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Media Statement: Power supply restored to most of the affected areas except for parts of CW5 and CW6

19 March 2019 - Power has been restored to most of the areas that were plunged into darkness following an explosion at the Town Substation in Vanderbijlpark last week. Electrical technicians restored power to Bonanne, Stephanopark, Bophelong Extension 1 to 18, CW1 to 4, parts of NW7 and CW5.

Although power has been restored to all of the above-mentioned areas, parts of CW5 and all of CW6 are still affected by the outage. This is due to the 6 panels which supply the two areas that were damaged beyond repair by the fire. The municipality is in the process of buying the 6 replacement panels and is doing so with the urgency it requires.

Electricity supply update, 14 March 2019

Power to be restored in Bophelong, Bophelong Extensions, Stephano Park and Bonanne. 

Electricians will this afternoon (Thursday, 14 March 2019), switch on Bophelong, Bophelong Extensions 1 – 18, Stephano Park and Bonanne. Work continues on site to restore electricity in all other affected areas. The municipality is pleading for patience and electricians are working around the clock to ensure power is restored in all affected areas.

MEDIA STATEMENT: ELM condemns killing of security officer during attempted cable theft

12 October 2018 - AT RIETSPRUIT WASTE WATER TREATMENT WORKS (WWTW) Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) strongly condemns the relentless attacks on its infrastructure by cable theft syndicates, with the latest incident which happened during the early hours of Thursday morning (October 11th, 2018) claiming a life of a security officer. This was after a group of twelve (12) robbers ambushed the Rietspruit WWTW where four security guards were on duty.

The robbers proceeded to cut electricity cables from a mini sub-station supplying power to the sewer treatment plant, during which they were spotted by the security personnel. It is alleged that the robbers overpowered and assaulted one of the guards who died at the scene. The municipality is working with the Vanderbijlpark SAPS in investigating the matter and sends its heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased.

Media advisory: Emfuleni commemorates Mandela Day

17 July 2018 - In celebrating the centenary of world icon Nelson Mandela, Emfuleni Local Municipality is hosting elderly citizens on Mandela Day, July 18th [Wednesday].

Executive Mayor, Councillor Jacob Khawe will be accompanied by Members of the Mayoral Committee and officials from the municipality’s Health and Social Development Department.

Media Invite: Emfuleni to host the water services summit

20th April 2018 - The Executive Mayor of Emfuleni Local (ELM), Cllr. Jacob Lehana Khawe together with key water and sanitation services provision stakeholders will be hosting the 5th instalment of the ELM water summit on Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th April 2018.

Themed “OPTIMISING WATER SERVICES BY RETHINKING THE WATER CYCLE”, the 2018 summit is aimed at deliberating on the latest innovations and the sharing of best practices with fellow stakeholders in the water sector.

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