• Our History

    Witbank was established in 1890 and early attempts to exploit the coal deposits failed until the railway from Pretoria reached the area in 1894. It was proclaimed a town in 1903 and became a municipality in 1914. Despite attempts by governing bodies to establish the use of the name, eMalahleni, for the city as well as for the district, locals still tend to call the city by its original name.

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  • Name Change

    On 3 March 2006,Witbank was officially renamed eMalahleni, meaning "place of coal" matching the name of the municipality that contains it. A large number of signs to the town have already changed, but many still remain. In general the name hasn't caught on as well as some other towns in South Africa (such as Centurion or Polokwane) possibly because it was renamed later on or because the new name is very different to the original name. Some landmarks bearing the name Witbank have remained.

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  • Economy

    Witbank is in a coal mining area with more than 22 collieries in the municipal radius. There are a number of power stations (such as the Duvha Power Station), as well as a steel mill (Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium Limited) nearby which all require coal. The farm land surrounding Witbank is fast being bought by investors, coal mining companies and real estate developers to accommodate the rapid growth of the city which is good for local businesses and residents.

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  • Communities

    To the east of the city, two large communities, Vosman and Kwa-Guqa (“the Place of Kneeling” in Zulu), and two smaller communities, Ackerville and Schoongesicht, are home to approximately 440,000 (in 2005) residents, predominantly black. While many of these residents aspire to relocate to the more spacious suburbs around the city center, generally this has only been affordable to a few thousand, due to the prices of the suburban real estate. A community on the northwest side has been established at Pine Ridge, consisting predominantly of Indian residents.

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“Striving together to be an excellent centre for service delivery”

EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to all Service Providers of eMalahleni to collect the Declaration of Interest Form for Financial Year 2013/2014.

Forms can be collected at Supply Chain Management Offices and Creditors Section at First Floor. They are also obtainable from Council Website: on www.emalahleni.go.za

Forms must be submitted on or before 30 April 2014

No quotation will be considered from a Service Provider who has not submitted the form.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
For more information please call the Supply Chain Management Unit, at (013)690 6497, (013)690 6502, and (013)690 6484.

 

 

JB DORFLING
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE IN TERMS OF THE CONTRAVENTION OF THE ADVERTISEMENT POLICY OF THE EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

 

NOTICE is hereby given that the illegal billboards and advertisement boards which are displayed in and around the Municipal jurisdiction of Emalahleni Local Municipality, (ELM), without requisite approvals from and in direct contravention of the ELM Advertisement Policy of the ELM, be removed within 30 days from date of this NOTICE unless the requisite authority is sought and obtained. 

FURTHER NOTICE is hereby given to those advertisers’ who do have the requisite authority and permission from the ELM to display advertisements to come forward and confirm the authority and permission. 

Should the above-mentioned NOTICE not be complied with, the advertisements will be removed at the cost of the advertisers’, legal steps will be taken to ensure compliance and a fine will be imposed on all transgressors.

PLEASE NOTE that all submissions must be made to the Spatial Planning Division, Room 11, Third Floor, Municipal Building, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Mandela Avenue, Civic Centre.  Office hours are between 08h00 to 16h00.

 

MR T JANSE VAN VUUREN
ADMINISTRATOR
Civic Centre                                                                                                          PO Box 3
Mandela Street                                                                                                    eMalahleni
eMalahleni                                                                                                            1035
1035
www.emalahleni.gov.za

 

Notice number     : 6/2014

Publication            :  Witbank News, 13 February 2014

 

THE ADOPTED 2013/14 INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP)

NOTICE TO WTB NEWS FOR COMMENTS adopted 2014 15 IDP

JOIN US to manage the electrical load

Home-owners in Duvha Park, Duvha Park x2, Tasbet Park, Reyno Ridge, Bankenveld, Reyno Estates, Reyno Heights, Benfleur, Del Judor, Witbank extensions, Fransville, Model Park, Seekoeiwater, Die Heuwel, Ivory Hill, Cambridge, Highveld Park, Hoëveldpark, Blancheville, Jackaroo Park, Clearwater Estates, Pine Ridge, Schoongezicht, Ferrobank, Ackerville, Van Delenweg, Lynnville and Thushanang are requested to join hands with the eMalahleni Local Municipality and Eskom to help manage the electricity demand – by participating in a programme aimed at installing geyser control units connected to the geysers in their homes. The control units will be installed at no cost to the home-owners.

This Residential Load Management (RLM) project forms part of the eMalahleni Local Municipality’s demand management initiative in the region. It involves the connection of control units to geysers, making it possible to switch them on and off remotely without impacting negatively on the hot water usage. It allows the municipality to manage the demand for electricity specifically during evening peak periods.

Geysers account for between 30% and 50% of the electricity consumption in a household, making them an ideal starting point for electricity demand management in the residential sector. The main advantage of the load management system is that the relay system can switch the heating element off during times when the electricity load needs to be reduced. However, it is important to note that interruption of supply can be done while still providing hot water to a household due to the heat retention properties of a geyser.

The RLM project in eMalahleni will be implemented as follows:

  • A small appliance control device (or relay) is installed in the home of the customer.
  • This device then switches off the power supply to the geyser during the evening peak demand period between 18:00 and 20:00.

Qualified technicians, with eMalahleni Local Municipality, Eskom and Yaetsho identification cards, will visit homes in high-consumption areas to install the units between 1 October 2012 and 30 June 2013. Home-owners are requested to only allow contractors with the necessary identification cards to enter their homes.
CLIENTS ARE REQUESTED TO QUOTE THEIR MUNICIPAL ACCOUNT NUMBER IN ALL CORRESPONDENCES/PHONE CALLS.  THIS IS SOLELY FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

For further information, please phone the RLM project office on (013) 656 0818

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