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AFFORDABLE HOUSING ROADSHOW - Register your interest in accessing Affordable Housing

The Department of Human Settlements will host an Affordable Housing workshop in the Saldanha Bay Municipal area. The workshop is part of a roadshow that will continue during the month of September as the Department travels across the province to participate in workshops targeted at the GAP market.

The Affordable Roadshow is an initiative by the Department of Human Settlements to inform the public of the programmes available for people seeking access to affordable housing. Affordable housing is for the Rental and Ownership of properties for families earning more than R3 500.00 but less than R15 000.00 per month (and for families who have not owned a property before).

The Affordable Roadshow will highlight the following:

  • Planning for Affordable Housing projects in various municipalities.
  • The growth in the need for affordable housing by municipality and the province as a whole.   
  • Assistance available for people wishing to purchase a home. This refers to the Finance Linked Institutional Subsidy Programme (FLISP). It is available to people earning between R3 500 and R 15 000. It can be used to purchase any residential property or previously subsidised housing stock as well as to build as house on a serviced stand (by NHBRC approved builders).
  • Social Housing:  This is a rental option, currently available to people earning between R1 500 and R 7 500 per month. It provides for secure long-term rental in properties owned and managed by Social Housing Institutions. These institutions are not government entities and are independently managed. Social Housing is delivered in designated Restructuring Zones which allows for highly favourable rental rates.

Provincial Minister for Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, will deliver a keynote address at the workshop below.

Venue: Louwville Community Hall, corner of Maclon & Piet-My-Vrou Streets, Vredenburg
Date:     Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Time:    15:00pm - 16:30pm

All community members who qualify for GAP housing are encouraged to attend.

Approval of IDP/Budget Process Plan and IDP Public Participation Meetings


Saldanha Bay Municipality has adopted the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Process Plan and Budget Time Schedule for Drafting the 2018/2019 Integrated Development Plan at a Special Council Meeting held on 24 August 2017.

The Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Process Plan and Budget Time Schedule for drafting the 2018/2019 Integrated Development Plan documents are available for perusal during normal office hours at the Municipal Office and all satellite offices and libraries.

Saldanha Bay Municipality in accordance with the approved IDP/Budget Process Plan invites all its citizens to participate and play an active role in the IDP Process. The municipality will be engaging its 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 and will be complemented with two sector engagements during October 2017. Click here for the public meeting schedule.

The Phelophepa Healthcare Train is coming to Town!

 

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 18 – 22 September 2017 and again from 25 September – 29 September 2017.

Healthcare services include free healthcare education, cancer and diabetes educare, counselling, a dental clinic and an eye clinic. For more information, contact Laurika Du Bois on 082 886 5583.

Transport is available from all towns within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area. Click here for the transport plan.

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Saldanha Bay Municipality implements Level 4 Water Restrictions


Saldanha Bay Municipality has approved level 4 water restrictions, effective from 1 September 2017 until further notice. All water users are required to immediately use less water and must attempt to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. 

Click here for an electronic copy of the notice.

Application for exemption from Level 4 Water Restrictions


Customers with special requirements may apply for exemption from the water restrictions with the Director: Infrastructure and Planning Services. Click here to access the application form.

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