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Unfounded allegations against the Executive Mayor 17 Oct 2014

The Sedibeng District Municipality notes with concern an amateur video clip being circulated on social media of  Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng. The video clip has been made with a deliberate aim of discrediting and embarrassing the Executive Mayor. Of greater concern is how this video clip has been fed to the media and how it has been used in a sustained campaign to embarrass the Mayor.
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Sedibeng District Municipality hosts Annual Sedibeng Tourism Awards 2014 1 Apr 2014

The Sedibeng District Municipality will be hosting the 3rd Annual Sedibeng Tourism Awards in April 2014. The Awards are designed to recognise excellence in the local tourism sector and caters for various categories Local tourism products and tourism business owners are encouraged to enter into the categories.
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Vaal Dam opens seven sluice gates 13 Mar 2014

The Vaal Dam experiences overflow issues due to heavy downpours which started two weeks ago. The persistent rain has resulted in abnormally high water levels. Sedibeng Disaster Management and its stakeholders are on high alert. Contingency plans have been developed specifically for floods, and these are constantly being updated and reviewed based on the prevailing circumstances.
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Sedibeng officially names Constitution Square 11 Mar 2014

As we commemorate the 54th Anniversary of Sharpeville Massacre; Sedibeng looks back and remembers a series of historical events ranging from as far back as 1902 during the peace negotiations up until the signing of South Africa’s first democratic constitution in Sharpeville on the 10th of December 1996 by the late honourable Dr. Nelson Mandela the founding father of our democracy.
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Sedibeng District Municipality honours 2013 top matriculants 23 Jan 2014

The Sedibeng District Municipality joins the millions in celebrating our best matric results ever since the birth of our democracy, the opening of education to all. We particularly welcome the 2013 Matric Results for the Sedibeng East & West Districts, the two Districts found in our Region. The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality: Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng will later honour the top learners from the two Sedibeng Districts.
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International Men’s Day 18 Nov 2013

Amidst the diversity that is characteristic of South Africa’s core formation is the mutual aspiration for progression that acts as adhesive for our people. The various races, cultures, religions and beliefs that form the fabric of our existence unite, every now and then, when called upon to regenerate the spirit of “Ubuntu”.
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Announcement of the Municipal Demarcation Board 15 Sep 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality welcomes the announcement as it is consistent with the resolutions of the Council as contained in the Sedibeng Growth and Development Strategy, (GDS-02), and the long held believe that the Vaal area is an urban area that has several characteristics of a Metropolis, and further, that its development trajectory will see the area grow into a well-developed Metro with high levels of investments and quality services for its residents.
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Sedibeng celebrates Women’s Month 2013 1 Aug 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality will once again take its residents in confidence on state of its affairs through the State of the District Address to be presented by the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng.
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Sedibeng participates in Nelson Mandela Day 2013 17 Jul 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality and the Global Community joins the annual Nelson Mandela Day celebrations.
The core message of Nelson Mandela Day is simply that everyone should give 67 minutes of their time to either a charity or to serving their local communities. If Mandela can sacrifice 67 years of his life to the fight for human rights it is only fitting that we, each and every one, play our part in paying homage to this selflessness and offer assistance where it’s needed.  
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Sedibeng participates in Nelson Mandela Day 2013 20 Jun 2013

As part of its 2013 Nelson Mandela Day activities the Sedibeng District Municipality will distribute blankets to the elderly from the Sharpeville community. This event will be held in partnership with SABC TV and several sponsors and the distribution will take place at the Rhoda Yende Hall in Sharpeville on the 21 June 2013 at 10:00am.
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Sedibeng presents State of the District & Honour its residents through Mayoral Awards 27 May 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality will once again take its residents in confidence on state of its affairs through the State of the District Address to be presented by the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng.
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Sedibeng announces benefits of the fibre optic through State of the District Address 27 May 2013

The installation of fibre in Sedibeng is being installed and is informed by the objectives that seek to create data connectivity to every municipal office, library, clinic and youth centres across the district. This will, amongst other things, lower the cost of doing business for vital economic players and increase economic participation by the broader society.
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2nd Sedibeng Tourism Awards 2013 23 Apr 2013

The prestigious 2nd Sedibeng Tourism Awards was met with overwhelming enthusiasm from members of the region’s tourism stakeholders. Stakeholders from across the tourism sector entered into one of the many categories of the awards or nominated a worthy candidate as the individual who contributed towards local tourism. The response received was tremendous.
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Passing on of Evangelist Masechaba Malete 2 Apr 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality has learned with sadness the passing on of the Evangelist Masechaba Malete, the late Sammy Malete’s mother on the early morning of Tuesday, 2nd April 2013.
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Sedibeng District Municipality hosts 2nd Annual Sedibeng Tourism Awards 2013 1 Apr 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality will be hosting its 2nd Annual Sedibeng Tourism Awards. The awards are geared to recognise excellence in the tourism sector and will cater for various categories. These awards are done in the spirit of healthy business competition and in furthering the promotion of excellent services in the tourism industry in our Region.
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Mayor Mofokeng wishes the people of Sedibeng a happy Easter Weekend 28 Mar 2013

This weekend marks the period when the world celebrates the life and death of Jesus Christ. We note that his crucifixion and resurrection will be playing a critical role in ceremonies which will be held throughout the world.
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Ahmed Kathrada to address the Sedibeng Human Rights Memorial Lecture 12 Mar 2013

The Gauteng Provincial Government, through the department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation in partnership with the Sedibeng District Municipality, the three Local Municipalities Emfuleni, Lesedi and Midvaal will on the 19th March 2013 commemorate the 53rd Anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, commonly known as the Human Rights Day of the 21st March 1960.
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Sedibeng municipalities converges at a Joint IDP Mayoral Committees Lekgotla 7 Mar 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality together with its locals, the Emfuleni, Midvaal & Lesedi Local Municipalities will be convening on the 13th & 14th March 2013 at a Joint District Wide IDP/GSD Mayoral Committees Lekgotla.
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Sedibeng Annual Report for public comments 18 Feb 2013

In our efforts of deepening democracy and being a responsive, accountable, effective and efficient government, the Sedibeng District Municipality has published its Draft Annual Reports for 2011 / 2012 financial year for comments.
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Cayman Road Upgrade Unlocks Rural Economic Potential 18 Feb 2013

Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport: Dr Ismail Vadi officially opened Phase 2 of the 6.2 kms of Cayman Road project valued at R28 million in the Midvaal Local Municipality, south east of Johannesburg. The stretch of road provides for easy access to the upmarket Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate
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Sedibeng welcomes the new MMC for Health & Social Development 7 Feb 2013

At the recent Sedibeng District Council meeting which was held on the 30th January 2013, a new Member of Mayoral Committee, Cllr. Melina Gomba was inaugurated. . Cllr. Melina Gomba comes from the Midvaal Local Council and she replaces Cllr. Fetty Mnguni who has resigned from Council.
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Sedibeng congratulates its top Matriculants - post event 31 Jan 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality welcomes the 2012 Matric Results for the Sedibeng East & West Districts. The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality: Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng today, Wednesday, 30th January 2013, honoured the top learners from the two Sedibeng Districts.
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Sedibeng congratulates its top Matriculants 30 Jan 2013

The Sedibeng District Municipality welcomes the 2012 Matric Results for the Sedibeng East & West Districts. The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality: Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng will on Wednesday, 30th January 2013, honour the ten (10) top learners from the two Sedibeng Districts.
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Sedibeng Commemorates the 22nd Anniversary of Zone 7 Sebokeng Night Vigil Massacre 19 Dec 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality commemorates the 22nd Anniversary of the Zone 7 Sebokeng Night Vigil Massacre, commonly known as the Nangalembe Massacre of the 12 January1991. It is on this day when the people of Sedibeng bow their heads in honour and of the fallen heroines and heroes of this atrocious massacre which left many people as orphans, homeless, dead and many others maimed.
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Sedibeng hands over nine (9) tractors to farmers as part of Zero Hunger and Job Creation 14 Dec 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality handed over nine (9) tractors yesterday, 13th December 2012 in Vereeniging. This was part of the Maize Triangle Programme which was launched by the Gauteng Provincial Government in 2010. The programme is intended to revive and preserve the traditional maize producing regions of Gauteng and other crops which are staple food for the country.
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Sedibeng hands over tractors to farmers as part of Zero Hunger and Job Creation 13 Dec 2012

The Sedibeng District is part of the Maize Triangle Programme which was launched by the Gauteng Provincial Government in 2010. The programme is intended to revive and preserve the traditional maize producing regions of Gauteng and other crops which are staple food for the country.
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Sedibeng District Municipality receives 7th successive UNQUALIFIED AUDIT Report 6 Dec 2012

For the 7th successive year, the Sedibeng District Municipality has attained an Unqualified Audit opinion from the Auditor-General of South Africa for the 2011/2012 Financial Year. At a handover function held at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg on the 30 November 2012, the Municipal Manager and the Chief Financial Officer received the 2011/2012 Audit Report on behalf of the Municipality.
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Closure of the Sedibeng Licensing Centres 5 Dec 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality kindly informs all the people who use its licensing centres that they will be closed on Friday, 7th December 2012 from 08:00 to 15:00. The Centres which will be affected are: Meyerton, Heidelberg, Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark.
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Sedibeng Executive Mayor hosts meeting of Mayoral Investment Council & Sedibeng Business Forum 27 Nov 2012

The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality: Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng hosted a joint meeting of the Sedibeng Mayoral Investment Council and Sedibeng Business Forum in Vanderbijlpark on the 27th November 2012.
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Sedibeng host the World Aids Day in Mamello 19 Nov 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality, its local constituent municipalities, and interested stakeholders will be joining the rest of the international community in observing the World Aids Day. This is the period when the awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS gets intensified and strengthened to ensure the defeat of the decease.
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Sedibeng celebrates the 16th Anniversary of the Signing of the SA Constitution 19 Nov 2012

The people of Sedibeng and the country at large will remember the 10th December 2012 which marks the 16th Anniversary of the signing of the South African Constitution into law by the then President of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela, in Sharpeville in 1996.
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Sedibeng offers its Senior Managers special leave 8 Nov 2012

On Thursday 01 November 2012, at a Strategic Management Meeting held at the Riverside Sun Hotel, nine (9) key administrative issues emerged which the Municipal Manager had identified as requiring urgent and well-researched implementation plans.
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Sedibeng hosted a successful two day Regional Heritage Summit 7 Nov 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality working together with its local municipalities, hosted a two day Regional Heritage Summit from the 15th to 16th November 2012 at the Emerald Resort & Casino in Vanderbijlpark.
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Sedibeng District Municipality hosts a two day Regional Heritage Summit 7 Nov 2012

The month of September is declared Heritage month. The Sedibeng District Municipality has developed a plan to observe the traditional heritage and commemoration events, a remembrance of the ground-breaking efforts and victories by the communities of Sedibeng.
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Sedibeng distributes tractors to local municipalities as part of Zero Hunger and Job Creation 5 Nov 2012

The Sedibeng District is part of the Maize Triangle Programme which was launched by the Gauteng Provincial Government in 2010. The programme is intended to revive and preserve the traditional maize producing regions of Gauteng and other crops which are staple food for the country.
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A R27 million Bophelong Intermodal Public Transport Facility (Taxi Rank) is officially handed over to the Sedibeng District Municipality 31 Oct 2012

As part of our Transport Month Programme, Tuesday, 30th October 2012 saw the Gauteng MEC for Transport, Mr. Ismail Vadi accompanied by the Members of the Mayoral Committee responsible for Transport & Infrastructure in Sedibeng District and Emfuleni Local Municipalities officially handed over a R27 million Bophelong Intermodal Public Transport Facility to the Sedibeng District Municipality.
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Sedibeng wishes Grade 12 learners well in their exams 22 Oct 2012

The 22nd October 2012 marks an important day in the life of the young minds who are in Grade 12 this year. This day begins a period when all must be shifted to avoid losing focus and concentration on the task at hand. This is the day when the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations started on the 22nd October 2012 and will be until 28 November 2012.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality engages communities on service delivery plans. (IDP Public Participation Programme) 17 Oct 2012

In pursuance of our commitment to a responsive, accountable, effective and efficient Sedibeng District Municipality and ensuring that we regularly meet with our communities to listen to their views on how best we can improve their lives, report back and explain plans, successes and challenges, the Sedibeng District Municipality invites all stakeholders to attend and participate in the planned IDP Public Participation meetings to be held as per the below details.

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Sedibeng reports back to communities 15 Oct 2012

In pursuance to our commitment to a responsive, accountable, effective and efficient Municipality, the Sedibeng District Municipality will during October / November 2012 engage its communities and various stakeholders on the progress made against its service delivery commitments since July 2011 and the service delivery plans and programmes for the financial year 2012 / 2013.

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Sedibeng spends over R433, 000 on External Bursaries 9 Oct 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality has been providing financial assistance to needy students annually. This is done in line with the 2nd Generation Sedibeng Growth & Development Strategy Key Performance Area: Releasing Human Potential.

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Sedibeng launches the Vaal Birding Route 27 Sep 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality, in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority and BirdLife South Africa have developed the Vaal Birding Route, a project that will enable tourism stakeholders in the Vaal region to access the lucrative birding tourism market. It is the first government initiated Birding Route in the country. 

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Sedibeng commemorates the 28th Anniversary of the Vaal Uprising 21 Aug 2012

The people of Sedibeng will be commemorating the 28th Anniversary of the Vaal Uprising on the 03 September 2012, a celebration of the ground-breaking victories of the communities of Sedibeng in 1984. This day heralded yet another phase of our struggle for liberation of South Africa, a response by the underground leadership to render the country ungovernable in defiance of apartheid.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality condemns continued police killings 20 Aug 2012

The people of Sedibeng have learnt with shock and grave concern about the killings of two police officers in Vereeniging on Saturday, 18th August 2012.
According to police reports, this incident brought the number of police officers killed in Gauteng in a week to three.

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Sedibeng under CCTV Street Surveillance System 7 Aug 2012

Sedibeng District Municipality is proud to announce that the CCTV project in the Sedibeng region is nearing completion and is already operational. The following table indicates the progress of the project thus far:

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Mayor Mofokeng sends his condolences after 12 people died in Vereeniging road accident 2 Aug 2012

The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality: Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng sends his message of condolences to the families of the victims of the 12 people who died when a minibus taxi collided head-on with a truck at an intersection on the Boy Louw Road near Sebokeng on the 2nd August 2012.

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Sedibeng District Council’s Junior Mayor arrives back from China 30 Jul 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality during its visit to China with the Gauteng Office of the Premier received an invitation by the Shanghai People’s Association to recommend pupils and educators who would participate in the 8th Shanghai Youth Friendship Interactive Camp which was to be held from the 18th to 29th July 2012.

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Sedibeng honours & remembers Mme Christina Nku through Women’s Month Programme 25 Jul 2012

The historical significance of 9 August, National Women’s Day that has led to an annual commemoration programme which is celebrated in South Africa as a public holiday, started in 1956 when over 20 000 women from different walks if lives marched to the Union Buildings. The day celebrates women who led the march to protest against the inclusion of women in the pass laws apartheid systems which was intended to controlling the movements of Blacks. This was coordinated by the Federation of South African Women (Fedsaw).

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Sedibeng donates a house in celebration of the Nelson Mandela International Day 7 Jul 2012

Following the successful 90th birthday celebrations of the former President Nelson Mandela in London’s Hyde Park in June 2008, it was decided that there could be nothing more fitting than to celebrate Mr Mandela’s birthday each year with a day dedicated to his life and work in order to ensure that his legacy continues forever.

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Victims of the Meyerton Bus Accident received a dignified send off 6 Jul 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality extends its gratitude and appreciation to all members of the public in and around Sedibeng who supported the bereaved families of the victims of the Meyerton bus accident during the burial of their loved ones on Saturday, 7th July 2012.

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Burial details of the victims of the bus accident 6 Jul 2012

Some of the nineteen (19) victims who passed on during the bus accident which happened on the morning of Monday, 25th June 2012 will be buried over the coming weekend. The details with regard to the times and venues of the various funerals are attached hereunder.

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Sedibeng hosts Youth Summit 5 Jul 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality together with its locals in partnership and the Office of the Gauteng Premier will be hosting a two day Youth Summit which is aimed at exposing young people to opportunities and government programmes which are helpful in improving their lives.

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Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality on a government business programme to the People’s Republic of China 2 Jul 2012

The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality is part of the Gauteng Premier’s government business trip to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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Sedibeng respond to the roadworthiness of the bus which killed 19 passengers 28 Jun 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality received numerous media queries on the roadworthiness of the bus which was involved in an accident, killing 19 people on Monday, 25th June 2012. The queries were directed to the Sedibeng District Municipality because the bus in question was taken to one of our licensing centres for its roadworthy test.

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Stakeholders meet with the bereaved families of the deceased people of the bus accident 28 Jun 2012

The stakeholders in the bus accident, namely the Sedibeng District Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Road Accident Fund, Gauteng Department of Transport & Putco met with the families of the deceased passengers today, Thursday, 28th June 2012, at the Saul Tsotetsi Sports Complex in Sebokeng.

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Sedibeng stakeholder meeting on the bus accident 27 Jun 2012

The Office of the Executive Mayor: Sedibeng District Municipality had a fruitful stakeholders meeting on the preparations for the burial of the 19 passengers who died during the bus accident on Monday, 25th June 2012 in Meyerton.

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19 passengers die and 55 others are injured in a bus accident 25 Jun 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality learnt with shock of the bus accident which claimed nineteen (19) lives of the passengers who were on their way to their various workplaces on the morning of Monday, 25th June 2012 just before 8:00. The cause of this accident is unknown at this stage and the police are still investigating.

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Sedibeng commemorates the 20th & 36th Anniversaries of the Boipatong Massacre & the June, 16 1976 respectively 15 Jun 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality will on the 17th June 2012, be commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Boipatong Massacre. The people of Sedibeng and South Africa remember this day on which many innocent people were left maimed and killed and houses and shacks destroyed.

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Sedibeng hosted successful Inaugural Mayoral Awards of Excellence 1 Jun 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality hosted its successful Inaugural Mayoral Awards of excellence to confer awards to persons and/or Institutions which have contributed to the District’s growth and development or who have rendered commendable and praiseworthy services involving a high degree of dedication and sacrifices which are of lasting benefit to the residents of Sedibeng in many ways

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Sedibeng commemorated the 110th Anniversary of the Signing of the Vereeniging Peace Treaty 31 May 2012

The commemoration of the 110th Anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War has been an initiative the Executive Mayor of Sedibeng, Mayor Mahole S Mofokeng, who has been lamenting that in the wide appreciation of the history of the Vaal Region, many significant historical events have not been given sufficient recognition for their impact and historical value towards the course of history of our country.

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Sedibeng District Municipality congratulates its Executive Mayor for re-election as the ANC Sedibeng Regional Chairperson 21 May 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality takes this opportunity to congratulate its Executive Mayor, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng for his re-election as the Regional Chairperson of the ruling party, African National Congress in the Sedibeng Region.

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Sedibeng reports back to its communities through the State of the District Address 2012 7 May 2012

The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng will deliver his State of the District Address on Wednesday, 23rd May 2012.

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Sedibeng District Council appoints Executive Directors 7 May 2012

The Sedibeng District Council held its 51st Ordinary Council meeting on Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 and a Special Council Meeting on Friday 04 May 2012. Among its business, it received and approved a report from the Municipal Manager’s Office on the appointment of the Executive Directors. Their contracts of employment will be performance based and for a fixed term for a duration of twelve months after the next local government elections.

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Corrections on the alleged irregular wasteful expenditure by the SedibengDistrict Municipality 18 Apr 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality learnt with surprise and shock from the media in the recent few days about reports that it incurred irregular and/or wasteful expenditure amounting to R 88 million. This came during the recent visit by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to the Gauteng Province’s municipalities between 18th & 19th April 2012 at the Vereeniging Civic Theatre.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality welcomes the NCOP in the Region 16 Apr 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality takes this moment to welcome the National Council of Provinces during their oversight work through what has been termed, the NCOP Provincial Week in Sedibeng.

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Sedibeng congratulates Mr. Motseki Mabuya being awarded the MTN Bright Stars Club Award 16 Apr 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality congratulates Mr. Motseki Mabuya, the Thetha fm presenter on his nomination and subsequently being awarded Bright Stars Club Award during the 2012 MTN Radio Awards which were presented at a gala banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on the 14th April 2012.

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The Sedibeng announces draft Second Growth & Development Strategy and the Integrated Development Plan for public comments 10 Apr 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality together with its locals, the Emfuleni, Midvaal & Lesedi host a successful Second Generation Growth & Development Summit on the 30th November and 1st December 2011, at the Emerald Conference Centre, Vanderbijlpark.

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Loxion News Article response 7 Apr 2012

The Office of the Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality has come out strongly to defend itself against the Sharpeville Massacre articles published in Loxion News issue 18.

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Sedibeng Mayor urges all to be cautious on the roads over the Easter Weekend 5 Apr 2012

The Sedibeng District Municipality takes this moment and wish you all who will be travelling during the Easter Weekend a safe and enjoyable journey. This is the time of the year when most South Africans spend precious time with their families, friends and loved ones. This period is supposed to be a joyous one, a sacred time of family reunions, religious festivities and for rest to others, stimulating preparing to face the remaining period of the year.

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Human Rights Day to be held at the Walter Sisulu Square – Kliptown 14 Mar 2012

The country and the entire world bow their heads to observe and commemorate one of the historic political events which took place in Sedibeng fifty two (52) years ago, the Sharpeville Massacre of the 21st March, 1960.

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Celebrating 15 years of our internationally acclaimed Constitution – An envy of the world 12 Dec 2011

The 10th December 2011 marked the 15th Anniversary of the signing of the South African Constitution into law - by the then President of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela, in Sharpeville.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality hosts a successful Growth & Development Summit 12 Dec 2011

During his inauguration on the 14th June 2011, the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor MS Mofokeng announced that the first 12 months of the new term of political office will be characterized by some vital planning initiatives which required public participation and stakeholder engagement.

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Sixteen Days of Activism 30 Nov 2011

The Sixteen Days of Activism is a global campaign which takes place from 25 November to 10 December and aims to raise awareness around gender based violence. The Sedibeng District Municipality in partnership with the Provincial Departments of Social Development and Community Safety respectively, will be hosting a Gender Based Violence Dialogue, on the 7th December, at the Bophelong Community Hall.

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World AIDS Day 26 Nov 2011

The Sedibeng District Municipality will join the rest of the world in commemorating World AIDS Day on 1st December 2011. The theme for this year's World AIDS Day is “Getting to ZERO” which is in line with the newly formed UNAIDS goals. “Getting to ZERO” seeks to invigorate countries, nations and the society to be aware that HIV&AIDS can be beaten.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor reports on the Sedibeng District Council meeting of the 23rd November 2011. 25 Nov 2011

In continuing our commitment of ensuring that we will regularly communicate with you to bring you up to date with the developments which affect you in the District, I take this opportunity to present to you the report on the work of the Sedibeng District Council as per the Council meeting of the date mentioned above.

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The MEC for Roads & Transport & the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality announce R100 Million development during the Sedibeng Growth & Development Summit 14 Nov 2011

During his inauguration on the 14th June 2011, the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor MS Mofokeng announced that the first 12 months of the new term of political office will be characterized by some vital planning initiatives which required public participation and stakeholder engagement.

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The Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor MS Mofokeng wishes Grade 12 learners well in their final exams 24 Oct 2011

The Sedibeng District Municipality wishes all the Sedibeng Grade 12 learners all the best as they started writing their final examinations from Monday, 24th October 2011. The period from the 24th October to the 1st December 2011 will be an interesting period in their lives as many of them would be sitting for the Grade 12 exams for the very first time in their lives.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor reports on the Sedibeng District Council meeting of the 5th October 2011 10 Oct 2011

The Sedibeng District Council held its ordinary Council meeting in Vereeniging yesterday, 5th October 2011.

As per our commitment during our elections campaign that we will ensure that every councillor would regularly report back to the community and explain plans, successes and challenges, it is in this regard that I on behalf of the Sedibeng District Municipality take this opportunity to bring you abreast with the development in our Sedibeng District Council.

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The Sedibeng District Council adopts the 2011 ANC Local Government Elections Manifesto 10 Oct 2011

The Sedibeng District Council at its ordinary sitting on Wednesday, 5th October 2011 adopted the ANC Local Government Elections Manifesto as guidelines which should govern the development of the municipal programme of action to realize the mandate of the electorate in Sedibeng.

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Sedibeng District Municipality observes Transport Month October 2011 27 Sep 2011

It is that time again when the year-end festive holiday season knocks on our doors and all of us are expected to start preparing ourselves for this expectedly joyous period. The Sedibeng District Municipality finds it regrettable that the festive season that should be a time of joy, family reunion and much needed end of the year relaxation should turn into a period of sadness as a result of road accidents for the majority of people in our country.

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Sedibeng municipalities emerge from the Joint Mayoral Lekgotla united 27 Sep 2011

The local municipalities in Sedibeng and the Sedibeng District Municipality held their scheduled Mayoral District Wide Lekgotla from the 19th to 21st September 2011. This type of Lekgotla comes once in five (5) years and becomes a platform for festival of ideas by all Mayoral Committees in the Sedibeng District Municipality with an objective of chatting a way forward in the current term of office in converting all ideas into properly aligned programmes.

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Sedibeng Commemorates the 27th Anniversary of the September 3, Vaal Uprising 22 Aug 2011

The Sedibeng District Municipality will be joining the entire country in observing National Heritage Month this September. In its Heritage month awareness programmes and campaigns, the Sedibeng District Municipality has lined up various community outreach programmes which will, amongst others, highlight the importance and richness of our cultural heritage and of our diverse communities in our Country and our Region.

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Sedibeng District Municipality hands over 15 houses to women beneficiaries at the launch of the Sedibeng Women’s Month Programme 2011 5 Aug 2011

It is that time of the year when the Sedibeng District Municipality and the country observe and celebrate the gains and present opportunities for the women of South Africa. This is the period during which the Sedibeng District Municipality highlights the work done towards developing, improving and empowering women in our Region.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality condemns the robbery at and the shooting of the prominent businessman in Three Rivers, Sedibeng 28 Jul 2011

Today, Thursday, 28th July 2011 at 14:30, the Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng will be leading the Sedibeng District Municipality delegation on a visit to Mr Immelman at the Union Hospital in Alberton, a member of the Sedibeng Mayoral Investment Council and a renowned businessman who was shot by a gang of robbers on Tuesday, 26th July 2011 at his home in Three Rivers, Sedibeng.

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Sedibeng District Municipality hosted a successful Nelson Mandela International Day 2011 19 Jul 2011

The Sedibeng District and the world were abuzz with people and various institutions celebrating the Nelson Mandela International Day on Monday, 18th July 2011. This day being the birthday of President Nelson Mandela, has since been declared an annual day to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life, and his legacy and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint in assisting to change the world around them. A global movement for positive change begins with small actions.

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Sedibeng District Municipality observes Nelson Mandela Day 2011 18 Jul 2011

The Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them. A global movement for positive change begins with small actions.

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Sedibeng District Municipality hosts a Committee Meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry 14 Jul 2011

The Sedibeng District Municipality is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry as it is part of their oversight visit to the Gauteng Province. This is part of its parliamentary oversight function on the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

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Executive Mayor: Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng announces the launch of Facebook and Sedibeng Newsletter 8 Jul 2011

In an attempt to provide the people of Sedibeng with up to date information with regard to among other, programmes and activities of the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Members of Mayoral Committee and service delivery related matters of the District Municipality, the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng announced the contact address of his Facebook, Twitter, Presidential & Premier’s Hotline and the Sedibeng Newsletter which will be launched in September 2011.

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Election and inauguration of Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng as the Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality 14 Jun 2011

Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng is the newly elected Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, beginning his five-year term. He was elected and sworn in as the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor at the first council sitting of the Sedibeng District on Thursday, 26 May 2011 at the council chambers in Vereeniging.

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The 19th Anniversary of the Commemoration of the Boipatong Massacre 14 Jun 2011

The Sedibeng District Municipality, its Locals and people will be observing and commemorating the 19th Anniversary of the Boipatong Massacre on Friday, 17th June 2011.

It is in the spirit of the new vision of Consolidating Governance in Sedibeng; Stronger and vibrant IGR and our Resolve to observe the National and District Commemorative Days in a manner befitting their significance, that the Office of the Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Mofokeng invites you to an event to commemorate this important Anniversary and the details are as follows:...

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State of the District Address 2011 15 Apr 2011

Sedibeng District Municipality reports back to its communities through the State of the District Address (SoDA) 2011.
It is that time of the year when the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng, presents the Integrated Development Plan and the Budget for the financial year ahead. This time the report will be a historic one, in that, it will be a platform to report on the municipality’s five year tenure since 2006.

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Sedibeng Investment Conference 4 Apr 2011

Johannesburg, Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA) and the Sedibeng District Municipality will be hosting the inaugural Sedibeng Investor Conference & Exhibition, themed: Regeneration, Recovery, Investing in Sedibeng’s Economic Future. This conference is scheduled to take place on Thursday 7and Friday 8April 2011 at Riverside Resort in Vanderbijlpark starting at 09h00.

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Gauteng lines up activities for the Human Rights Month 14 Mar 2011

As part of the 2011 Human Rights programme the Gauteng government together with the Sedibeng District and Emfuleni Municipalities have different activities lined up for the month of March. The activities will be happening in different venues starting this week...

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Sedibeng remembers the Nangalembe Night Vigil Massacre 1 Jan 2011

The people of Sedibeng, its local municipalities and the country at large, once again bow their heads in honour and commemoration of the fallen heroes on the 20th Anniversary of the Nangalembe Night Vigil Massacre also known as the Sebokeng Zone 7 Night Vigil Massacre of the 12 January1991.

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Unforeseen closure of the Vereeniging Civic Theatre 14 Dec 2010

In the interest of staff and public safety, the Vereeniging Civic Theatre has been temporarily shut down to effect repairs and alterations to overhead rigging on the stage. On the 11 November 2010, an overhead pulley came loose from its mounting. Thankfully no one was injured.

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Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng’s Christmas Message 13 Dec 2010

Dear People of Sedibeng, it is that time of the year again when I take time to communicate with you as we prepare for our deserved rest during these holidays. This is the period when some of us are naturally at our weakest point with our minds telling us that it’s already festive period.

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Sedibeng remembers the Nangalembe Night Vigil Massacre 10 Dec 2010

The people of Sedibeng, its local municipalities and the country at large, once again bow their heads in remembrance and commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Nangalembe Night Vigil Massacre of the 12 January1991.

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Unforeseen closure of the Vereeniging Civic Theatre 10 Dec 2010

In the interest of staff and public safety, the Vereeniging Civic Theatre has been temporarily shut down to effect repairs and alterations to overhead rigging on the stage. On the 11 November 2010, an overhead pulley came loose from its mounting. Thankfully no one was injured.

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Report back on Sedibeng Mayoral 100 Days Projects 2 Dec 2010

In pursuit of our Growth & Development Strategy, our commitment to renewing our communities, and in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, now the Human Rights Day on 21 March 2010, the Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng announced and launched what we called 100 Days Service Delivery Projects of various developmental projects throughout the Sedibeng District Municipality.

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People of Tshepiso Phase 4 welcomes the service delivery report by the Sedibeng Executive Mayor 30 Nov 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng together with Members of Mayoral Committees from Sedibeng District and Emfuleni Local Municipalities visited the community of Tshepiso Phase 4 on Sunday, 28 November 2010. The purpose of this visit was a follow up and report back on the issues raised by the residents of Tshepiso Phase 4 at the Sedibeng Mayoral Committee Driven Community Outreach Programmes held previously and the developments made since then.

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16 Days of activism on no violence against women and children 24 Nov 2010

We are here today to officially announce the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign on No Violence Against Women and Children for 2010. We are launching this year’s Campaign amid a number of incidents that have demonstrated that we have to do more to reverse the scourge of violence against women and children in our country.

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16 Days of activism on no violence against women and children 24 Nov 2010

We are here today to officially announce the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign on No Violence Against Women and Children for 2010. We are launching this year’s Campaign amid a number of incidents that have demonstrated that we have to do more to reverse the scourge of violence against women and children in our country.

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The Executive Mayor, Councillor MS Mofokeng conveys his congratulatory messages to Aaron Mokoena for being bestowed with the Freedom of the City of London and the Jet Nteo Secondary School for winning the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup 2010. 27 Oct 2010

Sedibeng has made history again! The sports ambassadors from Sedibeng have confirmed our long standing notion that we are history makers. This has been seen with Aaron “Mbazo” Mokoena, our Bafana Bafana captain being bestowed with the freedom of the City of London on the 10th November 2010 and the Jet Nteo Secondary School, coincidentally also located in Boipatong,  where Aaron Mokoena comes from, being  named the champions and winners of the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup the month before. Pele ya Pele, re itlotla le ho ikgantsha ka lona!

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The Executive Mayor’ Message to Matriculants 26 Oct 2010

It is that time of the year when our Grade 12s / Matriculants sit for their yearend final examinations. It for this reason that in Sedibeng, Friday, 22 October 2010 was a special and different day for the 2010 Matriculants of Sedibeng. The Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng hosted the Sedibeng's 2010 Matriculants at the Rivers of Living Waters in Evaton on this day, through a prayer service.

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The Executive Mayor of Sedibeng hosts Matriculants through a prayer service 22 Oct 2010

Friday, 22 October 2010 was a special and different day 2010 Matriculants of Sedibeng. The Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor Mahole Simon Mofokeng hosted the Sedibeng's 2010 Matriculants at the Rivers of Living Waters in Evaton on this day, through a prayer service.

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Feedback on Sedibeng Mayoral 100 Days Projects 12 Oct 2010

In pursuit of the theme, “Together with our Communities-Final push to speedy Service Delivery”, the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality in commemoration of the Human Rights Day on 21 March 2010, launched a 100 Days Programme of various developmental projects throughout the District Municipality.

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The Sharpeville and waterfront precinct projects get a site visit 4 Oct 2010

A team consisting of councillors, officials, and project coordinators responsible for development planning visited several construction sites of developmental precincts in the Sedibeng region recently. The tour was lead by Mr. Robert Thema the NDPG Projects manager. These projects are an intervention by the Sedibeng District Municipality as part of the fulfillment of Sedibeng Growth and Development Strategy which was adopted in 2007. These projects are part of the 2010 Flagship Project in order to create a 2010 legacy.

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Re-establishment of Sedibeng Mayoral Investment Council 27 Aug 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor announces the re-establishment of the Sedibeng Mayoral Investment Council. This re-establishment will take place on Friday, 27th August 2010 at 08h00, at the Riverside Hotel, under the theme: Working with Our Communities – Final Push towards Economic Upliftment in Sedibeng

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Sedibeng Commemorates the 26th Anniversary of the Sep 3, Vaal Uprising 25 Aug 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality will be joining the entire country in observing the National Heritage Month which commences on the 1 to 31 September 2010. In its Heritage month awareness programmes and campaigns, the Sedibeng District Municipality lined up various community outreach programmes which in the main will be highlighting the importance and richness of our cultural heritage of our diverse cultures in our country and the Region.

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Sedibeng Commemorates the 26th Anniversary of the September 3, Vaal Uprising 10 Aug 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality will be joining the entire country in observing the National Heritage Month which commences on the 1 to 31 September 2010. In its Heritage month awareness programmes and campaigns, the Sedibeng District Municipality lined up various community outreach programmes which in the main will be...
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Tourism Volunteers awarded 3 Aug 2010

Gauteng Tourism Authority and Sedibeng District Municipality Awards 400 Tourism Volunteers for Excellent Service during 2010 FIFA World Cup. As host province of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) selected 440 volunteers from Gauteng’s six regions to assist in promoting and creating a lasting image of the province as a whole to the many soccer fans who spent time in Gauteng.

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Sedibeng Mayoral Tribute to Sedibeng Women 2 Aug 2010

The theme of our Women’s Month this year is “Women, engine for empowerment and Equality-Basadi, enjene ya tswelopele le Tekatekano.’

If there was any doubt about our commitment to this theme, one only has to take a look at Sedibeng District Municipality and the manner we do our things.

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Xenophobia is a direct violation of our human rights 26 Jul 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality calls to all members of the community to work together with government agencies and community based organisations in the fight against Xenophobia. Sedibeng, which is known as the Cradle of Human Rights Struggles, so named by the father of the Rainbow Nation, Former State President Nelson Mandela. A cradle, is by definition, a safe habitat. To that end, I challenge the entire community of Sedibeng, to provide a safe habitat to all our brothers, sisters and communities from the African Continent.

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Five people die in shack fire in Sicelo Shiceka, Meyerton 21 Jul 2010

It is with great sadness that the Sedibeng District Municipality heard of the shack fire which left five people dead in Sicelo Shiceka Settlement in Meyerton. At about 1am on Sunday, 18 July 2010 in Sicelo Shiceka, Meyerton 5 people were killed after their shack was destroyed in a fire. Two of those killed in the blaze are adults while the other three were young children, of ages 2, 3 & 9 respectively.

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Sedibeng District - wide Imbizo 20 Jul 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality, in conjunction with the Emfuleni, Lesedi and Midvaal Local Municipalities will be hosting the Sedibeng District-wide Mayoral Imbizo scheduled to take place under the conditions mentioned below.

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Feedback on Mayoral 100 Days Projects 20 Jul 2010

As part of our commitment to speedy service delivery in partnership with our communities, we as Sedibeng District Municipality undertook various projects. I am proud to report progress on these as follows:

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Sedibeng Celebrates the International Nelson Mandela Day 13 Jul 2010

In honour and recognition of the World Statesman and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's contribution to resolving conflicts and promoting race relations, human rights and reconciliation across the world, the 18th of July has been declared the International Nelson Mandela Day. As the whole world celebrates this day, still in the joy of the best 2010 FIFA World Cup ever held on the African continent, South Africa as a whole, prides itself of its first ever democratically elected former State President, Nelson Rolihlahla ‘Madiba’ Mandela, the founding father of our beautiful rainbow nation, on his 92nd birthday.

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Thank you Sedibeng! 13 Jul 2010

A message from the Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality as the 2010 World Cup comes to an end.
I am humbled and honoured at the way in which our country and the people of the Sedibeng District hosted our local and international visitors and embraced the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

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Xenophobia is a direct violation of our human rights. 10 Jul 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality appeals to members of the community to work together with government agencies and community based organisations in the fight against Xenophobia. Sedibeng has a proud history of sacrificing for human rights.  As people who have struggled for freedom and democracy, and who have felt the pain of oppression, we need to now stand up and uphold the dignity of our liberation and constitution, signed in Sharpeville on December 10, 1996.

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Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality encourages parents & guardians to register their school going children 8 Jul 2010

As stipulated in the South African Schools Act of 1996, all children between the ages of seven and fifteen are compelled to attend school. Parents and guardians should ensure that all pupils of this age are registered to go to school and attend school regularly.

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Sedibeng commemorates the 18th Anniversary of the Boipatong Massacre 11 Jun 2010

The people of Sedibeng and South Africa are once again called upon to observe the 18th Anniversary of the commemoration of the 17th June 1992 Boipatong Massacre. This particular massacre left many innocent people maimed and killed, houses and shacks destroyed.

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“Stop the monkey business”, be careful not to shoot yourself in the foot 7 Jun 2010

The article that appeared in your Vaal Weekly publication, 2 – 8 June 2010 edition with the headline: “Stop the monkey business” by one of your readers, Godfrey Lebajoa Khantsi has reference.

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Sedibeng commemorates the 19th & 35th Anniversaries of the Boipatong Massacre & the June, 16 1976 respectively 6 Jun 2010

The people of Sedibeng and South Africa will be observing the 19th anniversary of the commemoration of the 17th June 1992 Boipatong Massacre - the massacre that left many innocent people maimed and killed and houses and shacks destroyed. The Sedibeng District Municipality is pleased to announce that this year’s commemorative events/activities will be observed in partnership with the organisations representing the families of the victims, the Aaron Mokoena Foundation and P Management.

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Sedibeng District Council adopts its budget & IDP: R20. 5 million for upgrading of the Taxido Public Transport Hub Project 31 May 2010

The Sedibeng District Council at its recent Council Meeting which sat on the 28th May 2010, in Vereeniging, unanimously adopted its Integrated Development Plan & Budget for the period 2010 / 2011, which was compiled in compliance with the new Budget Regulations and oversight from the Executive Mayors’ Budget Panel, opposition parties and regulatory bodies.

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2010 State of Readiness 21 May 2010

...With these few days left, I can confidently say that Sedibeng is 90-percent ready for the World Cup. Our preparations are on schedule. And as we finalise our preparations, we are mindful of the fact that the World Cup is not only about the 90 minutes spent on the sport field during a game.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality State of the District Address (SoDA) 2010 3 May 2010

It is that time of the year when the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng presents the Integrated Development Plan and the Budget for the year ahead

This he will be doing through the Annual Sedibeng State of the District Address (SoDA) 2010 scheduled for Wednesday, 26 May 2010, at the Zone 3 Evaton, Sedibeng, under the theme: “Together with our communities –final push to the speedy service delivery”

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Sedibeng celebrates youth gains through Youth Open Day 3 May 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality, in recognition of the role played by the youth of this country in ushering in the best democracy on the African Continent, in pursuit of the Youth Month Programme will be celebrating youth gains through the Sedibeng Youth Open Day which is to be held on Friday, 25 June 2010 at 10h00, at the Constitutional Square, Vereeniging.

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Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor announces his 100 Days Service Delivery Projects 12 Apr 2010

At a recent 47th Sedibeng District Council Meeting which sat on the 31st March 2010, in Vereeniging, the people of Sedibeng received an official announcement by the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng on his 100 Days Service Delivery Projects. This, he announced during the tabling of the Draft Integrated Development Plans & Draft Budget for the financial year 2010 / 2011.

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2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Opportunities in Sedibeng District Municipality 12 Apr 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality, in partnership with the Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA) is calling all tourism students, particularly those from the previously disadvantaged communities and unemployed citizens with a tourism background to register for the 2010 Tourism Volunteer Programme coordinated by the Sedibeng District Municipality.

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Postponement of parts of the Human Rights Month Programme 19 Mar 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality has decided to postpone the Business Gala Dinner which was scheduled for the 20th March 2010, together with part of the programme of the Human Rights Commemoration Rally of the 21st March 2010 which was to confer the Freedom of Sedibeng Award to the State President, Mr. Jacob Zuma.

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Clarity on Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor’s role in Makro 15 Mar 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality has noted with dismay and shock the media reports about its Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng who is incorrectly reported to be having shares and/or stake in the currently developed Makro Warehouse in Vanderbijlpark.

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Human Rights 4 Nations Soccer Tournament

As part of the national commemorations to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, the Sedibeng District Municipality will play host to the Under 20 National Team of South Africa - affectionately known as Amajita - and National Teams from Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland competing in this year’s Four Nations tournament which kick offs on Thursday, 25 March 2010.

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Media Statement - South Africa commemorates the 50th anniversary of Human Rights Day

As announced by President Jacob Zuma in his state of the nation address, South Africa will this year mark the 50th anniversary of Human Rights Day. In order to honour the 180 injured individuals and the 69 heroes and heroines who were killed during the protest, government has decided to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre on 21 March, Human Rights Day at Sharpeville Cricket Pitch next to George Thabe soccer stadium, Gauteng Province.

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The Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor and his Mayoral Committee visit the Infrastructure Projects (Roads) within Sedibeng 22 Feb 2010

The Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor is pleased to announce the completion of the roads which were built by the District Municipality and are about to be handed over to the Emfuleni Local Municipality.

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Press Release - Healing in Cape Town

The families of the victims & survivors of the Boipatong and Sharpeville Massacres on a Journey of Living History to Cape Town led by the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng.

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The families of the victims & survivors of the Boipatong and Sharpeville Massacres on a Journey of the Living History in Cape Town together led by the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng 11 Feb 2010

As the nation was commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the release of President Nelson Mandela from the prison on the 11 February 1990 and the State of the Nation Address, the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng hosted 80 survivors and victims of the apartheid-era massacres to a successful five-day political and soul-restorative trip to Cape Town as part of celebrating a “journey of the living history”.

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The people of Sedibeng received early Christmas from the Sedibeng Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng 14 Jan 2010

The Evaton Renewal Project (ERP) in Sedibeng received R20-million cash injection from the Sedibeng District Municipality. This deserved Christmas gift was announced on Thursday by the Sedibeng District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr. Mahole Simon Mofokeng.

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Press Release - Preparing Sedibeng for 2010 and beyond

MORE than R15 billion will be pumped into the South African economy from tourism generated by the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament and Sedibeng Municipal District, with its host of pivotal cultural and political sites, was primed for securing its share of opportunities.

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Press Release - African Festival

COMMUNITIES are united by sport and music and as South Africa prepares to host the world’s soccer showcase, Sedibeng District Municipality will embrace both unifying factors via an extended African Festival.

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Press Release - Bringing Heineken to Sedibeng

EUROPE’S largest brewer is on track to open its R3 billion brewery and depot in Sedibeng later this year, creating around 225 new employment positions at a time when the world recession has wrecked havoc in the local job market.

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Press Release - Immortalising Sharpeville

THERE are minutes that can define a country’s history. For South Africa, it was 90 seconds in Sharpeville on March 21, 1960. An estimated 1000 rounds of ammunition was fired into the thousands-strong throng of protestors who had converged on the local police state to offer themselves up for arrest for not carrying pass books. When the smoke had cleared and the screams become echoes reverberated off the houses and dusty streets, 69 people lay dead and another 180 were injured – many of them shot in the back.

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Press Release - Introducing Sedibeng

VEREENIGING – Sedibeng District Municipality executive mayor Mahole Simon Mofokeng today outlined an extensive R160 million multi-pronged economic and social investment programme aimed at revitalising the region ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup soccer tournament.

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Press Release - Replacing Terror with Hope

The decaying Sharpeville municipal beer hall and brewery that marks the entrance to the township will be refurbished ahead of next year’s 50th anniversary remembrance to the massacre. Executive Mayor of the Sedibeng District Municipality, Mahole Simon Mofokeng, says municipal beer halls presented the single most importance revenue source in townships and the initiative was an attempt to retain the history these halls played in apartheid-era townships.

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Press Release - Sharpeville Beer Hall

The Sedibeng District Municipality entered the South African Archives and Records Management Awards (SAARMA) competition for Year 2009, as part of its objectives towards a broad-based participation and promotion of Archives and Records Management in terms of the legislation.

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Press Release - Sharpeville Cemetary

SHARPEVILLE symbolises the struggle against apartheid, being the township that drew the world’s attention to the plight of black South Africans after the tragedy of March 1960.
Former president Nelson Mandela signed into law the country’s ground-breaking constitution a stone’s throw away from where the former South African police killed 69 people and injured another 180, shooting many of them in the back.

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Press Release - Sports Development

INTERNATIONALLY, sport has been heralded as the mechanism by which to facilitate children’s holistic development and reduce gangsterism and anti-social behaviour, but translating the theory into practice requires focused government commitment.

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Press Release - Walking the Constitution

SOUTH Africa embraces among the world’s most progressive constitutions, safe-guarding the rights and beliefs of the millions of citizens living within its borders in a far cry from the horrors of apartheid and the indelible scar that marked the lives of people within Sedibeng.

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