Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding today (Saturday, 23 March 2019) from 09h00 to 23h00.
Eskom is currently implementing Stage 2 load shedding which commenced at 09h00 on Friday, 22 March 2019 and will continue until 23h00 today. Load shedding will shift to Stage 1 from 23h00 this evening until 09h00 on Saturday morning.
Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented on Saturday, 23 March 2019 from 09h00 to 23h00.
The affected areas and times are as follows:
08h00 – 10h30 (Saturday)
16h00 – 18h30 (Saturday)
20h00 – 22h30 (Saturday)
Langebaan, Hopefield, St Helena Bay, Green Village:
22h00 – 00h30 (Friday)
22h00 – 23h00 (Saturday)
National Water Week: 18 - 24 March 2019
The National Department of Water and Sanitation will host a World Water Day celebration event in Vredenburg on 22 March 2019, forming part of National Water Week. The Deputy Minister for Water and Sanitation, Ms Pamela Tshwete, invites and encourages residents to attend the World Water Day celebrations.
Venue: George Kerridge Community Hall, Vredenburg
Date: Friday, 22 March 2019
Driving licence testing centre’s services temporarily affected by national online system
The Live Enrolment Units (LEUs) at Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Driving Licence Testing Centre, used countrywide to perform eye tests for learner’s and driving licence applications and card renewals is temporarily offline.
Without eye tests, licences and card applications, including the renewal of licences and permits cannot be completed.
Saldanha Bay Municipality apologises for the inconvenience and encourages applicants be patient during this period. In the interim, the driving licence testing centre can be contacted on 022 701 6927 to confirm whether the system is online again, before visiting the centre for applications and renewals.
Saldanha Bay Municipality celebrates Global Recycling Day
Saldanha Bay Municipality is marking Global Recycling Day on Monday, 18 March 2019 with a one hour Open Day for visitors to the Materials Recovery Facility from 13h00 – 14h00 at the Vredenberg landfill site on the R45.
Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to recognize the importance that recycling plays worldwide in preserving resources and helping to conserve our environment.
March also marks the end of the first three-year municipal programme delivering the door-to-door recycling collection service to residents. Starting in Langebaan in 2016, the service was extended in the second year to Hopefield, Vredenberg, Paternoster and Jacobsbaai, with St Helena and Saldanha coming on stream in October last year. The service will continue into the next three-year financial period.
The participation rate in the Saldanha Bay Municipal area is currently 34%. One out of every three households are recycling. This is well above the average for South Africa. However, many more residents and households are encouraged to join in.
“We’ve made it easy for everyone who wants to recycle. Free recycling bags are available from all Saldanha Bay Municipal offices. Gather your dry household recyclables (paper, plastic, glass and tins) in the bag and put it out on the pavement on the same day as refuse removal. It will then be swopped for a fresh bag. You’ll be on your way to making recycling a weekly routine,” said David Wright, Senior Manager: Solid Waste and Bulk Water Supply.
For more information about the recycling service, click on the recycling logo at the bottom of Saldanha Bay Municipality’s homepage at www.sbm.gov.za.
Photo caption: “Municipal staff at the launch of the recycling collection service. More than 1,855 tons of recyclable waste material has been diverted from landfill, creating over 45 local jobs.”
MARCH DECLARED FINE FREE MONTH AT SBM LIBRARIES
Your fine will be waived and you will immediately be able to borrow books again to “Connect @ your library” by reading, learning and growing as a citizen.
Users of Diazville Library are hereby urged to return all their outstanding books to the Saldanha Public Library.
During fine free month, lost cards will be replaced at no cost to the patron.
“So many books, so little time.” - Frank Zappa
EXHIBITORS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN WELLNESS DAY
Local organisations and businesses specialising in awareness and or education about living an active and healthy lifestyle, substance abuse, self-defence, financial wellness, legal advice, health and beauty, are hereby invited to participate as an exhibitor at the 2019 Saldanha Bay Municipality Wellness Day.
There is an expected attendance of 550 - 750 employees at this year’s event.
Please contact Ms Sharon Malander on 022 701 6997 or email Sharon.Malander@sbm.gov.za on/or before 8 March 2019 to participate in the Wellness Day.
OPEN DAY: COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
The West Coast District Municipality will host a series of Open Days to update their Coastal Management Programme and review their Air Quality Management Plan. The public is encouraged to participate in the stakeholder engagement process.
For more information, contact:
Charles Malherbe (West Coast District Municipality)
Tel: 022 433 8400
WEST COAST SPCA MOBILE CLINIC DATES
WITH ONTEC ENERGY, YOU CAN PURCHASE PREPAID ELECTRICITY ONLINE, TODAY!
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.
Byron la Hoe
Department of Transport and Public Works
Tel: 021 483 9813
Cell: 079 281 8570
Safety Tips for Parents
Indigent Benefits and Rates Rebate
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 email@example.com. 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.