Langebaan gets into the recycling routine
Residents of Langebaan are recycling in increasing numbers. Since the launch of the Saldanha Bay Municipality’s door-to-door collection programme on 5 October, already 35% of residents – nearly 2000 households – are separating and putting out their recyclables for collection each week.
“We are heartened by the enthusiastic response to the recycling collection service that our Langebaan residents have shown” said Solid Waste Manager, David Wright. “People are taking the time to separate out the recyclable items from their waste which means less goes to landfill. This lengthens the life of our landfill and that helps keep rates down over the long term.“
Participation continues on an upward trend as more residents find it easy and convenient. Free bags are given out into which dry recyclables such as plastic, paper, tins and glass can be gathered. The bag is then put out on the pavement for collection on the same day as refuse removal. If people have lost or mislaid theirs, bags are available during working hours at the municipal office in Langebaan.
Saldanha Bay Municipality is also organising a schools recycling art competition. This is planned for Friday 18 November 2016 at the Langebaan Town Hall with the prize-giving from 14h00 onwards. Entries will be on display in the hall and all are welcome to attend.
For more information about recycling, click on the recycle logo above.
Process Plan and IDP Public Participation Meetings
Saldanha Bay Municipality at a Council Meeting held on 24 October 2016, tabled the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Process Plan for the drafting of the 2017/2018 - 2021/2022 Integrated Development Plan. The Process Plan is available for perusal during normal office hours at the IDP Office (17 Main Road, Vredenburg), all satellite offices and libraries. Comment on the Process Plan can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 4 November 2016.
In accordance with the Process Plan we invite all citizens to participate and play an active role in the IDP Process. Please click here for public meetings dates in all 14 wards of the Saldanha Bay Municipal area.
Saldanha Bay Municipality Water Restrictions
A 20% water restriction limit will be imposed to all water consumers. The following tariff increases (as per table below) will be applied on accounts and will be processed as from 1 November 2016.
REPORT FRAUD, THEFT, CRIME
Fraud, crime and theft is an increasing problem in South Africa. Too often, it is undetected and goes unreported, resulting in financial losses to organisations, eventually to the detriment of all stakeholders.
Saldanha Bay Municipality is no different - even as a local municipality. We are committed to conducting healthy business practices with honesty and integrity, which will not only ensure a stable environment for everyone but also ensure the continued future success of the municipality.
For this reason, we have subscribed to a service that will enable all our stakeholders to report anonymously on dishonest colleagues. The service, Tip-offs Anonymous®, is totally independent of Saldanha Bay Municipality. No one will therefore ever know who reported the fraud or dishonest and inappropriate behaviour.
How does it work?
• Anyone can contact Tip-offs Anonymous® using a dedicated FreeCall 0800 telephone number and e-mail as well as the generic FreePost and FreeFax facilities.
• Trained operators, using sophisticated contact centre equipment, will respond to calls in all the 11 official languages during business hours.
• English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho or Xhosa are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
• Operators will interview callers, probing for specific facts so as to record as much information and understand things as clearly as possible.
• The information is then analysed and forwarded to designated persons of the organisation who will decide on corrective action to be taken.
• Although you may choose to tell Tip-offs Anonymous® who you are, the Tip-off report will never reveal your identity or even your gender (unless you choose your identity to be made known to the company!).
|What are the contact details?
FreeCall phone: 0800 00 33 10 (exclusive to Saldanha Bay Municipality)
FreeCall fax: 0800 00 77 88 (for the sending of relevant documentation to support your tip-off)
Unique e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (If Your Company has a server, do not send e-mail from work as this can be traced.)
Please note that your e-mails will also remain anonymous since they will be relayed through a server which “strips-out” your name as sender as well as all other source information.
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.
The South African Revenue Services (SARS) will visit the Saldanha Bay Municipal area on the followings days during 2016:
|08 November 2016||10h00 - 16h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|09 November 2016||08h00 - 15h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|10 November 2016||10h00 - 16h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|21 November 2016||10h00 - 16h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|22 November 2016||10h00 - 16h00||Diazville Hall, Saldanha|
|23 November 2016||08h00 - 15h00||Diazville Library, 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 email@example.com.