The city of Tshwane is investigating water quality issues in the Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria following complaints.
The city says it immediately sent our water and sanitation crews to check the system and conduct water quality tests.
Repair crews have already rectified problems in sewer systems in Wester Park and Lanham.
City spokesman Sifo Stourman says preliminary tests show that Escherichia coli has not been detected.
“In addition, we conducted water quality tests in Bronhorstspruit, Zitobeni and Retabiseng. Initial testing showed that the water was clear, but we had more samples. The good news is that preliminary testing shows that E. coli has not been detected. Once we get the final results, an informed decision will be made, especially if it is found that the water quality does not meet the required standards. We are closely monitoring this issue and will continue to inform residents about developments, ”Sturman said.
Meanwhile, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called on the city of Tshwana to end companies with contracts for the city’s Areeng high-speed bus system.
Employees of the companies, Tshwane Rapid Transit, Tshwane Affected Investment Operations and Xtremetec Management and Consulting went on strike because the companies did not give them an increase in vehicles.
Workers demand 2,500 rupees for vehicles and 60 rupees per hour per night shift.
# is happening now
NUMSA members from Xtremetec, TRT and TAOI are going to Pretoria to the city of Tshwan to demand her immediate intervention in the acute vehicle problem. We require vehicles !!#XtremeticStrike#TshvaneMarch # For the Love of the Working Class pic.twitter.com/9kDApiNK7K
– NUMSA (@Numsa_Media) May 13, 2022
Due to this, the movement of buses was stopped this week.
Workers marched to Tshwane House on Friday, where they handed over their memorandum with demands.
Numsa Regional Secretary Jerry Marulain says: “We don’t want Xtremetec, we don’t want TRT, we don’t want these contractors. We want you to take responsibility so we can see you when you use our participants. Our participants wake up at two in the morning to catch the transport so they can be here at 4am. ”
A journalist from SABC News Ofentse Setimo provides more information about the strike:
On Thursday, workers promised to continue the strike until their demands are met.
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