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  • Operation Fiela Busy Day For SAPS

    OPERATION FIELA – BUSY DAY FOR SAPS   Today, 16 February 2018, is a busy day for SAPS as they embark on Operation Fiela throughout the Ekurhuleni Cluster. The main objective is Crime Prevention, VCP’s, monitoring secondhand goods dealers, visits to liquor outlets, as well as arresting suspects for possession of unlicensed or illegal items […]


  • Suspects linked to business robbery and murder of an EMPD member arrested

    SUSPECTS LINKED TO BUSINESS ROBBERY AND MURDER OF AN EMPD MEMBER ARRESTED   Crime intelligence driven operations and join efficient investigations by various stakeholders led to the arrest of two male suspects. The two men aged 30 and 35 were arrested for business robbery, murder, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of stolen goods, possession of […]


  • Filling Station Robbed Metro Police Officer Shot Dead

    FILLING STATION ROBBED – METRO POLICE OFFICER SHOT DEAD   Springs Police opened a business robbery and murder docket after a drop in safe was bombed and a 50-year-old EMPD constable was fatally shot and killed. On 13 February 2018 at 22:49 a blue Toyota Corolla Professional and a grey Audi A4 with registration number […]


  • Senseless death of Abe Meyer

    SENSELESS DEATH ABE MEYER- The community of Heidelberg was shocked to a standstill on Friday, 9 February 2018, when a beloved Heidelberg resident was fatally wounded in front of her house in Smit Street, Heidelberg. Abigail Meyer (21) played a huge part in the community as part of the Heidelberg Volunteer medics.   Photos from […]


  • Katlehong resident found deceased

    Katlehong resident found deceased – A resident of Katlehong was found deceased on Sunday 31st of December 2017. Heidelberg SAPS sector vehicle was dispatched on the day at 12:10 to Suikerbosrand Game reserve Plot 35 where the body of a 21-year-old African male was found hanging on the electrical tower. His belonging was also found […]


  • ANC shows little regard for the environment

    ANC shows little regard for the environment in ignoring feasibility studies – The Democratic Alliance in Ekurhuleni is concerned with the wasteful expenditure occurring on capital projects within the Department of Environment and Waste Management Services. The Kempton Park fire station was built on a wetland despite feasibility and environmental impact studies advising otherwise, which […]


  • Human remains found

    HUMAN REMAINS FOUND – According to Captain Tshilate, Communication Officer of SAPS, an inquest docket was opened by Heidelberg Police after human remains were found on Spaarwater smallholdings between Heidelberg and Carnival City.   On the 3rd of January 2018 at 18:30, a resident of Spaarwater smallholdings, while walking his dog, discovered a human skull, backbone […]


  • Continued Poor Discipline within EMPD under MMC Chauke

    Continued Poor Discipline within EMPD under MMC Chauke – According to answers included in the question paper provided at the November Council Meeting, it is clear that no real action has been taken to ensure discipline within the EMPD by Community Safety MMC, Cllr Vivienne Chauke. In response to the latest set of questions I submitted […]


  • Follow up on proposed high density development

    Follow up on proposed high density development. After various calls and emails to Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality we finally received feedback regarding the proposed high density development in Alberton. Previous article: Objections on proposed high density development . Mamphele Development Planners CC is the authorised agent of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and the registered owner of ERF […]


  • Palmietkuilen Coal Mining Project Rejected

    Palmietkuilen Coal Mining Project Rejected – The Democratic Alliance (DA) is elated that after raising and objecting to the Palmietkuilen Coal Mine Project at both Provincial and National structures. The Department of Mineral Resources has refused to grant permission for the proposed Palmietkuilen Coal Mining Project. Earlier this year, the DA officially lodged an objection with […]


  • DA’s commitment to ensuring child safety in Ekurhuleni’s crèches

    DA’s commitment to ensuring child safety in Ekurhuleni’s crèches – At the last Council meeting for the year the Democratic Alliance in Ekurhuleni debated an urgent motion compelling the Department of Health and Social Development to implement a comprehensive audit of all crèches within the Metro.   The successfully passed motion forms part of the […]


  • Fab Labs empower Ekurhuleni’s youth through innovation

    Fab Labs empower Ekurhuleni’s youth through innovation, but operational challenges remain. The Democratic Alliance in Ekurhuleni is impressed with the innovation happening at the various “Fab Labs” around the City of Ekurhuleni, but there is room for improvement with a number of operational obstacles hindering the overall experience.   On the 22nd of November 2017, […]





  • Crucial report into the state of the EMPD Armory withheld

    A crucial audit report investigating the state of the Armory within the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) has been withheld from the Oversight Committee on Community Safety. This after the findings of the report were supposed to be made available during an Oversight Committee meeting today, as indicated by the Department of Community Safety. Previously, […]


  • Outdoor play is good for kids eyes

    Outdoor play is good for kids eyes – The benefits of outdoor play for children are well known; it encourages physical activity, helps develop learning by absorbing new information and skills, promotes creativity and imaginative play, and even in winter, being outside in the sun means they are getting enough vitamin D. One of the […]


  • Waste Management Brigades to cost ratepayers R150 million every year

    Waste Management Brigades to cost ratepayers R150 million every year – Ratepayers, beware! The ANC-controlled City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) is once again fleecing the City’s coffers, and this time, it is to the value of an outrageous R150 million per annum.   Currently, the City has the Siyaqhuba Mayoral Outreach Programme, the R101 million Lungile Mtshali […]


  • Poor discipline in the EMPD under MMC Chauke

    Poor discipline in the EMPD under MMC Chauke – According to answers received from the October Council meeting, it is clear that very little progress has been made with discipline within the EMPD by the MMC of Community Safety, Cllr. Vivienne Chauke, and Oversight Chairman, Alderman Izak Berg. It has been just over a year […]


  • World Sight Day

    In celebration of World Sight Day, Ster-Kinekor together with The Department of Health and UNICEF, came together to bring awareness of eye care and wellness. As part of this celebration and partnership, Ster-Kinekor gave eye tests and spectacles to school pupils at Geluksdal Primere Skool in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni. Ster-Kinekor, the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr […]