokaba (082 778 0245)


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