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Media Statement : Veld fire affects electricity supply to pumping stations

Veld fire affects electricity supply to pumping stations Media Statement – 19 September 2019 A veld fire was experienced last night – Wednesday: 18 September 2019; as a result the, ESKOM’s Snowden Substation was negatively impacted. The substation supplies 88kV power to Rand Water’s Zuikerbosch Treatment Plant and the Lethabo Pumping Station. This meant that…

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Metrobus Workers Plan To Strike Over Pay

Image courtesy of Metrobus A planned strike over pay could bring Johannesburg’s Metrobus service to a halt on Monday, said the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Demawusa). The strike is protected, the union said, although there was complex litigation about whether it was permitted or not. About 300 people were expected…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE! How To Read Your COJ Bill

“Our municipal statement is a key form of communication between the City of Johannesburg (City) and its residents. Our municipal statements are often a nightmare to decipher. You might not be entirely sure what you’re being charged and why – so we put together a handy guide to help customers avoid any pitfalls.” Download [141.46…

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Invitation: COJ Land Use Scheme

Download [278.32 KB] Invitation to the 2020/21 IDP, Budget and Tariffs, Community Based Planning (CBP) workshops The City of Johannesburg hereby invites stakeholders to the consultation process in terms of the Local Government Municipal Sytems Act (32 of 2000) and Municipal Finance Management Act (56 of 2003), which mandates the City to develop a culture…

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Invitation: Community Based Planning Meetings

Download [1.05 MB] Invitation to the 2020/21 IDP, Budget and Tariffs, Community Based Planning (CBP) workshops The City of Johannesburg hereby invites stakeholders to the consultation process in terms of the Local Government Municipal Sytems Act (32 of 2000) and Municipal Finance Management Act (56 of 2003), which mandates the City to develop a culture…

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Most City Power IT systems, networks restored following cyber attack

City Power says it has managed to clear and restore most of its information technology systems, including the pre-paid electricity vending system. This means that most customers will now be able to buy electricity. News24 reported earlier that scores of Johannesburg residents using pre-paid electricity meters were unable to purchase electricity or even load that which…

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Eskom Must Stop Potential Electricity Blackouts in communities

A City of Johannesburg Media Statement byExecutive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba Eskom Must Stop Potential Electricity Blackouts in communities 11 July 2019Release: Immediate Yesterday, I wrote to Eskom requesting a meeting within the next 48 hours in reaction to Eskom’s alleged institution of credit management procedures across entire communities due to certain residents’ failure to…

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Rand Water Major Shutdown on 24th June for 54 Hours

Johannesburg Water Media Release 18 June 2019 RAND WATER MAJOR SHUTDOWN Johannesburg Water advises all residents of the City of Johannesburg that Rand Water which is our main bulk water supplier is planning a major shutdown that will affect all our reservoirs and towers in terms of water supply for 54 hours from 24 June…

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The City of Johannesburg’s Debt Rehabilitation Programme

Download [2.69 MB] MMC Funzela Ngobeni answers your questions on the upcoming Debt Rehabilitation Programme What is the debt write-off report approved in council on 13 June 2019?It is a report for the once-off debt write-off for the rehabilitation of defaulting residential debtors. What does the report aim to do? The purpose of the write-off…

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MMC for Finance, Councillor Funzela Ngobeni delivers City’s 2019-2020 Budget Speech

Speaker of Council, Cllr Vasco Da Gama; His Worship the Executive Mayor, Cllr Herman Mashaba; Chief Whip of the Council, Cllr Kevin Wax; Chair of Chairs, Cllr Alex Christians; City Manager, Dr Ndivhoniswani Lukhwareni; Members of the Mayoral Committee; Esteemed fellow Councillors; Members of the media; Distinguished guests; and Residents of Johannesburg. Good Morning. It…

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