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Public pools set to close due to chemical shortage

Due to shortages in chemicals used to keep the water suitable fo healthy bathing and swimming, some of the City’s pools will have to be closed. The affected pools are:
i. Florida Lake,
ii. Sydanham, 
iii. Eastbank in Alexandra,
iv. Roodepoort, and 
v. Davidvsonville.

Whilst this is regrettable as it deprives the residents of the affected areas access to the pools, I would like to assure the residents that this closure is done to ensure the health and safety of the bathers. 
As the City of Joburg, we serve with pride, and part of that serving with pride is to ensure that we protect our residents from any potential harm or hazard.
The procurement process for the chemicals is almost complete, and should be concluded by the end of this week. The delays in the procurement process were caused by among others the open tender process on which the department embarked on to buy the pool chemicals.
The current administration in the City promised the residents a clean government that conducts its business in a transparent and fair manner to ensure equal opportunity to all legitimate business people that want to conduct business with the City. 
The department is working tirelessly to ensure that a qualifying service provider is appointed at the earliest possible time so that the pool chemicals can be ordered before the suppliers close down for holidays.
I would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience to the affected residents, and to assure them that no effort is spared to ensure that all of the City’s pools are in perfect working order for the enjoyment of the people of Joburg.

Cllr Nonhlanhla Sifumba
MMC Community Development
City of Joburg

For more information regarding the closure of the pools, enquiries can be directed to:
Mr Siyanda Mnukwa
Director: Sports and Recreation
082 301 8895