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
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.
NARYSEC Recruitment Applications now open
The National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform’s NARYSEC (National Rural Youth Service Corps) are recruiting candidates for their Comprehensive Rural Development Programme and Agri-Parks Programme. All youth, male and females of all races and those living with disabilities in rural communities are invited to apply to participate in this 2 year programme.
Click here for an electronic copy of the NARYSEC advertisement.
Click here for an electronic copy of the application form.
Saldanha Bay Municipality signs WoSA Framework
On Wednesday, 20 June 2018 the Whole of Society Approach (WoSA) Framework document was formally signed by after being approved by the Saldanha Bay Council. The WoSA embeds and institutionalises a collaborative approach to service delivery which includes local, provincial and national government, state-owned institutions, the private sector and civil society (viz. stakeholders) to address a community’s specific needs, thereby creating “public value” in the communities concerned.
Back row: Abé du Plessis (Saldanha Bay Municipality), Dr JC Stegman (Department of the Premier, Western Cape) and Dr Robert Macdonald (Western Cape Department of Social Development)
Front row: SBM Deputy Mayor Eventhia Vaughan and Dr Beth Engelbrecht (HOD: Western Cape Department of Health)
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.
Inauguration of Saldanha Bay Youth Council
Saldanha Bay Municipality inaugurated its second Youth Council at a special ceremony held at the White City Multipurpose Centre on Saturday, 16 June 2018 (Youth Day).
The Youth Council will serve the youth of our municipal area, work together with youth orientated organisations and liaise with the municipality’s Youth Forum (18 - 35 years) to address issues relating to peer pressure, substance abuse and school drop-out rate. The elected Youth Councillors are a fair representation of all wards in the Saldanha Bay Municipal area and attend high schools within our municipal towns.
Saldanha Bay Municipality welcomes its new Youth Council and wishes them well for their 2018/19 term of office.
Front Row: Deputy Junior Speaker – Cllr Jeanetta Fredericks, Junior Speaker – Cllr William Hendricks, Executive Mayor – Alderman Marius Koen, Junior Mayor – Cllr Thabo Rhongo, Deputy Junior Mayor – Cllr Charlton Mopp.
Middle Row: Cllr Lynn Barends, Cllr Akhona Mngeyane, Cllr Anja Schutze, Cllr Gabrielle Carolissen, Cllr Johane-Lee Griphiths, Sinoxolo Nizilane, Cllr Monique Melck, Chrisna Vraagom, Mia Van Der Linde , Cllr Chamira Solomon, Cllr Zoe Barends.
Back Row: Cllr Diego Vasconselos, Cllr Shana Van Wyk, Cllr Jonathan Pols, Simamkele Lalile, Cllr Laurence Pretorius, Cllr Diederick Botha, Cllr Bernice Cowan, Luxolo Donowo, Cllr Carmen Swanepoel.
Indigent Benefits and Rates Rebate
Municipal Law Enforcement moves to new premises
The Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Law Enforcement Department has moved to a new premises.
Law Enforcement Address (new address):
19 School Street, Vredenburg
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.
Saldanha Bay Municipality Animal Pound
The Municipality has the right to seize or impound animals found in streets or public spaces.
Click here for more information on the impoundment of animals, the process of releasing impounded animals as well as the relevant contact numbers.
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.
Report uncovered manholes
Saldanha Bay Municipality aims to ensure that manholes within the municipal area are safely covered to prevent the occurrence of any accidents or incidents.
The municipality and the South African Police Services are working together to halt and prevent the theft of fire hydrants, manhole covers and water metre covers. To further assist with the prevention of these incidents, we require the assistance of the community.
We encourage the community to report uncovered manholes, fire hydrants and water metres by contacting the 24-hour Saldanha Bay Municipality call centre on 022 701 7061. Alternatively, contact the municipal health and safety department on 022 701 7190 to report the occurrence of accidents and incidents related to uncovered manholes.
The municipality will ensure that the relevant department investigates and replaces the uncovered manhole(s).
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.