by Cllr Khetha Shandu — DA Chief Whip in Ekurhuleni

Date: 21 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media Statement

In November last year, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni, promised communities that we would continue to challenge the ANC-led City of Ekurhuleni’s decision to terminate certain long-term lease agreements.

This followed the council decision by the ANC and its coalition partners’ majority to terminate long-term leases for certain old age homes and fragile care facilities. …


by Cllr. Lana Marais — DA Councillor for Ward 43 in Ekurhuleni

Date: 16 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media statement

The ANC and its coalition partners* have once again demonstrated their service delivery failures by neglecting to collect waste refuse from Sunward Park and the surrounding areas leaving residents and councillors highly frustrated.

A massive waste collection backlog across the Metro means that Sunward Park, Freeway Park, Dawn Park, Windmill Park and Klippoortjie have completely inconsistent refuse removal days, leading many residents to resort to illegal dumping just to avoid the health hazard that accompanies uncollected waste.

The waste…


by Cllr Fana Nkosi — DA Shadow MMC for Finance in Ekurhuleni

Date: 15 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media Statement

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni has been inundated with calls and complaints from property owners across the ANC-led City of Ekurhuleni (CoE), highlighting their concerns and frustrations regarding the property valuation roll.

As the DA, we have been fighting against the implementation of the valuation roll which has seen some residents slapped with ridiculous proposed property prices, with some experiencing an increase of 100%.

The ANC and coalition partners governed CoE received around 47 300 objections, of which…


by Cllr. Pieter Henning — DA Councillor for Ward 25 in Ekurhuleni

Date: 15 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media statement

The ANC-led coalition* in the City of Ekurhuleni has once again let residents down by failing to repair the crematorium at the Lala Ngoxolo Cemetery in Benoni, despite committing to doing so on numerous occasions.

The Department of Parks and Cemeteries closed the facility back in August 2019, due to the cremators being in a state of complete disrepair. …


by Cllr. Macolm Maifala — DA Councillor for Ward 38 in Ekurhuleni

Date: 13 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media statement

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Brackenhurst and Brackendowns welcomes the news that Brackenhurst Clinic has been granted permission to administer the Covid-19 vaccine, and encourages residents of Brackenhurst, Brackendowns and surrounding areas to visit the clinic for their vaccination. The Clinic is currently holding the Pfizer vaccine which is administered in two separate doses 42 days apart.

Despite the devastating third wave recently experienced showing signs of abating, the virus remains a reality. Vaccinations are effective in providing protection…


by Cllr. Ilaria Di Siena — DA PR Councillor in Ekurhuleni

Date: 10 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media Statement

Birch Acres residents in Kempton Park have been plagued by continuous power outages for years now, and the standard excuse from the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) is always “cable theft”.

The residents of Birch Acres experience incessant power outages because of the perennial cable theft and the vandalism of property, with the ANC Coalition-led* City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) doing very little to secure the energy infrastructure in the area.

Cable theft in the notorious crime hotspots of Mooifontein Cemetery and…


by Ald. Tania Campbell — DA Leader in Ekurhuleni

Date: 10 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media statement

As part of an initiative to gain first-hand experience and an understanding of the real issues that residents are facing in the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE), the Democratic Alliance (DA) embarked on a listening tour of hostels located in Thembisa, Ekurhuleni.

Hostels, originally constructed to house migrant labour to work on the mines and industry under the apartheid regime, have all too often been neglected by the incumbent ANC-led coalition* in the City. …


by Cllr. Jill Humphreys — DA Ward Councillor & Member of the Environment, Resource and Waste Management in Ekurhuleni

Date: 09 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media statement

The Bill of Rights in the South African Constitution states that “Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being”. Yet, the CoE consistently and persistently fails to fulfil its constitutional mandate.

Bedfordview residents are plagued by incessant rivers of raw sewage in their residential and business properties — constantly navigating their lives around air-borne contaminants and a foul stench in the air. Bedfordview’s sewer…


by Cllr Wendy Morgan — DA Ward Councillor in Ekurhuleni

and Cllr Graham Gersbach — DA Ward Councillor in Ekurhuleni

Date: 06 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Press Statement

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni believes that Rand Water is throttling the water supply to numerous areas in the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) and large parts of Germiston were affected. We have reported this matter to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) for an investigation following requests from residents to do so.

In our letter to the HRC, we highlighted that every year, for the past seven years, the area of…


by Cllr. Sinethemba Matiwane — DA Councillor in Ward 73, Ekurhuleni

Date: 03 September 2021

Release: Immediate

Type: Media statement

In 2018, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Ekurhuleni slammed the failing ANC and its coalition partners* over the complete collapse of service delivery in New Modder, Benoni, in Ward 73.

Frustrated residents reached out to the DA, calling for our intervention and assistance after having reported raw sewerage in their yards and flowing down the streets for over three years and have received no assistance from the Department of Water and Sanitation, despite escalating this matter through the appropriate channels.

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