Have your Say!
Public Hearing - The Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on the Premier and Constitutional Matters will conduct public hearings focusing on the Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Bill [B 6B–2016] (NCOP) as part of its constitutional responsibilities.
The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the protection, promotion, development and management of indigenous knowledge; to provide for the establishment and functions of the National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office; to provide for the management of rights of indigenous knowledge communities; to provide for the establishment and functions of the Advisory Panel on Indigenous Knowledge; to provide for access and conditions of access to knowledge of indigenous communities; to provide for the recognition of prior learning; to provide for the facilitation and coordination of indigenous knowledge-based innovation; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.
A public hearing will take place on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 from 18h00 – 20h00 at the Louwville Community Hall in Vredenburg.
for an electronic copy of the notice.
State of the art facility for Saldanha
On 22 May 2018, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais and the Saldanha Bay Municipality’s Executive Mayor Ald Marius Koen officially opened the White City Multi-Purpose Centre in Saldanha.
The disabled friendly centre is a modern architecturally designed structure and contains state of the art technology. It is equipped with a 13 passenger lift, fully equipped kitchen, fire detection system, 485 gallery seating, closed circuit television, 232 parking areas and a sports court.
The White City Multi-Purpose Centre will be used for various functions ranging from community gatherings, events, pay point for municipal services, kiosk to purchase electricity, in-door sport such as soccer, basketball, hockey and netball.
Saldanha Bay Municipality is extremely proud of this project and the services that it will offer the community.
Ramadan Mubarak - best wishes for the month of fasting
The Council and Management of Saldanha Bay Municipality wishes its Muslim staff, Councillors and community a blessed and prosperous Ramadan.
May Allah (God) bring happiness, peace, reward and joy to you and your families. We hope that this sacred month is a source of blessing and happiness and that all good works are accepted.
New SASSA Cards Available
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) cards are still valid until 31 December 2018.
Swap your existing SASSA card for a new one from 1 April to 30 September 2018 at your nearest Post Office, SASSA office or designated venue. For more information, contact the SASSA Call Centre on 0800 60 10 11.
Click here for the SASSA notice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for an electronic copy of the registration form.
Report uncovered manholes
Saldanha Bay Municipality aims to ensure that manholes within the municipal area are safely covered to prevent the occurrence of any accidents or incidents.
The municipality and the South African Police Services are working together to halt and prevent the theft of fire hydrants, manhole covers and water metre covers. To further assist with the prevention of these incidents, we require the assistance of the community.
We encourage the community to report uncovered manholes, fire hydrants and water metres by contacting the 24-hour Saldanha Bay Municipality call centre on 022 701 7061. Alternatively, contact the municipal health and safety department on 022 701 7190 to report the occurrence of accidents and incidents related to uncovered manholes.
The municipality will ensure that the relevant department investigates and replaces the uncovered manhole(s).
Application/Alteration of 240-litre refuse containers
Saldanha Bay Municipality herewith informs all residents that as from 1 November 2017 a verification process will start to compare refuse removal services rendered versus refuse removal services billed.
Therefore if a household is only billed for one refuse bin, the municipality will only empty one refuse bin per week. Owners can apply for additional refuse bins or a reduction of refuse bins by means of the standard wheelie bin application form. Please note that only green SBM wheelie bins will be emptied as part of our refuse removal level of service.
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.