To: All Media
Attention: News Editors and Journalists
Issued: Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Mogale City and partners gear up for festive season incidents

As we enter the December holiday season, many of us will be on the roads heading to our homes, various holiday destinations or visiting family and friends especially after months of restricted inter-provincial travel due to Covid-19. Regrettably not only is the festive season associated with travelling but also increased road, traffic, criminal and other many times needless incidents, including fatalities.

In many incidents, this explains the delay in the detection and arrival of emergency services personnel such as ambulances, traffic, the police, fire and rescue operations at an accident or incident scene. This is an undesirable situation as the safety of every South African citizen depends on these services arriving at the accident scene in the most efficient and shortest time possible.

It is for this reason that Mogale City Local Municipality’s Public Safety Services, municipal and government partners including the South African Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, West Rand District Municipality’s Disaster Management Services, the Department of Health, fire and ambulance services and other, to facilitate a simulated emergency exercise in Mogale City. The planned simulation forms part of government’s mandate to test the readiness of all emergency services on the national road network and ensure that accidents are managed in a quick and efficient manner – particularly over the festive season, which can be referred to as a peak incident period. 

Details of the simulation:
Date: Friday, 11 December 2020
Time: 12h00 for 13h00
Venue: R563, Mogale’s Gate, Hekpoort, Mogale City  

Members of the media are invited and advised to wear comfortable clothing with a reflective jacket if possible. A pin location will be shared on confirmation of your attendance.  


Issued by:
Mogale City Local Municipality
Corporate Communications on behalf of Mogale City Public Safety

For Media Enquiries Only
Mr. Adrian Amod
(011) 951 2304 / 081 351 2586