Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 21 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 that the Saldanha Bay Municipality’s offices will close at 13h00 on Friday, 22 December 2017 and on Friday, 29 December 2017.
All essential services in respect of sewage, water, electricity and fire services will function as per norm.
We wish our residents and visitors a blessed Christmas and a prosperous 2018.
Solid waste services will be conducted as per normal during the 2017/18 festive season, however no refuse removal will take place on Christmas Day (Monday, 25 December 2017) and New Year’s Day (Monday, 1 January 2018).
The refuse removal services will continue from the Tuesday (26 December 2017) to Saturday (30 December 2017), and the same for the following week as stated in the table below.
Refuse removal schedule for Christmas Week and New Year’s Week
|26 Dec 2017||27 Dec 2017||28 Dec 2017||29 Dec 2017||30 Dec 2017|
|02 Jan 2018||03 Jan 2018||04 Jan 2018||05 Jan 2018||06 Jan 2018|
|Location:||Vredenburg||Saldanha||Langebaan||St Helena Bay||Hopefield|
No solid waste services (refuse removal and landfill sites) will be available on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day.
Hierdie aanklag word in ‘n baie ernstige lig beskou en kan lei tot swaar trawwe wat tronkstraf insluit. Die voorkoms van die ontsiering en beskadiging van padtekens en padoppervlaktesis veral gedurende die afgelope drie weke waargeneem en dit wil blyk asof dit steeds voortgaan.
Die resultaat van hierdie atiwiteit, insluitende die verwydering en beskadiging van padtekens veroorsaak onder meer veiligheidsrisikos.
Langebaan is ‘n populere toerisme dorp en ons wil graag hê dat die besoekers die dorp positief ervaar.
Dit sal waardeer word indien die gemeenskap kan saamwerk om die oortreders te identifiseer ten einde hierdie onaanvaarbare gedrag te staak.
On Thursday, 30 November 2017 an incident occurred between minibus taxi drivers and the Saldanha Bay Municipal Traffic Law Enforcement at a local business premises in Vredenburg Main Road, where daily speed enforcements take place.
Approximately 20 minibus taxi drivers from the Saldanha Taxi Association arrived at the above mentioned location in a convoy, surrounding operators who were conducting speed measurements. The operators were threatened, blocked from escaping the scene and the speed measuring device was forcefully taken away from them.
The alleged offenders took the device to the Vredenburg taxi rank where it was set alight. The estimated value of the device is R350 000, 00. A two-way handheld device (radio) was also removed from municipal traffic wardens who were performing patrolling duties at the taxi rank. The device was later returned to a provincial traffic officer.
It is alleged that the taxi drivers were upset due to the amount of traffic infringements received, including the impoundment of a member’s minibus at the provincial impoundment facility. A case for robbery was registered at the Vredenburg SAPS and further investigations will follow.
Saldanha Bay Municipality hereby emphasises the importance of safeguarding our officers and assets, and would like to strongly condemn this type of unacceptable behaviour in our municipal area. Saldanha Bay Municipality will not compromise on any threats or interference by road users whilst performing duties.
On 5 December 2017 at the last Council Meeting for the calendar year, Saldanha Bay Municipality bestowed the title of Alderman on two councillors through a special handover of certificates.
The Speaker, Cllr Olwene Daniels, handed these certificates in recognition of exceptional achievements and the delivering of meritorious services in the interest of Saldanha Bay Municipality. This title is awarded for the exceptional way in which a councillor has lead and served the Council of Saldanha Bay Municipality.
The two new Aldermen are Executive Mayor Councillor Marius Koen and the Whip of the ANC, Councillor Joubert Skei.
The Speaker congratulated the new Aldermen of Saldanha Bay Municipality and thanked them for their loyal and devoted services to the Municipality.
Above: Executive Mayor Alderman Marius Koen and Alderman Joubert Skei.
Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Hopefield Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) received an award for Best Managed Wastewater Treatment Works for plants less than 10Ml per day from the National Department of Water and Sanitation. Additional to this award, Craig Witbooi from the Hopefield WWTW also received the Best Process Controller award for plants less than 10Ml per day.
The Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and its Process Controllers Division (Western Cape) hosted their 8th Process Controller Workshop, followed by a special awards evening. Themed “Serving the Water Sector with Professionalism”, this year’s workshop addressed the fundamentals of both water and wastewater treatment process control.
This event was hosted in collaboration with the Department of Water and Sanitation and Bitou Municipality on 30 November 2017 in Plettenberg Bay.
Above: Wycliff Beukes (Superintendent WWTW), Executive Mayor Cllr Marius Koen; Gerrit Smith (Director: Infrastructure and Planning Services); Craig Witbooi (Process Controller for Hopefield WWTW) and Junius Minnaar (Manager: Water and Infrastructure).
Please note that Saldanha Bay Municipality's Vredenburg Finance Department has moved from the Buller Centre to no. 14 Main Road (Old Nedbank Building). Finance services (including the enquiries desk and pay points) are fully functional and floor assistants are available to direct clients to the new service points.
Saldanha Bay Municipality’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” anti-violence campaign took place on Thursday, 30 November 2017 in Vredenburg.
The awareness campaign is in support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse. Male employees from the various towns took a stand in support of the campaign by walking in high heels (and dresses) through Vredenburg Main Road.
Dedicated employees who have been employed at Saldanha Bay Municipality for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years were honoured at a special Long Service Awards Ceremony for their uninterrupted and devoted public service.
The event was held at Protea Hotel in Saldanha on 17 November 2017. Click here for a full list of awardees.
On Saturday 21 October 2016, the Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Youth Council kicked off their community development project in Louwville, Vredenburg. The young councillors cleaned and painted five bus stops in Louwville, outside the Weston High School.
The Youth Council urges the community to take ownership of municipal infrastructure and to report any vandalism or damage of bus stops to the municipality’s 24-hour call centre at 022 701 7061.
Saldanha Bay Municipality herewith informs all residents that as from 1 November 2017 a verification process will start to compare refuse removal services rendered versus refuse removal services billed.
Therefore if a household is only billed for one refuse bin, the municipality will only empty one refuse bin per week. Owners can apply for additional refuse bins or a reduction of refuse bins by means of the standard wheelie bin application form. Please note that only green SBM wheelie bins will be emptied as part of our refuse removal level of service.
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.