What is Phoenix Park parkrun? - It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it? - Every Saturday at 8:00am.

Where is it? - The event takes place at Phoenix Park, 87 Danie Theron St, Vanderbijlpark S. E. 2, Vanderbijlpark, 1911. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in? - Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be? - We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Phoenix Park parkrun needs you! - It is entirely organised by volunteers - email phoenixparkhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We're friendly! - Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Phoenix Cafe - please come and join us!

March to April 2019 Schedule

Saturday  16 March 2019  08:00AM   -  Curves

Saturday  23 March 2019  08:00AM   -  Ripped Studio

Saturday  30 March 2019  08:00AM   -  Slaters Gym

Saturday  06 April 2019  08:00AM     -  Virgin Active

Saturday  13 April 2019  08:00AM    -  Planet Fitness

Saturday  20 April 2019  08:00AM    -  Curves

Saturday  27 April 2019  08:00AM    -  Slaters Gym



Ward 5 is apolitical and its purpose is to serve the whole inclusive Ward 5 community

SAPS Sector 4 Updated

Below please find all current SAPS Sector Vehicle numbers. Please delete the old Sector 4 numbers that you have, as it is no longer the correct numbers.

Afriforum Vanderbijlpark 14 /10 / 2018


Police Station Client Service Centre
016 910 9046
016 910 9047
016 910 9024

SAPS Sector 4 SW & A/H South R42
071 675 7245

SAPS Vanderbijlpark Relief Commander
071 675 7246

Vaal River Water Quality

The criteria is that anything lower than 130 has a “low risk of gastrointestinal disorder” as per Rand Water’s website,


so this would be considered acceptable with the figure being way lower than the 130 criteria set.

Dispute Form for Non-Delivery of Municipal Services.

Should you wish to lodge a dispute, please complete the relevant information as stated on the form and submit it to the Office of the Municipal Manager.


Please read attached letter from Outa ‘Local Emfuleni’ to the CEO of Eskom with regard to power supply.

Outa’s Legal Team is in the Vaal today to discuss urgent proceedings to interdict Eskom from disrupting the electricity supply to Emfuleni with prominent parties.

The result of these talks will help determine the future of the Vaal as an economic hub.

Further updates will be circulated as and when they happen.

Visit 'OUTA LOCAL' on facebook and  www.local.outa.co.za.

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6 months ago

Curves will be doing Pilates this Saturday at Gym in the Park and there will be a surprise with CANSA!! Come join in the fun and support our community initiative from 9AM to 11AM. Everyone is ... See more

6 months ago
Photos from Ward 5 Emfuleni's post

Phoenix Trim Park is getting some TLC after last weeks lovely rain.

6 months ago

SAPS Sector 4 Updated
Below please find all current SAPS Sector Vehicle numbers. Please delete the old Sector 4 numbers that you have, as it is no longer the correct numbers.

Afriforum ... See more

6 months ago

Don't forget to bring your tekkies, towels and family for our Gym in the Park session tomorrow at 09:00! Everyone is welcome. Also come and watch the karate training sessions at 08:00. See you all ... See more

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Ward 5 Committee’s purpose is to positively foster two-way communication between Emfuleni Local Municipality and the Ward Residents, by keeping them informed of everything that might impact positively or negatively on Ward 5 and protect Ward 5’s interests when necessary.


Our responsibility to you
  • To create a formal unbiased communication channels and co-operative partnerships between the Municipality and the community within the Municipality.
  • To create harmonious relationship among the community, Ward Councillor and the Municipality through the use and co-ordination of ward residents meetings and other communication forums.
  • To facilitate public participation in the process of development, review, implementation and management of the Integrated Development Planning of the Municipality.
  • To serve as an officially recognized and specialized participatory structure in the Municipality.
  • To make sure that the Community participates fully in the decisions that affect them at the local level.
  • To ensure that contact between the Municipality and the Community is open and free-flowing and of a constructive nature.
  • To assist the Community in accessing information that shows them where their Council taxes are being spent, so they can see value and benefit in the payment of taxes and services.
  • To receive and record complaints from the community within the ward and to provide feedback to the community on Council’s response.
  • To execute other functions as delegated by the Municipality.
  • Ward Committee Members shall participate in the stakeholder cluster forums.

Ward 5 Committee Members

Phillip Nothnagel

Mike Woodroffe

Doep de Preez

Rosemary Anderson

Willem vd Westhuizen

Map of Ward 5, Emfuleni Local Municipality

Municipal Ward Committees: What you need to know

With most councils having been constituted following the 2016 Local Government Elections, the focus now shifts to another important aspect of the local government system in South Africa -- the formation of ward committees.

According to legislation, the first meeting of the newly elected council must take place within 14 days after the election results are gazetted.

Why are ward committees important?

Ward committees are crucial in the local government system as they are the link between the councillor and the community.

The ward committee system is also said to play a critical role in giving meaning to the notion of “the people shall govern”. This is so because local government is regarded as the level of government closest to the people and ward committees are just one way to ensure that citizens give input to the decisions that local councils make.

The South African Local Government Association, which is the sole representative of all municipalities, says ward committees are also important in fostering relations between ward councillors and key stakeholders at ward level, such as traditional councils and community development workers.

Terms of office for ward committees

The terms of office of ward committees are aligned to that of municipal councils and the municipality must, as soon as possible after the results of the elections have been declared, arrange ward meetings in order for the interest groups in the ward to be identified and subsequently for the ward committees to be elected, according to the system applicable in each respective municipality.

Election of ward committees

Salga has developed a Code of Conduct for ward committee members, which are available at all municipalities. However, municipal councils must make the rules regarding the election of ward committee members, including how often meetings take place and the dissolution of ward committees.

The Speaker shall call a meeting in the ward for the election of a ward committee.

Nominations shall be open for 10 but not more than 15 nominees.

Closure of nominations may be proposed when there are 10 nominations and, if carried, there shall be no voting if nominations exceed 10, then voting shall take place.  The ward councillor and Community Participation and Action Support Unit must ensure that meetings are a fair representation of all recognised sectors identified by the municipality and a quorum of at least 100 qualifying community members are present to vote.  An attendance register must also completed.

What are the functions of ward committees?

According to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, a ward committee may make recommendations on any matter affecting its ward to the ward councillor, or through the ward councillor to the municipal council, the executive committee or support committee.

The ward committee will be regarded as the statutory structure recognised by the municipal council as its consultative body and communication channel on matters affecting the ward, including, but not limited to:

  • representing the community on the compilation and implementation of the Integrated Development Plan;
  • ensuring constructive and harmonious interaction between the municipality and the community;
  • attending to all matters that affect and benefit the community;
  • acting in the best interest of the community, and
  • ensuring active participation of the community in the municipality’s budgetary process.

More facts on ward committees

  • Ward committees are made up of representatives of a particular ward.
  • They are made up of members who represent various interests within the ward.
  • Ward committees are chaired by the ward councillor.
  • They are meant to be an institutionalised channel of communication and interaction between communities and municipalities.
  • Wards give community members the opportunity to express their needs, their opinions on issues that affect their lives and to have them heard at the municipal level via the ward councillor.
  • Wards are advisory bodies created within the sphere of civil society to assist the ward councillor in carrying out his or her mandate in the most democratic manner possible. - SAnews.gov.za