Vredenburg Library Encourages Youth to Read
On Monday 20 April 2015, the Executive Mayor of Saldanha Bay Municipality, Francois Schippers, and Nomaza Dingayo, Director: Library Services in the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) officially opened the R8 million Vredenburg Public Library.
Children from the Elim Pre-Primary School entertained the audience with poetry and members of the community emphasised the value of having a library within walking distance.
“I would like to thank Ms. Dingayo and the entire staff of DCAS for their generosity,” Schippers said. “DCAS has played a valuable role in building and opening this establishment. A library in this area is of utmost importance and we know that it will uplift our community.”
The library has over 35 000 items (books and other materials) as well as five computers with free Internet access provided by the Rural Connectivity Project. Access to the Internet will assist library-goers to improve their computer skills, do research and search for jobs online.
“We want the community to make use of everything the library has to offer,” said Dingayo. “This library was built for the community and today I urge the community to look after it and take ownership of it.
Home Affairs branch opens in Vredenburg
Communities within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area will soon be able to apply for identity documents, passports, marriage certificates and more when the Department of Home Affairs opens a branch in Vredenburg. The opening of the Vredenburg branch will help relieve pressures at the Malmesbury office, and at the same time bring services closer to communities within the Saldanha Bay Municipal area.
|Services offered by the department includes:
- Registration of births
- Registration of marriages
- Death registration
- ID document applications
- Passports applications
- Birth, marriage and death certificate applications
The Department of Home Affairs will open its doors on 7 April 2015 and will be located on the corner of Main and Church Streets in Vredenburg. Operational hours are Monday to Friday from 08h00 – 15h30. The temporary contact number for the Vredenburg branch is 074 404 3820.
Draft Budget and Draft of the 3rd Reviewed Integrated Develoment Plan (IDP) 2015/2016
Notice is hereby given in terms of the provisions of section 22 of the Municipal Finances Management Act (Act 56 of 2003) that the draft budget in respect of the above mentioned period, as well as the draft 3rd Reviewed Integrated Development Plan (IDP) compiled in terms of sections 25 and 29 of the Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000), are open for inspection at all municipal offices and libraries in the municipal area and will be discussed with the community in the respective wards on the dates set out below:
|Date||Time||Ward||Ward / Area||Venue|
|07 April 2015||18h00||5||Saldanha Town, Blue Water Bay & Jacobsbaai||Dial Rock Hall|
|08 April 2015||18h00||8||Vredenburg North, Green Village & Langebaan Air Force Base||Vredenburg Recreational Hall|
|09 April 2015||18h00||4||Diazville||Diazville Hall|
|13 April 2015||18h00||11||Paternoster||Paternoster Hall|
|14 April 2015||10h00 - 12h00
14h00 - 16h00
|All||Businesses||Vredenburg Recreational Hall (Skilpad Hall)|
|14 April 2015||18h00||10||Vredenburg South & Louwville||Louwville Hall|
|15 April 2015||18h00||3||White City||Berseba Church|
|16 April 2015||10h00 - 12h00
14h00 - 16h00
|All||Provincial Sector Departments||Vredenburg Recreational Hall (Skilpad Hall)|
|16 April 2015||18h00||12||Laingville||Laingville Hall|
|20 April 2015||18h00||1||Middelpos & Diazville West||Holy Soul Crusade Church|
|21 April 2015||18h00||11||St Helena Bay||St Helena Bay Hall|
|22 April 2015||18h00||13||Iscor, Selfbou area & part of Louwville||Louwville Hall|
|23 April 2015||18h00||7||Hopefield||Hopefield Hall|
|28 April 2015||18h00||2||Witteklip||Witteklip Hall|
|29 April 2015||18h00||9||Ongegund||Ongegund Hall|
|30 April 2015||18h00||6||Langebaan||Langebaan Hall|
The budget will be considered for final approval on 25 May 2015 at 14:00. Written comments or objections from interested groups and/or individuals can be submitted on or before 8 May 2015 by 12:00. All submissions must be directed to the Municipal Manager with reference 12/1/16 2015/16 Draft budget and 3rd Reviewed IDP.
Supply Chain Management Notice
Application for Registration on Database
|Paragraph 14(1)(a) of the Municipal Supply Chain Management Policy states that the municipality must keep a list of accredited prospective providers of goods and services that must be used for the procurement requirements.|
Saldanha Bay Municipality has decided to accept an invitation from Provincial Treasury to join the Western Cape Supplier Database (WCSD) with the view of using one centralized database. This decision was taken based on the advantages it holds for our suppliers as well as our organization’s procurement processes. All prospective providers of municipal goods and/or services are hereby requested to register their business with the WCSD.
The usage of the WCSD will come into effect from 01 July 2015. REGISTRATION WILL BE COMPULSORY IN ORDER TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH SALDANHA BAY MUNICIPALITY. Registration on the WCSD is at no cost for a supplier. Please click here for application forms and relevant documents which is needed for registration.
The database will be used to verify the accreditation of a supplier before an award can be made.
All prospective suppliers should be aware of the amended codes of good practice under section 9 (1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act as issued by the Minister of Trade and Industry (Gazette No.36928) on 11 October 2013. Enquiries can be made to Mr C de Bruyn and Mr B Louw at 022-701 6940.
Driving Licence and Motor Registration Centres open on Saturdays
Saldanha Bay Municipality's Driving Licence and Motor Registration Centres in Vredenburg will be open on Saturdays, on a fortnight basis from February 2015 to June 2015.
For more information, please contact Mr Gordon Swarts on 022 701 6926/6927 for driving licences, or Ms Dalene Williams on 022 701 7029 for motor registrations.
|Dates open||Operational hours|
|Saturday, 25 April 2015||08h00 - 13h30|
|Saturday, 9 May 2015||08h00 - 13h30|
|Saturday, 23 May 2015||08h00 - 13h30|
|Saturday, 6 June 2015||08h00 - 13h30|
|Saturday, 20 June 2015||08h00 - 13h30|
The South African Revenue Services (SARS) will visit the Saldanha Bay Municipal area on the followings days:
|14 April 2015||09h00 - 16h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|05 May 2015||09h00 - 16h00||Skilpad Hall, Vredenburg|
|06 May 2015||09h00 - 13h00||Skilpad Hall, Vredenburg|
|19 May 2015||09h00 - 16h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|20 May 2015||09h00 - 13h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|02 June 2015||09h00 - 16h00||Skilpad Hall, Vredenburg|
|03 June 2015||09h00 - 13h00||Skilpad Hall, Vredenburg|
|17 June 2015||09h00 - 16h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|18 June 2015||09h00 - 13h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
Registration on Municipal SMS Database
Register your cellphone number or update your personal details on the municipal SMS database to receive messages related to emergency situations (floods, fires, power outages and pipe bursts), notices and announcements in te Saldanha Bay Municipal Area.
Submit your SMS database registration form to any Saldanha Bay Municipal office. You can also fax your form to