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Sher Audit Awards of Excellence - Five Star Grading for SBM

Saldanha Bay Municipality (SBM) has committed itself to comply with all safety regulations by providing a safe workplace for all its employees and service providers. SBM recently announced its maintenance of the municipality’s 5 star safety grading obtained during an external SHER (Safety, Health, Environment and Risk) audit in March.

SBM has over the past five years improved on its performance by obtaining a 95,25% score (5 stars). The audit was conducted by IRCA, a registered external compliance auditing association, responsible for the measuring and monitoring of an organisation’s compliance in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other legislation pertaining to a business and its operations.

The municipality is in the process of completing the tender process to appoint a service provider to conduct an OHSAS 18001:2007 SHER audit. This is an international benchmark when it comes to SHER compliance.

Saldanha Bay Municipality is exceptionally proud of all our staff’s contributions to ensure that this milestone was achieved. Edward Makok, the SHER Manager of Saldanha Bay Municipality, says that he is very proud of the achieved result and the commitment shown by Council, management and the SHER committee. He believes that SBM can achieve much more when it comes to SHER compliance. Mr Makok also mentioned that the OHSAS 18001:2007 SHER audit will be a first for any municipality and SBM regards itself as the leaders/front runners to achieve this goal.


Draft Budget and Draft Reviewed IDP Open for Inspection

The Draft Budget and Draft of the 4th Reviewed Integrated Development Plan (IDP) 2016/2017 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.


Department of Public Works Notice: Trekoskraal

The Department of Public Works issued a notice to inform visitors to the Trekoskraal area that the property is owned by the National Department of Public Works. No overnight camping in any kind of vehicle will be permitted. No 4x4 vehicles, motor cycles or quad bikes will be allowed on the dunes or beach area and no open fires will be permitted.

Click here for an electronic copy of the Notice.

Saldanha Bay Municipality Water Restrictions

As from March 2016, a 20% water restriction limit will be imposed to all water consumers, except Agriculture and small holdings.  Tariff increases (as per attached advertisement) will be applied on accounts and will be processed as from March 2016. 

Special efforts will be made by Saldanha Bay Municipality to repair water leaks where (RDP) households are not in a position to carry the costs for repairs.


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 during 2016.  

The Driving Licence Centre’s services include the writing of learner’s licences, collection of driving licence cards, renewal of driving licences, application of professional driving permits, learner’s licences and driving licence applications. The Vehicle Registration Centre assists with the renewal of vehicle licences and registration of vehicles.

Click here for a list of the scheduled dates for 2016.


Sars Visits

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) will visit the Saldanha Bay Municipal area on the followings days during 2016:

Date Time Venue
4 May 2016 08h00 - 15h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
5 May 2016 08h00 - 15h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
31 May 2016 08h00 - 15h00 Sklipad Hall, Vredenburg
1 June 2016 08h00 - 15h00 Skilpad Hall, Vredenburg
28 June 2016 08h00 - 15h00 Diazville Hall, Saldanha
29 June 2016 08h00 - 15h00 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 (022) 715-1518 or submit via email to register@sbm.gov.za.

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