Kouga Municipality calling for LED Lighting

Kouga Municipality - logoSUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LED STREETLIGHTS AND FLOODLIGHTS

Prospective Service Providers are hereby invited to submit tenders for the Supply and
Delivery of LED streetlights and floodlights to Kouga Local Municipality

Tenders

An electronic copy of the tender document will be available on E-Tender portal
www.etender.gov.za or the municipal website www.kouga.gov.za.

Printed copies of
the Tender Document will be available at a non- refundable fee of R300 per document
as from Tuesday, 06 August 2019 from the Registry Section, 33 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys
Bay,6330 Tel No: 042 2002200.

Please note:

• Telegraphic, telephonic, telex, facsimile, email or late tenders will not be accepted.
• This contract will be evaluated on the 80/20 point scoring system.
• The Guidelines for locally produced goods or locally manufactured goods with a
stipulated minimum threshold where applicable will be applied.
• A valid SARS Tax Clearance Certificate and the Tax compliance Status pin to be
submitted.
• Prospective Service Providers must register on Kouga Municipality’s Supplier
database as per the registration requirements.
• The National Treasury Central Supplier Database Summary report must be
submitted.
• In order to claim Preference points a valid originally or certified B-BBEE Status level
Verification certificate or a Sworn Affidavit completed on the DTI format must be
submitted to validate the claim.
• The Council reserves the right to accept any tender and, or part thereof, appoint
more than one contractor, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any
tender. The Council reserves the right to appoint any contractor.
• The validity period for submission must be 120 days from the closing date.
• Tenders that are deposited in the incorrect box or delivered to any other venue will
not be considered.

Any inquiries relating to this tender must be submitted in writing via e-mail to
tenders@kouga.gov.za and copied to tmadatt@kouga.gov.za

Completed documents in a sealed envelope endorsed “NOTICE NO: 149/2019:
“SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF LED STREETLIGHTS AND FLOODLIGHTS”, must be placed in the
Tender Box 21 St Croix Street (back entrance) or 16 Woltemade Street (front entrance),
Jeffrey’s Bay, Room 122 on or before FRIDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER 2019 at 12:00.

C. DU PLESSIS
MUNICIPAL MANAGER

Entire Kouga Region to be without power on August 14

Kouga Municipality - logoKouga Infrastructure & Engineering Portfolio Councillor, Freddy Campher has announced that ESKOM has notified the Kouga municipality that it will be switching off the power to the entire Kouga region on August 14.

This will include Jeffreys Bay, Humansdorp, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Oyster Bay, Hankey, Patensie and Loerie but power to Thornhill and the Gamtoos River Mouth area who receive their power from Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality will not be affected.

The interruption has been scheduled from 05:00 to 18:00.

According to the notification, the interruption is necessary for new installation work and planned maintenance by Eskom.

“We would like to remind residents that all electrical appliances must be treated as live during the down period,” Campher said.

The shutdown is subject to the weather. A new date will be communicated if the work cannot go ahead on the day.

Boost for KwaNomzamo soup kitchen

Kouga Municipality has boosted the efforts of a KwaNomzamo soup kitchen to help alleviate the plight of the poor.

The Siyabonelela Soup Kitchen this week received catering equipment through the municipality’s Ward Development Fund.

Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman said the donation included a bar fridge, gas bottle, gas burner, a large pot to prepare the food and crockery.

Mvuleni Velebayi, from whose house the soup kitchen has been operating, said they were very grateful for the support.

“We’ve been running the soup kitchen for the past 18 months and give food to up to 90 people every Wednesday. Our focus is on the communities of Pola Park and Shukushukuma,” he said.

The Speaker joined Ward Councillor Lefty Vumazonke and members of his ward committee on Monday to hand the donation over to representatives from the soup kitchen.   

At the hand-over on Monday were (back) Sebenzile Thomas, Phumla Williams, Ntombizandile Mbuqe, Kwakhanya Mayinje, ward councillor Lefty Vumazonke, Speaker Hattingh Bornman, Thabo Hermanus, Mfundiso Oliphant and (front) soup kitchen chairman, Mvuleni Velebayi.

Woltemade Street closes for “plastic” upgrade

Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from Friday (19 July)

Plastic Road for Jeffreys Bay

Recycled plastic pellets such as these will be incorporated into the bitumen mix traditionally used for the top layers of roads.

A section of Woltemade Street in Jeffreys Bay will be closed from Friday (19 July) as work starts on Africa’s first eco-friendly road, incorporating plastic waste.

Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor Freddy Campher said work would start on the section of Woltemade Street between Jeffreys and St Francis Streets. 

“We expect the contractor to break ground next week, with all health and safety regulations having been put in place, ” he said.

“The expected completion date for this section is 30 August.”

He said the road would be closed for the duration of this period, from 19 July to 30 August. “We apologise sincerely to those businesses and motorists who will be affected by the closure.  Alternative parking will be available at Neptune’s Terrace and the Ethios supermarket.”

He said once the upgrade of Woltemade Street had been completed, the contractor would move on to Koraal Street. 

“We will be upgrading a total stretch of 1,7 kilometers, more than initially planned,” he said. 

The upgrade is a joint project by the municipality, MacRebur SA, SP Excel and Scribante Construction. 

ST FRANCIS WATER ALERT: 

Suspension bridge collapses

Kouga Municipality would like to call on residents of St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis to use water very sparingly. The water supply to the towns’ reservoirs has been interrupted following the collapse of a suspension bridge carrying a section of the main line earlier today.

A damage assessment has been done and a contractor will start repairs on Monday. 

The reservoirs are being monitored and levels are currently stable. It is, however, uncertain how long repairs will take and there is a risk that the reservoirs could dry up. 

Everyone is, therefore, urged to use as little water as possible to make the available supply last as long as is possible. 

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. 

Media Release – Laura-Leigh –  Kouga Municipality – Media Liaison Officer

 

 

 

Chicken chain starts recruiting locally

One of South Africa’s biggest fast-food chains has started a recruitment drive in Kouga ahead of the opening of their first store at Humansdorp.

Work on the new premises of KFC in Humansdorp is already underway. 

Kouga Tourism and Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Frances Baxter said the business was expected to start trading by December.

“As part of the preparations, they have called for applications from local residents interested in joining their new team,” she said. 

She said the business was looking for applicants with matric, a clean criminal record and sober habits. 

“Applicants must be hard-working, reliable, presentable, enthusiastic, eager to learn and willing to work in a team,” she said. 

Interested candidates must submit their application letter and CVs at Kouga Municipality’s main Humansdorp admin unit, on the corner of Main Road and Du Plessis Street, by 10am on Friday, 26 July 2019.