Hopefield - Jacobsbaai - Langebaan - Paternoster - Saldanha - St Helena Bay - Vredenburg

Municipality geared and ready to recycle!

Saldanha Bay Municipality’s free door-to-door recycling collection service launched in Langebaan on Wednesday, 5 October 2016.

The first phase of the three-year ‘WeCare - Recycle’ programme commences in Langebaan this year. As further budget becomes available in 2017, Vredenburg, Paternoster, Jacobsbaai and Hopefield will come on stream, with Saldanha and St Helena Bay following the year after.

Residents were given a starter pack with educational information about how to participate as well as free clear bags for the first week. On the weekly refuse removal day, residents place their clear bag with recyclables on the pavement next to (or on top) of the refuse bin. The recycling contractor Wastegro collects the bag of recyclables and a new clear bag is left for the next week’s (household) recyclables.

Bags are taken to the materials recycling facility at the Vredenburg landfill site where trained workers from the community sort the recyclables to be baled and transported to Cape Town for processing into new products.

The Council and management of Saldanha Bay Municipality are ready to launch the recycling programme and encourage all residents to get behind the campaign.


The Langebaan Ward Councillors, Municipal Solid Waste Department and Wastegro, ready to launch the municipal recycling campaign.


Fraud, crime and theft is an increasing problem in South Africa. Too often, it is undetected and goes unreported, resulting in financial losses to organisations, eventually to the detriment of all stakeholders.

Saldanha Bay Municipality is no different - even as a local municipality. We are committed to conducting healthy business practices with honesty and integrity, which will not only ensure a stable environment for everyone but also ensure the continued future success of the municipality.

For this reason, we have subscribed to a service that will enable all our stakeholders to report anonymously on dishonest colleagues. The service, Tip-offs Anonymous®, is totally independent of Saldanha Bay Municipality. No one will therefore ever know who reported the fraud or dishonest and inappropriate behaviour.

How does it work?
• Anyone can contact Tip-offs Anonymous® using a dedicated FreeCall 0800 telephone number and e-mail as well as the generic FreePost and FreeFax facilities.
• Trained operators, using sophisticated contact centre equipment, will respond to calls in all the 11 official languages during business hours.
• English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho or Xhosa are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
• Operators will interview callers, probing for specific facts so as to record as much information and understand things as clearly as possible.
• The information is then analysed and forwarded to designated persons of the organisation who will decide on corrective action to be taken.
• Although you may choose to tell Tip-offs Anonymous® who you are, the Tip-off report will never reveal your identity or even your gender (unless you choose your identity to be made known to the company!).

What are the contact details?
FreeCall phone: 0800 00 33 10 (exclusive to Saldanha Bay Municipality)
FreeCall fax: 0800 00 77 88 (for the sending of relevant documentation to support your tip-off)
SMS: 32840
Unique e-mail: sbm@tip-offs.com (If Your Company has a server, do not send e-mail from work as this can be traced.)

Please note that your e-mails will also remain anonymous since they will be relayed through a server which “strips-out” your name as sender as well as all other source information.

Water Quality in the Saldanha Bay Municipal Area

During the rainy season in the months of winter, it is a normal occurrence that there is a higher than normal chloride in the Berg River. The hardness of the raw water is also higher than normal. Please also note that the upper limits for chlorides is <300mg/l.

During winter, the chlorides in the water is higher but still within the allowable limits. This will affect the taste of the water as well. The Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of the water is also higher, this affects the appearance of the water. The water in our distribution network is tested on a regular basis by an independent laboratory as well as the health department of the West Coast District Municipality.
The table attached (please click here) gives the latest result for the month of August 2016. All parameters are well within the required SANS 241-1-2015 limits and the water is safe for human consumption.

Driving Licence and Motor Registration Centres open on Saturdays

Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Driving Licence and Motor Registration Centres in Vredenburg will be open on Saturdays, on a fortnight basis during 2016.  

The Driving Licence Centre’s services include the writing of learner’s licences, collection of driving licence cards, renewal of driving licences, application of professional driving permits, learner’s licences and driving licence applications. The Vehicle Registration Centre assists with the renewal of vehicle licences and registration of vehicles.

Click here for a list of the scheduled dates for 2016.


Sars Visits

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) will visit the Saldanha Bay Municipal area on the followings days during 2016:

Date Time Venue
08 November 2016 10h00 - 16h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
09 November 2016 08h00 - 15h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
10 November 2016 10h00 - 16h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
21 November 2016 10h00 - 16h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
22 November 2016 10h00 - 16h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
23 November 2016 08h00 - 15h00 Diazville Library, Saldanha

Registration on Municipal SMS Database

Register your cellphone number or update your personal details on the municipal SMS database to receive messages related to emergency situations (floods, fires, power outages and pipe bursts), notices and announcements in te Saldanha Bay Municipal Area.

Submit your SMS database registration form to any Saldanha Bay Municipal office. You can also fax your form to (022) 715-1518 or submit via email to register@sbm.gov.za.

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SBM (Office hours):
Fire & Traffic: 022 701 6900
Other Services: 022 715 3256
SBM (After hours)
All Services: 022 701 7061
Police: 10111
Ambulance: 10177
Provincial Hospital: 022 709 7200
Provincial Traffic: 022 713 1286
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Fire / Disaster Management: 022 433 8400
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