Various false allegations have been levelled against the Saldanha Bay Municipality recently. It is important that residents and ratepayers are aware that whenever false accusations are levelled against the municipality, it costs the municipality money, and by extension the ratepayers and residents, as we have to defend the municipality against these false allegations.
It is up to the residents and ratepayers to indicate whether they are content with the fact that the scarce resources of the Saldanha Bay Municipality are used to defend the municipality against false and scurrilous allegations. Please click here for the full press statement.
Lobster Season Now Open
As from Sunday, 15 November 2015 the West Coast Rock Lobster recreational fishing season has opened up until Sunday, 28 March 2016. During this period 21 days has been restricted to lobster fishing.
Fishing times on these restricted days are 08:00 until 16:00 and are limited to a total of 4 per person per day. The size restriction is 80mm carapace length. With your Recreational West Coast Rock Lobster Permit you are not allowed to sell your catch. Any West Coast Recreational Lobster caught, collected or transported must be kept in whole state.
A maximum of 20 West Coast Recreational Lobsters may be transported per day on condition that everyone that caught the lobsters are present during transport and that each of them are in possession of a West Coast Recreational Lobster fishing permit.
Discharging of Fireworks
According to the municipal fire safety by-law, the discharging of fireworks in residential areas are not allowed. A fine of R1 000, 00 is liable for the discharging of fireworks outside designated areas.
The following areas have been identified as designated fire zones for the firing of fireworks for the period 31 December 2015 to 06h00 on 1 January 2016:
National Road Traffic Regulation to Affect All Motor Vehicle and Driving Licence Applications from 1 November 2015
As of the 1 November 2015, motorists will be required to verify their personal and address particulars with any motor vehicle or driving licence transaction. This follows the promulgation of regulation 32A of the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) on 31 October 2014, which now comes into effect a year later.
This means that any person or body of persons (companies or organisations) will be required to submit proof of full names, identity or business number and residential and postal address before any registering authority can issue a motor vehicle licence disc or operator card.
The new regulations will require each person to provide proof of particulars (full names and identity number) and residential and postal addresses for verification when; there is a change of person particulars or change of address; or with the first application that is made for a NaTIS service at a registering authority or driving licence testing centre from 1 November onwards.
Vehicle fleets owners will be required to provide such information only with the first transaction or service on NaTIS they apply for.
Proof of address will include a utility bill issued by the municipality, telephone account, retail store account, etc provided that it is not older than three months.
For a full list of acceptable documents that constitutes proof, visit the Western Cape Government website at www.westerncape.gov.za/tpw.
Centralised Supplier Database Awareness and Registration
The Western Cape Government will be hosting roadshows with the intention of creating awareness and registering suppliers on the Centralised Supplier Database as mandated by the National Treasury. Please click here for more information.
Driving Licence & 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 August to December 2015.
The Driving Licence Centre will offer the following services:
• Writing of learner’s licences
• The collection of driving licence cards
• The renewal of driving licences
• The application of professional driving permits
• The application of learner’s licences
• The application of driving licences
The Vehicle Registration Centre will offer the following services:
• Renewal of vehicle licences
• Registration of vehicles
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, 5 December 2015||08h00 - 13h30|
Please click here for a list of dates, times and venues for the South African Revenue Services (SARS) visits to the Saldanha Bay Municipal area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.