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WEST RAND DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS FORUM MEET THE PEOPLE OF MASTER INFORMAL SETTLEMENT ON GOVERNMENT SERVICES AND PROGRAMMES

November 2013

 Workers conducted a Door to Door visit

13th November 2013, the West Rand District Communications forum together with the COGTA Communications, GCIS and Community Development Workers conducted a Door to Door visit in the Randfontein Master Informal Settlement speaking to residents about Child and Women Abuse, educating them of Drugs and Alcohol abuse. About 150 residents were contacted during this exercise

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WRDM EXECUTIVE MAYOR HOSTS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ELDERLY IN TOEKOMSRUS

November 2013

Celebration of the international day of the elderly people

The West Rand District Municipality Executive Mayor Clr Mpho Nawa celebrated the International Day of the Elderly People in Toekomsrus in partnership with Age In Action  31st October 2013 at Toekomsrus Community Hall.

The Executive Mayor warned the communities against their failure to protect this important treasure, the Elderly citizens.

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HAND OVER OF BRAND NEW WHEEL CHAIRS TO MASHIGO DISABILITY CENTRE

November 2013

Handing over of wheelchairs to the Mashigo Disability Centre

The West Rand District Municipality responded positive to the request made by Mashigo Disability Centre in Khutsong, Merafong. Five (5) brand new wheel chairs were donated by the Office of the Executive Mayors’ Disability Desk Headed by Mr Lungile Mdingi on the 29th October 2013.

The event was graced by the District and Merafong Municipalities’ MMC’s for Social Development.

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ANNUAL OR TAMBO INTER-MUNICIPAL GAMES 2013

October 2013

The 8th Annual OR Tambo games, held at the TUT sports complex in the City of Tshwane

The West Rand District Municipality participated successfully in the 8th Annual OR Tambo Inter-Municipal Games on the 25th October 2013 in the City of Tshwane.

Our municipalities made us proud as we came out top 10.  Mogale, Randfontein and Westonaria LM’s came out 4th, 6th and 11th respectively.

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RUIMSIG INFORMAL SETTLEMENT - AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

October 2013

Community Safety Awareness Campaign

WRDM Department of Public Safety Host A Community Awareness in Ruimsig. The WRDM Public Safety Department(PIER) in partnership with the SA Weather Service, Cogta, Departments of Health and Social Services, Government Communications and Information Services and Working on Fire hosted a successful community  awareness on the 21st September 2013 at the Ruimsig Informal settlement in Mogale City ...

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GO WEST 2013

October 2013

The WRDM & its four constituents Municipalities held the 2nd  annual event of the Go West that is meant to bring the people of the region together

The West Rand District Municipalities celebrated the second year of the Go West Festival from the 21st to 29 September 2013. The festival aims to promote the rich culture and heritage of the West Rand and educate our people about the cradle of human kind. It is a Mayor’s political and economic program whose objectives involve the attraction of investment and the enhancement of our District’s economic potential.

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HAND OVER CERTIFICATE CEREMONY TO 32 YOUNG WOMEN

 August 2013

WRDM & PWMSA Hand Over Certificate Ceremony to 32 Young Women

Executive Mayor’s Address at the Certification Ceremony for Young Women in IT Sponsored By PWMSA and Bytes.   Today we pay tribute to the women of South Africa because of the central role they played in liberating this country.

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Press Statement

THE MINISTER OF MINERAL RESOURCES HON. SUSAN SHABANGU HANDED OVER 100 NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOUSES TO THE MINING COMMUNITY IN LIBANON

July 2013

Minister of Mineral Resources Hon. Susan Shabangu handing over newly constructed houses to the Mining Community in Libanon

The Minister of Mineral Resources Hon. Susan Shabangu handed over 100 newly constructed houses to the mining community in Libanon, Westonaria. This was a joint initiative of the Sibanye Gold, WRDM and the Westonaria Local Municipality. The handing over ceremony was attended by the Executive Mayor of Westonaria, the Speaker, MMC for LED in the District, and the District Mayor’s Office was represented by the Mayor’s Spokesperson and the Chief of Staff 

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PLOT NUMBERING EXERCISE

July 2013

WRDM's  Public Safety Directorate in partnership with Gauteng Community Safety embarked on Plot Numbering in semi-rural areas of Randfontein

As a measure to curb the delays in the Emergency call ups due to invisible plot numbers, the West Rand District Municipality’s Public Safety Directorate together with the Gauteng Province’s Community Safety embarked on a Plot numbering exercise in the semi-rural areas of Randfontein. About 150 volunteers joint the WRDM and GP officials to number about 75 plots in Elandsfontein.  For more information contact Refentse Mangope: Communications/Mayoral Spokesperson or Public Safety Directorate

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GO WEST - YOUTH TALENT SEARCH COMPETITION

July 2013

WRDM held a youth talent search competition in its four constituent Municipalities as part of GO West preparation program

The West Rand District Municipality recently held a Youth Talent search Competition on the 26 and 27 July 2013 in the four Municipalities as part of the GO WEST Festival preparatory program. The talent search competition which was facilitated by the Directorate, Sports and Social Development was able to identify the rich talent available in the West Rand District.  www.gowestfest.co.za

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Go West! Festival talent search winners announced

THE 6th WEST RAND TOURISM AWARDS

June 2013

West Rand Tourism held their 6th tourism awards at Maropeng to acknowledge the good work done  by our people in the West Rand

Welcome all our special guests from the business sector, those who produces services that have displayed exceptional service and value for money to tourists visiting the West Rand.

Let me appreciate the Cradle of Humankind and Gauteng Tourism for your support to the West Rand Tourism as the co-sponsor for two years Read more

Beverly Makopo, who was recently named the 2013 Best Site Guide at the annual West Rand Tourism Awards, has been promoted to the position of Maropeng Operations Supervisor Read more

EPWP RECOGNITION CEREMONY

June 2013

Department of Public Works in partnership with Westonaria Local Municipality awarded certificates of  competence to 179 EPWP participants

The Department of Public Works in partnership with the Westonaria Local Municipality presented 179 EPWP Participants with recognition certificates at the Municipality’s Banquet hall. 

The event was graced by the Westonaria LM Executive Mayor Clr NonkolisoTundzi, Councilors, officials from the Department of Public Works and the WRDM Mayoral Office.

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VISION 2016

April 2013

The Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Nawa talking to public about the 2016 Vision

Community members of Greater West Rand Region were gathered in their respective areas with the purpose of making inputs about the 2016 vision of creating West Rand Unicity. The public participation events took place over 4 days starting from 09 April 2013. On the 9thand 10ththe Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) convened to hear and consider the inputs of the community members of Westonaria and Randfontein. The MDB was assigned to hear community inputs about their proposal of amalgamating Westonaria and Randfontein into one category B Municipality.

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Go West Festival Line up - 21-29 September 2013

Go West Interviews Vow FM;    Motsweding FM;    Umhlobo Wenene FM

The State of the District Address by the District Executive Mayor

 April 2013

Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Nawa  delivering his speech at the state of the district address event that was held at Merafong City Sports Complex on the 19-04-2013

The Year 2012 was a very important one as we celebrated the Centenary of the African National Congress, the oldest Liberation movement in Africa which turned 100 years old. 

We should feel truly privileged to have lived to see and be part of the celebration of the centenary of the peoples’ movement.

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West Rand Launches Men’s Dialogue Forum

March 2013

Gender co-ordinator M Ndlovu and the elected West Rand District Men's Interim Committee

On the 15th March 2013 the gender desk in the office of the Executive Mayor and men from all walks of life and sectors gathered at West Rand District Municipality, Imbizo Hall to have a  dialogue on how men can become more involved in combating the scourge of women and  children abuse.  This will ensure that the West Rand Region becomes the safest environment to live in especially for Women, Children and people living with disability

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2012 Matric Awards

February 2013

The Executive Mayor Cllr Mpho Nawa officially handing over laptops to the top five matriculants

The  WRDM  in partnership with  Gauteng West Department of Education had an august occasion at Letsatsing Combined School in Merafong.  The purpose of the occasion was to thank all the 2012 matriculants that made the region proud.  The occasion was graced by the WRDM’s  speaker and mayoral committee members, principals  of best performing schools  and parents.

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Executive Mayor Visits Departments

January 2013

Employees  listening attentively  to  the  executive  Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa during his departmental  visits

The  Executive Mayor  Cllr  Mpho Nawa took  a time  out  of  his  schedule  to  visit  all Directorates  within  the  municipality  to  engage  and  listen  to employees  on various  issues  that  affect  them. The  main  purpose  of  the  mayoral’s  visit  was  to  inspire  everybody  to work  as a unit  and do things  differently  in  2013.  All of  us  have  to  pull our  socks  and  go  an  extra  mile in  executing  our responsibility.  The  Executive mayor  emphasized  that  the  time  of  the  municipality  should  be  used  for  servicing  our  communities  and  not  for  personal  errands.  All  the  workers  were  reminded  that  they need  to  report  at  07:30 and  knock off  at  16:00.

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Back to School Campaign

January 2013

  Council Whip Cllr S Ngweventsha, Executive Mayor Cllr M Nawa, Speaker Cllr J Phiri and Members of the Mayoral Committee singing along with learners from Randfontein High School

The West Rand District Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa was accompanied by the Speaker, Cllr Johanna Phiri the Chief Whip, Cllr Sanele Ngweventsha and the Members of Mayoral Committee (MMCs) dedicated a week of visiting high schools across the region at the beginning of the school calendar year.Cllr Nawa was not only accompanied by his cabinet, also the Randfontein Local Municipality Executive Mayor Cllr Sylvia Thebenare and her executive members joined the district mayor at Randfontein Secondary to also give the learners the message of support.

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Executive Mayor Puts A Smile on the Needy and Disadvantaged

January 2013

Manager in the office of the Executive Mayor, Max  Maxeke giving one of the residents from Middlevlei in Randfontein some food parcels

The WRDM Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa gave himself time during the festive season to feed the disadvantaged. Cllr Nawa was assisted by the municipality’s employees in ensuring that communities enjoy the festive season accordingly.  Cllr Nawa gave communities from the informal settlements and rural areas in the greater Randfontein and Westonaria food parcels and clothes.

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Executive Mayor Honours 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse

December 2012

Madam Speaker: Cllr Johanna Phiri addressing taxi drivers at Randfontein taxi rank

Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa and the Speaker, Cllr Johanna Phiri took to the taxi ranks to highlight the 16 days of activism against women and children abuse campaign. The two were accompanied by male senior official in the institution.  Pamphlets were distributed to inform the community on the importance of taking care of women and children. The Mogale City and Randfontein Taxi Associations were more than willing to work closely with the municipality in making sure that women and children in this region are not abused.

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Executive Mayor takes Orphans to the Zoo

December 2012

Staff members serving the kids

The Office of the WRDM Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa organized a visit for 330 orphans to the Johannesburg Zoo as an early Christmas gift.  The orphans were from different orphanages around the West Rand viz. Mogale City, Merafong City, Randfontein and Westonaria.  Thirty three (33) centres were identified and each centre was represented by ten kids. They were accompanied by their caregivers. The trip was a success as kids had so much fun and could not feel the rainy weather.

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WRDM commemorates World Aids Day

November 2012

Cllr Pascalina Kgoleng and Cllr Buyiswa Xulu, flanked by employees at the World Aids Day Commemoration

The WRDM councilors and officials were dressed in red and white in commemoration of World Aids Day. They commemorated this through a walk in the streets of Randfontein. The walk was arranged by the Municipality’s Directorate Health and Social Development, under the leadership of Cllr Pascalina Kgoleng.

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Fun games for People with Disabilities

November 2012

WRDM Disability Desk Coordinator, Lungile Mdingi addressing people with disabilities at Mohlakeng Recreation Centre

The District Municipality’s Disability Desk, in partnership with the West Rand Disability Forum, arranged games for people with disabilities in celebration of disability month. The games were held at Mohlakeng Recreation Center and were attended by more than sixty people with disabilities from Mogale City, Merafong City, Westonaria and Randfontein. The sporting codes that were played at the games were morabaraba, moroba, draughts and diketo.

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Executive Mayor meets sectors across the region to discuss the future of the West Rand municipalities

November 2012

Businessman Simon Mathysen partaking in the discussions

More than 100 leaders from different small sectors attended a meeting with the Executive Mayor in November.   The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a progress report on the future development of the region towards amalgamation of local municipalities into a Unicity.

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WRDM Senior Management Team holds a two day Lekgotla

October 2012

WRDM's Lekgotla at Misty Hills

The WRDM’s Senior Management team held a two day Lekgotla at Misty Hills Hotel in Mogale City.  The purpose of the Lekgotla was to assess progress made in terms of governance and whether the municipality is on track in terms of the Vision 2016.

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Executive Mayor’s message to the 2012 Matriculants

October 2012

Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa

It is once again that time of the year where we say to the class of 2012, that it is not wishes which matters in exams but knowledge, self-belief and determination that will see you through.  This is the time to display the knowledge that you have gained since day one of your schooling.It is our firm belief that you will do us proud. You are the future of this magnificent country

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Celebrate the Month of Elderly People

October 2012

Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa flanked by the elderly from all racial groups

Christmas came early for the elderly as they were pampered by the Executive Mayor

The Executive Mayor of the West Rand District Municipality, Cllr Mpho Nawasucceeded in bringing together the elderly from different racial groups, (i.e.  Blacks, Whites, Coloureds and Indians) to celebrate the Month of Elderly People. More than two hundred elderly people attended the event that was held at Chief Mogale Community Hall in Kagiso

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WRDM Fun Walk

October 2012

West Rand Executive Mayor - Cllr Mpho Nawa sets the pace

WRDM takes part in the Transport Month’s Car Free Day

 In celebration of Public Transport Month, the WRDM held a fun walk on Wednesday, 17 October 2012.  This initiative is in support of mobility by means of cycling and walking and to promote the use of public transport. The event was organized by the WRDM’s Department of Regional Development Planning and Environmental Management. Officials and councilors came in numbers to support the initiative.

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Go West ends in Music

September 2012

West Rand Executive Mayor - Cllr Mpho Nawa takes to the stage

People from all walks of life spent a day picnicking and dancing to fine tunes to round off the fantastic Go West Fest. It was a time enjoyed by all.

ONE the eve of Heritage Day, Mogale City's Coronation Park became a haven of happiness, friendliness, music and more music, and laughter. For it was the first Go West LIVE Music Festival and masses of people descended on the lakeside to enjoy the music and camaraderie.

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Ruacana Town Council on Official Visit to West Rand

September 2012

WRDM Mayoral Committee and Ruacana delegation

The Executive Mayor of the West Rand District Municipality hosted a delegation from Ruacana in Namibia from 4th to 6th September to establish a friendly relationship between the two municipalities.

The Ruacana Mayor, Mr Andreas Shindama, said the exchange would benefit both parties as we could learn from one another

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WRDM former Executive Mayor, Sister Bernard Ncube's Memorial Service

September 2012

Programme Director, Cllr Khaya Blaai

At the Memorial Service held in the West Rand District Municipality in Randfontein, colleagues, comrades and clerics testified to her selfless work and valuable contribution to freedom. This humble woman of God suffered for the liberation of the people of South Africa and never wavered.

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7th Annual SALGA Gauteng - OR Tambo Inter-Municipal Games - 19 October 2012 - Turffontein Race Course

Executive Mayor meets 42 female ex- offenders

August 2012

Programme Director, Cllr Johanna Phiri

 

WRDM’s Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa, in collaboration with the Krugersdorp Correctional Services, has proved to all and sundry that his humane spirit towards female ex-offenders cannot be surpassed as the offenders in question are just as human as we are, subject to imperfection. The emotional event was arranged by the Gender Desk in the office of the Executive Mayor.

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Heritage Week Go West

August 2012

 

Go West Heritage Week  - 20 to 23 September 2012

In keeping up with the spirit of Heritage month, the West Rand District Municipality in conjunction with the sister municipalities (Mogale City, Westonaria, Randfontein and Merafong City) launched GO WEST!, an annual Heritage Week festival.

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WRDM Appoints new WRDA’s Board of Directors

August 2012

New WRDA Board of Directors with Randfontein, WRDM & Merafong City Executive Mayors

The WRDM embarked on an initiative to establish a municipal entity known as the West Rand Development Agency (WRDA), which will be used as a special purpose vehicle to manage and implement key strategic economic development projects in its area of jurisdiction.

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Women's Day message from the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa

August 2012

Happy Women's Day from Executive Mayor:  Cllr Mpho Nawa

56 Years of Women united against Poverty, Inequality and Employment

The month of August marks the 56th anniversary of the women’s anti-pass march to the Union Buildings.  In 1956 more than 20 000 women protested against the pass laws

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Executive Mayor's message to the Muslim Community

August 2012

Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa

To the West Rand Muslim Community: Wishing you well over the fast and may you celebrate your Eid ul Fitr with Peace, Love and Harmony.

From the WRDM Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa

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Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa's Letter to the Community

July 2012

Executive Mayor:  Cllr Mpho Nawa

West Rand Development Agency, Board of Directors

The West Rand District Municipality is focused on improving the economy of the West Rand as a means towards uplifting the communities we serve.  Local businesses should be supported and engaged in decision making while investment must be attracted both nationally and internationally.

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WRDM in Partnership with its Locals, Launches the Go West Programme

July 2012

Executive Mayor - Cllr Mpho Nawa addressing attendants at the launch

A fantastic festival has been planned for heritage week called Go West, that will have music, culture, arts, sports and loads of fun for everyone.

The much-anticipated Heritage Week, which is promised to encourage a sense of togetherness among people of the West Rand, has been launched by the West Rand District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa.

www.gowestfest.co.za

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WRDM Supports 67 Minutes of Mandela Day

July 2012

Executive Mayor and his entourage cutting the Mandela Day Cake at the Imbizo Chamber

The WRDM’s politicians, business partners and staff dedicated 67 minutes of Mandela Day to community work.  The day was full of activities where the Executive Mayor, Cllr Mpho Nawa and his entourage had a very busy schedule that ended in Merafong City Local Municipality.

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Safety Measures for the Randfontein/Westonaria R28 Road

June 2012

WRDM’s MMC: Public Safety, Cllr Buyiswa Xulu

 

The West Rand District Municipality in partnership with its sister municipality Randfontein local, recently had a series of meetings on how to reduce and combat accidents that occur at the R28 road adjacent to Mohlakeng Extension 11.

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West Rand Budget Speech

May 2012

Executive Mayor Mpho Nawa delivering his budget speech

West Rand District Municipality, Executive Mayor, Cll M Nawa delivered his Budget Speech on 30 May 2012.

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Two top Interns from WRDM are heading for France to represent Gauteng

May 2012

 

From left to Right: Boitumelo Mathibe, CFO Mokgatle Ratlhogo, Daniel Monamoli and Skill Development Coordinator Mpho Goreoang

Two of the West Rand District Municipality’s interns have been sent to France through the DBSA and SALGA internship programme.

The DBSA in partnership with SALGA sponsored a provincial programme for interns from the municipalities’ programmes to further their studies in France.  Each municipality across the province was asked to submit two names for this programme with the aim of selecting two interns to represent Gauteng in France.

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