Saldanha Bay Municipality launches Recycling Enterprise and Education Project (REEP)

Saldanha Bay Municipality launches Recycling Enterprise and Education Project (REEP)

Saldanha Bay Municipality partnered with Pick n Pay and PETCO to support an innovative recycling pilot project in George Kerridge, Vredenburg.

Since 2016, the municipality’s kerbside recycling collection service has been running well, reaching over 40% participation of households in middle and upper-income suburbs. However, in high-density, lower-income areas, average participation is below 15%.

The Recycling Enterprise and Education Project (REEP) encourages residents in George Kerridge to participate in recycling by helping to feed a hungry child. In exchange for each bag of recyclables given by households to the mobile collector, a donation will be made to the Masiphathisane Primary School feeding fund.

Co-sponsoring the pilot with Pick n Pay’s ‘People and Planet’ sustainability programme, is PETCO, the plastics recycling organisation. PETCO sponsored a street trolley cart which the recycling collector will use to tour the area.

A donation to the school will be made on behalf of Pick n Pay for each bag of recyclables given to the collector. The collector is a resident of George Kerridge, hereby providing a local job creation component to the project.

As a pilot, the project will run for three to six months. If successful, the aim is to continue it and later expand to other areas of the municipality.

The REEP project aligns with the circular economy – diverting valuable waste materials from landfill into the recycling industry, reducing energy and resource use, and creating employment –  while also helping to feed young learners at school.

Photographs:

  1. IMG_3059, Group photograph, from left to right: Mr Abubaker Nackerdien, Manager Solid Waste (SBM), Ms Busiswe Madlalisa, Pick n Pay REEP Project Recycling Collector, Councillor Tanduxolo Salman, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Eventhia Vaughan, Councillor Leonard Michell and Mr Donny Cyster, Wastegro
  2. IMG_3063, Ms Busiswe Madlalisa , Pick n Pay REEP Project Recycling Collector, with the PETCO-sponsored street trolley cart.

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JUNIOR TRAFFIC TRAINING CENTRE (JTTC) LAUNCHED AT HOOPSIG, PATERNOSTER.

Hoopsig, the educational support and life skills centre of the Paternoster Project NPC, became the proud recipient of a child-friendly traffic...

JUNIOR TRAFFIC TRAINING CENTRE (JTTC) LAUNCHED AT HOOPSIG, PATERNOSTER.

JUNIOR TRAFFIC TRAINING CENTRE (JTTC) LAUNCHED AT HOOPSIG, PATERNOSTER.

Hoopsig, the educational support and life skills centre of the Paternoster Project NPC, became the proud recipient of a child-friendly traffic training facility. The aim of this training facility is to teach primary school learners about road safety in a play environment, without exposing them to the dangers of real traffic situations.

The colourful facility was launched on Thursday 25 March to a group of excited children who eagerly learnt the rules of the road and the meaning of various signs. “We are so fortunate to have this facility. Our children are used to roaming the village with their dogs. The marked increase in visitor traffic are putting them at peril,” said Shemoné Bokhary, the programme manager at Hoopsig.

JTTCs are part of a programme implemented by the directorate Road Safety Management (RSM) of the Western Cape Department of Transport on behalf of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).  Saldanha Bay Municipality takes pride in its continuous partnership with both the RSM and RTMC.

At the launch, on hand to assist the little ones to get to know the rules of the road, were Enveretha Miggel, Senior Traffic Officer and Joey Pieters, Law Enforcement Officer from the Saldanha Bay Municipality. The popular character, Daantjie Kat, has been teaching children about road safety for many years and made a surprise appearance at the event!

According to Lizel Plaatjies, from the RSM, there was a tragic increase in pedestrian deaths across the province and country in the last three years. Statistics show that pedestrians account for almost half of all road deaths on South African roads.

“This JTTC will allow RSM and the community to continue with vital and life-saving education We sincerely hope this facility will help to bring down pedestrian deaths in the Paternoster area,” Plaatjies said.

Photo credits:

– Alrika Hefers (Hoopsig) and

– The Communications Department, Saldanha Bay Municipality

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EARTH HOUR, 27 MARCH 2021 (20:30 TO 21:30)

EARTH HOUR, 27 MARCH 2021 (20:30 TO 21:30)

Theme: Climate Change to Save Earth

Earth Hour promotes the notion of sustainability through conservation of natural resources such as oceans, land and wildlife. This will benefit the environment which in return will enable us to thrive. Earth Hour is a campaign used to raise awareness on climate change and provides educational insight on alternative renewable energy sources. Earth Hour is more than switching off lights, it is a course for the greater good of the plant.

Earth Hour is a global campaign with many participants ranging from government, business and individuals. The Earth hour campaign is adaptable to fit the needs of the organisation or individuals for example local governments and businesses turn off the lights in huge office spaces, public buildings while individuals turn off home based lights and other appliances. In South Africa, Earth Hour has many participants such as corporates, municipalities, retailers, restaurants, schools and universities take part in this global event.

The Earth Hour campaign has had its successes in South Africa over the years. Since the introduction (2009) of Earth Hour in South Africa, landmarks such as Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela Bridge and FNB Stadium in Johannesburg have taken part in switch- off events. Other achievements of Earth Hour in South Africa include the following.

  • In 2017 WWF South Africa launched a successful public petition urging Eskom to make the shift to renewable energy. Over 13 000 South Africans signed the petition, showing their commitment to building a cleaner, greener future together.
  • In 2014 Cape Town beat 163 cities in 14 countries in the annual Earth Hour City Challenge to become the Earth Hour Global Capital of the Year.
  • In 2013, WWF launched an award-winning ‘Things to do in the dark’ campaign which included a Facebook App which offered a variety of ideas and inspiration for everyone to celebrate Earth Hour.

Every year, we countdown together across the globe to celebrate Earth Hour and take one iconic action: switch off the lights.

But it is so much more than that. It is a symbol of unity. It is a symbol of hope. It is a symbol of power in collective action for nature.

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SALDANHA BAY SCHOOLS AND WCDM RECEIVE R240K DONATION IN ICT EQUIPMENT

SALDANHA BAY SCHOOLS AND WCDM RECEIVE R240K DONATION IN ICT EQUIPMENT

On Friday, 12 March 2021 Saldanha Bay Municipality donated three (3) line printers to the West Coast District Municipality (WCDM) and 27 photocopy machines to the principals of 23 primary and high schools within the municipal area.

The Western Cape Department of Education assisted the Municipality to identify schools in need of ICT equipment after an internal process was completed to dispose of and transfer moveable assets to other state organs. This process includes the donation of printers to the WCDM.

The value of the line printers was estimated at R40 734.56 and the photocopy machines at R205 188.17, on 30 June 2020.

The schools identified by the Education Department include Diazville Primary School, Diazville High School, Eden Primary School, EJ Malgate Primary School, Hopefield Primary School, Hopefield High School, HP Williams Primary School, Jurie Heyes Primary School, Karitas Primary School, Langebaan Primary School, Louwville High School, Masiphathisane Primary School, Middelpos Primary School, Panorama Primary School, Saldanha Primary School, St Andrews Primary School, St Augustine Primary School, Steenbergs Cove Primary School, Vredenburg Primary School, Vredenburg High School, Weston High School, St Helena Bay Primary School and Weskus Skool.

The transfer of ownership of redundant assets complies with the principles and prescriptions of the Municipal Finance Management Act and is consistent with Saldanha Bay Municipality’s supply chain management policy.

Photograph:

  1. Executive Mayor, Alderman Marius Koen together with other representatives from Saldanha Bay Municipality and recipients of the donated ICT equipment.

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NOTICE WITH REGARDS TO PROCLAIMED SIU PROBE INTO SBM BUSINESS

Saldanha Bay Municipality is aware of Proclamation R39 of 2020 published in the Government Gazette of 24 December 2020. The gazette indicates that the investigation is in relation to the contracting for security services by or on behalf of the Municipality, in terms of bid number SBM 45/17/18, and payments made in respect thereof.

The Municipality has not received any formal communication from the Special Investigations Unit. Upon receipt of official  communication or brief from the Unit, the Municipality will fully cooperate with them and provide all information required. Saldanha Bay Municipality takes pride in its clean and transparent administration and is keen to use the opportunity to proof such to the SIU and the public. The Municipality herewith ensures its cooperation and continued effective, efficient and economical services to the local community.

The Municipality is committed to keep the public informed about the progress and outcome of the said investigation.

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Saldanha Bay Municipality calls on all residents to please remain calm, to reject violence and incitement, and to respect the law during this time...

HANDOVER OF PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TO NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCHES

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SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AWARENESS LAUNCH AND SIXTEEN DAYS OF ACTIVISM PROGRAMME

SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY GENDER BASED VIOLENCE AWARENESS LAUNCH AND SIXTEEN DAYS OF ACTIVISM PROGRAMME

Saldanha Bay Municipality (SBM) utilising the whole of society approach (WoSA) that included  the West Coast District Municipality (WCDM), South African Police Services (SAPS), the Western Cape Government – Social Development and other stakeholders, launched its Gender Based Violence awareness campaign on 25 November 2020 to coincide with the national 16-Days of Activism Programme.

The event was hosted at the White City Multipurpose Centre in Saldanha. Keynote Speakers were the Executive Mayors of the WCDM and SBM, Alderman Harold Cleophas and Alderman Marius Koen, who delivered strong messages in support of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) awareness campaign.  In his address Captain van Reenen from the local SAPS appealed to citizens to work together in the fight against GBV. Where incidents of violence are reported, victims must be treated with respect and dignity.  The guests further received powerful messages from Ms L Goliath from the Department of Justice and testimonials from an ex-offender as well as a speaker who attested to her surviving a GBV-related crime.

Dignitaries, including Saldanha Bay Municipality Councillors, were given an opportunity to sign the Pledge Against Gender-Based Violence. After the formalities, guests progressed to an area opposite the Saldanha SAPS offices where Executive Mayor, Alderman Koen unveiled the specially commissioned mural in commemoration of the GBV campaign.

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign (16 Days Campaign) is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

Given the scourge of Gender-Based violence in the country, Government is implementing the Emergency Response Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, which was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in September 2019. The 16 Days Campaign forms the centre point of government’s comprehensive 365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

Together, let us take actions to support the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

Photographs attached.  Photo credits: West Coast District Municipality and Saldanha Bay Municipality

SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY’S APPEAL TO RESIDENTS FOLLOWING NATIONAL UNREST

Saldanha Bay Municipality calls on all residents to please remain calm, to reject violence and incitement, and to respect the law during this time...

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