Saldanha Bay Municipality

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Eskom will not implement load shedding today (Tuesday, 11 December 2018).

*** The risk of load shedding still remains high for today, should power units fail to return to service as planned.

ATTENTION DIAZVILLE WATER CONSUMERS

Area:     Diazville 
Date:     Wednesday, 12 December 2018  
Time:    09h00 – 15h00 (6 hours)

Kindly note that Saldanha Bay Municipality will conduct a pressure test on the water supply line in Diazville, Saldanha.

The affected areas are from Good Hope Street to Westerdam Street. Water will be available but the pressure will be affected (low).

Should you experience any problems, please contact the municipal call centre on 022 701 7061. 

Christmas comes early for West Coast schools

Christmas came early for four schools on the West Coast, thanks to two Cape Town companies that banded together to make the task of teachers and learners at those schools so much easier in years to come.

Camissa Solutions and Bidvest Data recently visited Louwville High School, Graafwater Primary, PW de Bruyn Primary and Lambertsbaai Primary Schools to spread some goodwill. The principals, teachers and learners were elated to be receiving the study guides and books – to the value of just over R800 000.

Marius Koen, Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay Municipality, thanked the companies for their good deed. “It is all about education, the youth, and their future. Together we can change lives, so thank you very much.”

Emile Petrus, Principal of Louwville High School, also expressed his gratitude. “We are grateful for this fantastic initiative from Camissa Solutions and Bidvest. We have been walking a path with them for the past five years and it is great to see that they bring in resources that we can use to assist our underprivileged kids.

“Just remember, these are the things that make the future for our kids brighter. Thank you very much.”

Rustin Variend from Bidvest Data said: “As a socio-economic development upliftment initiative, Bidvest Data, in partnership with Camissa Solutions, donated Siiyavula NST, NS Physical Science, Mathematics and Technology Learner and Teacher Guides to selected schools along the West Coast. It was really heart-warming to see how grateful the teachers, principals and students were to receive the donations. We plan to continue this initiative on an annual basis.”

Lovetta Bolters from Camissa Solutions, that annually hosts the Jazz on the Rocks Music Festival at Tietiesbaai close to Paternoster and the Oh Dam Cederberg Music Festival in Clanwilliam, said these events constitute a smart way of delivering a focus on an area and be a stimulus to building bridges, creating jobs, skills transfer and social cohesion. “Our aim is to bring healing to our still fragmented society. Social cohesion is ultimately at the heart of any successes to be achieved. The schools that have agreed to accept the donation of the learning material have received it with great excitement for its value and the impact on the learners and their future education.”

Caption: Lovetta Bolters (Camissa Solutions), Esmerelda Beukes (Louwville High Deputy Principal), Alderman Elize Steyn, Emile Petrus (Louwville High School Principal), Alderman Marius Koen (Saldanha Bay Executive Mayor), Rustin Variend (Bidvest Data), Louis Hartzenburg (Louwville High Deputy Principal), Councillor Sucilla Van Tura and learners at the handover ceremony.

** NOTICE: TABAKBAAI RESORT CLOSED **

Please note that the Tabakbaai Resort, Day Camp and swimming pool in Diazville, Saldanha is closed until further notice.

ROADWORKS BETWEEN HOPEFIELD AND VREDENBURG

Trench Road TR2102 between Hopefield and Vredenburg, will be affected by roadworks between September 2018 and July 2019. Signalled one-way traffic (stop/go controls) will be in place to facilitate traffic safety during the construction period.

The 10-month contract awarded to Roadmac Surfacing Cape for periodic maintenance on 17 km of the TR21/02 between Hopefield and Vredenburg, will require a number of half-width road closures.

The expected completion date is July 2019, if everything goes according to plan.

These areas are environmentally sensitive, and the contractor is required to adhere to the terms of a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the project. It is a provision of the contract that traffic must be accommodated with the fewest possible delays and the least discomfort to the public.

The safety and convenience of the travelling public are of utmost importance and every effort will be made to ensure that all temporary road signs, cones, flag operators and speed controls are maintained and are effective, and that courtesy is extended to the public at all times.

The contractor is required to make use of approved methods to control the movement of construction equipment and vehicles so as not to constitute a hazard on public roads.

The public is requested to be patient and exercise caution when using these roads during construction.

Site office contact number: 083 654 9947.

Media Enquiries: 
Byron la Hoe
Communication Officer
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570
Email: byron.lahoe@westerncape.gov.za

NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ACTION DELAYS ISSUING OF DRIVING LICENCE CARDS

Members of the public waiting for their driving licence cards may experience a delay because of industrial action at the Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) in Pretoria. While the processing of applications for new licence cards and renewals is decentralised, all cards are issued by the DLCA, a trading entity of the National Department of Transport. This delay will therefore affect applicants all over South Africa.

Drivers who apply for a driving licence card renewal on or before the expiry date pay R140 for the new card. They may continue to drive for a maximum of three months, provided they are in possession of their application receipts and their old cards. Drivers who apply after their licences have expired pay R140 for the new card, and must also apply for a temporary licence at an additional cost of R45. Temporary driving licences are valid for six months. The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) encourages members of the public to apply for their replacement cards well in advance to mitigate the risk of having to obtain a temporary driving licence.

It bears repeating that application receipts and old licence cards may only be used for three months from the application date. Should drivers not yet have received their new licence cards at that point, they will have to obtain a temporary licence. This is unfortunately outside the control of DTPW.

DTPW is acutely aware of the frustration this may cause. Despite the fact that this delay is not the fault of DPTW or any of the local driving licence testing centres, the Department will keep the public informed of any further developments. This dispute can only be resolved at national level, and the delay will persist until such time as the dispute is resolved.

The DLCA has as a contingency and a service delivery improvement measure implemented a short message facility, allowing the public to check the status of their applications via sms (self service).  This will free up the DLTC staff from having to deal with unnecessary queries and also prevent applicants from having to visit DLTC’s to determine the status of their applications.

Safety Tips for Parents

 

 

 

Indigent Benefits and Rates Rebate

 

Register on SMS Database for updates on Water Restrictions

Register your cell phone number or update your personal details on the municipal SMS database to receive messages related to Saldanha Bay Municipality’s water restrictions, emergency situations (floods, fires, power outages and pipe bursts), notices and announcements.

Submit your completed SMS database registration form to any Saldanha Bay Municipal office. You can also fax your completed form to (022) 715 1518 or submit via email to register@sbm.gov.zaClick here for an electronic copy of the registration form.

Ontec (Prepaid Electricity) Vendors

Saldanha Bay Municipality has 69 registered Ontec vendors supplying prepaid electricity to residents and businesses within the municipal area. All Vendors are appointed on the NRS 047 standard.

Prepaid electricity can also be purchased at any Saldanha Bay Municipal office. Below are maps of the locations of the Ontec vendors per town in the municipal area.

Hopefield Langebaanweg Langebaan Middelpos
Mykonos Paternoster Saldanha Vredenburg

 

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