Saldanha Bay Municipality

 

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VANDALISM TO KALKRUG RESERVOIR IN SALDANHA


Saldanha Bay Municipality recently experienced vandalism at its Kalkrug Reservoir in Saldanha. Cables were stolen, prohibiting the municipality from reading current water levels on the (electronic) telemetry system.

The municipality is in process of restoring the damage and replacing the stolen cables. Residents are hereby alerted that Saldanha may experience unplanned water interruptions during the restoration process.

We urge all water consumers to be patient during this period and to report the vandalism of municipal assets to 022 701 7061.

 

**PLANNED INTERRUPTION IN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY - VREDENBURG**

Date:     Monday, 21 January 2019      
Area:     Hercules, Korhaan and Hermes Streets in Vredenburg
Time:    09h00 – 16h00

The Municipality intends to interrupt the supply of electricity to the above mentioned area to carry out essential maintenance work on the electrical network of the area. Your installation must be treated as being live for the full duration of the maintenance period, as the power may be switched on before the time mentioned above.

 

FINAL VOTER REGISTRATION WEEKEND

The final voter registration weekend for the 2019 Elections takes place on Saturday 26 January and Sunday 27 January 2019.

South Africa’s 22 932 voting stations will be open from 08h00 to 17h00 on both days for the registration for first-time voters, and the updating of addresses and voting stations for registered voters.

Registered voters can visit the Electoral Commission website (www.elections.org.za) to check their current registration details and voting station location.

They can also SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing their registration status and the address of their voting station (charged at R1).

Unregistered voters can insert their address in the Voting Station Finder application on the website (http://maps.elections.org.za/vsfinder/) to find their correct voting station or call the Contact Centre on 0800 11 8000.

An online facility (www.elections.org.za/MyIEC) is also available for registered voters with access to the internet to update and review their address online.

For more information, visit www.elections.org.za.

 

WITH ONTEC ENERGY, YOU CAN PURCHASE PREPAID ELECTRICITY ONLINE, TODAY!

 

** NOTICE: TABAKBAAI RESORT AND DAY CAMP RE-OPENED**

Please note that the Tabakbaai Resort, day camp and swimming pool in Saldanha is re-opened for resort visitors and day campers.

Directional change of Manitoka and See Streets in Saldanha

Saldanha Bay Municipality wishes to advise Saldanha residents that there will be a directional change in the flow of traffic on Manitoka and See Streets. The direction of the two streets were changed to one-way streets that can only be entered via Main Street, and exited at Camp Street.

The public and road users are requested to be vigilant and to observe all newly installed directional road signs.   

 

 

 

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.

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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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