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Saldanha Bay hosts first West Coast ECD Conference

Saldanha Bay Municipality, in collaboration with the Western Cape Government and West Coast District Municipality, hosted the first West Coast Early Childhood Conference at Protea Hotel in Saldanha from 23 – 24 May 2019.Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the holistic, integrated development of a child during the first years of life in a socio-cultural (physical, social, emotional, spiritual, moral and intellectual development) context. Saldanha Bay Municipality plays a pivotal role in...

Saldanha Bay Municipality Celebrates Global Recycling Day

Saldanha Bay Municipality is marking Global Recycling Day on Monday, 18 March 2019 with a one hour Open Day for visitors to the Materials Recovery Facility from 13h00 – 14h00 at the Vredenberg landfill site on the R45.Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to recognize the importance that recycling plays worldwide in preserving resources and helping to conserve our environment. March also marks the end of the first three-year municipal programme delivering the door-to-door recycling...

Saldanha Bay concludes 2018/2019 festive season operations

Saldanha Bay Municipality’s department of public safety (traffic operations, law enforcement and security services, fire services and traffic management), in collaboration with the South African Police Services, Department of Transport and Public Works’ provincial traffic department, South African National Parks and the Saldanha Bay Tourism Organisation recently concluded its 2018/2019 festive season operations for the Saldanha Bay Municipal area.Together, the departments developed a holistic...

SERVICE DELIVERY INTERRUPTIONS

ATTENTION HOPEFIELD WATER CONSUMERS

Area:    Hopefield Town

Date:    Thursday, 20 June 2019

Time:    09h00 – 16h30

Kindly note that the Municipality will temporarily interrupt the supply of water to the above-mentioned area in order to commence works for the installation of the Hopefield bulk zone meter. Your water supply will thus be temporarily suspended from 09h00 to 16h30.

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.

ATTENTION LANGEBAAN WATER CONSUMERS

Area:     Country Club and Myburgh Park

Date:     Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Time:     09h00 – 16h30

Kindly note that the Municipality will temporarily interrupt the supply of water to the above-mentioned area in order to commence works for the installation of a bulk zone meter. Your water supply will thus be temporarily suspended from 09h00 to 16h30.

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

ADOPTION OF 2019/20 MTREF BUDGET AND 4TH GENERATION IDP

The Council of Saldanha Bay Municipality approved the 2019/20 MTREF Budget and the Amended 4th Generation IDP n 30 May 2019.

07 June 2019

Extract from budget speech:

“Our commitment to achieving the objectives of local government set out in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa remains. We strive to do so in an efficient, effective, sustainable and a pro-active manner.  We are aware that the resources do not belong to us but are mere custodians thereof.  It is therefore our commitment to use these resources in a manner that benefits the owners of these resources, the communities and people residing in the Saldanha Bay Municipality.

Speaker, as always, we must understand the political, economic, social and environmental realities that face the world, our country, province, district and municipality.  These realities have become much more profound during the last years. Here I can inter alia refer to land invasions, service delivery protests and the stagnant economy of our country.

Speaker, although the 2018 rain season provided relief from the drought in the Western Cape, it remains serious.  The average dam levels in the Western Cape is currently 45% (16 May 2019).  An amount of R173 million will be spent over the next 3 year on water infrastructure projects to enhance our water sustainability.

It is pleasing to see that the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ) continues to make great strides in rolling out its mandate from the National Government.  The SBIDZ’s vision is to create an enabling environment to promote sustainable economic growth and job creation, specifically in the Oil and Gas, Marine Fabrication and Repair and Maintenance industrial sectors.  Speaker, this is a long-term investment of around R10 billion.  It is this “mushroom” that will be the corner stone of the municipal economy.  It will lead to a long list of downstream developments, developments that will not be there if the SBIDZ does not create the industrial, retail, office, residential and leisure demand over time.“

 

FAKE NEWS ALERT:

 

07 June 2019

Saldanha Bay Municipality is aware of the recent fake news being circulated regarding a new cut-off date for the payment of municipal accounts.

Municipal accounts are distributed monthly via post and email, with the due date for payment on the 15th of each month. Due dates for the payment of municipal accounts can only be determined by Council Policy, and should there be a change in the due date, Saldanha Bay Municipality will notify account holders timeously via all communication platforms.

Saldanha Bay Municipality urges residents to ignore messages distributed on social media and would like to encourage all citizens to contact the municipality directly, should you have any enquiries related to your municipal account.

Wind Turbine Component Transportation

21 May 2019

Kangnas Wind Farm, situated outside of Springbok, in the Northern Cape’s Nama Khoi Municipal area will commence with the transportation of various wind turbine components, as from 21 May 2019.

The first tower sections will depart from Atlantis, West Coast of Cape Town, on 21 May 2019, along the N7 via Hopefield, Moorreesburg, Piketburg, Clanwilliam, Klawer, Vanrhynsdorp, Nuwerus, Garies, Kamieskroon to Springbok.  In addition to this, blades, nacelles and other components will depart from the Port of Saldanha, travelling along the same route.

The Kangnas Wind Farm’s website outlines the travel and transportation schedules to assist commuters regarding the potential disruptions to traffic: https://kangnaswind.co.za/transportation-schedule/.

Transportation of all abnormal loads will adhere strictly to national embargo dates, which means that transportation of components is prohibited at night, school holiday periods and public holidays.  Additionally, all abnormal loads will be accompanied by a rear escort vehicle to provide warning to third party road users of the abnormal transport.

It is anticipated that transportation will conclude by end January 2020.

WEST COAST SPCA MOBILE CLINIC DATES

West Coast SPCA

MOBILE CLINIC DATES FROM 10H00 – 13H00

INDIGENT BENEFITS AND RATES REBATE

Is your household income R5 350 or less per month?

We have good news for you in which case you could qualify for an indigent subsidy.

SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS

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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 register@sbm.gov.za 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.

  • Hopefield
  • Langebaanweg
  • Langebaan
  • Middelpos
  • Mykonos
  • Paternoster
  • Saldanha
  • Vredenburg

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.

Vandalism to Kalkrug reservoir in Saldanha

21 January 2019

Saldanha Bay Municipality recently experienced vandalism at its Kalkrug Reservoir in Saldanha. Cables were stolen, prohibiting the municipality from reading current water levels on the (electronic) telemetry system.

The municipality is in process of restoring the damage and replacing the stolen cables. Residents are hereby alerted that Saldanha may experience unplanned water interruptions during the restoration process.

We urge all water consumers to be patient during this period and to report the vandalism of municipal assets to 022 701 7061.

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.