ActionSA Welcomes 2024/25 City of Tshwane Budget Allocations

ActionSA welcomes the service delivery-focused 2024–25 City of Tshwane budget. This budget is reflective of a city on a path to recovery. Despite the deficit, ActionSA is confident that the funding plan, along with support from the National Treasury, will help augment the existing budget shortfall.

ActionSA is particularly pleased to note the following funded service delivery priorities, most of which are under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Mayor, Dr. Nasiphi Moya:

The Rooiwal water treatment plant project has seen accelerated progress over the past few months, with the city having committed to providing portable water to the community before the end of 2024.

– The refurbishment of the Rebecca Cemetery Crematorium in Region 3.

– The Pyramid Substation in Region 2 has a budget allocated for progress.

– Maintenance of the sewer network and high mast lights in Region 1

– Upgrading of the Refilwe Stadium.

Further to this, we are pleased to note the city’s commitment to reducing contracted services in order to make way for one of ActionSA’s long-standing priorities, insourcing.

This reduction in contracted (outsourced) services resulted from a feasibility study that looked into the insourcing of security, cleaning, water tankers, waste collection, grass cutting, and pothole repair staff, integrating them into the city’s staff complement.

Insourcing is one of ActionSA’s flagship policy priorities, which seeks to build and strengthen the capacity of our municipality while giving dignity to the people who do these immensely important jobs.

To this end, a budget allocation has been made available to roll out the first round of insourcing of cleaners, the implementation of which will be confirmed in due course.

 This is a victory that ActionSA is proud to deliver for the City of Tshwane and the residents, as money will be saved on premium consultation fees and other contract services.

ActionSA will continue to work hand in hand with our partners towards improving the city’s financial status. We reaffirm our commitment to making a real difference in the lives of the residents of the City of Tshwane.