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 of national public unrest.

At the moment, there has been no looting within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area.

A strategy is in place to respond to all potential risks within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area. All law enforcement agencies have been deployed to patrol potential hotspot areas and to monitor illegal gatherings and suspicious behaviour. We appeal to residents to report, should they notice such activities, to the South African Police Services on 08600 10111.

Should any violence break out, we will inform the community accordingly.

It is important that we do not fall prey to false, unverified or inaccurate information. We urge the public to be weary of fake news spread through social media, including WhatsApp.

We are busy fighting a deadly third wave of Covid-19 infections, while trying to roll-out life-saving vaccines.

Let’s remain focussed and move forward.

Saldanha Bay Municipality

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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 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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GRANT-IN-AID APPLICATIONS 2020/2021

Purpose: This grant allocation is intended for the purpose of upgrading existing, unregistered Early Childhood Development (ECD) facilities within a specified ward only.

Geographic Location Applicable: Ward 9 (For clarification of ward boundaries, please contact Franklin Daniels at E-mail: Franklin.Daniels@sbm.gov.za.)

Saldanha Bay Municipality makes grants-in-aid available to organisations or entities for funding of projects that benefit the community and assist the municipality in realising its goals and objectives as set out in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP). Funding will only be available from 15 May  2021.

Objective:

To provide an opportunity of creating sustainable partnerships with outside agencies to achieve the objectives of Saldanha Bay Municipality as outlined in the Integrated Development Plan and the municipal Early Childhood Development (ECD) policy. In this instance, funding is specifically made available to increase the number of registered ECD facilitates within a specified ward.

Categories eligible for transfers and subsidies (Grants-in-aid, specifically for ECD). When considering grant applications, preference will be given to the following organisations:

  • A public benefit organisation (PBO), which is a non-profit company (NPC) incorporated in terms of Schedule 1 of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008 or a trust or an association of persons that has been incorporated, formed or established in the Republic as contemplated in the definition of public benefit organisations in sections 30(1) and 30(3) of the Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962 as amended;
  • A non-profit organisation (NPO) registered as such in terms of section 13 of the Non-Profit Organisations Act, 71 of 1997;
  • An Early Childhood Development (ECD) site or childcare and development facility such as a crèche, day care or educare centre with the principal objective being early childhood development for children aged 0-6 years and that is duly registered with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development as a place of care in terms of the Children’s Amendment Act, 41 of 2007.

Restrictions on grants-in-aid allocated in terms of this Policy:

The following, being either, projects, activities, programmes or types of expenditure, will not qualify for grants-in-aid funding in terms of this Policy:

  • Bursaries of any kind;
  • Disaster management and relief;
  • Donation of assets, moveable or immovable;
  • Public functions, conferences and seminars of any kind;
  • If not aligned to the priorities, strategies and objectives as set out in the municipality’s IDP;
  • Retrospective funding of expenditure that has already been incurred or to fund any over expenditure that may be incurred on an approved grants-in-aid project;
  • Where only an individual will benefit;
  • Which are to be carried out beyond the municipality’s area of jurisdiction unless a clear and compelling benefit to the municipality and its residents can be demonstrated;
  • For the benefit of any particular political party;
  • Subsidisation or funding of municipal rates, tariffs, service or user charges;
  • Any commercial or other business transactions entered into between the municipality and outside contractors or suppliers, in terms of the municipality’s Supply Chain Management Policy for the supply of goods or services;
  • Any undertaking or enterprise operating as a business for profit or gain except in the instance of an Early Childhood Development (ECD) site or childcare facility referred to in paragraph 5.3 above or economic and social developmental projects and initiatives;
  • Grants-in-aid to civic or rate payers’ associations;
  • Where a member of Council or an official of the Saldanha Bay Municipality receives any direct financial or other gain from this organisation.

The following application requirements shall apply upon application:

  • The municipality reserves the right not to fund an organisation or body two years in succession or in any future years;
  • Applications for transfers and subsidies (grants-in-aid) should be aligned with the powers and functions allocated to municipalities by the Constitution of South Africa (Section 156) (Annexure A), section 8 of the Systems Act, as interpreted by the Municipality’s IDP and the relevant sections of the MFMA and any amendments thereto;
  • Applicants/organisations and bodies may not be in arrears with their municipal accounts for more than three months;

  • To ensure the sustainability of project(s) undertaken by the organisation or body, consideration should be given to granting the full funding requirements of deserving projects or programmes, rather than pro-rata allocations, unless there is also grant counter-funding from other sources;
  • Grants-in-aid transfers/payments shall be restricted to deserving organisations provided that such organisations or bodies:
  • Operate as a separate legal entity and are recognized as such by South African legislation;
  • Are governed by their constitutions, have regular meetings with their members and subscribe to sound accounting practices; and
  • Are located and serve communities and individuals who are most in need within the jurisdiction of the municipality.

For the purpose of this specific Early Childhood Development related Grant-in-Aid, applicants are required in addition, to submit a portfolio of evidence providing the following:

  • Must be a registered NPO/PBO specialising in the field of Early Childhood Development;
  • A proven track record of ECD related projects within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area over a minimum period of 5 years;
  • Be in possession of and submit a letter of endorsement signed by the regional director of the Department of Social Development;
  • Must be a registered NPO/PBO specialising in the field of Early Childhood Development.

For the purpose of this specific Early Childhood Development related Grant-in-Aid, applicants should note that expenditure of said funding is restricted towards enabling registration with the Department of Social Development and subsequently may only be spent if expenditure is in alignment with the following:

  • Capital infrastructure support towards registration of facilities to ensure all requirements of the Department of Social Development are met. {as stipulated in Children’s Act, Chapter 5, Number 79.2, Items (a) to (i)}
  • In addition to above, funds may only be utilised towards operational expenditure relating to meeting registration requirements such as:
  • Expenditure relating to acquisition of Land Use, Fire and Health certification;
  • Expenditure relating to the commissioning of registered architectural services towards obtaining building plans;
  • Also including operating registration requirements as stipulated in Children’s Act, Chapter 5, Number 79.2, Items (j) to (k).
  • Under no circumstances may funds be utilised for operating expenses relating to salaries or nutritional support for facilities.

Applicants must complete the application form in full and include all supporting documentation as required.  Note that incomplete application forms and applications will not be considered. Please note that organisations that apply must be located or operate within the municipal boundaries of the Saldanha Bay Municipal area. Completed Grant-in-Aid application forms including the Business Plan and all supporting documentation as set out in the application form and the Grant-in-Aid Policy and this advertisement, must be submitted to the following address:

Saldanha Bay Municipality, Community Development Office, Investment Centre, 15 Main Road, Vredenburg, 7380

Closing date for Grant-in-Aid submissions: Wednesday, 24 March 2021.

Contact or visit the Saldanha Bay Municipality Community Development Office for forms or any information required.

Contact details:

Telephone: 

022 701-7189

E-mail:

Franklin.Daniels@sbm.gov.za 

Abe.DuPlessis@sbm.gov.za 

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STANDARD BANK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY

STANDARD BANK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY

STANDARD BANK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY AND WoSA PARTNERS DONATES COVID-19 COMPLIANCE PPE TO THE VALUE OF R 500,000

On Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 170 Early Childhood Development (ECD) educational facilities, distributed across the 14 municipal wards in Saldanha Bay Municipality, received care packs with COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) consumables ranging from disposable face masks to various disinfectants.  The value of each care pack is estimated at approximately R 3,000.

This generous and much needed donation was financially made possible by Standard Bank South Africa to the Saldanha Bay Municipality in conjunction with its Whole of Society Approach (WoSA) partners, namely the Early Learning Resources Unit (ELRU), Grassroots Educare Trust and the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD).

One of the receiving ECD centre’s principals noted with appreciation that, “Every little bit helps.  For us, every Rand counts.  In this instance the little actually means a lot!”  When discussions between Standard Bank and Saldanha Bay Municipality were initiated in late 2020 about possible support to ensure ECD service continuity within the municipal area, it was specifically directed at ways to alleviate the severely negative financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this sector. At best a small contribution was expected, but a substantial donation to the value of R 500, 000, was wishful thinking!

The vision to be able to make a contribution, became a reality in November of 2020 when Standard Bank confirmed their donation to assist the early childhood development centres in the area to achieve and maintain COVID-19 compliance status and thereby ensure that these facilities remain open and continue a safe education and child care service to its users.  The COVID-19 operating compliance cost inevitably necessitated additional expenses for ECDs.  Already hard hit by long closing periods and loss of income during 2020, such additional expenses were simply not provided for in centre budgets.  It goes without saying that the Standard Bank donation contributed considerably to ease the financial burden.

 

Several items such as disposal adult and children’s masks, spray guns and sanitiser tablets, rubber gloves, disposable paper rolls, bleach, tissue paper, toilet rolls, disinfectant and soap were received.

Saldanha Bay Municipality and its WoSA partners Early Learning Resources Unit (ELRU), Grassroots Educare Trust and the Western Cape Government’s Department of Social Development (DSD), would like to sincerely thank Standard Bank for their insight and this donation of PPE that will go a long way in making a significant impact on many young lives.

Photographs:

  1. Speaker of Saldanha Bay Municipality, Alderman Olwene Daniels, together with various role players and representatives from the ECDs who received the COVID-19 care packs donated by Standard Bank.
  2. Delivery of the care packs to 170 local Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres takes place.
  3. The much needed content of the care packs displayed.
  4. Illustrating the content of the PPE care packs.

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