Emfuleni Local Municipality Mayor, Councillor Sipho Radebe, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ArcelorMittal SA to improve services for Vaal residents. The source told the reporter.today that Emfuleni Local Municipality said in a statement they signed  with the steelmaker on Friday that the company is committed to make R3 million available toward assisting the municipality.

Emfuleni said the parties agreed to work together to eradicate potholes and improve municipal services and infrastructure in Emfuleni. The municipality said the September 1984 Vaal Uprisings, together with the lives lost during the Boipatong massacre organisations, formed the foundation for this agreement. ArcelorMittal SA CEO Kobus Venster has made the funds available and committed to more resources for the future while Emfuleni will dedicate expertise, tools of the trade and the labour force in the new partnership. Radebe said this is the first of the building blocks towards a Comprehensive Social Compact among all Social Partners in the Vaal.

Submitted by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.