ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION

Please take note that the Sol Plaatje Electricity Department move a substation to another location on Wednesday, 29th OCTOBER 2014. This will necessitate an electrical shut down from 08H00 AND 16H00 which will affect only ABSA Bank. Notice is given that part of Bultfontein Road will be closed off to provide working space for the scheduled operation.  Please further note that this will however not affect the bank operations as they (bank) will make use of a generator for the duration of the replacement. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to make use of alternative routes. We apologise to all for the inconvenience and thank you in advance.

 

Roads Update

Road rehabilitation for 2013/2014 completed 32 590 KM of sealing, resurfacing and or rehabilitation, covering various areas in city to Galeshewe, Beaconsfield, Royldene, Southridge, CBD, West End, Riviera, Heuwelsig, Moghul park, Utility.  This is in addition to the ongoing pothole patching.

Roads covered were Dingaan, Joe Selai, Stadium, Hercules, Welgevonden, Landbouweg, Lennox, Long str, St Augustine, and Silson Road.

Electricity Supply Interruption & Water Update.

Kindly be advice that the Sol Plaatje Electricity Department is currently conducting repairs to a cable fault between Michael Street and Jansen Street Mini Substations. The cable fault has affected large parts of the city that get electricity supplied from the area, for example Rhodesdene, Caters road, portion of New Park and Monument Heights and etc. The areas presently being supplied from other sub stations but with low voltage. Tests will be conducted to determine the exact point of the fault and repairs done. Meanwhile regarding the Infrastructure maintenance at our Riverton purification plant, work has been completed. We pumping at full capacity from Riverton to Newton reservoir station at the moment. The situation will be monitored closely while we build up reserves.

Water Notice

Kindly be advised that the Sol Plaatje Waterworks Department is currently conducting a scheduled infrastructure maintenance at our Riverton purification plant.  The maintenance entails the cleaning of storage reservoirs and the servicing of our valves, on our raising mains that transport water to Kimberley, as a requirement for our blue drop compliance process. This will affect the normal purification cycle and supply of water temporarily to the Newton Reservoir.  This will result in a reduction of water supply that is pumped to the Newton Reservoir until this afternoon. The drop in the water levels at Newton is intended to build up, when the process is complete. The maintenance is necessary as we approach spring and summer season when consumption of water resources will be at its peak.  During this time, we ask residents to use water sparingly. We will keep you posted of the developments

Water Supply Interruption

Kindly be advised that Water Works Department is currently busy with repairs to a pipe leakage at Corner Phakamile and Du Toitspan roads. We have been informed by the supervisor that it is not expected to take much longer for water supply to be restored as work on it has already been completed.  Sol Plaatje Municipality would like to extend its apologies to the community for the inconvenience caused.

Temporary Water Supply Interruption

Kindly be advised that our Water Works Section is currently busy with repairs on the leaking pipeline at Newton Reservoir. The pipe is leaking onto Water Works Street and the repairs can’t be postponed any further as it was intended for a less busy period over the weekend. The interruption is not expected to be long as only a cascade will be installed on the pipe, however we need to temporality cut water supply. Areas to be affected will be New Park, Royldene, Monument Heights, Portion of CBD and other areas supplied via this pipe line. The Sol Plaatje municipality would like to thank you for your cooperation.

Q011/2014 Site Meeting Notice

A final site meeting be held on Friday 15th August 2014 @ 11h00 on the corner of Helen Street, Homestead, Those who have attended the first site meeting, don’t have to attend the second site meeting.

Enquiries: Tel: +2753 830 6879

Road Works

Kindly be advised that due the high traffic congestion on the Lyndhurst Road and Bultfontein-road, the current road works will commence only 8am (after the morning rush). This has caused great frustration to motorists who have to ferry kids to school and go to work too. After discussions with the Manager Road and Storm Water and the contractor will tonight stabilise the area around the intersection of corner Lennox and Du Toitspan road as a temporary measure. We have been unable to conclude this particular repairs as contractors installing the fire opting cables are still busy in the area. However we hoping to start this very week with the final road construction work. Where possible, motorists are advised to use alternative routes and avoid the areas mentioned. We regret the inconvinience.

ERRATUM

 

ERRATUM
Please take note that the advert placed in the DFA on Friday, 8th August 2014 for Sol Plaatje Municipality, invitation to the following bid
INFRA/CE/T1/2014 –THE APPOINTMENT OF CONSULTING ENGINEERS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ON PROJECT – UPGRADING OF ROADS AND STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN LINDANE

Bids will be evaluated in terms of the approved 80/20 (as indicated on the bid document) point system

Important SCM Registration Notice

This serves to inform all our current and future service providers that Sol Plaatje has implemented a web based E-Procurement system through a selected trade portal. This system replaces our previous supplier data base and all suppliers have to re-register directly on the website www.webportunities.net

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Planned Electricity Shut Down - 10-07-2014

Residents of  the suburbs of Roodepan, Midlands, Homevale, Learato Park, Jacksonville,  Homevale Extension and all surrounding areas are kindly notified by the Sol Plaatje municipality of a upcoming planned electricity shut down at the HA Morris Substation and Midlands Substation on Sunday 12th July 2014 which will start at 07:00 until 17:00.  The  electrical shutdown  will result in no supply in the above mentioned areas as our electrical department  will be connecting  new transformers to the electrical network and  this forms part of our upgrade of the electrical infrastructure. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience due to the upgrade which is very necessary. Residents are advised to treat all electrical points as “live” as the electricity supply could be restored before the scheduled time of 16:00

Damaged Distribution Box - Dingaan 09-07-2014

DingaanResident of Dingaan Hostels and Nkgare Street including the surrounding areas are currently without electricity after a distribution box was knocked over by an unknown vehicle in the early hours of this morning. Our team is busy with repairs which are expected to take some time because the damage is extensive. The alleged person responsible for the damage drove off and efforts are underway to trace him or her as there are several items that were left at the scene which could assist the police to identify the culprit of what appears to have been a white vehicle. For safety reasons, resident are advised to take precaution and treat the electrical appliances as though the electricity current is working normally. Anybody with information regarding this is asked to contact the police or the municipality.

Notice To Public 11-07-2014

The following is reported in terms of Chapter 1 Section 6(3) of the Supply Chain Management Policy, for the period 1 April  2014 to 30 June  2014

  • Implementation of the Supply Chain Management Policy.

All requirements of the policy were followed.  During the implementation process adjustments, deviations and corrective actions have to be made and is described under each element.  A comprehensive workshop for all Supply Chain Practitioners and all Line Managers involved in the Supply Chain Process including Bid Committee Members was held in the City Hall on 12 June 2014.  This served as a training session as well as consultation and problem solving.

  • Confirmation of Implementation of delegated powers.

It can be confirmed that all delegated powers from Council are implemented to comply with responsibilities in terms of chapter 8 of the Act (MFMA).  All procurement is done on updated, approved delegations and sub delegations in terms of Section 4 and 5 of the Supply Chain Management Policy.View Notice

South Africans to Experience Proper Winter

South Africans will be experiencing proper winter temperatures this weekend as cold front hits the Western Cape, The cold front which is expected to bring heavy rainfall, localised flooding, snow and strong winds, Temperatures are expected to drop below zero. We urge the public to be vigilant when making use of equipment to stay warm in this time, with such low temperatures the risk of accidental fires, possibly leading to injuries and fatalities are much higher.

In case of fires please contact the fire department first on 053 832 4211 other emergency numbers are as follows

Fire Department :053 832 4211
Ambulance (EMS) :053 802 9111
ER24 :084 124
Netcare :082 911
Police :10 111

 

Scheduled Electricity Shutdown 02/07/2014

Notice is hereby given by the Sol Plaatje municipality of a planned electricity shut down at the HA Morris Substation  next week  Monday,  07th  July 2014.  The  electrical shutdown  will result in no supply as our electrical department  will be connecting  new equipment to the electrical network and  this forms part of our upgrading of HA Morris and Midlands Substations. The areas that will be affected will include Homevale, Homestead, Homelite,  Roodepan,  Pescodia,  Homevalley including parts of Galeshewe like  Witdam area, Boikhutsong, Vergenoeg Extentions 9, 4 and 2. We apologise for the inconvenience due to the upgrade which is very necessary. Residents are advised to treat all electrical points as “live” because the electricity supply  could be restored before the scheduled time of 16:00. Together We Serve.

Water Update (Pipe Repair) 26-06-2014

Kindly be advised that the below repair work has been postponed to Sunday 29th June 2014 in the afternoon, we humbly apologise for the inconvenience.

Water Update (Pipe Repair) 25-06-2014

Kindly be informed that the Sol Plaatje Municipality will complete the process to conduct repairs on the burst pipe at Corner Lennox and Du Toitspan Road from 5am tomorrow, Thursday 26th of June 2014. As previously indicated, we experienced problems during the previous attempts to connect the two pipes with a Johnson Coupling, which still continued to leak despite this effort. The asbestos pipe will be replaced with a UPVC (plastic) pipe and water supply will be restored during the same period of the morning. This will result in no water supply during this period and a request is being made to all affected residents and businesses to make temporary preparations. The affected area still remains the Central Business District area mainly. Any other area that might experience burst pipes should contact the municipality as such might not be related to this repair work. As this surely create massive disruptions, the Sol Plaatje Municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience.  

Business Opportunity Day 2014

SMME

 

 

 

 

 

Investment of billions of Rands into the Renewable Energy Sector, Mining and
Infrastructure Development in the Province will result in significant
businessopportunities.
We invite small and medium businesses, development funders, banks and large
companies to join us as we start the conversation around how we can benefit
from these opportunities.

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC: Office Closure

Please be advised that all our Municipal Offices including Cashier/Payment Points will close at 13:00 , Thursday 17 April  2014.  Members of the public are advised to make payments/ purchase prepaid electricity at third party outlets like supermarkets and petrol stations . All other services like Emergency Services including our Electrical Call Centre will continue with normal operations in case of emergencies. Refuse collection will also proceed as normal on Thursday, Friday and on Monday.

NOTICE TO PUBLIC: SCM

The following is reported in terms of Chapter 1 Section 6(3) of the Supply Chain Management Policy, for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014

Implementation of the Supply Chain Management Policy.

All processes and procedures were followed in accordance with our Policy.  The annual review of the Supply Chain Management Policy was activated and referred to the Policy Manager who will facilitate the process.

Confirmation of Implementation of delegated powers.

It can be confirmed that all delegated powers from Council are implemented to comply with responsibilities in terms of chapter 8 of the Act (MFMA).  All procurement is done on updated, approved delegations and sub delegations in terms of Section 4 and 5 of the Supply Chain Management Policy.

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NOTICE: ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION

Notification is hereby given by the Sol Plaatje Municipality to all Residents and Businesses including Schools in  the area of  Greater No. 2,  Zone 2, Santa Centre including Shoprite and the Garage and Newtown and Tlhageng and other portions of Galeshewe of an Electricity interruption scheduled Thursday 20/03/2014 from 08:00am till 16:00 in the afternoon. Our officials from the Electricity Department will replace broken insulators on the Tyala overhead line and cut trees that have grown onto the overhead line.  Preparations have been done to ensure for the smooth running of the electrical replacement  work. The municipality would like to apologise to all for the inconvenience of being without electricity during the anticipated period.

Redundant Asset Auction

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Registration Requirements: Each buyer has to be registered to bid. Proof of residence & ID-Document needed for FICAregistration. Visit https://www.aucor.com to items on auction.
Registration deposit of R2 000.00 per bank or bank guaranteed cheque, debit or credit card or EFT. No Cash!

Terms & Conditions apply.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. Auctioneer: Jacques van der Linde

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Sol Plaatje Municipality - Load Shedding Schedule

We are currently at  stage 2, which means the municipality could decide how to reduce the electricity usage and we can confirm that Eskom has requested that we further reduce 10MVA  currently and we have commenced to reduce the load and managed to provide 23MVA by switching off the geyser loads instead of household loads. Residents might experience some hot water problems tonight in some instances but will be restored when the situation normalises. Depending on the situation this afternoon, should we reach critical levels, stage 3(Eskom decides which customer to shed) we might have load shedding again. The Sol Plaatje municipality has been given the following time schedule for in cases of load shedding.  

The load shedding schedule for Sol Plaatje Municipality

  1. 02:00- 04:30
  2. 10:00-12:30
  3. 18:00-20:30

 

NB: Reminder that that high lying areas may experience drop in water supply as our Newton Reservoirs complex is electricity depended while low laying areas will continue receive water due as the supply is based on gravity. Our sincere apology to all businesses, schools and all users for the inconvenience. Thanks for the cooperation

 

ESKOM - POWER EMERGENCY

Thursday, 6 March 2014: Eskom has declared an emergency at 06:00 this morning and has asked key industrial customers to reduce load by 10% as from 08:00. Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances this morning to prevent the need for rotational load shedding. The power system is very tight. This risk has increased significantly due to the heavy rains over the last few day and an increase in technical problems experienced at some of Eskom's power stations.

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Q091/2014 GIS Plotter - Withdrawn

Due to Incorrect specification, Q091/2014 GIS Plotter RFQ has been withdrawn until firther notice. Apologies for inconvinience caused.

Q087/2014 Sewer Line Closing Date Extension

Please note that the closing date for  Quote - Q087/2014 has been extended to Thursday, 20 February 2014. Another site meeting will be held on Monday , 17 February 2014 at 10h00, on Corner of Peace Khutsanong Street.  Those who have attended the first site meeting, don’t have to attend the second site meeting.

Q087/2014 Updated RFQ

Annual Report Review 2014

The Executive Mayor Cllr K.D. Molusi has tabled the annual report for the period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 of the municipality at its Special Council Meeting of the 29th of January 2014. Members of the public and all other stakeholders within the municipal jurisdiction are hereby invited to submit their written comments either by e-mail to zlmahloko@solplaatje.org.za or tnkosi@solplaatje.org.za or drop your inputs at any municipal service point. The closing date for submission of inputs is 28 February 2014 at 16h00.

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Notice: Extension of Quote Closing Date

Please note that Quote - Q078/2014 closing date has been extended to Tuesday 28/01/2014. A second site meeting will be held on Thursday at 09h00, 23/01/2014 at the Civic Centre 4th floor, Infrastructure and Services Board room.  Those who have attended the first site meeting, don’t have to attend the second site meeting.