Updated: 16 new promises to residents of Tshwane

We have added 16 new promises to our database following City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga’s latest state of the capital address.

These are:

  • At present the City sits with a vacancy rate of 25%, which will be addressed by the latest recruitment phase. This will ensure that the City is further capacitated to discharge its mandate to the people.
  • And as we said, and as I promised to the VIP[s] of our city, they will get the best services without any corruption involved.
  • In the coming weeks, before the end of the financial year, we will be in various parts of the city, continuing our programme of issuing title deeds and promoting security of tenure. These areas include Nellmapius [Extension] 6, 7 and 8, where we will be issuing 390 title deeds. We also have Refilwe [Extension] 1 where 79 households will be receiving theirs, and Ward 16 in Mamelodi, where will be issuing 402 title deeds. Many more are still in the pipeline and we are confident that we will meet our target [6 000 in the 2017/18 financial year; source: https://www.da.org.za/2017/12/3-000-tshwane-residents-finally-deeds-homes/] by the end of this financial year.
  • Madam Speaker, [during] last year’s state of the capital address, I announced that after extensive consultation this administration would sell the mayoral mansion … We did sell it [for R5.1 million] and we did make a promise to ensure that going forward more than 40 VIPs of our city will have a place that they can call home. A house that is even bigger than an RDP house that they can call home. Forty families will benefit … Families that are deserving will be built houses in Atteridgeville Extension 19 where the city is currently installing serviced stands … The construction of these houses will commence at the beginning of May this year … when the procurement processes have been finalised, and it is anticipated that they will be completed by the end of May 2019 and unveiled in the month of June of that particular year.

  • In Mabopane Extension 1, the construction of [a] water and sewer reticulation system is anticipated to be completed in June of this year, Madam Speaker.
  • The construction of the bulk sewer line at Kudube Extension 9 will also be completed by the end of this month.
  • In Olievenhoutbosch, the construction of 229 top structure[s] is on track for completion at the end of the financial year. And we’ll make sure that the right and true beneficiaries of those houses do get to occupy those houses, Madam Speaker.
  • At Themba View, we have successfully re-advertised a tender and appointed a contractor to construct a bulk sewer line and water line to ensure that the people of Themba will once and for all have flushing toilets, have water that is coming into the yards and not relying on stand taps. That is a promise that we have made. That is a promise that we are delivering to our people.
  • I today announce that the City of Tshwane is in the process of also ensuring that, in addition to partnering with local pharmacies [for the dispensing of medication to residents to alleviate the burden on clinics], we are also going to ensure that we engage those … other EPWP workers that will be able to assist in ensuring that those that cannot get themselves to the clinics, that cannot get themselves to the pharmacies, are assisted in getting medication to their doorstep[s] …
  • We will also be launching a multi-region upgrading of clinic dispensaries, to ensure that each LA clinic [has] a pharmacy according to the national norms and standards.
  • The Rainbow Junction Bypass, a Tshwane Rapid Transport project, is well on track and expected to be completed by the end of the current financial year.
  • We have also undertaken to do construction of internal roads in Ga-Rankuwa Unit 9 (11,1 km), Soshanguve Block GG (2,3 km) and Soshanguve Block LL (1 km walkways). We will be upgrading roads from gravel to tar in Ekangala and Zithobeni (1 km each).
  • As a result of flooding, storm water systems will also be constructed in Eersterust [Extension] 2 (2 km), Matengteng (3 km), Kudube Unit 6 (0,8 km) and Atteridgeville (3,8 km).
  • It is on this note that we have successfully launched the Belle Ombre Compressed Natural Gas depot which will be fully operational before the end of this financial year.
  • Of the 114 buses that are running there, Madam Speaker, 40 are running on compressed natural gas. So we are contributing, Madam Speaker, in ensuring that we no longer have buses that are running in using the fossil fuel and ensuring that we are able to contribute towards the targets that have been set at a national level to reduce our carbon footprint as the City of Tshwane, Madam Speaker. Tshwane is the first city in sub-Saharan Africa to run full CNG-propelled buses. We seek to reaffirm our position as a leader in the green technology and other green intervention[s] … We will be the champions in Africa of driving this programme going forward.
  • About 7 900 electricity connections will be done in Mamelodi Extension 11, Atteridgeville Extension 11, Fort West Extension 4, Ga-Rankuwa Zone 14, Pienaarspooort, Olievenhoutbosch Extension 60 and Zithobeni Extension 9. We are saying 7 900 will be electrified in this year, Madam Speaker.

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