Fuel price rise as oil outmuscles Rand

07 August 2020

South Africa – Global oil prices strode higher during July, setting the stage for fuel price increases in August despite a surprise upside from the Rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.

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INVITATION TO COUNCIL SITTING

24 July 2020

Rustenburg – Notice is hereby given to members of the public in terms of Section 19 of the Local Government Municipal System Act 2000 as amended as well as Section 31 (i) of the Local Government Structures Act 1998 as amended about the virtual ordinary meeting of council.

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Mayor and speaker test positive for COVID-19

17 July 2020

Thabazimbi – The Thabazimbi Local Municipality (TLM) reported on Wednesday, 15 July, that both the mayor and speaker have tested positive for COVID-19. Both councillors, TLM executive mayor John Michael Fischer and TLM speaker Thane Hearne, are currently in self-isolation and are following health protocols.

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All systems go at JST

17 July 2020

Rustenburg – A total of 600 beds in two public hospitals in Rustenburg and Moses Kotane will be specifically reserved for COVID-19 patients as part of measures by the North West Department of Health to manage the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Municipality attends to R24 power outages

17 July 2020

Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) advises residents receiving electrical supply from the network along the R24 (Krugersdorp Road) that the reported frequent power supply cuts is being attended to.

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400 Local residents petitioned power outages

03 July 2020

Rustenburg – Electricity outages in the outlying areas of Rustenburg are a common occurrence. There have been a number of public meetings with the Rustenburg Local Municipality, the last on 11 February, where the municipality presented a plan of action to residents that would address the regular electricity outages.

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RLM: Invitation to virtual special meeting of council

26 June 2020

Rustenburg – Notice is hereby given to members of the public in terms of Section 19 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 2000 as amended about the virtual special meeting of council that is scheduled as follows:

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Illegal connections cause electricity outages…

26 June 2020

Tlhabane/ Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) is concerned about the high number of illegal electricity connections which are now leading to power outages in many areas.  

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SA unemployment rate hit record-high: 30.1%... BEFORE COVID-19

26 June 2020

South Africa – The results of the quarterly labour force survey (QLFS) for the first quarter of 2020 indicate that employment decreased by 38,000 to 16,4 million and the number of unemployed persons increased by 344,000 to 7,1 million. As a result, the official unemployment rate increased by 1 percentage point to (30,1%) compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Municipality adheres to COVID-19 regulations

19 June 2020

Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) is setting an example of how to curb the spread of COVID-19 by effectively managing large volumes of people who regularly visit their offices. In what has become a daily routine, residents visiting the main municipality building in Beyers Naudé Drive are thoroughly screened before they enter.  

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