Know your Traffic Fine Status on the Go
The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) in its effort to educate and influence positive driver behaviour on the road, is inviting the public to visit its AARTO Mobile Offices and take advantage of various services on offer.
The RTIA will be running a “Know your traffic fine status” public awareness campaign in the Western Cape during August 2018. RTIA will visit the Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Traffic Department in Vredenburg on 16 and 17 August 2018 from 09h00 – 14h00 daily to educate and inform stakeholders on their AARTO rights and responsibilities in managing their traffic fines.
Inside the Mobile Office motorists are able to submit elective options, pay their discounted penalty provided they do so 32 days after receiving the fine, pay for the fine in full or make instalment payments provided an arrangement has been made with the Agency. All major credit and debit cards are accepted for payments. While waiting to be serviced educational video will be screened in the waiting area for clients.
Motorists can also ask questions about any AARTO options and all services. Click here for more information.
Electricity Tariffs: Special Council Decision
At a Special Council Meeting held on Friday, 3 August 2018 the Saldanha Bay Council suspended the connection / capacity charges for pre-paid domestic electricity consumers with a 40 Ampere and a 60 Ampere connection.
This suspension is effective from 1 July 2018. Corrections will appear on the August 2018 municipal account of the affected households.
Click here for an electronic copy.
August 2018 Public Participation Meetings for the Approval of the IDP/Budget Time Schedule and IDP
Saldanha Bay Municipality has adopted the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Budget Time Schedule for Drafting the 2019/2020 Integrated Development Plan at a Special Council Meeting held on 24 July 2018. The IDP Process Plan and Budget Time Schedule for drafting the 2019/2020 Integrated Development Plan documents are available for perusal during normal office hours at the Municipal Office and all satellite offices and libraries.
Saldanha Bay Municipality in accordance with the approved IDP/Budget time schedule invites all its citizens to participate and play an active role in the IDP Process. The municipality will be engaging its citizens through public meetings in all 14 wards and all interest groups are encouraged to attend. At least one meeting per ward is scheduled to take place and will be complemented with sector engagements during August 2018.
Click here for an electronic copy of the notice and ward scheduled meetings.
All patients' ID documents, birth certificates and clinic cards are required. For more information,
contact 022 714 2620.
|6 August 2018
7 August 2018
||Diazville Community Hall
||Langebaan Thusong Centre
10 August 2018
11 August 2018
||Louwville Community Hall
13 August 2018
14 August 2018
|St Helena Bay
||Steenbergs Cove Community Hall
15 August 2018
16 August 2018
||Hopefield Thusong Centre
17 August 2018
18 August 2018
||Velddrif Town Hall
Saldanha Bay wins National Award for Residential Recycling Project
Caption: Abubaker Nackerdien, Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Acting Manager: Solid Waste receives the Silver Award at the recent Eco-Logic National Environmental Awards ceremony.
Saldanha Bay Municipality’s separation-at-source residential recycling project won the Silver Award in the Municipal Category at the recent Eco-Logic National Environmental Awards. Saldanha Bay beat all other municipal entries in this category, except the City of Tshwane who won the Gold Award.
“This award is not only the achievement of the waste management department, the recycling and awareness contractors and the councillors who are supporting it, but in particular the residents who have given their own time and effort to participate,” said Abubaker Nackerdien, Acting Manager: Solid Waste who accepted the award on behalf of the municipality.
The programme started in Langebaan in 2016 and has been running in Vredenburg, Paternoster, Hopefield and Jacobsbaai since September 2017. Saldanha and St Helena Bay are to follow.
Over a thousand tons of recyclable household waste materials have been collected so far and diverted from landfill to go back into manufacturing. The project lengthens the life of the landfill site, saving costs in future. It has also created 46 employment opportunities within the local community.
All residents who receive the collection service in their area are encouraged to join the municipality’s successful recycling project, now recognised nationally. Information on how to participate can be found by clicking on the recycling logo at the bottom of the home page on the municipality’s website at: www.sbm.gov.za.
About the Awards:
- The Eco-Logic Awards identifies individuals, organisations and communities that positively contribute towards a sustainable world. The Awards encourages consumers to support them by purchasing their products and services.
- The Enviropaedia established the Annual Eco-Logic Awards in 2011. These Awards have since grown into South Africa’s most Glamorously Green eco-calendar event, receiving extensive TV, radio, print media and online coverage. Each year, individuals and organisations are invited to submit their eco-logical products, services, projects or initiatives under 13 environmental categories to be evaluated by a panel of highly respected and environmentally aware Judges.
The libraries that are part of Saldanha Bay Municipality and the fine free month include:
|| 1. St. Helenabaai
2. Laingville, St. Helenabaai
|6. Diazville, Saldanha
9. Harold Krumm, Langebaan
ADOPTION OF 2018/19 MTREF BUDGET AND 4TH GENERATION IDP
The Council of Saldanha Bay Municipality approved the Amended 4th Generation IDP and 2018/19 MTREF Budget on 31 May 2018.
Extract from budget speech:
“Our commitment to achieving the objectives of local government set out in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa remains. We strive to do so in an efficient, effective, sustainable and a pro-active/problem solving manner. We are aware that the resources that we work with do not belong to us and that we are merely custodians thereof. It is therefore our commitment to use these resources in a manner that benefits the owners of these resources, the communities and people residing in the Saldanha Bay Municipality. Speaker, as always, we need to be aware of the political, economic, social and environmental realities that face the world, our country, province, district and municipality. These realities have become much more profound during the last years. Here I can refer to land invasions, the water crisis and finding water infrastructure that the national government should be funding and looming cash shortages to fulfil our service delivery obligation. Speaker, the municipality has been seriously affected by the drought in the Western Cape. This puts doubt in investor’s minds that this area will have sufficient water resources, resulting in a low economic growth rate. Council has implemented level 6B water restrictions, which requires a water saving of up to 60% from consumers. Over the next 3 years our investment in water infrastructure will be R428 million, which comprises 55% of the capital budget. A total amount of R170 million will potentially be borrowed to fund these water projects.
Langebaan Landfill Site under Rehabilitation
The Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Landfill Site in Langebaan is currently under rehabilitation and the construction of a new transfer station is underway.
A delay in construction processes had a dramatic impact on the available airspace of the current landfill site in Langebaan. Saldanha Bay Municipality designed a temporary action plan to accommodate community members and businesses utilising the landfill site.
The following changes will occur as from July 2018:
- Only trucks and/or vehicles with loading capacity under six (6) tons will be accepted at the Langebaan Landfill Site. Vehicles larger than 6 tons will have to transport and dispose their waste at the Vredenburg Landfill Site.
- Small businesses and/or community members with vehicle capacity under 6 tons will be allowed to disposed their waste at the Langebaan Landfill Site, but will not be allowed to dispose more than three (3) loads per day.
- Any additional loads will have to be disposed at the Vredenburg Landfill Site.
Continuity of Laingville Storm Water Network Upgrade
Following the termination of Westland Civil’s contract for the Laingville Storm Water Network project, Saldanha Bay Municipality is in process of appointing another contractor to complete the outstanding works.
This process is being concluded and it is anticipated that the new contractor will commence works in Laingville on Monday, 9 July 2018. The road’s remedial works will be prioritised on the construction programme with due completion expected at the end of October 2018.
Should you require more information on the project, please contact Mr Cameron Lawrence at Saldanha Bay Municipality on 022 701 7156.
Indigent Benefits and Rates Rebate
New SASSA Cards Available
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) cards are still valid until 31 December 2018.
Swap your existing SASSA card for a new one from 1 April to 30 September 2018 at your nearest Post Office, SASSA office or designated venue. For more information, contact the SASSA Call Centre on 0800 60 10 11.
Click here for the SASSA notice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click 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.