Notification of the Water Use Licence Application

The development of the K56 as well as Erling Road will serve as a major transportation corridor which will primary link the eastern and western regions of Northern Johannesburg. The road will also serve as a public transport route for the communities to connect Diepsloot, Olievenhoutbosch and commercial sectors which will reduce travel costs. The route determination and preliminary design for the road has been undertaken and the Preliminary Design was accepted by the MEC and gazetted in Notice 2626 of 2003 in terms of section 10(3) of the Gauteng Transport Infrastructure Act, 2001 (Act 8 of 2001). An Environmental Authorisation process in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) was also undertaken and Environmental Authorisation granted on 15 July 2017.

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Noise Control Regulation- Fireworks

The Municipal Manager of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality hereby, in terms of section 13(a) of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000), publishes the Emergency Services By-laws for the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality as approved by its Council, as set out hereunder.

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City suspends officials implicated in non-renewal of Pikitup fleet contract

In an effort to ensure consistent and reliable service delivery to our residents, the City has decided to
suspend senior officials who were responsible for the processing of the Pikitup fleet tender, pending an
investigation into allegations of misconduct.

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A Re Sebetseng Together, let’s make Johannesburg work

REGION A

Join us at the cleaning campaign nearest to you

20 October 2018

Ward Councillor & their contact details Time Clean-Up Area
92 GARA

083 266 8187

10:30 Wetland area, on the corner of Olifantsfontein and Austin Roads, in Glen Austin
94 Cllr David Foley

011 702 3078/082 902 5003

ward94jhbmetro@gmail.com david.foley@bcx.co.za

10:00 From the Kyalami racetrack to the R55/Main Rd intersection
96 Sbusiso Mthembu

011 464 5111

071 295 8290

10:00 Riverside View
112 Cllr Madeleine Hicklin

011 702 3111/082 744 5155; ward112jhb@gmail.com

 

9:00 9th road Noordwyk around the Noordwyk primary school
132 Cllr Annette Deppe

011 702 3100

082 886 8519;

annette@deppe.co.za

9:00 Vorna Valley Vlei, Le Roux Ave.

Residents attending this event, stand a chance to win tickets to the Global Citizen Festival concert taking place on 2 December 2018. To find out more details, please visit www.joburg.org.za or www.aresebetseng.co.za

Full Refuse Removal Services to Resume at Pikitup by Thursday

Today, Pikitup will be operating with limited capacity throughout Johannesburg due to the failure to manage the transition of our ad hoc fleet contracts in Pikitup.

The ad hoc fleet contract serves to provide additional vehicles to the City to compensate for the attrition of Pikitup’s aged fleet.

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Uniting to stop waste at Montecasino for National Recycle Week

“You can’t change the world; you can’t fix the whole environment. But you can recycle.” Patti Smith, musician

Tsogo Sun and Montecasino, in partnership with Miss Earth South Africa, hosted a Waste Dialogue at the Montecasino Recycling Depot on Thursday, 13 September during Clean-up and Recycle SA Week, to discuss the serious issues presented by unmanaged waste, the vital importance of recycling and the critical roles citizens can play in reducing our impact on the environment. This year’s annual Clean-up & Recycle SA Week culminated in the first ever global World Clean-up Day on Saturday, 15 September 2018.

In support of Montecasino’s efforts to reduce the quantity of waste generated, tenants of the entertainment destination signed a pledge recommitting to the principles of the #WasteStopsWithME campaign.

Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, explains, “Our commitment to responsible waste management has been integral to the property’s strategic plans since we first opened in 2000, with initiatives constantly evolving and improving over the years, in line with Tsogo Sun’s property-specific environmental management systems focused mainly on energy, water, waste management, and responsible sourcing.”

Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino)  has a progressive tenant agreement that covers the environmental management system in detail and requires co-operation in areas such as waste management and minimisation, energy and water management, and awareness and training of staff and customers.

Ongoing environmentally responsible initiatives with Montecasino’s tenants include ‘The Last Straw’ campaign, where tenants are encouraged to eliminate the use of plastic straws due to the lasting damage they do to the environment, particularly the oceans, and to replace plastic cups with biodegradable cups.

The #WasteStopsWithME Dialogue on 13 September was moderated by Generation Earth’s founder, Ella Bella Constantinides Leite, and included panel discussions about waste statistics in South Africa, how the waste industry functions, and business challenges and opportunities.  It included participation by Tsogo Sun(https://www.tsogosun.com)  and Miss Earth South Africa, packaging companies, waste management organisations, the Department of Environmental Affairs, and the UN Environmental Programme. The event was held at the Montecasino Waste Depot to highlight the property’s steadily growing recycling efforts, which are currently at about 40% of waste, with aims to up the levels to 45% by year end.

Catherine Constantinides, International Climate Activist, also at the dialogue,  says, “The waste discussion has been elevated globally over the past year because of engaged and active citizens, civil society organisations and influencers who understand the urgency of the waste crisis we are facing across the world. Being responsible means we Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, but added to that, we must Respect our environment and Rethink our behaviour. This dialogue brought important stakeholders and thought leaders into this space to engage, discuss and unpack where we are and what these buzz terms mean, as business moves forward in a more responsible, ethical and conscious manner. Collaborative discussions with facts and figures enable stakeholders to effectively work together to change behaviour, and understand the realities of waste in our country, and the consumer landscape.”

The dialogue brought together Plastics SA, the Paper Recycling Association of SA, SAPPI, Tetra Pak, Nampak, MetPac SA, UN Development Programme, the Department of Environmental Affairs, and the City of Joburg.

Montecasino’s waste is managed by Interwaste at the on-site depot, where waste is sorted and separated, compacted, and transported to different depots for recycling, and to landfills. As a community service, Montecasino also has public recycling facilities adjacent to the Pivot that are available to customers and staff, for glass, cardboard and paper, tins, and e-waste such as batteries or globes, which all feed into Montecasino’s waste stream, and which local residents are encouraged to use to increase levels of recycling.

Earlier this year Montecasino installed a Joraform Bio-container, imported from Sweden, in the staff dining room, where over 1 500 meals are produced daily, to create compost from food waste in two-week cycles. An additional machine will be installed by December 2018 to turn further food waste on the property into compost for use in Montecasino’s extensive gardens and at the Bird Gardens.

Candy Tothill, Tsogo Sun’s GM of Corporate Affairs, says combined efforts by the private and public sectors, institutions, and individuals, to raise awareness of the need for recycling will pay increasing dividends. “A report by Stats SA, titled Environment, in-depth analysis of the General Household Survey 2002-2016, states that 12.9% of metropolitan households reported that they recycle, with 10.8% in urban areas and 3% in rural areas, indicating that the vast majority of households do not recycle household waste. With initiatives such as Miss Earth South Africa’s #WasteStopsWithME campaign and Tsogo Sun and Montecasino’s focus on responsible waste management, we can grow the public understanding of the reality that all waste must be reduced, recycled or reused, and that when we throw something away, there is no ‘away’.”

Tsogo Sun has a portfolio of over 100 hotels and 13 casino and entertainment destinations throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit https://www.tsogosun.com, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.

Letter from the Mayor

The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Herman Mashaba, Will officially launch the City of Johannesburg’s partnership with Global Citizen for A Re Sebetseng clean-up campaign on Saturday, 15 September 2018, on World Clean-up Day.

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Annual Festival of Motoring

It is with pleasure that we notify you of the Internationally acclaimed Festival of Motoring 2018 (FOM 2018) being presented on
Friday, 31st August, Saturday, 1st and Sunday, 2nd September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

Festival of Motoring is South Africa’s largest and most exciting motoring and lifestyle event. Smell, feel, touch and experience all the
leading manufactures with this unique and interactive event.

We are anticipating around 25 000 attendees per day on the Saturday and Sunday.

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