Latest News

Community Safety Forum conducts compliance inspections

Sep 1, 2023

Community Safety Forum operation led by MMC Community Services and Safety, Cllr. Seipati Modise, has launched a ground-breaking local business compliance inspection at Extension 6, yesterday.

The initiative was in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs, District Municipality’s Health Services Department, SAPS, Fire and Rescue and Traffic Division.

The primary purpose of small businesses audit was to enforce compliance with health and safety standards and minimise health and safety hazards by prohibiting the sale of expired food products. It was also verifying immigration and trade licence documentation.

During this operation, law enforcement officials arrested seven illegal immigrants and two business owners were issued with R3 000 fine for not complying with health and safety standards.

The arrested illegal immigrant were six Mozambican men and one Zimbabwean woman. These illegal immigrants were discovered to be residing and working in the country illegally.

The fined businesses were also issued with compliance notifications and given 14 days to comply with set health and safety standards and regulations.

MMC Modise said the operation was a proactive measure to address numerous compliance concerns raised by the community.

“We want to sent a clear message to business owners that flouting health and safety regulations and thereby risking the health of their customers will not go unpunished,” she said

In another case, a supply of maize snacks was determined to be non-compliant and was swiftly returned to the supplier. Authorities are diligently following up with an inspection at the wholesalers’ premises to safeguard consumer interests.

Local businesses will be subjected to thorough checks as part of this audit to detect the existence of expired food products on their shelves.

The operation is expected to become a regular activity in the future, guaranteeing continual monitoring of conformity to food safety rules. These acts reflect the municipality’s dedication to upholding the community’s health and safety standards.

More News

Lekwa Embarks on Credit Control Operation

Lekwa Local Municipality has embarked on credit control operation that include cutting illegal electricity connection and bridged meters. The operation is currently underway at Extension 6, Sakhile township in Standerton. Meter bridging and illegal electricity...

read more

Sustaining Community Safety Through Inspections

Over two consecutive days, MMC for Community Services and Safety Cllr. Seipati Modise and MMC for Planning and Economic Development Cllr. Thabo Sebiloane headed a proactive inspection which aimed at enhancing community safety and ensuring regulatory compliance and...

read more

Debt Relief Incentive Scheme Extended

In an effort to meet customers half-way in paying their outstanding debts, Lekwa Local Municipality Council has extended the Rand for Rand payment incentive scheme during the Council Meeting held virtually on 04 June 2024. The debt relief incentive scheme - which was...

read more

Assembling of the pump units progressing well

The assembling and installation of the pump units that arrived few weeks ago is progressing well and nearing completion. The pump units which were purchased by Seriti will bring much needed relief as they are expected to greatly assist in raw water abstraction from...

read more