Planned Water SUPPLY Interruption 5 February 2024 : Highbury

Notice is hereby given of a planned water supply interruption by Midvaal Local Municipality for maintenance work at the Highbury Pump station.

The subsequent areas will experience a water outage during the maintenance period:

Valley Settlement
Walker Fruit Farms

A water tanker will be dispatched to Cnr Vaalbos Road & R557, during this time.

The following areas may experience low water pressure for the duration of the maintenance, and are urged to conserve water during the shut-down:

Henlley on Klip
Highbury
Pendale AH
Randvaal
Daleside

The interruption is expected to take place on the 5th of February 2024 from 08h00 to 14h00.

We thank you for your patience during the execution of this essential work.

Yours in Service Excellence.

MIDVAAL LAUNCHES VIRTUAL AGENT AUTOMATION TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY

Midvaal Local Municipality has launched a 24-hour, 7-day automated virtual agent to enhance service delivery functions and provide improved services.

Through this initiative, residents will have access to features such as viewing account statements, lodging complaints, and obtaining service delivery schedules and notices.

The virtual agent will have additional resident-centric services, like payment of fines and accounts. The payment functionality will become available towards the latter part of March 2024.

The municipality is committed to improving the resident experience, increasing accessibility, and promoting service excellence.

The automated virtual agent compliments the existing customer complaints centre, which currently operates from 06:00 to 22:0 on a daily basis.

The virtual agent is accessible from the WhatsApp platform via 081 876 0408.

While the virtual agent boasts various capabilities, as of now, it does not provide the service of alerting emergency services in case of such incidents. Therefore, emergencies should continue to be reported directly to the Fire Department via 016 360 7500 / 016 340 5911.

The new initiative paves the way for access to seamless services in a way that is convenient to residents, communities and businesses, heralding a new age for service delivery in Southern Gauteng.

“We remain steadfast in our commitment to solving challenges through innovation and creativity. This is to ensure that we enhance the lives of our people and further grow Midvaal into an island of Excellence,” says Executive Mayor, Peter Teixeira.

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE OFFICE OF THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR:

Yours in Service Excellence.

#PeoplesMayor

For media enquiries, please contact;

Hettie Fowlds
Communications Officer
HesterF@Midvaal.gov.za/ 016 360 7627

Idah Satikhe
Senior Media Officer: Office of the Executive Mayor
MokgadiS@midvaal.gov.za  or 010 494 3112

EMERGENCY ELECTRICITY OUTAGE 26 JANUARY 2024 – SAVANNA CITY

Notice is hereby provided of an electricity outage scheduled for 26 January 2024. This is due to the replacement of damaged protection relays at the Eskom main substation.

The following area will be affected:

Savanna City

Downtime will be for ±8 hours from 08:30–16:30 (depending on site circumstances).

The electricity supply must be treated as LIVE during the outage period, for safety purposes.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Yours in service excellence.

MIDVAAL WELCOMES NEW FLEET TO BOOST GRASS-CUTTING EFFORTS AND MAINTENANCE OF OUR AREAS

   

The Executive Mayor, Alderman Peter Teixeira, and MMC Thembi Modiba today welcomed a new fleet comprising of ten state-of-the-art tractors and four advanced slashers.

The tractors and slashers were procured through the capital budget at a cost of R3.7 million.

These new additions will bolster our existing fleet, bringing the total number of tractors to twenty-eight (28).

The recent surge in rainfall has led to rapid grass growth causing a backlog in various areas.

The introduction of this new fleet will play a pivotal role in addressing any backlog in grass-cutting across Midvaal.

This procurement is also aimed at enhancing our capabilities by adding to our grass-cutting cycle, a crucial aspect of municipal maintenance.

As a municipality, we remain unwavering in our commitment to delivering service excellence.

This investment reaffirms our dedication to maintaining the pristine appearance of our community, ensuring a well-kept and pleasing environment for all residents.

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR, CLLR. PETER TEIXEIRA

Yours in Service Excellence, Ald. Peter Teixeira

#PeoplesMayor

For media enquiries, please contact:

Idah Satikhe

Senior Media Officer: Office of the Executive Mayor

MokgadiS@midvaal.gov.za or 010 494 3112

 

MAYORAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID 2024

The Executive Mayor’s office is offering assistance to students who are in need of financial support with a tertiary qualification.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Application form (from student).
  • Recommendation letter (from Ward Councillor).
  • Certified ID copies (Student, Parents / Guardian).
  • Certified copy of matric / academic results.
  • Letter of acceptance from Institution with registration amount including bank details.
  • Proof of residence.
  • Parents / Guardian proof of income or affidavit in case parents or guardians are unemployed.

Submission date: 22 Jan 2024 – 16 Feb 2024 at the Office of the Executive Mayor.

No late applications will be considered.

Applications open to Midvaal Residents ONLY.

Click here to access forms.

NB!

*Registrations are for public institutions and full-time students only.

**Successful applicants will be contacted, no correspondence will be entered into if the applicant is unsuccessful.

Riding Towards Glory: Cycling South Africa Gears Up for 2024 National Championships in Midvaal

Riding Towards Glory: Cycling South Africa Gears Up for 2024 National Championships in Midvaal

PEDALING EXCELLENCE:
Cycling South Africa and Midvaal Municipality are delighted to announce the progressing preparations for the forthcoming National Road, Criterium, and Time Trial Championships to be hosted in the Midvaal municipal area. The prestigious National Championships are scheduled to take place in Midvaal, Gauteng, from 1— 4 February 2024.

Cycling SA wishes to provide its members with an update on the route/s development. While not yet finalized, substantial and successful progress has been made during the past week. The road race route is anticipated to feature a compelling combination of the John Bosco loop, Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve with a straight approach to the finish line.

Additionally, representatives from Cycling SA recently convened with key stakeholders from the Midvaal Municipality, including the Head of Traffic and a panel of department heads, to deliberate on the event. Although details are not conclusively settled, preliminary approval has been granted. A formal presentation is scheduled for 8 January 2024, during which Cycling SA will present the event to the same panel for final consideration.

After a thorough route inspection was conducted with the Head of Tourism at Suikerbosrand, the team is pleased to report their approval for incorporating Suikerbosrand into most of the championship routes. While currently a positive indication, formal approval from Regional Parks Management is still pending.

The Individual Time Trials will start and finish at the Race Village, Café de Cirque, popularly known as “the Circus”. Various routes and distances will also be finalised pending approval following the presentation on the 8th of January next year.

The Criterium is set to unfold in the heart of Meyerton, promising a spectator-friendly experience. Cycling South Africa eagerly anticipates the successful culmination of these discussions and looks forward to delivering a world-class championship event for participants and spectators alike.

Registration for the National Championship is currently open at www.cyclingsa-events.co.za.

Ends.

2024/2025 MIDVAAL INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP) REVIEW PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR MIDVAAL LOCAL MUNICIPALITY 

WHEN YOU SEE A STOP SIGN AT AN INTERSECTION WHILE DRIVING YOU MUST!

  • Come to a complete stop behind the white line (no roll-over allowed).

  • If no stop line is painted on the street, stop before entering the intersection.

  • Do your observations check for other motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists before proceeding.