The Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Cllr Mzwandile Masina will on 3 April

2020 conduct a site visit of the Coen Scholtz Hall, which is being utilised as a

temporary shelter for the homeless during the 21-day nation-wide lockdown.

The City of Ekurhuleni, through the COVID-19 Response Joint Operations Centre, has

formed a Task Team that will support the Gauteng Provincial Government’s efforts in

caring for the homeless.

The site visit will start at the following details:

DATE: Friday, 03 April 2020

TIME: 15h00

VENUE: Coen Scholtz Hall, 12 Mooifontien Road, Birchliegh North, Kempton Park

Members of the media are invited to attend and report


  1. Not only a resident of Ekurhuleni, first citizen of Cllr Mzwandile Masina was also born and raised in the City. Prior to taking up the reins of executive mayor in 2016, Mayor Masina was Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry. He is also the Regional Chairperson of the ANC in Ekurhuleni. The City increased its bursary allocation from R per annum to R1, enabling it to assist more youth achieve their dreams.

  2. In 2016, the administration adopted an interactive approach for the Executive and senior managers to be more actively engaged with the residents of the City. The initiative, called the Siyaqhuba Mayoral Outreach Programme, was initially intended to be a programme specific to the first 100 days of the administration. However, owing to its success and the demand that it generated, it was extended and has become a programme of the City. You will recall that in early 2017, a young boy unfortunately passed away after falling into a disused mineshaft in Jerusalem, Germiston. Following this tragic incident, the City, through the Siyaqhuba Mayoral Outreach Programme, approached the Council for Geoscience and the Department of Mineral Resources with a request for assistance to close all unused mineshafts in Ekurhuleni. We are pleased to announce that by end of this year, 6 mineshafts around the City will officially be closed.

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