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OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MANAGER

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

DEFACING UNCLAIMED DRIVING LICENCE CARDS FOR THE PERIOD MARCH 2020 TO SEPTEMBER 2022

Members of the public who received “Notice to Collect Documents” forms via post for the collection of driving licence cards issued during the period 2020 – 2021, are hereby informed to collect the driving licence cards at the Vredenburg Driving Licence Centre as soon as possible.

Failure to collect the cards will result in them being defaced after 28 February 2023.

Regulation 108 (4) of the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR’s) stipulates the following:

  • An examiner of driving licence shall, except where previously otherwise agreed with the applicant, deface an unclaimed driving licence card 120 days after the notice referred to in sub-regulation (3)(b) was posted, and record the fact that it has been defaced on the register of driving licences.

A driving licence card must be collected by the applicant. If not possible, the applicant must provide an affidavit for someone else to collect it on his/her behalf, stating the reasons why he or she will be unable to receive the card in person, and provide the name and identification number of the person who will receive the card on his/her behalf.

The person who will collect the card on behalf of the applicant shall present his/her identity document upon receipt.

The Vredenburg Driving Licence Centre operating hours are as follows:

Mondays to Thursdays: 07:45 – 15:00

Fridays: 07:45 – 14h15

For more information, please contact the Vredenburg Driving Licence Centre on 022 701 6966.

 

LOAD SHEDDING AFFECTS WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES

Due to Eskom implementing load-shedding, your municipal water and sanitation services might be impacted. We appeal to residents to reduce their water consumption where possible to alleviate the pressure on the water and wastewater treatment networks.

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WHY DOES A CONSUMER’S MUNICIPAL ELECTRICITY ACCOUNT NOT DECREASE DESPITE LOAD SHEDDING?

There are various reasons why electricity consumption and the amount owing to the municipality for electricity do not reduce despite load shedding.

  1. If a consumer has a geyser installed, the geyser will consume more electricity once power is switched on again as the temperature has decreased;
  2. Freezers and fridges also play a role. If opened during load shedding, the temperature will drop and once electricity is restored the electricity demand will be higher to restore the devices to the set temperature.
  3. The municipality bills the consumer for certain fixed electricity costs, which remains the same every month.

Individuals can monitor their own consumption. For example, a reading can be taken at the meter box prior to load shedding, then again at regular intervals once load shedding has ended.

The fixed municipal costs consist of a service charge (R31,61) and a capacity charge (for example R369 for 60 ampere). This is required to recover the fixed costs of the municipality to deliver the electricity service to the consumers. It is required that all property owners pay for this fixed costs, and not only those that consume kWh units of electricity. For example, a holiday owner that consumes electricity only during December must also contribute to the fixed costs on a monthly basis.

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PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT POLICY: AMENDMENTS TO APPLICATION OF PREFERENCE POINTS CLAIMED

The Preferential Procurement Regulations, Notice 47542, was published in the Government Gazette, on 4 November 2022. The Preferential Procurement (PP) Policy was adopted on 19 January 2023.

The Preferential Procurement Policy, amended Supply Chain Management Policy, MBD 6.1, B-BBEE – Affidavits and FAQ are available on Council’s website at the links below.

Herewith the links to the following:

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SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY AMENDED WORKING HOURS

Council approved the following amended working hours for Saldanha Bay Municipal employees, effective from 03 January 2023.

Mondays to Thursdays

07:45 – 16:30

Therefore PAY POINTS close at 15:00

Fridays:

07:45 – 15:00

Therefore PAY POINTS close at 14:15

Essential Services and Call Centre will be available 24 hours per day.

 

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME: JANUARY 2023

The Western Cape Government’s Department of Health will proceed with Covid-19 vaccinations in the Saldanha Bay Municipal area on the followings days:

Saldanha Clinic:

04 January 2023 and 18 January 2023

Lalie Cleophas Clinic:

06 January 2023 and 20 January 2023

Louwville Clinic:

06 January 2023 and 20 January 2023

Hanna Coetzee Clinic:

06 January 2023 and 20 January 2023

Diazville Clinic:

11 January 2023 and 25 January 2023

Langebaan Clinic:

11 January 2023 and 25 January 2023

Paternoster Clinic:

11 January 2023 and 25 January 2023

Steenberg’s Cove Clinic:

12 January 2023 and 26 January 2023

Vredenburg Clinic:

18 January 2023 

Laingville Clinic:

19 January 2023

UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2030

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

South Africa was one of the early supporters of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This commitment is intertwined with its contribution to setting Africa’s long-term development goals.

So, what exactly are these sustainable development goals and what do they mean?

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