Water conservation partnership project of Emfuleni Municipality, GIZ and Sasol ready to get started on the 8th September 2011.
The Emfuleni Municipality, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of German, British and Australian Governments and Sasol signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Emfuleni Water Conservation Project on the 29th May 2012 at Metsi-A-Lekoa.
The executive mayor, Clr Greta Hlongwane announced the launch of “Operation Patala’ (Masakhane) campaign to encourage communities and business to pay at her budget speech in Sharpeville on the 25th May 2012.
The executive mayor explained that the project is key to ensuring development of Emfuleni and building a culture of payment that is necessary.
Finweek has found out that Emfuleni Local Municipality is among the top 10 municipalities which are suitable to do decent business with.
This was established after the recent inspection of 234 municipalities around the country. Finweek which is a one of the renowned weekly business magazine cut down a list of candidate municipalities to ten (10) that are business friendly, but show the greatest potential for growth and opportunity.
Residents of the Boiketlong informal settlement in Ward 45 could not hold their excitement when they were informed by the Gauteng Provincial Government that a project to build almost 5700 houses will be implemented which may commence after September 2012.
Mr Monwabisi Nomgca, a project manager for the housing development told ecstatic residents who have waited for more than ten years for any development.
Emfuleni’s Metsi-a-Lekoa together with SASOL and GIZ from Federal Republic of Germany hosted the 1ST community stakeholder committee meeting under the theme “PROJECT BOLOKA METSI” Emfuleni Water Conservation and Demand Management Project on the 29th May 2012 at Metsi’s boardroom.
The Community Stakeholder Committee (CSC) comprised of various stakeholders including the representatives from relevant government departments (DWA; Education; GDARD) Rand Water; and local civil society groups; small scale farmers; irrigation groups is being established as part of the structures to upscale the intended benefits of this Project. This platform was utilized to coordinate water use efficiency amongst various stakeholders.