The Western Cape Government, via its Department of Local Government, identified certain additional projects to be funded in terms of its Emergency Municipal Load Shedding Relief Grant for the 2022/23 financial year for the purpose of allocating funding to Municipalities, within the Western Cape Province, to procure and install emergency diesel generators to be used for water treatment, water distribution and wastewater systems during times of prolonged load shedding and to mitigate the impact on the provision of basic services.

A total amount of R 2 950 000 (VAT Inclusive) was allocated to the Saldanha Bay Municipality.

The Municipality is in the process of procuring generators from the emergency funding that will strategically be placed at the following service points, namely:

  • Hopefield Oaksweg Sewer Pump Station
  • Hopefield Waste Water Treatment Works
  • St Helena Bay Blueberry Hill Water Pump Station
  • Saldanha Bay Manatoka Sewer Pump Station

The Municipality will also be procuring additional generators with its own funding.

In terms of the project status, the tender for the supply of the emergency generators has already been awarded. The order for the supply of these generators has been placed. The first generators are expected to be delivered to the Municipality by the end of May 2023.

Prolonged power outages cause operational challenges for municipal water supply.  During extended periods of power outages or load shedding, some areas may experience low water pressure or a temporary disruption in water supply.  In addition, interrupted electricity supply to pump stations increases the risk of sewer spillage.

As part of Saldanha Bay Municipality’s mitigation measures, existing and additional generators that can supply electricity to reservoirs and pump stations, will enable a continuous potable water supply service to consumers and maintain the sewerage system.

However, it is important to realise that temporary generator capacity has limitations.  Therefore, despite the efforts that are made to prevent a complete disruption in service delivery, consumers are requested to reduce their consumption where possible during abnormal circumstances where prolonged periods of power outages or load shedding are experienced.  During such times, consumers are requested to please use less water so that storage levels can be conserved.



Saldanha Bay Municipality would like to inform consumers that the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) released a new online service which allows motor vehicle owners to download a motor vehicle licence renewal/notice online.

Motor vehicle owners are encouraged to make use of the following alternative ways to download their motor vehicle renewals / notices.

SMS / Email notifications

From Thursday, 01 October 2020 onwards RTMC will send a SMS or an email to every motor vehicle owner informing them when their motor vehicle licence will expire.

An SMS or email will be sent on the 1st of every month to all motor vehicle owners whose vehicle licences will expire at the end of that month. For example, on 1 February 2021 the RTMC will send a SMS to all motor vehicle owners whose licences will expire on 28 February 2021.

In order to receive the SMS or email notification, motor vehicle owners are encouraged to register on the NaTIS Online Services. Click on the link: www.online.natis.gov.za to register your profile.

The email notification is an electronic version of the Motor Vehicle Licence Renewal (MVL2 notice) which can be downloaded and printed, if need be, and presented to the cashier at the Traffic Centre in order to renew the motor vehicle licence concerned.

Please note:

The RTMC will not send a follow-up SMS.

No SMS or email will be sent to a motor vehicle owner if the vehicle licence has already expired.

The SMS below can be presented to renew the motor vehicle licence concerned.


Your vehicle notice number for CA1##004 is 203700692870, current amount due R696.00 as at 01/10/2020


NATIS Online Team.

Download the Motor Vehicle Notice from the For more information, click here: RTMC Website and RTMC Mobile – App 

Motor vehicle owners can access and download their motor vehicle renewal / notices by registering on the RTMC website. Clink on the link: www.online.natis.gov.za to register your profile.

Once a profile is successfully registered, motor vehicle owners will be able to click on View Motor Vehicle Renewals. The electronic notice with the unique reference number can now be presented to renew the motor vehicle licence concerned.

Motor vehicle owners can also access and download their motor vehicle renewal / notices from the RTMC Mobile – App which is currently only available on the Android platform.

Only once your profile is successfully registered, will you be able to download your motor vehicle renewal notices.

Completing an application form (ALV form)

In the instance where the vehicle owner has not received an SMS or email and he/she wants to renew the motor vehicle license, the motor vehicle owner can complete an ALV form and submit it to the Registering Authority or Post Office (in the provinces where applicable).

Recording a change of address

If a vehicle owner wishes to submit a change of address as per regulation 32A, a Notification of change form (NCP form) must be completed. The NCP form together with the proof of address, such as a utility account or an affidavit can then be filed as required.

For more information contact the Vredenburg Motor Registration Centre on 022 701 6919. Alternatively, contact the Assistant Chief: Traffic Management (Mr. Gordon Swarts) on 022 701 6926.