SERVICE DELIVERY INTERRUPTIONS
Date: Thursday, 03 October 2019
Area: Smit Steenwerke, Soutsakfontein, Tuindrift, Droedasvlei, Fransvlei 1 & 2, Rooiheuwel, Boesakskraal, Sotpan 1 & 2, Skuitjies, Rondekop, Dawidsfontein and surrounding areas
Time: 09h00 – 16h30
The Municipality intends to interrupt the supply of electricity to the above-mentioned areas to carry out repair work on the electrical network of the area. The supply of electricity will be off for the duration of the repair work.
Your installation must be treated as being live for the full duration of the period, as the power may be switched on before the time mentioned above.
LATEST NEWS & UPDATES
2019/20 West Coast Rock Lobster Recreational Fishing Season
07 October 2019
The 2019/20 West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) recreational fishing season will open on Saturday, 1 November 2019 and will close on Saturday, 11 April 2020.
Fishing times for WCRL will be from 08h00 until 16h00.
The bag limit is four per person, per day and the size restriction is 80 millimetres carapace length.
No person catching WCRL with a recreational fishing permit may sell his/her catch and any WCRL caught, collected or transported must be kept in a whole state.
The Government Gazette Notice in respect of the recreational fishing season will be issued.
Recreational west coast rock lobster permits are obtainable at the Post Office.
WARD COUNCILLORS FEEDBACK MEETINGS: OCTOBER 2019
01 October 2019
Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Ward Councillors invites all citizens to participate and play an active role in the municipal processes. Ward Councillors will engage with his / her citizens through public meetings in all 14 wards and all interest groups are encouraged to attend. At least one meeting per ward is scheduled to take place from 7 – 17 October 2019.
NEW WARD COUNCILLOR INAUGURATED
20 September 2019
The Saldanha Bay Council has welcomed a new ward councillor.
Wilhelm America was sworn in as the new ward councillor of Ward 14 in Langebaan at a Special Council Meeting held on 20 September 2019. This follows his victory in the ward’s bi-election on 18 September 2019.
Saldanha Bay’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Marius Koen welcomed Cllr America to the Council.
“Congratulations to Councillor America. I know he will do a great job representing the people of Ward 14 and will make a positive contribution to the Council of Saldanha Bay Municipality,” the Mayor said.
Ward 14 includes Seaview Park, Langebaan North, Paradise Beach, Laguna Sands, Skiathos, Santorini, Long Acres, Calypso, Blue Lagoon, Waterfront, The Cove, Sunset Heights, Sunset Estate, Leentjiesklip, Country Estate Phase 2, Apollo Reight, Ageain Heights and Mykonos in Langebaan.
Photo caption: Alderman Olwene Daniels (Speaker), Councillor Wilhelm America and Mr Heinrich Mettler (Municipal Manager) at the Council Meeting.
GRANT-IN-AID APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATIONS AND NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
12 September 2019
Saldanha Bay Municipality makes grants-in-aid available to organisations or entities to fund projects that benefit the community and assist the municipality in realising its goals and objectives as set out by the Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
When considering grant applications, preference will be given to the following organisations that utilise the transfer or subsidy from the municipality to perform the functions:
- Public Benefit Organisations
- Non-Profit Organisations
- Early Childhood Development facilities
- Old Age Homes
- Public Schools
- Sports Clubs
- Arts and Culture Associations / Groups
MOTOR REGISTRATION SATELLITE STATIONS
08 August 2019
In order to ensure that motor vehicle licencing services are expanded within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area, the municipality commissioned Satellite Stations for motor registrations at the municipal offices in Hopefield, Saldanha and Langebaan.
The Motor Registration Stations are opened from 08h00 – 15h00 and will offer the following services:
- Renewal of vehicle licences
- Registration of vehicles
Mondays – Fridays
Saturdays (excl public holidays)
08h00 – 15h00
08h00 – 13h30
Mondays – Fridays
08h00 – 15h00
08h00 – 15h00
08h00 – 15h00
For more information, contact the Vredenburg Motor Registration Centre on 022 701 7029/6904/6935/6919/7124.
APPROVAL OF IDP / BUDGET PROCESS PLAN AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENGAGEMENTS: 05 – 15 AUGUST 2019
31 July 2019
The Integrated Development Plan (IDP) brings Government & Citizens together!
If you have an issue that needs to be addressed in your Municipality, participate in the municipality’s IDP public participation engagements which are scheduled in all 14 wards from 05 – 15 August 2019.
Spread the word to your fellow citizens and encourage community participation in your wards.
ELECTRICITY TARIFFS FOR THE 2019/2020 FINANCIAL YEAR
10 July 2019
Included in this month’s issue of the Express newsletter, is an article that was published in the Weslander on 4 April 2019 reporting on the March 2019 tabled budget report of Saldanha Bay Municipality. This provides an overview of the electricity tariffs for the 2019/20 financial year. It is included for information purposes.
From 1 July 2019 the pre-paid electricity of residential consumers with a 40 Ampere and 60 Ampere single-phase electricity connection will be charged R75 and R100 respectively. The municipality restructured its electricity tariffs last year (2018/19) for all electricity consumers, effective from 1 July 2018. The net effect was that the kWh unit charge was reduced, and a fixed charge was introduced. Council then decided to suspend the pre-paid electricity capacity charge for the above-mentioned two categories, for that financial year.
It is now being re-introduced in a phased approach, after considering the October 2018 public inputs received and further deliberations on it during the 2019/20 budget process.
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.
PLANNED ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS
Road construction works will be conducted on the following roads in the respective wards of Saldanha Bay Municipality from mid-September 2019 until 30 June 2020. The affected residents will be notified in advance of the commencement of construction within their street, to accommodate safe access to their properties during construction. For any further related enquiries, you may contact Mr Malcolm Jagers or Mrs Penny Beukes at 022 701 7113.