The AfriForum branch in Rustenburg these past three weeks kept a close eye on the progress of the Rustenburg Local Municipality’s action plan for improved electricity supply in the R24 area. The Municipality provided this action plan after AfriForum’s continuous pressure by way of directing letters to both the Municipality and Nersa in connection with the interruption in the electricity supply.
“We are very happy with the progress that has been made regarding the construction of the new electricity line since we started directing letters to the Municipality. AfriForum is hopeful that it will serve as a solution to the problem that has been dragging on for years. According to the Municipality, the new line will be completed by the end of February 2021, which will ensure improved electricity supply to the R24 area. It is critical to monitor this project’s timeline and apply further pressure if necessary,” says Petrus Coetzee, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for Marico.
“AfriForum’s Rustenburg-branch is thankful for the progress of this project. It is however important that we as community members start getting involved more with service delivery. We need to cooperate with the Municipality and there where they fail, we as the community must do it ourselves,” says Chris Trytsman, Chairperson of AfriForum’s Rustenburg branch.
Community members are encouraged to become involved with AfriForum: SMS “Rustenburg” to 45351 (R1) and become part of the solution.