05 February 2024
Anton Bredell, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning today confirmed that the Provincial Disaster Management Centre met with stakeholders to plan and coordinate support needed in areas that have been without electricity since Saturday evening. The power outage has affected large parts of the interior of the Western Cape when Eskom suffered multiple powerline failures due to thunderstorms.
Eskom confirmed that 7 powerline towers collapsed over the weekend, and ground crews are currently assessing the damage.
“As we do not have an indication on how long it will take to restore the powerlines, we must plan for support to critical functions such as water, sewage, hospitals, and schools in the affected areas for the next few days. Also, the weather predictions for this week shows heatwave conditions for the Central and Klein Karoo as well as the possibility of further isolated thunderstorms. This adds complexity to the electricity outage as cold chains and water supply is even more critical during these conditions,” Minister Bredell said.
In the Central Karoo, Leeugamka, Merweville, Laingsburg, Sutherland and Prince Albert have been affected. In the Garden Route District, the town of Ladysmith is affected, and in the Overberg District, Napier, and a substantial portion of the surrounding rural farming community, including the area between Wolwengat up to Pearly Beach, are also affected.
Minister Bredell said that an assessment is currently being done through the various districts, which will inform the support provided to those communities. “Support can be in the form of trucked in water, bottled water, generators for boreholes that provide drinking water, or generators for wastewater systems. We will be communicating directly with affected communities as information becomes available.”
Minister Bredell confirmed that the Western Cape Government will be working closely with Eskom and local municipalities to provide any support needed to speed up the recovery work.
Spokesperson for Minister Anton Bredell
Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning
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PROGRAMME NAME: EMERGENCY MUNICIPAL LOADSHEDDING RELIEF GRANT
REPORTING PERIOD: January 2023 REPORT NUMBER: 11/2023
SUMMARY OF APPROVED SCOPE OF WORK PER PROJECT
As per business plan submitted on 3 March 2023, ODM to purchase and ensure the safe-keeping of three (3) 100 KVA generators for use by the District Municipality and the four (4) Local Municipalities in the Overberg region as and when required on a first come, first serve basis in response to the prolong load-shedding, thereby mitigating the impact on the provision of basic services and potential health risks.
The following equipment will be purchase and installed:
PROCURED OR INSTALLED ASSET LOCATION(S)
|ODM Fire Station
|100 KVA Generator with 10 KVA UPS
|ODM Stores and Roads Agency premisses
|2x100KVA mobile Generators mounted on custom built twin axle trailers
|Swellendam and Caledon
PROCURED ASSET INFORMATION
|Order No. & Date
|Delivery Lead Timelines
|Amount (VAT incl)
|1 x Generator
|165373&4 - 13/10/2023
|Delivered 28/9/23 and paid
|164104 - 16/5/23
|2 x Twin axle Trailers
|164085 - 15/5/23
|Delivered and paid on 25 Aug 23
|Electrical works at ODM Roads
|164158 - 19/5/23
|Installed and paid on 14 Sept23
|Electrical works at Fire Brigade
|Installed and paid on 28 Sept23
OVERALL PROGRESS AND EXPENDITURE TO DATE
Below is a schedule that indicated the actual cost of R1 547 491 already paid and the committed cost of R52 509 for which deliveries, installation and payments are awaited:
|Actual (VAT incl.)
|R 1,3 million
|R 1, 303 441
|R1 303 441
|R 150 000
|R 140 870
|R 150 000
|R 52 509
|R 155 689
|R1 547 491
|R 52 509
|R1 600 000
The two generators that was delivered on 29 June 2023, had since been mounted on the trailers and the mobile units are temporarily stationed at the Fire Brigade in Bredasdorp. Once the cable connections had been completed, the units will be deployed to the ODM depots at Caledon and Swellendam to serve as backup generators for the site offices and petrol pumps situated at these depots. From these locations, the mobile generators could then easily be deployed to assist with any dire needs at the nearby local municipalities in the Overberg District. The connections cost and cabling, necessary to connect the mobile emergency generators to operate, was not provided for in the original business plan. However, there is sufficient funding available within the grant allocation to cater for these necessary requirements. The mobile unit at Swellendam was finally installed and commissioned in January 2024. The mobile unit for Caledon was moved to the depot and await final connection.
PROGRAMME CHART AND CASHFLOW PROJECTIONS
The grant payment had been received in full and an amended TPA signed for roll-overs.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND CHALLENGES
The switch over connection is awaited to do the final installation at the Caledon depot. The unit will be connected temporary whiles the part is awaited to be delivered and installed. The final commissioning of the total project is now expected for the end of February 2024.
An approval for roll-over of the unspent grant had been received from PT on 18 August 2023 and approved by Council in the Adjustment budget on 21 August 2023.
UPDATED MONTHLY PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
An updated public announcement was published on ODM’s website on 11 January 2024 on link: https://odm.org.za/emergency-municipal-loadshedding-relief-grant-monthly-statement-december-2023
Overberg District Municipality
Opening Results of Bids 2023/24_T10 - T14
Please see attached documents.
Notice is hereby given that Council intends to adopt the draft Overberg District Municipality Supply Chain Management Policy, 2024. Interested and affected parties are hereby invited to submit written comments during the 21 days advertising period.
The public is invited to submit representations regarding the Draft Overberg District Municipality Supply Chain Management Policy to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 23 February 2024.
The Draft Supply Chain Management Policy, 2024 will be available on the Overberg District Municipality’s website (www.odm.org.za) and hard copies will be available at our offices.
Persons who are unable to read or write may visit Ms D Kapot-Witbooi: 028 425 1157 during ordinary office hours at the ODM Supply Chain Management Office situated at 11 Recreation Street, Bredasdorp, for assistance in compiling their written representations.
OVERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 127(5) of the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), 2003 (Act 53 of 2003), read in conjunction with Section 21A of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000), that the Draft Annual Report for the 2022/2023 financial year has been tabled at the Municipal Council Meeting on 29 January 2024.
The Draft Annual Report for the 2022/2023 financial year is open for comments and can be viewed on the municipal website at www.odm.org.za and at the Head Office of the Overberg District Municipal Office, 26 Long Street, Bredasdorp.
The submission of comments and representation regarding the Draft Annual Report for the 2022/2023 financial year must be emailed to email@example.com by no later than 27 February 2024 at 16:30.
Persons who are unable to read or write may visit Mr K Theunissen at the Head Office during ordinary office hours, for assistance in compiling their written comment, inputs or representations.
OVERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY
Please see attached document.