SERVICE DELIVERY INTERRUPTIONS
Area: Frans Koch Street
Date: Friday, 16 August 2019
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Kindly note that the Municipality must urgently undertake maintenance work on the network supplying water to the above mentioned area. Your water supply will thus be temporarily suspended from 09h00 – 16h00.
The water supply may be restored earlier than scheduled without further notice, as soon as the works involved are completed. A water truck will be on standby during this period.
We urge all other water consumers to use water sparingly during this period. Should you experience any problems, please contact the municipal call centre on 022 701 7061.
LATEST NEWS & UPDATES
Saldanha Bay exhibits public safety at Weskus Mall
21 August 2019
Saldanha Bay Municipality’s public safety department recently participated in the Weskus Mall’s annual Career Open Day from 15 – 17 August 2019 to encourage scholars to choose traffic, fire services and law enforcement as their career of choice.
The Phelophepa Healthcare Train is coming to Town!
20 August 2019
The Transnet Phelophepa Healthcare Train will service residents of the Saldanha Bay Municipal area this September. The train will be stationed at the Saldanha Station and will provide healthcare services Mondays to Fridays from 16 – 20 September 2019 and again from 23 September – 27 September 2019.
HEALTHCARE CLINIC: Healthcare services include free healthcare education, complete physical healthcare assessments, cancer education and treatment, pap smears and prostate cancer testing. Patients pay a fee of R5 for a medication script.
EYECARE CLINIC: Eye testing is free at the eyecare clinic with a fee of R50 for spectacles and R5 for eye drops.
DENTAL CLINIC: Free screening and education offered. Cleaning and extractions are done at a fee of R10.
All services are free to children 15 years and younger.
For more information, contact Mr W Abrahams on 082 874 9873.
Visit a National Park for FREE during SANParks Week
South African National Parks (SANParks) will be presenting the 14th annual SA National Parks Week from 8 to 15 September 2019, and is once again proud to celebrate it with our partners Total South Africa and FNB, this year SANParks is pleased to announce that it has extended SA National Parks Week to include weekends, heeding the request from South Africans who don’t have time to visit national parks during the week. National parks focus week is a worldwide campaign which gives people free access to National Parks. This annual event gives all South African citizens the opportunity to visit one of the 21 national parks for free.
LANGEBAAN HALF MARATHON
12 August 2019
The Langebaan Half Marathon 10km and 21km road races will take place at Club Mykonos on Saturday, 24 August 2019.
The athletes will cross the MR558 road between Langebaan and Saldanha at the Curro Private School/Long Acres entrance from 08h10 to 11h00.
Traffic officials will be on duty at the crossing to stop traffic and allow the runners to cross the road.
For enquiries, contact Bossie on 083 462 4400.
SAVE THE DATE: LANGEBAAN’S CENTENARY
12 August 2019
Langebaan will be celebrating 100 years of existence on 10 September 2019.
To celebrate, Saldanha Bay Municipality in collaboration with the Saldanha Bay Tourism Organisation and the West Coast Business Chamber are planning a range of festivities which launches with a Freedom of the Town Parade at the Langebaan municipal office on Thursday, 10 September.
An exclusive Unity Table dinner event will be held on Friday 13 September and fun festivities will be held on Saturday 14 September 2019.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the Unity Table dinner, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE USE OF LANGEBAAN COMMUNITY HALL DURING DECEMBER 2019
08 August 2019
Saldanha Bay Municipality invites submissions from persons and/or organisations interested in using the Langebaan Community Hall for the duration of December 2019.
Members and/or organisations are hereby invited to submit written applications to the Council. Applications forms are available at the Oostewal Resort, Langebaan Library and on the municipal website at www.sbm.gov.za. Application forms can also be requested via e-mail from the Resort Caretaker, Mr Michael Nieuwoudt at email@example.com.
Completed applications must be submitted on/before 31 August 2019 at the Oostewal Resort in Langebaan or forwarded via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Register on our SMS Database for Municipal Updates
Register your cell phone number or update your personal details on the municipal SMS database to receive messages related to Saldanha Bay Municipality’s water restrictions, emergency situations (floods, fires, power outages and pipe bursts), notices and announcements.
Submit your completed SMS database registration form to any Saldanha Bay Municipal office. You can also fax your completed form to (022) 715 1518 or submit via email to email@example.com. Click here for an electronic copy of the registration form.
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.
Roadworks between Hopefield and Vredenburg
12 January 2019
Trench Road TR2102 between Hopefield and Vredenburg, will be affected by roadworks between September 2018 and July 2019. Signalled one-way traffic (stop/go controls) will be in place to facilitate traffic safety during the construction period.
The 10-month contract awarded to Roadmac Surfacing Cape for periodic maintenance on 17 km of the TR21/02 between Hopefield and Vredenburg, will require a number of half-width road closures.
The expected completion date is July 2019, if everything goes according to plan.
These areas are environmentally sensitive, and the contractor is required to adhere to the terms of a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the project.
Saldanha Bay Youth Council donates books to Wupperthal
28 January 2019
Members of the Saldanha Bay Youth Council donated more than 300 books to the community of Wupperthal, after a recent fire destroyed 45 homes in the historic village.
The Junior Mayoral Committee handed the text books over to the organisers of the West Coast 4 Wupperthal benefit concert, at the Saldanha Multipurpose Centre on 26 January 2019.