• 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.

    Main Street
     
  • 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.

    1st National
     
  • 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.

    Station
     
  • 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.

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

The closing date for ELM 15/2014 (Transportation of municipality shift employees stationed within water and waste water treatment works) which was advertised on the 31st July 2014 will be changed to the 28th August 2014

 

Mr T Janse van Vuuren
ADMINISTRATOR
Civic Centre                                                                                                                           PO Box 3
Mandela Street                                                                                                                      eMalahleni
eMalahleni                                                                                                                             1035
1035

www.emalahleni.gov.za

SDBIP's 2014-15 Final

EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

INVITATION TO REGISTER AS AN ACCREDITED SUPPLIER ON THE SUPPLIER DATABASE OF EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY FOR THE YEAR 2014/2015

Emalahleni Local Municipality is in the process of updating supplier’s database in preparation for 2014/2015 financial year; therefore ALL Service Providers (BEE’s, SMME’s) are invited to register as potential suppliers.

NB: Existing Service Providers must reapply using their previous vendor numbers as a reference

Interested service providers are requested to complete prescribed registration forms, which are obtainable from Council Website: www.emalahleni.go.za or at the Supply Chain Management Unit, 1st Floor, eMalahleni from the 1 JULY 2014.

Closing date for submission is 30 JULY 2014

  • The following documents are required and shall form part of the registration:
  • Fully completed registration form,
  • Company profile,
  • Vat 103
  • Valid Original Tax Clearance Certificate
  • Original B-BBEE Status level Verification Certificate
  • Certificate of Companies and Intellectual Property Commission,(CIPC)
  • Certified copies of identity documents for all members / partners
  • Statement of account for the municipality whom you pay for municipal service charges, rates and taxes and or proof of residence from municipality
  • Proof of banking document
  • Security Officer’s Board Registration(Certified)
  • CIDB Grading & registration number(if applicable)
  • Accredited certificate for training providers
  • Proof of registration / affiliation to relevant professional institutions/regulatory councils (if applicable)

 

  No registration will be considered from persons in the service of the State. 

  • If that person is not a natural person, of which any director, manager, principal shareholder or stakeholder is a person in the service of the state(
  • an employee of any national or provincial department, national or provincial public entity or constitutional institution within the meaning of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999);
  • Who is an advisor or consultant contracted with the municipality or municipal entity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
All enquiries for database registration must be directed to the Supply Chain Management Unit, at (013)690 6497, (013)690 6502, and (013)690 6484.

 T VAN VUUREN
 ADMINISTRATOR

 

Civic Centre                                                                                                                        PO Box 3
Mandela Street                                                                                                                   eMalahleni
eMalahleni                                                                                                                            1035
1035
www.emalahleni.gov.za


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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