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  • Planned upgrade of Kosmosdal Substation

    Planned upgrade of Kosmosdal Substation

    Thu, Jan 13, 2022

    The City of Tshwane wishes to inform residents of Kosmosdal and nearby areas about a planned interruption of the electricity supply scheduled for Sunday, 23 January 2022. On this day, the City's team of technicians will upgrade Kosmosdal Substation.   

    This essential work is planned for ten hours from 07:00 until 17:00. 

    The following areas will be affected: 

    • All Kosmosdal townships
    • Peach Tree
    • All Louwlardia townships  
    • Raslouw AH
    • All Olievenhoutbosch townships
    • Rooihuiskraal North
    • Blue Valley Golf Estate
    • Rua Vista
    • Bronberrik
    • SA Munt
    • Copper Leaf Golf Estate
    • Sunderland Ridge
    • Eldoraigne
    • Sunderland Ridge WTP
    • Erasmia AH
    • Thatchfield (all extensions west of Rietspruit river)
    • Hennopspark (excluding Hennopspark Industrial)
    • The Reeds  
    • Heritage Hill
    • Wierdapark Proper and Ext 1
    • Monavoni
    • Zwartkop Provincial Administration Camp (TPA) (Padkamp)

     

    All electricity supply points must be treated as live at all times. 

    To report power failures, contact the City of Tshwane's call centre on 012 358 9999 and choose Option 3. 

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

    maintenance work.

  • POSSIBLE WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN ISCOR HEIGHTS

    POSSIBLE WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION IN ISCOR HEIGHTS

    Wed, Jan 12, 2022

     

    During January 2022, the City of Tshwane will carry out essential upgrade work of a supply pipeline at Iscor Heights.

    The said upgrades which will be carried out in two phases that entail tie-in connections at the Rand Water’s supply point and high-level manifold in the area.

    No service interruption is anticipated, however, should it occur, the City will deploy water tankers to the affected residents. 

    Below are the dates for the planned work:

    Date Time 
    11 to 12 January 2022 
    08:00 to 18h00 (34 hours)

    17 to 18 January 2022
    06:00 to 12:00 (30 hours)


    The following areas might be affected:

    Broekscheur 318-JR Lotus Gardens 
    Claremont Philip Nel Park
    Danville Pretoria
    Daspoort Pretoria Ext 2, 3, 6 and 10

    Daspoort 319-JR Pretoria Town and Townlands 351-JR
    Daspoort Estate Salvokop Ext 3

    Elandspoort Skinner Court 254-JR
    Eloff Estate 320-JR Technikonrand 662-JR
    Fort 646-JR Van Zylslaagte 755-JR
    Fort West Ext 5
    Zandfontein 317-JR
    Groenkloof 358-JR



  • CITY OF TSHWANE HELPS HAMMANSKRAAL FLOOD VICTIMS

     CITY OF TSHWANE HELPS HAMMANSKRAAL FLOOD VICTIMS

    Fri, Jan 7, 2022


    The City of Tshwane Community and Social Development Services Department is pleased with its humanitarian efforts aimed at assisting the flood-hit residents of Hammanskraal, north-west of Pretoria. 

    Upon receipt of a report that Ward 49 residents had been affected by flooding on 27 December 2021 following incessant rainfall, the Community and Social Development Services Department immediately dispatched a team to assess the situation in the area, and began the process of social relief distribution consisting of food parcels, blankets and mattresses to the affected families. 

    On 29 December 2021, the MMC for Social Development and Community Services, Cllr Peggy de Bruin, accompanied by the MMC for Human Settlements, Cllr Abel Tau, and departmental senior officials visited the flood-hit area to assess the damage and hold discussions with the affected families, ward councillors and community leaders. 

    The Community and Social Development Services Department facilitated the relocation process to Sebothoma Hall, however, only two families in Ward 49 were prepared to sleep at that facility. A sizeable number of households in Wards 74 and 76 received social relief and when more distressed families came forward seeking help, the Community and Social Development Services Department engaged the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) with a view to augment what the City had already done to assist the affected families. 

    SASSA and the City agreed to split the beneficiaries between them (50% each) as numbers began to increase exponentially. The Community and Social Development Services Department then entered into a partnership with the Department of Social Development, where the national department would continue with the distribution of food parcels while the City takes care of the distribution of blankets and mattresses, where necessary. 

    By 4 January 2022, 245 families had been assisted with social relief from the City of Tshwane, SASSA and the Department of Social Development. 

    Cllr De Bruin expressed delight at the swift reaction of her department to the crisis that unfolded in Hammanskraal.

    "Upon receipt of a report of a disaster that had befallen the residents of Hammanskraal in the form of floods, I, and my Human Settlements colleague, Cllr Abel Tau, undertook a visit to the area to assess the situation and approved a slew of humanitarian aid consisting of blankets, food parcels and mattresses to the affected families". 

    "We will regularly continue to monitor the situation and make necessary interventions where possible, together with our partners at national level", De Bruin said. 

    The City, with its partners, will continue distributing social relief as and when more families come forward.

  • Planned Rand Water interruption in Regions 3 and 4

    Planned Rand Water interruption in Regions 3 and 4

    Thu, Jan 6, 2022

    The City of Tshwane has received a notification from Rand Water about a planned shutdown of the water supply to Regions 3 and 4, which are situated in the western and southern parts of Tshwane, respectively, from 1 to 3 February 2022. 

    During this period, the water utility will repair a leak on its pipeline in the supply areas. 

    All the affected meters have alternative water supply from the water utility pipeline, however, low water pressure may be experienced during the shutdown. 

    The following areas will be affected by this shutdown: 

    • Atteridgeville 744-JR
    • Laudium Ext 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • Atteridgeville (all extensions)
    • Louwlardia (all extensions)
    • Blue Hills (all extensions)
    • Midstream Estate (all extensions)
    • Brakfontein 390-JR
    • Mooiplaats 355-JR
    • Brakfontein 419-JR
    • Olievenhoutbosch 389-JR
    • Christoburg
    • Olifantsfontein 410-JR
    • Claudius
    • Pretoria and Townlands 351-JR
    • Claudius Ext 1
    • Randjesfontein 405-JR
    • Country View
    • Randjespark Ext 121
    • Country View Ext 1
    • Rooihuiskraal (all extensions)
    • Doornkloof 391-JR
    • Saulsville
    • Erasmia
    • Schurveberg 488-JQ
    • Highveld (all extensions)
    • Skurweplaas 353-JR
    • Kosmosdal (all extensions)
    • The Reeds (all extensions)
    • Kwaggasrand
    • West Park
    • Laudium
     

     

    The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience that may be encountered as a result of the above-mentioned repairs. All reservoirs in the affected areas will be filled to capacity prior to the shutdown. We also appeal to all residents to use water sparingly during this time. 


  • LATEST UPDATE: CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE ESTIMATED RESTORATION TIME TO AREAS AFFECTED BY KLOOFSIG OUTAGE IN THE MID-MORNING

    LATEST UPDATE: CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE ESTIMATED RESTORATION TIME TO AREAS AFFECTED BY KLOOFSIG OUTAGE IN THE MID-MORNING

    Sun, Dec 26, 2021

    LATEST UPDATE: CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE ESTIMATED RESTORATION TIME TO AREAS AFFECTED BY KLOOFSIG OUTAGE IN THE MID-MORNING

    City of Tshwane teams have made significant progress in a bid to restore electricity to the areas affected by the Kloofsig Substation power outage after the substation caught fire in the early hours of this morning.

     

    Teams are in the final stages of the repair work, which involves jointing the cables and termination, after which testing will commence. This work is expected to be completed just after midnight. 

    Repair work is simultaneously happening at the neighbouring Barnard Park Substation where identification of the cables is underway, which will be followed by jointing the cables and termination. Testing is crucial to identify faults that may hamper electricity restoration. Teams have been hard at work to ensure that electricity is restored to consumers as soon as practically possible. 

    The City will be in a position to advise on the estimated restoration time by mid-morning tomorrow. 

    We wish to thank residents for their patience during this arduous and daunting process, and we will regularly provide updates as the work progresses. We also wish to apologise to residents and consumers for the inconvenience caused.

  • Update: Kloofsig Substation gutted by fire

    Update: Kloofsig Substation gutted by fire

    Wed, Dec 22, 2021

    At around 01:00 this morning, emergency services responded to a raging fire at the City of Tshwane Kloofsig Substation in Centurion, south of Pretoria. They successfully extinguished the fire. 

    The extensive damage to the substation has affected the electricity supply to three areas, namely Kloofsig, Lyttelton and Barnard Park. The cause of the fire has not been established yet as the site remains inaccessible until the insurer has evaluated the substation for access. 

    The City's technicians are on-site assessing the damage, gathering material and developing a recovery plan. It is too early to estimate when electricity will be restored to the affected areas. 

    Further updates will be provided in due course.

  • Fire at Kloofsig Substation affecting electricity in some parts of Centurion

    Fire at Kloofsig Substation affecting electricity in some parts of Centurion

    Wed, Dec 22, 2021

    Late last night, a fire broke out at Kloofsig Substation. Emergency teams responded to the fire and contained it. City of Tshwane teams are currently on-site assessing the damage. 

    Further information will be provided once a full assessment has been conducted.

  • City of Tshwane teams systematically restoring cable faults as more areas are restored: Update at 15:30

    City of Tshwane teams systematically restoring cable faults as more areas are restored: Update at 15:30

    Wed, Dec 15, 2021

    Since the last update, the City has restored the electricity supply to The Wilds Estate and Mooikloof Ridge.  

    The electricity supply to part of Moreletapark was interrupted when three feeder cables were stolen. The replacement of the stolen cables is underway and the restoration of supply will be around midnight when Section C will be switched on.   

    We know this is frustrating to residents and we are doing our utmost to ensure that these cables are restored as quickly as possible. 

    We have made significant progress in the rebuild of Section C. The wiring, testing and commissioning of the transformer protection and control circuits will be completed by 18:00.  

    Positive identifications, terminations, repairs and connections of outgoing feeder cables are expected to be completed around 22:00.  

    The final confirmatory tests on the outgoing feeder cables will commence at around 22:00 to pave the way for the restoration of the electricity supply at around midnight through a phased-in approach as each suburb will be loaded. 

    City of Tshwane teams are also spread out across multiple areas, tracing and attending to individual cable faults that have been identified.  

    We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience of the affected residents.

  • Mooikloof Substation outage update: 20:00

    Mooikloof Substation outage update: 20:00

    Tue, Dec 14, 2021

    Heavy rains and cable faults have slowed down progress in restoring electricity in some areas. 

    Last night, the City of Tshwane's teams managed to restore electricity to the majority of consumers affected by the Mooikloof Substation outage. Some areas tripped during the day and were addressed while other faults are still being attended to. 

    Parts of Moreletapark went off in the early hours of this morning after being restored last night. The sections of the faulty cables were isolated and fault locations are underway to pave the way for repairs. The estimated time of restoration of this area will be communicated after fault locations have been done. 

    This afternoon, the remaining areas in Mooikloof Ridge were fully restored.  

    The cables that supply The Wilds Estate and Moreletapark are faulty and are currently being attended to. The electricity will be restored in the early hours of tomorrow morning. 

    Good progress is being made in the finalisation of Section C. All the busbars have passed the tests. The testing and commissioning of the 11 kV panels and relays are underway and is expected to be completed around midnight. 

    The wiring of the transformer protection and control panels will also be completed around midnight. Additional testing will be completed by late tomorrow afternoon.  

    The restoration of electricity to all the outstanding areas supplied via Section C will be done late tomorrow night in a phased process. 

    We thank residents for their continued patience. The City's teams are working around the clock to address all faults and to ensure that electricity is restored to residents.


  • Mooikloof Substation outage update: Power restored to most of the affected areasMooikloof Substation outage update: Power restored to most of the affected areas

    Mooikloof Substation outage update: Power restored to most of the affected areasMooikloof Substation outage update: Power restored to most of the affected areas

    Tue, Dec 14, 2021

    13 December 2021 

    Last night, we successfully restored electricity to most of the areas that gets electricity from Section A at Mooikloof Substation. These areas include the following: 

    • Mooikloof Ridge Estate
    • Netcare Pretoria East Hospital
    • Parts of Pretoriuspark 
    • Remaining parts of Moreletapark
    • The Wilds Estate
    • Woodhill Estate 

    Our teams worked tirelessly through the night to fix the cable faults that prevented us from restoring electricity to some areas.  

    In Section C, we have completed the installation of the top and bottom busbars and terminated the transformer single cables. 

    Today we will do the following:  

    • Pressure test all busbars
    • Terminate feeder cables
    • Conduct functional tests of Transformer C and associated equipment, including panels
    • Test and commission relays and control panels
    • Energise the panels 

    The City thanks the affected residents for their patience. We will continue to do everything to energise the rest of the area today. 

    We will be in a position to provide residents in the remaining areas with an estimated time of restoration by this afternoon.


  • Cleaning of busbars continuing to remove carbon layer

    Cleaning of busbars continuing to remove carbon layer

    Thu, Dec 9, 2021

    Yesterday, the busbars were cleaned using the dry ice blasting method until the early hours of this morning. Thereafter, the busbars were subjected to tests to determine their suitability to be re-energised. Unfortunately, the busbars failed the pressure tests and therefore could not be re-energised.  

    The team is dismantling the busbar components from the affected zone to visually inspect, clean and test them individually in order to determine their condition. The damaged and/or compromised components will be replaced. 

    We will provide an update later today.

  • Wapadrand Substation outage update

    Wapadrand Substation outage update

    Thu, Dec 9, 2021

    The City of Tshwane has been experiencing recurrent trips at its Wapadrand Substation since Sunday, 5 December 2021. Technical teams have been attending to these persisting trips, which includes investigating the cause of this service interruption. 

    Findings have revealed a fault on the mono block of Transformer B, which was repaired and its supply area was switched back on. However, yesterday evening, it was discovered that one of the components on the transformer was unstable and had to be reset. Upon energising the substation, the transformer tripped again, which indicated the possible existence of another fault which was attended to. 

    The substation was then energised again this morning and a flash occurred on one of the pieces of equipment. The City then resorted to sourcing the services of a dry ice blasting company to remove carbon on the affected components (busbars) as it is more effective than cleaning with bare hands. The said process is currently underway. 

    All the necessary tests will be performed after the dry ice blasting is completed. The electricity supply will subsequently be restored once all tests are positive and clean. 

    The following areas are affected: 

    • Faerie Glen 
    • Koedoeberg 
    • Lynnwood Park 
    • MV Rural Lines (which includes Shere, Tierpoort, and a portion of Mooiplaats and Donkerhoek)
    • Olympus
    • A portion of Equestria  

    Residents will be kept abreast of the developments.

  • Mooikloof Substation update

    Mooikloof Substation update

    Thu, Dec 9, 2021

    The progress at Mooikloof Substation remained steady over the past 24 hours. 

    Since yesterday's update, the following targets have been met: 

    • The 630 m2 transformer cables have been tested
    • The bottom and top bus bars have been installed and these will be pressure tested by tomorrow
    • 80% of Roof C has been completed
    • The earthing of the substation has been done
       

    By tomorrow morning the team will have installed the multicores to the protection panels, demolished the gables and finished the roofing of Room C. 

  • The City is making good progress towards restoring service via the Mooikloof Substation.

    The City is making good progress towards restoring service via the Mooikloof Substation.

    Thu, Dec 9, 2021

     Today, the teams have tried to catch up on the time lost over the past few days due to the incessant rain. The steel trusses for Roof B are nearly done and the roof sheeting will go up tonight. Once that is done, the high voltage panels and batteries will be installed.

     We have commenced with the rerouting of cables that will provide power all the panels.

    Concurrently the team has concluded the testing of the transformers and have commenced with proactive maintenance thereof while the sub-station is shut down.

    An update will be provided tomorrow afternoon.

  • City manages to restore power to 1 500 households affected by Mooikloof Substation fire, however rains are causing some delays in substation rebuild

    City manages to restore power to 1 500 households affected by Mooikloof Substation fire, however rains are causing some delays in substation rebuild

    Mon, Dec 6, 2021

    City manages to restore power to 1 500 households affected by Mooikloof Substation fire, however rains are causing some delays in substation rebuild

     The Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Alderman Randal Williams, held an on-site meeting this morning with staff and councillors to monitor the progress at Mooikloof Substation. The constant rain over the past two days has slowed down the restoration of the substation that was gutted by fire on Wednesday evening.  

    The team has nevertheless managed to make significant progress in cleaning the site and removing all 26 destroyed panels.  

    Despite the rain, the assembly of the roof started yesterday. However, work on the roofing had to be suspended due to occupational health and safety measures as welding in wet conditions puts the lives of the welders at risk and the substation is also surrounded by high-voltage transmission lines that are prone to lightning strikes.  

    This morning, the roofing works resumed and are expected to be completed by tomorrow, weather permitting.  

    The replacement panels are ready to be transported to the site once the roofing is done. 

    The testing of all medium-voltage cables for the substation feeder areas will start tomorrow and repairs of faulty cables will be executed as and when identified. 

    The team managed to restore the electricity supply to approximately 1 500 residences and businesses in Moreleta. Unfortunately, the rest of the customers cannot be temporarily reconnected due to the configuration of the electricity network.  

    The City will continue with regular updates over the next few days. 


  • City of Tshwane website fault reporting line currently down

    City of Tshwane website fault reporting line currently down

    Sat, Nov 20, 2021


    The City of Tshwane wishes to inform its customers, who are accustomed to reporting power failures via the website and the SMS line (44676) about a failure of the City's website server (tshwane.webhop.org). 

    Mweb, which is responsible for hosting the website, is busy investigating the cause of this unforeseen service failure. It is not yet known when the platform will be restored to full operation. 

    Customers are in the meantime advised to use alternative power failure reporting channels, such as the SMS line on 082 612 0333 and the contact centre on 012 358 9999. 

    The City of Tshwane apologises for the inconvenience caused by this unforeseen service interruption.

  • Planned maintenance of a water supply network in Hammanskraal West Ext 10

    Planned maintenance of a water supply network in Hammanskraal West Ext 10

    Sat, Nov 20, 2021

    On Wednesday, 24 November 2021, the City of Tshwane will conduct maintenance and upgrading work to a water supply network in Hammanskraal West Ext 10 at the corner of Umbhaco and Ximuwu Street. 

    This essential work is planned for ten hours from 08:00 until 18:00

    An interruption of the water supply will be avoided at all cost, however, should it occur, the following areas will be affected: 

    • Hammanskraal West
    • Hammanskraal West Ext 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8
    • Jubilee Mall
    • Kekana Gardens
    • Renstown 

    The City apologises for the inconvenience that may be caused by this maintenance work.


  • INAUGURAL CITY OF TSHWANE COUNCIL MEETING POSTPONED

    INAUGURAL CITY OF TSHWANE COUNCIL MEETING POSTPONED

    Wed, Nov 17, 2021

    The City of Tshwane's Inaugural Council meeting which had initially been scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 November 2021, has been postponed to next week Tuesday, 23 November 2021.

    The postponement comes after this morning's consultations between the acting City Manager, Ms Mmaseabata Mutlaneng, and members of the political parties represented in the City of Tshwane Council, during which meeting the councillors requested time to finalise negotiations on a possible coalition government.

    The local government elections of 1 November 2021 did not produce an outright winner to govern the City of Tshwane. Consequently, parties are frantically hard at work to cobble together a coalition government.

    All the logistical arrangements are still in place to ensure the smooth running of the constitution of the new Council in the capital city.

    Ms Mutlaneng will preside over the swearing-in of the political office-bearers (councillors) and the election of the Speaker of Council, after which the Speaker will take over the reins and preside over the election of the Executive Mayor and the Chief Whip of Council. Acting Chief Magistrate Vusimuzi Mahlangu will oversee the swearing-in ceremony.

    Details of the event are as follows:

    Date:              23 November 2021

    Time:             10:00

    Venue:           Tshwane House Council Chamber, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria


  • Water supply interruption to affect The Blyde and N4 Gateway industrial area

    Water supply interruption to affect The Blyde and N4 Gateway industrial area

    Mon, Nov 15, 2021

    Residents of The Blyde and businesses around the N4 Gateway industrial area are informed about a planned water supply interruption scheduled for 21 November 2021. 

    On this day, operators will install a 300 mm bulk check meter at an identified site. The interruption is planned for six hours from 09:00 until 15:00

    As stated above, the following areas will be affected: 

    • N4 Gateway factories
    • The Blyde 

      The City of Tshwane sincerely apologises for the inconvenience that may be encountered as a result of the above-mentioned planned interruption. We also appeal to all residents to always use water sparingly. 


  • Planned maintenance of a water supply network in the Pretoria CBD

    Planned maintenance of a water supply network in the Pretoria CBD

    Wed, Oct 20, 2021

    Planned maintenance of a water supply network in the Pretoria CBD

    On Wednesday, 3 November 2021, the City of Tshwane will conduct maintenance and upgrading work on a water supply network along Thabo Sehume Street between Willow Road and Clara Street, in the Pretoria CBD.

    This essential work is planned for 9 hours from 08:00 to 17:00.

    An interruption of water supply will be avoided at all costs, however, should it occur, the following areas will be affected:

     Pretoria CBD, south of Visagie Street
     Sunnyside
     Trevenna
     Arcadia, west of Eastwood Street
     Muckleneuk, north of the rail line

    The City of Tshwane apologises profusely for any inconvenience that will be caused by this planned maintenance.


  • Possible water interruption in various suburbs of Tshwane

    Possible water interruption in various suburbs of Tshwane

    Fri, Oct 8, 2021

    On Wednesday, 20 October 2021, the City of Tshwane Water and Sanitation Department will repair a leak on a 1 400 mm diameter bulk pipe along January Masilela Drive, east of the city.
     

    The planned repairs might cause an extensive water outage which will affect various suburbs within the City's jurisdiction. However, all the reservoirs that are serviced by this pipeline will be filled to capacity prior to the shutdown. 

    This inevitable activity is expected to last for 12 hours, from 08:00 until 18:00. During this period, residents are urged to use water sparingly to avoid possible water supply interruptions. 

    The following areas might be affected: 

    • Alphenpark
    • Annlin
    • Ashley Gardens
    • Bellevue
    • Bergtuin
    • Brummeria
    • Christiaanville
    • Chrysler Park
    • Colbyn
    • Constantia Park
    • Cynthia Vale
    • De Beers
    • Deerness
    • Derdepoortpark
    • Despatch
    • Die Wilgers
    • Doornpoort
    • East Lynne
    • Eersterust
    • Ekklesia
    • Equestria
    • Faerie Glen
    • Garsfontein
    • Georgeville
    • Hartebeestfontein 324-JR
    • Hatherley
    • Jan Niemandpark
    • Kenley AH
    • Kilner Park
    • Koedoesnek AH
    • Koedoespoort
    • Koedoespoort 325-JR
    • Kozeni AH
    • La Concorde
    • La Montagne
    • Life Wilgers Hospital
    • Lindo Park
    • Lydiana
    • Lynnwood
    • Lynnwood Glen
    • Lynnwood Manor
    • Lynnwood Park
    • Lynnwood Ridge
    • Magalieskruin
    • Magalieskruin 323-JR
    • Mamelodi
    • Maroelana
    • Menlyn
    • Meyerspark
    • Montana
    • Montana AH
    • Montana Park
    • Montana Tuine
    • Mopani
    • Môregloed
    • Moretele View
    • Murrayfield
    • Navors
    • Newlands
    • Pumulani AH
    • Queenswood
    • Rietfontein
    • Rietfontein 321-JR
    • Rietondale
    • Salieshoek
    • Scientia
    • Silverton
    • Silvertondale
    • Sinoville
    • Struland AH
    • The Willows
    • Val-De-Grace
    • Villieria
    • Vlakfontein
    • Waltloo
    • Wapadrand
    • Waterkloof Glen
    • Waverley
    • Weavind Park
    • Willow Glen
    • Willow Glen AH
    • Wolmaranspoort AH
    • Wonderboom
    • Wonderboom 302‑JR
    • Wonderboom South
    • Zwartkoppies

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

  • 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.

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