Metsimaholo celebrates World Aids Day

More than 800 employees of Metsimaholo local municipality joined the rest of the world in celebrating World Aids Day at Sasolburg on Tuesday. The celebration started with a Walk of Hope of 4km and was followed with educational talks on the facts and myths on  HIV/AIDS.

Metsimaholo Cabinet Reshuffle


Metsimaholo Local Municipality has reshuffled its cabinet and introduced a new member of the mayoral committee during a council meeting on Wednesday. The announcement was made by the acting Executive Mayor of Metsimaholo, Cllr. Nomsa Khubeka.

"Cllr. Thandi Soetsang who was our Council Whip was taken to serve at Fezile Dabi District Municipality by the African National Congress, leaving her position vacant. We then, elected Cllr. Khabonina Makhoba to be our new Council Whip,” said Cllr. Nomsa Khubeka.

Subsequent to the appointment of Cllr. Khabonina Makhoba as the Council Whip, her position as the MMC for Social Services became vacant which led to the introduction of Cllr. Nokuthula Mtshali, who is now the MMC for Sport, Arts and Culture, Health and Special Programmes. Wednesday’s announcement saw Cllr. Nokuthula Mtshali from Ward 10 being promoted.

“Cllr. Nkono Radebe who was the MMC for Special Programmes is now the new MMC for Corporate Services. Then Cllr. (Lebogang) Semonyo moved from Corporate Services to Social Services. The rest of the MMCs retained their portfolios. Meanwhile, the ANC in Fezile Dabi has welcomed the moves made by Metsimaholo Local Municipality. Speaking to the Regional Secretary of the ANC in Fezile Dabi, Moshe Tladi, indicated that collective leadership is very key at the municipality.

“Comrades must work together and must ensure that service delivery reach the end user, which is our people,” Tladi said. With 2016 as the local government election around the corner, Tladi said the ANC will continue to work hard for the people.

Municipality wages war on water leakages

 The Metsimaholo municipality has embarked on a serious campaign called the 'War on water leakages' in all of its 21 wards in Sasolburg, Zamdela, Deneyville, Refengkgotso, Oranjeville and Metsimaholo Township.

The acting Executive Mayor, Cllr Nomsa Khubeka, who is also the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Technical and Infrastructural Services indicated that she has already started with public meetings in the different wards in order to inform the residents about the 'War on water leakages'.

Cllr Khubeka is urging all the residents who are experiencing leakages of taps, in their bathrooms, water meters and any water leakages to contact the municipality or ward councillor and ward committee members.

She said that although the water loss of 13,38 percent is below the acceptable norm of between 15 percent and 30 percent, the municipality is still not happy with the water losses that they are experiencing in the area.