Media Room

All Media enquiries should be directed to Ms Anita D Sehlabo
Acting Assistant Manager: Media Relations
Tel: 016 950 6432
Cell: 078 682 2237
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PRESS RELEASE: 100-year old resident gets a new house

15 May 2017 - Pensioner delighted to move from a shack in Tshepiso to a new house in Savanna City

After years living in a shack, Selinah Mahlasela finally sleeps in the comfort of her own home. During a rainy Saturday morning, the 100-year old Gogo from Tshepiso near Sharpeville became the recipient of a brand new house in Savanna City in the Midvaal Local Municipality.

MEDIA RESPONSE: Response from the Emfuleni Local Municipality regarding the expenditure of the Executive Mayor

18 May 2017 - It is common-cause that expenditure associated with the Office of the Executive Mayor is expended within the domain of the Executive Mayor’s duties as a functionary within the executive office. Further hereto, expenditure associated with executive offices is not unique or limited to the Emfuleni Local Municipality and is normally expended under expenses pertaining to entertainment, stakeholders’ engagements, business meetings and investor engagements in the execution of his official functions.

The Office of the Executive Mayor is not only responsible for programs of the Executive Mayor but also for those of the Mayoral Committee and the Municipal Manager. It must also be noted that part of the figures in question are over a period of five years and a not a single year as it has been reported in the media.

MEDIA STATEMENT: Emfuleni Municipal Manager officially resigns

28 March 2017 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality confirms the departure of the Municipal Manager, Yunus Chamda effectively as at 31 March 2017. The Municipal Manager has cited ‘personal reasons’ for his resignation which follows 22 years of serving in Local Government. The Municipality wishes Mr Chamda well in his future endeavours.

In his parting message Mr Chamda conveyed his thanks and appreciation to Executive Mayor Mofokeng in particular, and to the rest of the Council and staff of Emfuleni. He wishes to emphasise that his departure is on amicable terms, and not by virtue of any break down in his working relationship with the Executive Mayor or any of the Councillors, political parties or fellow officials.

Media Invite: Induction of ward committee members - Emfuleni

17 February 2017 - Theme: “Back to Basics - Deepening democracy through Ward Committees & community based planning”,

The Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM) through the Office of the Speaker of Council: Cllr. Maipato Tsokolibane in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Corporative Governance & Traditional Affairs will be hosting an induction workshop for the newly elected Ward Committee members as follows:

Emfuleni Local Municipality Executive Mayor proves not to be a desktop man but a true servant of the people

The Emfuleni Local Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng embarked on an unannounced programme to track progress of the current infrastructure projects which are meant to improve the lives of communities. The programme happened at the height of the Emfuleni Local Municipality Extended Mayoral Committee workshop, where the Executive Mayor aimed to witness first hand and verify the reports presented at the workshop.

The unannounced programme to crisscross the length and breadth of Emfuleni forms part of the municipality’s service delivery turn-around strategy themed “Getting the Basics Right, Our Programme for Restoration.”

Media Statement: Emfuleni Local Municipality honours top academic achievers from the Matric Class of 2016 with awards

14 February 2017 - In honoring academic excellence and improving access to higher education, Emfuleni Local Municipality Executive Mayor Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng presented awards to students from the Matric Class of 2016.

The awards ceremony was held at the Three Rivers Lodge in Vereeniging on Thursday, on the sidelines of a six-day Extended Mayoral Committee Meeting convened by the Executive Mayor.

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