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2019 DA Manifesto Launch

The manifesto for change The Manifesto for Change is our contract with South Africa should we be entrusted to govern. In our manifesto, we unpack how a DA-led government will put the South African people first and ensure a better future for our children. Led by a new generation of leaders, only the DA can bring

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Gauteng: ‘Astounding numbers’ from DA internal polling shows the party is closing gap on the ANC

https://www.news24.com/Elections/News/gauteng-astounding-numbers-from-da-internal-polling-shows-the-party-is-closing-gap-on-the-anc-20190430 The DA has moved to within six percentage points of the ANC in Gauteng, with the governing party’s decline in the country’s economic heartland seemingly continuing despite a concerted effort to win back lost voters, according to the DA’s internal polling.  The poll, which News24 has seen, shows support in Gauteng for the three

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State Capture wipes out third of SA’s R4.9-trillion GDP

Put differently: State Capture has wiped out a third of South Africa’s R4.9-trillion gross domestic product, or effectively annihilated four months of all labour and productivity of all South Africans, from hawkers selling sweets outside schools to boardroom jockeys.

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Tragic KZN floods are a call to action on climate breakdown

The tragic floods that have taken the lives of 85 people in KZN should not be seen in isolation. Together with the drought in the Western Cape, the wildfires on the Garden Route and the intense tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth that have hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, they are part of a bigger picture

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These are the best and worst run municipalities in South Africa

Two new independent reports have been published which assess the financial stability, and governance of South Africa’s municipalities. The Municipal Financial Stability Index published by Ratings Afrika, assesses how the country’s municipalities manage their money, and how this impacts service delivery in those areas. The group defines financial stability as the ability to deliver services,

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Tshwane: State of Capital Address 2019

Office of the Executive Mayor CITY OF TSHWANE STATE OF THE CAPITALADDRESS 2019 THEME: Service delivery isthe ONLY priority Madam Speaker; Leader of Council Business; Chief Whip of Council; Members of the Mayoral Committee; Fellow Councillors; Traditional Leaders; Your Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners; Leaders of the Business Community; Distinguished Guests; Comrades and Friends; Members

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Democratic Alliance (DA) winners in Wednesday’s by-elections

10 April 2019 The DA retained five seats and won one seat from the ANC in Ward 4 in Hessequa Municipality in the Western Cape, where the party’s candidate Gerald Leonard Boezak got 54.93% of the votes cast compared to the party’s 49.03% in the 2016 Municipal Elections. Voter turnout on Wednesday was 67.63%. This means

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DA: Our vision of a united South Africa

While others try to divide, we are working to unite and build. As the DA, we will never abandon the need to build a country that belongs to all who live in it. United in our diversity, we shall stand and overcome our challenges!

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Gauteng DA mayors team up to clean up their cities

Mayors of neighbouring municipalities this week joined City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba in the monthly A Re Sebetseng volunteer clean-up campaign. Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa and Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi launched an expansion of Joburg’s volunteer campaign to these municipalities. A Re Sebetseng was first launched in Joburg in August 2017. The campaign is

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Natural Resources Policy

YOUR ENVIRONMENT The sustainability of the South African economy and our efforts at creating new opportunities for our citizens rely on the sound management of our natural resources for both the current and future generations. South Africa is blessed with rich resources and unique biodiversity. Our environment is however under significant pressure from a growing

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Solly Msimanga leaves Tshwane a better place – John Moodey

John Moodey | 31 January 2019 DA Gauteng PL says outgoing mayor corrected 2bn deficit, improved service delivery Msimanga leaves Tshwane a better place after decades of looting by failing ANC The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng would like to thank outgoing Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga for his impressive record during his tenure as Mayor.

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Coalition of Corruption attempts to collapse Tshwane council – John Moodey

John Moodey | 01 February 2019DA Gauteng leader says ANC and the EFF were throwing their toys out the cot because they failed to get their way Coalition of Corruption attempted to collapse Council to protect patronage network 1 February 2019 The ANC and EFF in the Tshwane Metro Council have again displayed a flagrant disregard

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Statement by Solly Msimanga

The people have and will always come first in building One SA for All Today, I announce my decision to resign as the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane. My resignation will be finalised within the first two weeks of February. Up until the last hour, I will continue serving the people of Tshwane

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City of Tshwane nets R3.6bn in investment

NEWS / 27 DECEMBER 2018, 07:12AM / RAPULA MOATSHE Pretoria – The Tshwane Economic Development Agency (Teda), a municipal entity, is basking in the glory of its achievement after attracting R3.6 billion in investments to the capital. Non-executive chairperson Nils Flaatten said the good performance surpassed the target of R1.5bn set for the 2017/18 financial year. The rosy picture

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Forget the slogans – only one party is fighting for real land reform, and that’s the DA

Issued by Mmusi Maimane – Leader of the Democratic Alliance 16 Dec 2018 in News Fellow South Africans, Reconciliation Day is a day on which we celebrate our unity as a nation. We remember our history, and we reflect on the path we have already travelled towards a more just society. But we must ask

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BOKAMOSO | Why you should vote DA in 2019

13 Dec 2018 in News This newsletter is the final in a four-part series that explains why, for anyone who dreams of a prosperous, united South Africa, voting for the DA is a far more powerful action and a much safer bet than “voting for Ramaphosa”. The best way to advance South Africa is to

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MOODY’S TAKE TSHWANE’S CREDIT RATING ONE NOTCH UP WITH STABLE OUTLOOK

The city says Moody’s ascribes this upgrade to the improvement in the city’s operating performance and the strong liquidity position built up over the past two years. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga. Picture: @SollyMsimanga/Twitter Moody’s upgrades the City’s credit rating one notch up and assigns it a stable outlook 7 December 2018 The DA-led multiparty administration

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Msimanga to ask Tshwane council to suspend city manager again as new allegations emerge

Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga will on Thursday ask the capital city’s council to issue a notice of intention to suspend city manager Moeketsi Mosola, not for the Glad Africa debacle, but for a new set of allegations of misconduct. During a briefing on Wednesday at Tshwane House in the CBD, Msimanga told reporters that since

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“You don’t need a degree to see the EFF for what it is” – Speech by John Steenhuisen MP

Speech by John Steenhuisen MP Chief Whip of the Official Opposition 27 November 2018 “You don’t need a degree to see the EFF for what it is” Madam Speaker, To those learned individuals on my left, if you’re expecting an academic lecture from this podium today, sorry to disappoint you. This is Parliament, not a

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You could lose your right to property ownership

The Constitutional Review Committee met and the ANC successfully pushed through a vote to allow the Constitution to be amended for land expropriation without compensation. You could lose your right to own property if we do not take urgent action! If we let them get away with this, you could lose your right to own your home or your business

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DA-led Governments continue to lead the charge in job creation

Wednesday 14 November 2018, Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, paid a visit to Yoco, an African fin-tech company at the cutting edge of helping small businesses and entrepreneurs establish themselves, become successful, and create new jobs. Founded only three years ago, the company’s innovative card payments solutions have radically simplified access to markets and operating costs

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The DA has to hold the centre against populism’s facile, dangerous answers

MMUSI MAIMANE is leader of the DA We’re between two important international elections. Brazil has just held its general election, and voters in the US are about to go to the polls in their midterm elections. And while the far side of the Atlantic may seem like a long way away, the outcomes are of

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The DA’s 2019 promise is to bring change that builds one SA for all

On Saturday September 22 the DA officially launched its 2019 election campaign at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg. It was a festive and colourful occasion, attended by thousands of people who had one thing in common: a passionate desire to rescue our country from the destructive path it is on and set it on

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#MsimangaForPremier

[WATCH] This is why I’ve embarked on my Listening Tour. I want to listen to & engage with you on issues you face on a daily basis so we can form a people centred government in 2019. We’ve done it in JHB, Tshwane & Midvaal. Now let’s do it in Gauteng! #MsimangaForPremier pic.twitter.com/OutuLUy9NY — Solly

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Together, we can build One South Africa for All!

South Africa is a great country with the potential to be everything it should be. But we all know it has taken a wrong turn from the path laid out by Nelson Mandela. There have been too many empty promises, crime is rising, corruption is oppressing us and there is no fair access to jobs.

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5. Speed up basic service delivery

South Africans are frustrated by the slow and inefficient delivery of basic services. The corruption and mismanagement of the ANC government is causing people to be without access to adequate housing, water, electricity and sanitation. The ANC government is robbing people of their dignity. This is not what we were promised. The dominance of the

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4. Secure our borders

No country in the world can afford to not secure their borders as uncontrolled immigration violates the rights of ordinary South Africans who have to compete for scarce resources. The ANC government is incapable of ensuring law and order in the country. They only care about enriching themselves and are incapable of managing the real

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3. Fair access to jobs

A DA-government will create fair access to real and long-term jobs. South Africa is a great country with a people that are willing to work hard to realise their, and their nation’s, potential. But the country has taken a wrong turn from the path set by Madiba. Unemployment is oppressing us and there is no

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2. Honest, professional police

The DA will overhaul the South African Police Service to become an honest and professional organisation that actually serves and protects South Africans. South Africans do not feel safe in their homes and communities. Crime is rising and the South African Police Service (SAPS) is riddled with corruption and unable to fight crime. This is

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1. Fight corruption

The DA will fight corruption to ensure that all public money is spent on the people. The corruption of the ANC government is oppressing South Africans. And it is one of the main reasons the country has taken a wrong turn from the path set by Madiba. After Madiba left, the ANC decided it was

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Tshwane Mayor elected as chair of global sustainable procurement network

Tshwane Mayor elected as chair of global sustainable procurement network September 17, 2018 Featured image: Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga. Credit: African Times At the recent Global Climate Action Summit in the US, Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane (South Africa) was announced as the new chair of the Global Lead Cities Network

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The Tshwane metro is hopeful that new technology will solve the city’s billing problems.

For years, residents have complained about irregular meter readings, resulting in high bills for water and electricity. Chairperson of the metro finance oversight committee Peter Sutton said most residents experienced problems such as over-estimations and retrospective corrections “resulting in excessive amounts payable”. He said by-laws made provision for meter readings to be estimated but hoped

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Launch of Website Database for Ward 48 Businesses

Launch of Website Database for Ward 48 Businesses Good day Ward councilors are often approached by private businesses who perform work in their wards with requests for the referral of local labourers and subcontractors. Such businesses work on private projects and not government projects. How councilors handle these situations seem to differ from one ward

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Ward 48 Centurion Municipal Election Results

Results Summary – All Ballots Printed on: 2016/08/11 16:49:53 Electoral Event: LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION 2016 Province: Gauteng Municipality: TSH – Tshwane Metro Ward: 79900048 Voting District: All Voting Districts Registered Population: 17,620 MEC7 Votes: 74 Party Name Total – All Ballots (Ward + PR + DC 40%) Party Name Total Valid Votes % Total Valid

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Msimanga and DA-led coalition will continue to deliver to the people of Tshwane

The will of the people of Tshwane prevailed with today’s unsuccessful attempt by the ANC to unseat the legitimate DA-led multiparty coalition government. I remain undeterred in the face of these motions of no confidence in which the ANC attempts to depose the City’s government only to re-establish their networks of patronage, corruption and plundering

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DA-led coalition will continue to govern for the people of Tshwane by Solly Malatsi MP – DA National Spokesperson

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes the outcome of today’s council sitting in City of Tshwane. We are pleased that the clean, transparent and service delivery orientated DA-led coalition government will continue its work in serving the people Capital City – led by Executive Mayor, Solly Msimanga. Today, DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, will write to the

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DA stands united against the new coalition of corruption between the EFF, UDM & ANC

The following remarks were delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, following a special sitting of the party’s Federal Executive (FedEx) to consider the status of DA-led coalition governments. Maimane will be joined by Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, DA Tshwane Regional Chairperson, Abel Tau, DA Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Heinrich Volmink, DA Gauteng West Regional

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Tshwane Mayor Msimanga has made real progress in cleaning up the failed ANC’s mess

Tshwane Mayor Msimanga has made real progress in cleaning up the failed ANC’s mess by Refiloe Nt’sekhe – DA National Spokesperson At an incoherent press conference this morning the failed ANC made a number of ridiculous and self-contradicting claims including that: the DA is using City money to fund elections driven by a supposed racial

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Proceeds from “mayoral mansion” to build 40 houses – DA

“The new DA government inherited a major housing backlog, and corruption and maladministration had taken over the building and allocation of houses to the poorest of residents.” Proceeds from the sale of a R5.1-million “mayoral mansion” are being used to build 40 houses for those in need. This according to Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane. Maimane,

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Two years on, and DA-led metros have brought change to millions of South Africans

The following remarks were delivered by the Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, in Greater Ellis Park in Johannesburg today. The Leader was joined by the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, and the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga. Two years ago to the day, history was made when the Democratic Alliance (DA) was elected

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2 years later, DA-led Johannesburg is bringing CHANGE

From day one, the DA-led City of Johannesburg made jobs and growth its primary focus. By creating an enabling environment for entrepreneurs and businesses to grow, it was only a matter of time before the results began to show. Creating Jobs Despite the continued rise in the national expanded unemployment rate to 37.2% in the second quarter of 2018,

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DA-led Tshwane – CHANGE in the Capital City

The City of Tshwane has also become the talk of the town with the Capital City having allocated R137.2 million towards Extended Public Works Programme(EPWP) initiatives this financial year. In September last year, much-needed reforms to the City’s EPWP recruitment policy were introduced, effectively ending the system of insiders and outsiders that have previously marred EPWP

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Mutual Agreement: Leadership of the DA government in the City of Cape Town

Mutual Agreement: Leadership of the DA government in the City of Cape Town by Mmusi Maimane – Leader of the Democratic Alliance Date: 05 August 2018 Release: Immediate I am pleased to announce today that the DA and Patricia de Lille have reached a mutual agreement which resolves the question of the leadership of the

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Tshwane’s former ANC administration fingered in ‘dodgy’ land deal

Pretoria – The former ANC administration in Tshwane has been fingered in a controversial deal, in which it allegedly leased a municipal area encompassing 1139 hectares of land for 99 years at a cost of R100 per year to a private company. The shocking details of how the city entered into a deal known as

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UPDATE: DA to pressure MEC to upgrade R511

UPDATE: DA to pressure MEC to upgrade R511 “We demand that this road be upgraded as a matter of urgency as it poses a danger to both motorists and pedestrians.” 15 hours ago Teeghan Gander had a near fatal accident on the R511. Concerned residents of Laezonia in Centurion want the R511 road made safe.

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Laezonia residents taking fight for safety to the streets

Laezonia residents taking fight for safety to the streets “We are tired of witnessing the deaths of loved ones. It is traumatising and the MEC is failing us.” May 10, 2018 Source: https://rekordcenturion.co.za/144631/laezonia-residents-taking-fight-for-safety-to-the-streets-2/  Lauren Gander (right), speaking to councillor Kingsley Wakelin and MPL Fred Nel. Photos: Jason Milford Laezonia residents in Centurion took their frustration over

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ARMOUR – Lobby group in Ward 48 lobbies for clean rivers

Lobby group in Ward 48 lobbies for clean rivers ARMOUR (Action for Responsible Management of Our Rivers) was initiated by Helen and Anthony Duigan, residents of Hills and Dales in Ward 48, in October 2015.  It was the outcome of a campaign that included a widely-circulated petition to highlight weeks of sewerage dumping into the

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Crocodile River Reserve – Press Release 3 May 2018

Crocodile River Reserve – Press Release 3 May 2018 The Crocodile River Reserve reached a momentous milestone in November 2017 – the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) gave the official approval to proceed with proclamation of the area as a protected Nature Reserve. This is a project long in the making –

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Heart-wrenching call from Mpho: ANC has failed my family

22-year-old Mpho from Tshwane called The Eusebius McKaiser Show and described how he receives criticism for his political choices in supporting a party that he feels has finally helped his family. The only thing I knew growing up was a shack. Me and my parents we never lived in a house. I am 22-years-old so

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DA-led metros tackle youth unemployment through SMME hubs – Mmusi Maimane

DA-led metros tackle youth unemployment through SMME hubs – Mmusi Maimane Mmusi Maimane | 25 April 2018 Party leader says Johannesburg and Tshwane must be the simplest, quickest places to start a business DA led Johannesburg and Tshwane tackle youth unemployment through SMME hubs 25 April 2018 The DA-led governments in Johannesburg and Tshwane have

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Metro yet to decide on cable theft

“Buyers purchasing stolen property will not be spared.” Source: Centurion Rekord 26 April 2018  Mayor Solly Msimanga. Photo: File No decisions have been made yet on how to deal with the ongoing scourge of cable theft, which is said to be costing the Tshwane metro over R5-million a month. This follows after a meeting between mayor Solly

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DA sees promising growth in Gauteng by-elections

26 April 2018 The DA grew from 28.81% to 33.14% in the ward 92 (Midrand / Glen Austin AH / Tembisa) by-election in Joburg yesterday. We welcome these results as a testament to the Party’s goal of winning this province in 2019. We contested four by-elections in Joburg and Tshwane yesterday. These took place in

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The DA has lost faith in De Lille

The DA has lost faith in De Lille The true test of any political party is what it does when confronted with serious allegations of corruption, maladministration and governance failures. Unlike many of our political competitors, the DA takes allegations such as these very seriously, and will always act to confront such matters, even when

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Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, at his second State of the Capital Address (SoCA).

Speech by Solly Msimanga Executive Mayor of Tshwane SoCA 2018: After almost two years the capital is in a good state 12 April 2018 Release: immediate Note to Editor: This is the speech delivered by the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, at his second State of the Capital Address (SoCA). This address was held at Tshwane

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Councillor battles ‘road of death’

VIDEO: Councillor battles ‘road of death’ “Accidents and deaths are becoming a too common thing on these intersections and roads.” Date: 26 March 2018 Source: https://rekordcenturion.co.za Ward Councillor Kingsley Wakelin at the dangerous intersection on the R511 and the N14. Centurion ward councillor Kingsley Wakelin will leave no stone unturned in his effort to see dangerous

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Tshwane metro to create sortation plant for Centurion waste collectors

Tshwane metro to create sortation plant for Centurion waste collectors Centurion residents saw this as an opportunity to also dump their own garbage there. 26 March 2018 Source: https://rekordcenturion.co.za Waste collectors along Wierda Road. Plans are afoot for the Tshwane metro to create a waste sorting facility especially for so-called informal waste collectors in Centurion. This is to

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Evildoers sabotaging city – Tshwane metro

Evildoers sabotaging city – Tshwane metro The metro’s city manager, dr. Moeketsi Mosola issued a statement and strong warning to perpetrators attacking employees. Source: https://rekordcenturion.co.za 26 March 2018 Solly Msimanga. Photo: file The Tshwane metro believes it is under attack of evildoers out to tarnish the name of the current administration. Numerous incidents have been reported of

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Shacks demolished after another land invasion attempt in Olievenhoutbosch

Shacks demolished after another land invasion attempt in Olievenhoutbosch As many as 15 completely built and 20 half-built structures were demolished on Sunday morning. 25 March 2018 Source: https://rekordcenturion.co.za/ Photo: Facebook An attempted land-invasion was again halted by authorities in Olievenhoutbosch on Sunday. Ward 48 councillor Kingsley Wakelin said another attempt made by illegal land invaders

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DA ‘perfectly prepared to go into opposition’ – Selfe on EFF metro threats

Democratic Alliance (DA) federal council chairperson James Selfe says the party is ready for whatever happens in the various metros it co-governs around the country, following threats from its partners, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). EFF leader Julius Malema last month said the party would be tabling a motion of no confidence against Nelson Mandela

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Msimanga administration responds swiftly to land invasion attempts

Press Statement by Solly Msimanga Executive Mayor of Tshwane Msimanga administration responds swiftly to land invasion attempts 12 March 2018 Release: Immediate The City of Tshwane’s Metro Police Department is currently in Hammanskraal Unit D demolishing illegally erected shacks after notices to remove the illegal structures fell on deaf ears. We are also aware of

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2019 General Elections: Registration FAQs

2019 General Elections: Registration FAQs 1. Why is registration taking place? The Electoral Commission is on a national campaign to update the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 General Elections. All 22 613 voting stations around the country will open for the public between 08h00 and 17h00 on 10 and 11 March to: help

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The DA Position on Land Reform

Land Reform Mmusi Maimane MP, Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Thandeka Mbabama MP, DA Shadow Minister of Rural Developmen and Land Reform, & Ken Robertson MP, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Constitutional Hill, 12 March 2018 “We need a change in government, not a change to the Constitution” Introduction One

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DA’S MOODY FINDS INSPIRATION IN TSHWANE ELDERLY

PRETORIA – Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng leader John Moody says he is inspired by the commitment of an elderly South African woman who registered in Elardus Park in Tshwane on Sunday after recently relocating to the area. Patricia Morrison was accompanied to Elardus Park Primary School on Sunday morning by Moody and Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga to

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Land Expropriation – the DA position

Dear Colleagues, I write to you to set out in clear terms the DA’s response to the EFF’s call to expropriate land without compensation, and their associated threat to unseat the DA-led government in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro if we do not support them in this call. South Africa has a long history of

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South Africa cannot afford a disruptive Land Reform programme by Thandeka Mbabama MP – DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform

[20:37, 2/27/2018] Kingsley Wakelin: South Africa cannot afford a disruptive Land Reform programme by Thandeka Mbabama MP – DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Date: 27 February 2018 Release: Immediate Speech by Thandeka Mbabama MP, DA Deputy Shadow Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, on the Debate on Expropriation of

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Press cuttings: Councillor Kingsley Wakelin

Below is a list of archived press releases by Councillor Kingsley Wakelin. Animals a concern in Centurion fire “Part of the investigation will determine if the operations there were illegal.” Centurion Rekord June 4, 2017 Wakelin said that he asked for a notice to be given to the owner of the property. “Part of the

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Centurion ‘road of rack and ruin’

Centurion ‘road of rack and ruin’ “In recent discussions with the departments it was said that this road is not to be upgraded soon.” March 16, 2017 A Centurion councillor has vowed to have roads in his area fixed following an accident where learners were hurt. The R114, also known as Tulip/Mnandi Road was an

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Rain sees SA record slight water level increases this week

The Department of Water and Sanitation said South Africa recorded slight water level increases in its dams following light rains experienced across the country this week. The department announced that the country recorded a 59.5% to 60% increase, which was better than where the country found itself this time last year when the dams were

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Lowest number of festive fatalities recorded in Tshwane

Pretoria recorded the lowest number of fatal accidents in Gauteng during the festive season, the mayor has announced. [Source: https://rekordeast.co.za/161166/lowest-number-of-festive-fatalities-recorded-in-tshwane/ ] Mayor Solly Msimanga said Tshwane metro police led initiatives to reduce the carnage had been successful. “The well-being of residents matters a great deal to the DA-led multiparty administration,” he said. “Our roads should not be death traps

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New Tshwane police chief welcomed

NEW head of the Tshwane Metro Police Department, Lieutenant-General Johanna Nkomo, finally took office on Monday, almost three months after all political parties in council welcomed her appointment. Nkomo met mayor Solly Msimanga at Tshwane House, where she undertook to set an agenda for her first 100 days in office. She told Msimanga of her resolve

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2019 Elections – Voter Registration Campaign

In its recent judgment in Kham and Others v Electoral Commission and Another, the Court also declared that, in future, when registering a voter to vote in a particular voting district, the Independent Electoral Commission (the IEC) is obliged to obtain sufficient particularity of the voter’s address to enable it to ensure that the voter is

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Drought: Rise, Cape Town, rise!

Day Zero has moved from a possibility to a probability. But it is not yet inevitable. The Cape drought crisis has triggered heated emotions and a lot of disagreement about who is to blame. But one thing we can agree on: we have to avoid Day Zero. And another thing we must accept: the only

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URGENT PETITION!!! Safe and Secure Intersections for R511/R114, R511/N14, R562/Mnandi Road

The R511/R114, R511/N14 and R562/Mnandi Road intersections pose a threat to our community members and those who use these roads everyday. These intersections have claimed lives and injured people in our community and we cannot risk to see more people getting hurt due to these dangerous crossings.   Please click here to sign our petition.

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Councillor distributes clothing to Mooiplaas residents

Distribution of clothing to Mooiplaas residents whose shacks burnt down at the end of December 2017 “To Chair Thabisele, Cllr’s Shaun, Cindy, Kwena and Mpho and Malcolm de Klerk our DAY Leader, and DAY activists, thank you! Thank you for most generous contribution and distribution of clothing to the affected Mooiplaas community whose shacks burned

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Tshwane mayor’s Christmas message

As the festive season approaches, it is a good time to refl ect on the year behind us, says Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga. In his Christmas message, for publication in Rekord, he says: During this year in office, I had the opportunity to visit the different communities in the City and I was reminded that there is still so much we need

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Cyril Ramaphosa cannot save South Africa, only the voters can in 2019 by Mmusi Maimane – Leader of the Democratic Alliance

Cyril Ramaphosa cannot save South Africa, only the voters can in 2019 by Mmusi Maimane – Leader of the Democratic Alliance Date: 18 December 2017 Release: immediate Type: Press Statement The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC President is too little too late for the ANC, and means very little for the people of South Africa

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DA: It remains our mission to ensure that EPWP is free from politicisation 30 November 2017

The DA’s approach is to have a database where everyone could register to be part of the EPWP on a lottery-base. The ANC walked out of a Tshwane council meeting on Thursday, rendering it without a quorum. It did so in protest against a new extended public works programme registration (EPWP) drive, the metro said in a

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DA stops ‘pocket before people’ graft

DA stops ‘pocket before people’ graft THE STORY of South Africa is that change is difficult but inevitable, and that when change comes you either adapt or are left behind. The lead-up to 1994 was a clear example of this kind of change, equally was the lead-up to last year’s local government elections where the

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New Gauteng DA leadership will deliver a better future

New Gauteng DA leadership will deliver a better future OVER the past few years a dark cloud has descended on the psyche of the people of Gauteng. Immured by scandals of corruption, government negligence, incompetence and at times disdain – residents have reached a breaking point and are no longer willing to be the recipients

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Data4All and DA Membership Drive – Mooiplaas 25 November 2017

Even in the pouring rain, will not stop a blue wave of awesome people from doing what they love. I’m proud of the work we did today on the ground. The true sense of activism is doing something with conviction. I thank everyone involved with making this happen. Malcolm de Klerk, DAY Representative Ward 48.

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Mooiplaas Community Meeting 21 November 2017

About 1000 Mooiplaas residents attend a community meeting steered by Clr Kingsley to launch the Extended Public Works Programme to create employment opportunities for Mooiplaas residents and also address the provision of houses.

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City of Johannesburg’s anticorruption crackdown amounting to R16.2bn

Corruption amounting to R16.2-billion across 2 469 cases, now under investigation, has been uncovered over the past year by the City of Johannesburg’s anticorruption crackdown. Since inception, the Group Forensic and Investigations Department had implemented measures to clamp down on fraud and corruption, which executive mayor Herman Mashaba said had been allowed to run rampant across the

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Democratic Alliance Provincial Congress, Gauteng

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng held its Provincial Congress on Saturday for the Johannesburg and Tshwane regions. A number leadership positions in both regions were filled by way of an election using a secret ballot. DA MP Greg Krumbock said the elections were conducted by secret ballot and was done using the single transferable voting

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PEU: Victory for Msimanga Administration as High Court sets aside R2 billion smart meter contract

Press statement by Solly Msimanga Executive Mayor of Tshwane PEU: Victory for Msimanga Administration as High Court sets aside R2 billion smart meter contract 13 October 2017 Release: Immediate Today a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court delivered in favour of the City of Tshwane in the Peu smart meter scam perpetrated by

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Mayor Solly Msimanga and DA at Tshwane Pride March on 7 October 2017

Attending Pretoria Pride, the Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, has called on Africa’s leaders to protect and embrace the LGBTI community. On Saturday, Msimanga joined hundreds of people for the Pride march through Centurion; believed to a first for a Gauteng mayor. Only Cape Town has previously seen a city’s mayor formally taking part in

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Laezonia Informal Settlement – Local residents step in to assist

A call went out from the Councillor on 2nd Sept 2017, about a shack that had burnt down in the informal settlement opposite the ENGEN Garage at the R 114/R 511 intersection. This fire left a mother and 5 year old girl without a home, clothes, furniture, food, etc. … Concerned residents from the surrounding

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Eskom should submit supplementary affidavits to existing DA charges against execs

Eskom should submit supplementary affidavits to existing DA charges against execs The DA notes reports that Eskom is currently considering taking legal action against “at least three senior managers and two senior executives with misconduct for their alleged involvement in the [McKinsey] scandal”. Although this is a welcome sign of accountability, there is no need for

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Those involved in State Capture will be held to account, whether in private sector or government

Those involved in State Capture will be held to account, whether in private sector or government The following statement was delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe, and DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen.  I want to begin by welcoming

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All DA governments to review KPMG contracts

All DA governments to review KPMG contracts The DA currently governs, either directly or in coalition, in more than 30 municipalities across the country and have now taken the decision to review all KPMG contracts to ensure that none of the work has been compromised by unethical practices. It has emerged that KPMG’s integrity has been compromised

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Bicycle unit in Tshwane to fight crime

The City of Tshwane has launched a bicycle unit to help fight crime in the country’s capital city. The unit is a result of a partnership that began a year ago between the city and the Hatfield City Improvement District (CID). The CID is a non-profit organisation made up of properties in the area. Bicycles

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Sink hole repair work – Press Statement

Press statement by Cilliers Brink MMC Responsible for Region 4 Msimanga administration makes R25 million available to fix Jean Avenue sinkhole 08 September 2017 Release: immediate Note to editor: Please note that MMC Brink communicates this in his capacity as the MMC responsible for Region 4. The Msimanga administration has committed R25 million from the operating

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Special investigators to probe corruption in Tshwane

Special investigators to probe corruption in Tshwane City of Tshwane executive mayor Solly Msimanga has appointed two special investigators to deal exclusively with priority corruption in the capital city. The investigators‚ who will be based within the executive mayor’s office‚ will deal with high-level corruption cases‚ including upgrades to the City Hall and mayoral mansion.

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Mashaba fires another official in corruption crackdown

Johannesburg – A 35-year-old official is the latest to be fired by Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba in the city’s bid to rid itself of corruption.The official is facing a criminal charge after the city opened a case against him. The man, who has been working for the council for 11 years, joins over 100 officials

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Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles?

Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles? Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, leads a campaign to clean up the city streets. The Star/Itumeleng English Marius Pieterse, University of the Witwatersrand City governments around the world are increasingly challenging nation states when it comes to development, human rights and governance. In the US, for instance,

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Press statement by Solly Msimanga

Press statement by Solly Msimanga Executive Mayor of Tshwane Forensic report uncovers millions siphoned by former administration through former Speaker’s Office 27 July 2017 Release: immediate The DA-led Tshwane administration has uncovered that over R10 million worth of invoices submitted to the former Office of the Speaker for “work” done during the period 2014, 2015 and

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Magaliesburg Biosphere Reserve threatened by new abattoir – DA Gauteng

Magaliesburg Biosphere Reserve threatened by new abattoir – DA Gauteng Janet Semple | 25 June 2017 Janet Semple questions why the provincial govt gave go-ahead to project, despite objections MEC Maile’s “fast track” EIA process destroying Gauteng’s environment In a rush to fast-track environmental impact assessment’s (EIA’s) for new developments across Gauteng, the Provincial Government

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Solly orders probe into millions wasted under Kgosientso rule

Gauteng | 7 June 2017, 09:30am Rapula Moatshe Pretoria – Television viewers watched in disbelief as allegations that the former ANC administration in the capital city spent millions of taxpayers’ money on shoe polish, light bulbs and other everyday items.Investigators apparently unearthed corruption, gross misconduct and wasteful expenditure in respect of overinflated prices of various items or

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Audit finds R17 billion in irregular expenditure in municipalities

Municipalities across the country run by the African National Congress incurred R17-billion in irregular expenditure before new administrations took over after the August elections. This was revealed in a municipal audit report presented in a joint sitting of the National Council of Provinces and the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on Tuesday.

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Court orders police to hand over firearm statistics to Afriforum

In what has been described as a major victory for Afriforum‚ the high court in Pretoria ruled in their favour on Wednesday following an application to order the police to hand over firearm statistics. Afriforum approached the court on Monday following a promotion of access to information act (PAIA) request to obtain firearm statistics on

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Tshwane suspends dodgy contract signed by previous administration

The City of Tshwane has suspended a dodgy multimillion rand contract which had been signed by the previous council under dubious conditions. A whistle blower told the Organisation Undoing Taxi Abuse (Outa) about a contract worth almost R35-million which needed to be investigated. Tshwane signed the contract with Tahal South Africa Ltd in 2015 for

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Namola connects you with your nearest Tshwane Metro Policers officer with the push of a button.

Namola – Android Apps on Google Play Get Police Assistance when you need it, faster than ever before play.google.com Namola connects you with your nearest Tshwane Metro Policers officer with the push of a button. The first available officer is directed right to your GPS location. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sixthline.namola Namola connects you with your nearest Tshwane Metro

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Mayor Msimanga’s war on cable theft powering ahead

Msimanga said cable theft not only robbed people of basic services, but also threatened opportunities for further investment. The Anti-Cable Theft Unit is winning the war against thugs, with 67 people arrested for cable theft and copper worth more than R500 0000 recovered over the Easter weekend. The unit was established in October last year

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We will never allow DA to lead Tshwane – ANC Ramaphosa

The deputy president told a gathering in Atteridgeville that the ANC would retain one of the powerful metros in the country. The ANC took its election campaign to Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, where residents protested against the ANC’s choice of Thoko Didiza as Tshwane mayoral candidate. The party yesterday dispatched its big guns, including Deputy

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‘Panicked’ ANC halts Tshwane’s R8.6bn debt-collection campaign

‘We (the ANC) had 20 years to do what the DA, who are very good administrators, are doing now.’ The ANC stopped the City of Tshwane’s campaign to collect about R8.6 billion in outstanding debt from its customers dead in its tracks, claiming the Democratic Alliance (DA) administration did not consult with them. ANC councillors

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Tshwane anti-cable theft campaign recovers R500K worth of copper

JOHANNESBURG – The City of Tshwane has recovered half a million rand worth of copper as part of its anti-cable theft campaign. Twelve people were arrested during the Easter weekend, bringing to 79 the number of arrests in six months. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga established the anti-cable theft unit in October last year. His spokesperson

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Speech by Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane on 06 April 2017

Speech by Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of Tshwane on 06 April 2017 SoCA 2017: The progress we have made is only just the beginning 06 April 2017 Release: immediate Note to Editor: This is the speech delivered by the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, at his inaugural State of the Capital Address (SOCA). This address was held

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The DA delivers

CLAIM : “The [South African] gap between the ‘haves’ & the ‘havenots’ is smallest in City of Cape Town. It has the highest level of equality in SA. #DAdelivers” VERDICT : Correct The DA based the claim on the 2010/2011 State of the World’s Cities report produced by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The

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Tshwane administration making progress on water infrastructure:

The Member of the Mayoral Committee for Infrastructure, Darryl Moss, handed over a project site in Ga-Rankuwa on 8 February 2017, marking the start of the replacement of the dilapidated water reticulation network. The Ga-Rankuwa water network is about 26 years old and rapidly collapsing due to the age of the now-defective asbestos pipes. At

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DA’s Tshwane gov sets up special unit to deal with increasing number of land grabs

BusinessTech reports that, in an attempt to halt the rise of illegal land grabs, the City of Tshwane has set up a dedicated unit to deal with the issue. Yeah, folks, it’s become such a big problem in SA that specialised units – units that could have been tasked with community safety had they not

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Tshwane to ‘buy back’ electricity with new solar power programme

The Embedded Power Generation essentially allows small power generation by residents or small businesses for their own use. The City of Tshwane announced its flagship policy on Embedded Power Generation (EPG), which is aimed to promote small-scale solar power generation by residents. Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday, executive mayor Solly Msimanga said this

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DA News March 2017

A Rescue Mission for the Lost Generation There has been a lot of talk about the DA’s Rescue Mission for the Lost Generation. The DA’s priority is to build a better tomorrow for South Africa’s youth. If you would like to know more about the DA’s mission to help the Lost Generation, click here  

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City manager to be appointed for next year

The Tshwane metro will be without a permanent manager at least until early next year. Mayor Solly Msimanga has extended the contract of the acting manager Lindiwe Kwele to 31 March. Msimanga hinted that the city was still undecided on who would permanently replace Jason Ngobeni who left the post in August. Also read: Mayor

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Tshwane SPCA warns against locking dogs in cars

The organisation said anyone found guilty of this kind of animal cruelty could face jail time. People who leave dogs locked in cars could face a hefty fine or jail time, even if the windows are open and it’s in the shade. Tshwane SPCA spokesperson Korky Levanon added: “Especially in this heat where temperatures inside

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City of Tshwane bags international award for TshWi-Fi TV

The City of Tshwane’s mission to be the most connected city on the African continent continues to garner international acclaim. This time the City’s TshWi-Fi TV project is a winner in the FIRE Africa Awards 2016, held on Tuesday in Guadalajara, Mexico during the 2016 Internet Governance Forum. FIRE Africa is an African grants and

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Msimanga to lay charges against ANC ‘shoe-polish’ looters

A CheckPoint investigation uncovered alleged massive looting of tax money in the buying of everyday items, and the new administration wants them to pay. In a statement released late on Friday afternoon, Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga has vowed to go after those in former mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa’s administration after evidence of massive looting in procurement

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ANC has a plan to unseat DA in Tshwane council

“In June 2016, Tshwane had just R207m in the bank and the ANC had left the DA with a debt of R10bn, the maximum loan for a city, leaving the city’s ability to afford the additional debt in doubt.” Pretoria – While the Tshwane metro’s DA council is trying to stabilise the cash-strapped city’s finances,

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5 ways the DA has already changed Joburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay

DA Leader Mmusi Maimane says that the coalition faces an uphill task of turning around the cities and towns it won in thew August municipal elections “following decades of ANC abuse and neglect”. The results of the election saw the ANC lose their majority in many municipalities across the country, dropping below 50% support in

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Tshwane police bust 17 cable thieves trying to sell stolen cables

The men were found after Tshwane metro police received a tip off of cables being ripped off at a substation. 17 cable thieves were arrested at a scrapyard while trying to sell stripped copper cables in Waltloo, Pretoria, on Thursday evening. The men were found after Tshwane metro police (TMPD) received a tip off of

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Petition to End Pollution and Cleanup the Hennops River

This is an urgent appeal to get authorities, municipalities and government to stop the widespread sewerage and chemical pollution of our rivers in South Africa. A once pristine river, the Hennops River is now being destroyed by extreme pollution including: Raw sewerage Chemicals and toxic waste Dyes and detergents Litter F.R.E.S.H (Fountains Rivers Environmental Sanctuary

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Learnerships and Bursaries

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Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Notice for Ward 48

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TSHWANE MAYOR GIVES FEEDBACK ON CHALLENGES FACED IN THE METRO

Masa Kekana JOHANNESBURG – Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga says R250 million a year has been spent by the previous administration on salaries for over 900 employees most of whom he says were African National Congress political deployees. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has held a briefing in Johannesburg this afternoon following the party’s two day federal

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ANC dares DA to lay charges over former Tshwane mayor Ramokgopa’s ‘slush fund’

The African National Congress (ANC) in Tshwane has challenged the Democratic Alliance (DA) to lay charges against former mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa following allegations of corruption. “So far‚ we have discovered that the former mayor‚ Ramokgopa‚ enjoyed a R30-million-per-year discretionary slush fund to spend as he pleased on dispensing patronage and handouts as he saw fit‚”

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MMC of Corporate Service to residents about the City’s customer service

Feedback report from the MMC of Corporate Service to residents about the City’s customer service: It will take the DA months to fix what the ANC broke down over years 1. When the DA coalition took over the City of Tshwane in August of this year we found call centres in disarray. Systems were disjoined.

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Msimanga warns of plan to disrupt council

Pretoria – Plotters against the DA government in the city have hatched a plan to disrupt Thursday’s ordinary sitting of the Tshwane Metropolitan Council, mayor Solly Msimanga has exclusively told the Pretoria News. Msimanga said he was privy to information of a protest aimed at disrupting the council by workers contracted to the city’s expanded

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DA to approach the courts to have ICC withdrawal set aside

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Friday it would approach the courts to have South Africa’s notice of withdrawal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) set aside on the grounds that it “is unconstitutional, irrational and procedurally flawed”. The DA said the decision by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane to act unilaterally

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R90m Tshwane revamp scandal: Officials to be brought to book

Pretoria – Two senior officials in the City of Tshwane mayoral office implicated in the misappropriation of an estimated R90 million to revamp the City Hall will face the music. The implicated officials will undergo a disciplinary hearing for being complicit in breaking the law, inflating prices and allowing the contractor to fleece the city

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Giant African bullfrog – IUCN Red List

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‘Ramokgopa molested Tshwane’s city hall’

Tshwane – The supposed renovations of the iconic Tshwane City Hall, with costs ballooning over R90 million, was a disguise for mass looting and theft by the previous administration led by former mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday. Incumbent Mayor Solly Msimanga briefed journalists on an exclusive tour of the historic 1931-build

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R90 million city hall revamp scandal revealed

Pretoria – Scandalous details of how R90 million was used to renovate the Pretoria City Hall over 18 months surfaced on Thursday during a visit by mayor Solly Msimanga to the heritage building. Msimanga said millions were misused in the renovation of the City Hall, which he dubbed “the headquarters of organised crime” in the

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THREE NABBED FOR CABLE THEFT IN TSHWANE

JOHANNESBURG – Tshwane Metro Police have arrested three suspected cable thieves in Valhalla. The officers were following up on a tip-off earlier today and decided to search for the suspects who were found driving a bakkie loaded with aluminium overheads weighing over 200 kilograms. The men were arrested after failing to produce a permit. Spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said, “We urge members of the

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Tshwane mayor to investigate R4 billion in ANC tenders

DA mayor in Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, will investigate R4 billion in tenders initiated under the former ANC administrations. Msimanga told EWN that his administration would probe all suspicious tenders that were put out under the ANC, starting with four tenders worth R4 billion – with more expected to follow. The Tshwane mayor dropped a bomb

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Shocking levels of cadre deployment uncovered in Tshwane mayor’s office

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it has uncovered many counts of cadre deployment in the metros it has recently taken over following the elections in August. The political party highlighted Tshwane Municipality, and in particular the mayor’s office, where it said 915 people were employed under former mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa’s charge. “Many of the people

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Tshwane lays charges against ANC opposition

Pretoria – The Speaker of the Tshwane Council, Rachel Mathebe, on Monday lamented the violence and disruption of the council’s ordinary sitting last week, which she said distracted Tshwane from its core service delivery objectives. “The extraordinary events of last Tuesday, where a City of Tshwane Council meeting was violently and aggressively disrupted by the

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PETITION TO THROW OUT THE INTERNET CENSORSHIP BILL

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Msimanga brings back Tshwane’s anti-corruption unit

The DA mayor says the unit was disbanded by the former ANC administration ‘because they got too close to the truth’. Tshwane Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga has cracked the whip again, announcing he has resuscitated two crime fighting units within the Tshwane municipality – the Metro Police Narcotics Unit and the Tshwane anti-corruption unit. Msimanga

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Municipal officials stealing from the poor – Tshwane mayor

Tshwane municipal employees have been benefiting from services meant for the city’s poor, mayor Solly Msimanga has said. Attempts to rid the city of corruption had revealed that civil servants’ names were on the database of those qualifying for services like free water and electricity, and exemption from rates and taxes, he told News24 on

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Plans to make Wonderboom airport a logistics airfield

The City of Tshwane is looking at the possibility of turning the Wonderboom airport into a full logistics airport to assist in creating job opportunities in the city, mayorSolly Msimanga says. “We are now doing a study in terms of what can be done to convert our airport into a full logistics airport which we

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South Africa: Plans to Root Out Corruption, Boost Staff Morale – Tshwane Mayor

Low staff morale and poor management are some of the problems Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has encountered in his first month in office. “We are trying to bring it back up so that employees can feel that they are valued and feel excited about serving the people,” Msimanga told News24 on Tuesday. “We want to

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Tshwane plans Rio-style carnival, tourism push

Pretoria – Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has big plans to market his city with a Rio-style carnival, music, and nature. “One of the things we will drive very aggressively is the tourism business in our city. Our city is uniquely positioned and built; we can be a tourism destination of choice,” he told News24 on

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Tshwane ANC officials face fraud charges

A FORMER senior official who served in erstwhile Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa’s private office is among three ANC officials facing corruption charges after forensic reports uncovered millions of irregular expenditure in the metro. The EFF has also entered the fray and is planning to sue the former Tshwane administration’s marketing department for allegedly misusing the

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A change people deserve – Solly Msimanga

Plans to bring rapid service delivery to Tshwane are underway, Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has announced. “The people of Tshwane deserve so much better than what the city delivered before,” he said. He told Rekord the council needed to grow the economy of Tshwane by making it attractive to investors, which was further reason to

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Tshwane opens tender process to the public

Pretoria – The city of Tshwane has opened its tender processes to the public in a bid to make them more transparent, mayor Solly Msimanga said on Thursday. “Corruption in tenders happens behind closed doors when politicians sit and make multi-million rand decisions. Now I have opened the doors to the public, and I encourage

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Tshwane hands over more RDP houses

Last week the MMC handed over 74 houses to beneficiaries in Mamelodi. A total of 39 families in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, became the latest beneficiaries of RDP houses from the City of Tshwane. Tshwane’s member of the mayoral committee (MMC) for housing settlements Councillor Mandla Nkomo handed the houses over to the approved beneficiaries in Kudube,

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City of Tshwane vows Mamelodi housing allocation will be transparent

Barry Bateman | 4 days ago PRETORIA – The City of Tshwane has assured the Mamelodi public that the municipality’s housing allocation process will be transparent and no one will be permitted to jump the queue. City official Mandla Nkomo made the comments at a ceremony in Mamelodi East yesterday where 72 houses were handed

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No more freebies – Tshwane mayor

Pretoria – The new Tshwane council has started a review of exemptions from rates and services billing that the previous ANC administration is alleged to have handed out, Mayor Solly Msimanga’s office said on Tuesday. “It cannot be that debt owed to the City of Tshwane by other arms of government goes unpaid any longer,”

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Tshwane introduces water restrictions

retoria – As South Africa grapples with water shortages amidst a crippling drought, the Tshwane Metro on Tuesday announced water restrictions and appealed to residents to use the scarce resources sparingly. “We are at a situation where generally countrywide the dams and the water system are at a low level, lower than they have been

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City of Tshwane to probe tenders granted under previous administration

Barry Bateman | a day ago PRETORIA – The City of Tshwane has told Eyewitness News it will be investigating suspicious tenders granted by the previous administration worth nearly R4 billion. Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga announced soon after taking office that he would subject several contracts to thorough audits to establish if any criminality led

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Tshwane metro cop shot during high speed chase

Kaveel Singh, News24 Tshwane – A Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officer was shot during a car chase in pursuit of alleged drug dealers on Monday. (Picture: City of Tshwane) TMPD spokesperson senior superintendent Isaac Mahamba said on Tuesday an officer was shot while staking out a brothel in Sunnyside that “is famous for drug

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Probe into Tshwane ‘top cop’

Pretoria – Tshwane Metro Police Department senior official Console Tleane is facing an investigation after arriving for a council meeting on Wednesday in a departmental uniform. Later that evening, images of Tleane in uniform began to circulate on social media, sparking off a flurry of debate as the metro police senior official was believed to

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Corruption across all municipalities

Thabazimbi Local Municipality in Limpopo Barely a day after being sworn in as the new mayor of Thabazimbi Local Municipality in Limpopo, Midah Moselane found her office emptied of all furniture and equipment. An angry Moselane described the moment she arrived at the municipal offices, just a day after she was sworn in, as the

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The Broadband Follies Noseweek Issue #198, 1st April 2016 By Susan Puren

Debt-ridden Tshwane municipality eyes mind-bogglingly expensive scheme – but can’t deliver basic services. To the man who is painting my house with skill, the fact that the Tshwane metro council is in a rush to spend billions it doesn’t have on a broadband network, means both nothing – and everything. Like so many of our

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The Tshwane Papers Noseweek Issue #203, 1st September 2016 By Jean Wallace

Swarms of middlemen are profiting from outrageous mark-ups on municipal deals. Leaked documents reveal ANC patronage network of 50,000 scam suppliers of goods at outrageous markups. The coalition governments that will run South Africa’s municipalities for the next five years face a mammoth task, having inherited bankrupt and corrupt municipalities that have become synonymous with

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Walking With Jesus Premiere in Mooiplaas South Africa

After two years in production, Walking With Jesus premiered in Mooiplaas, South Africa on May 24th, 2011. This video series leads new believers through stories that clearly illustrate the differences between their old lives and how we should live under Christ.

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No more blue lights in Tshwane – Msimanga

Karabo Ngoepe, News24 Pretoria – Newly elected mayor of Tshwane Solly Msimanga says no one will be allowed to use blue lights in traffic in the city except the President of the Republic. “Blue lights will be a thing of the past in the city. The only person who will have blue lights will be

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5 things Msimanga has changed in Tshwane

Twenty days after being officially installed as the mayor for the City of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga has already shaken things up in the capital city’s council. Here are 5 things Msimanga has taken action on: 1. Banning blue light brigade Msimanga said the days of government officials criss-crossing the capital city with police escorts flashing

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EFF charges Tshwane ANC leadership over billboards

Pretoria – The former ANC-led City of Tshwane administration has again found itself under fire after the EFF on Thursday laid charges of corruption and maladministration against it at the Pretoria Central police station. Council debutant EFF is accusing the previous administration of using city-owned billboards to promote the ANC ahead of the August 3

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‘ANC land-grab plot’ to crash DA in Tshwane

Sep 9, 2016 | SIPHO MABENA Tshwane has launched an investigation into what is behind the sudden wave of land grabs that has hit the metro days after the DA took over power there.

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Leaked documents reveal shocking plunder in South African municipalities

DA mayor in Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip, has frozen a R21 million contract the municipality had with Joburg-based media company, Mohlaleng Media. According to Trollip, a request has been submitted to the city manager to freeze the contract, after media reports emerged that hundreds of thousands of rands were paid to two ‘media specialists’

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ANC plot to sabotage the DA in Tshwane: report

The ANC is using “land-grabs” in Tshwane to disrupt the new DA municipal government, a Times investigation has uncovered. According to a report by the paper, at least nine ANC members, including treasurer of the ANC Women’s League’s Nellmapius branch, have been implicated in an apparent ‘land-grab’ scheme. The scheme operates by land being offered

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Tshwane Municipality to pursue ANC members accused of selling property for R100

JOHANNESBURG – The Tshwane Municipality says it will pursue criminal charges against African National Congress (ANC) members who are allegedly selling municipal property for R100 a stand and encouraging people to erect shacks there. The Times newspaper revealed today that a senior member of the party’s Nellmapius branch offered to sell a plot of land to one of its

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Derelict buildings, filth and crime permeate Pretoria CBD

Newly-appointed Tshwane MMC for human settlements, Mandla Nkomo, said the issue of derelict buildings, which were a cash cow to burgeoning property administration companies across the city, was known to the authorities. “The department has already undertaken an audit of all buildings which are not complying with the National Building Regulations and the city’s derelict

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DA scrutinises four major Tshwane deals

THE multibillion-rand, 27-year Tshwane House contract and the metro’s flagship Wi-Fi and broadband programmes, whose costs have escalated, are among the agreements the DA is reviewing, believing corruption was involved. The city bled billions in irregular expenditure over several years and has become synonymous with the perils of irregular tenders. New executive mayor Solly Msimanga

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Tshwane metro police won’t tolerate illegal land invasion

An Autopax bus was torched on Tsamaya Street on Tuesday night after yet another eviction by metro police and the Red Ants. The Tshwane metro police (TMPD) will not tolerate any illegal land invasions following ongoing evictions across the city. This follows yet another eviction by the TMPD and the Red Ants in Mamelodi on

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Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga rejects South Africa luxury cars

A new mayor in South Africa says he will give away a fleet of new luxury cars ordered by his predecessors. Solly Msimanga, from the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), said the vehicles would instead be given to a police anti-hijack unit. However, he will continue to use the luxury car used by the previous mayor.

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New Tshwane broom sweeps clean

TSHWANE will introduce a range of incentives to attract investors, including broadening services and keeping the city clean. Mayor Solly Msimanga on Thursday said he has set his sights on turning the city – SA’s capital and official seat of government – into the continent’s economic hub, while stabilising its finances. Msimanga was speaking at

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Msimanga lays criminal charges against erstwhile senior ANC officials

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga on Thursday laid criminal charges against three senior officials from the city’s previous ANC administration‚ as well as three municipal entities. Charges of corruption were laid based on two forensic reports Msimanga had in his possession. Leasing a car is expensive: Witbank defends plan to buy mayor R1.5 million car Those

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Msimanga warns corrupt former Tshwane officials

Johannesburg – The new Executive Mayor of Tshwane Solly Msimanga on Thursday said his administration had already reported to the police acts of corruption that have been uncovered in the past two weeks. Msimanga, who took over as mayor on 19 August, said charges have been laid against officials implicated in “shady” dealings. At least

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What Our Constituency Says

“Solly Msimanga is one of the best mayors in the whole country. Those who don’t know can’t really tell that we belong to two different parties. I work with the mayor in everything. He is my friend and my mayor, too. He is actually implementing everything. Our vision for the City of Tshwane is the same … Msimanga, was now delivering on his promises.” David Makhura, Gauteng Premier

David Makhura, Gauteng Premier

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A great initiative, thank you for making all that knowledge available and including and educating citizens. To see the dedication, knowledge and drive of the Region 4 Councillors – priceless. Thank you for sharing.

RSDF Communication

( Ward 48 Resident )

Thank you to the Mayor for always making himself available and giving so much of his time.

Mayor Msimanga

( Resident Ward 48 )

Kingsley is doing a astoundingly job, and its because he provides action.

Clr. Kingsley Wakelin

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After spending the day in Mooiplaas with @Kingsley Wakelin and the Mayor (a difficult meeting about a difficult situation), allow me this observation: Everyone there, including Mashatile, were astounded by Kingsley's support and credibility in the community. He may not be from Mooiplaas, but he is FOR Mooiplaas. This is what our values are about. Hats off Kingsley.

Mooiplaas

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Kingsley is doing an absolutely awesome job of trying to keep everyone happy. If you thought that our rural areas were ill-served by Eskom's pre-Neolithic infrastructure and inability to bring replacement parts from Brits timeously, ask to join his Service Issues Reporting WhatsApp Group (via the cell no. above) and see the huge volume of (water and power) issues facing the residents of the 'new', monster-sized estates in Centurion West and realise how lucky you are (and that you don't rely on your local council for the majority of the services you have)! I had to leave the group due to the sheer volume of posts, but the energy, enthusiasm and drive of our Mr Wakelin are awesome to behold! (I suggest you're probably better off signing up to the blogs via the Web site).

Councillor Kingsley

( Ward 48 Resident - Newsletter )

Very informative, well managed and positive. Really empowering to know that the Councillor is a true civil servant

IDP Meeting 18/11/2016

( Laezonia Resident )

Excellent work by Kingsley.

IDP Meeting 18/11/2016

( Laezonia Resident )

A compliment for Cllr Wakelin. After 10 years of me trying without success to get the rates account transferred from my dead husband's name to my name, Cllr Wakelin got the transfer done with a couple of emails. Great service to a very appreciative community member 😊 Thank you!

Great Service

( From constituency member )

A friend of mine went to Property evaluations in Pretoria today. She would like to bring to the Mayors attention the wonderful service she had there. Even to being taken back to her vehicle which had been parked blocks away. The people there need to be commended for going more than the extra mile. Many many thanks for first world service.

Service from Tshwane

( M.M )

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