NOTICE FOR TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MUNICIPAL OFFICES Greater Westonaria residents are hereby notified about the closure of Council offices during the Festive Season. Municipal offices will be closed from 12:00 on 24 December 2014 to 2 January 2015. The offices will re-open on 5 January 2015. Limited services will be provided during this period and officials will attend to problems that may arise. In the event of an emergency, public should use the following numbers:- DEPARTMENT SECTION OFFICIALS NAME CONTACT NOS COMMUNITY SERVICES Waste & Landfill Site Kgomotso Sekgobela 082 908 2860 / 084 712 3540 Waste Management Mncedisi Gebeza 072 777 1207 Parks & Cemeteries Steven Modisane 084 745 5141 Parks Endrew Klaas 078 553 6589 Cemeteries Elias Moruledi 078 357 3296 Law Enforcement / Emergencies Mosito Mphaphathi 083 768 9531 Law Enforcement / Emergencies Tebogo Malefo 079 747 6717 Facilities: Sport & Recreation Kaifas Molete 082 973 8640 / 082 384 7079 DEPARTMENT SECTION OFFICIALS NAME CONTACT NOS CORPORATE SERVICES Mechanical break downs as and when is required E Machika 078 520 8910 D Phakathi 073 271 3827 M Makiva 083 315 6410 M Mnazana 079 424 7039 M Mthembu 082 438 1650 DEPARTMENT SECTION OFFICIALS NAME CONTACT NOS INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES Electrical Jan v Rensburg 084 697 4778 Electrical Mark Joubert 082 218 4975/ 084 054 9378 Electrical George v Niekerk 074 180 6799 Electrical Mike Kies 084 626 3029 Electrical Jackson Thubakgale 076 174 4545/ 084 054 9378 Electrical Ralph Molepo 072 175 8959 ]DEPARTMENT SECTION DATE OFFICIALS NAME CONTACT NOS INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES Water 27/11/2014 – 03/12/2014 Morne Peterman 073 227 1323 Water 27/11/2014 – 03/12/2014 Musa Ndlovu Water 27/11/2014 – 03/12/2014 Nozuko Ndam Water 04/12/2014- 10/12/2014 James Moseki 073 227 1323 Water 04/12/2014- 10/12/2014 NdilekQwane Water 04/12/2014- 10/12/2014 Daniel Chabalala Water 11/12/2014-17/12/2014 Petrus Matase 073 227 1323 Water 11/12/2014-17/12/2014 Andile Cwecwe Water 11/12/2014-17/12/2014 Daniel Chabalala Water 18/12/2014- 24/12/2014 Musa Ndlovu 073 227 1323 Water 18/12/2014- 24/12/2014 James Moseki Water 18/12/2014- 24/12/2014 Andile Cwecwe Water 25/12/2014- 31/12/2014 James Moseki 073 227 1323 Water 25/12/2014- 31/12/2014 Petrus Matase Water 25/12/2014- 31/12/2014 Daniel Chabalala Water 01/01/2015-07/01/2015 Morn Peterman 073 227 1323 Water 01/01/2015-07/01/2015 Musa Ndlovu Water 01/01/2015-07/01/2015 Andile Cwecwe Water 27/11/2014-07/01/2015 Octavia Malatji 073 886 6147 DEPARTMENT SECTION OFFICIALS NAME CONTACT NOS INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES Roads and Storm water Charles Meraba 073 483 7280 Roads and Storm water Luvuyo Ntantiso 073 940 9755 Roads and Storm water Steven Mann 061 639 4747 078 728 1160 DEPARTMENT SECTION OFFICIALS NAME CONTACT NOS FINANCE Revenue Sandile Nxumalo 072 501 6431 Revenue Riaan Bouwer 073 618 6603 Revenue Francinah Segopolo 072 858 0582 Revenue Monica Pama 082 539 1799 Revenue Kholofelo Ngwenya 078 105 0220 Revenue Paku Motshoari 076 223 3837 Supply Chain Ian Pretorius 083 454 5042 T C NDLOVU MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Westonaria went out to interact with its residents Westonaria Local Municipality through the Office of the Speaker have recently embarked on a Public Participation Meeting that started on 11th November to 04 December 2014. The forum was held in all the 16 wards of the municipality and every community member irrespective of their political affiliations, race, gender etc attended and aired their views so that it can be captured and included in the plans for the municipality.
Issues that were raised and were common in all the areas stems from housing, electricity, water and sanitation, economic opportunities, health and recreational facilities. Starting in the afternoon to allow those who are working to attend, Public Participation is a legislated exercise that allows Councilors to interact with its residents in order to hear what their needs are.
This is also an opportunity for the municipality to report back to the community what needs emanating from their previous meetings have achieved or implemented and what has not been implemented.
The following achievements were reported in those meetings; Zuurbekom clinic, Combi courts (netball, volleyball and a basketball), Simunye Cemetery, Simunye Internal Roads, Gymnasium in Simunye, Protea Outfall Sewer, Venterspost library, Hannes Van Niekerk Water Treatment Plant Venterspost Main Water Pipe Line, a year- long cleaning campaign, new school in Bekkersdal, distribution of 1800 wheelie bins to households, purchased two trucks for waste collections, Waste Tyres Pyrolysis Plant, Bekkersdal Sewer network upgrading, Westonaria Borwa mixed housing development project, Zuurbekom Road ( George Sachs road, installation of pre-paid water meters, 881 EPWP Jobs created, 175 jobs created through zivuseni, 120 SMME’s supported, 87 Cooperatives supported, 2 Local business Associations/Forums supported, 45 Learners benefitted from internships/learnerships and 3200 indigents registered.
No one must buy their way into owning government fully subsidised houses, Gauteng Premier David Makhura told residents of Bekkersdal and surrounding areas who received keys to their new homes at the Westonaria Borwa mixed development housing project on November 31 2014.
Premier Makhura reiterated that no one must pay to receive a government house, and that those who request such payments are corrupt individuals who will be dealt with harshly. Premier Makhura said that corruption robs and deprives the poor from receiving government help and said “‘corruption is a crime against the poor. We are committed to clean administration. The era of getting RDP houses due to nepotism
or corruption has come to an end in the province. We must be transparent with everything that we do,” said Makhura.
This handover over of houses ends a long legal dispute with the concerned residents of Westonaria who took government to court after raising allegations of corruption on the waiting list. The matter was settled out of court with an auditing firm appointed to investigate the waiting list of people who were to benefit in this project.
“As we celebrate the beginning of the handover process of the more than 1200 houses in Westonaria, we are sending a strong message to people of Gauteng that ours is a development-thirsty government and we are going to forge ties with all stakeholders to avail land and to increase access to housing for people Gauteng”, Premier Makhura said.
Today’s handover was also attended by Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo, West Rand District Mayor Cllr Mpho Nawa and Executive Mayor of Westonaria Local Municipality Cllr Nonkoliso Tundzi. The current allocations of Westonaria Borwa housing development with at least benefit 1200 beneficiaries from the dolomitic area of Bekkersdal and two informal settlements of Thusanang and Waterworks.
Today the Premier also received a donation of 150 houses from the mining company Goldfields, which will assist in reducing the housing backlog in the area. Makhura praised the mining company on the contribution that they made and urged them to do more and made a call to other companies to do the same.
The handover of houses today comes just two weeks after MEC Jacob Mamabolo was in the area to launch the Bekkersdal Service Delivery Improvement Plan (SDIP). The department has put aside more than R300m to upgrade and improve the sewer network in Bekkerdal. Plan also included the clean-up campaign and construction of a new secondary school in Bekkersdal.
“Our actions in Bekkersdal are a clear testimony of government’s commitment to turning Bekkersdal around and to ensuring that we bring services to the people. The Bekkersdal we are turning around will be one of peace and where images of violent service delivery protests will never be seen again”, MEC Jacob Mamabolo said.