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Cleansing Services / Law Enforcement (044) 203 3993 / 3990 / 3910
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News

23 November 2020

Dysselsdorp: Onderbreking van Elektrisiteitstoevoer - Onderhoudswerk

Ten einde veranderings en reparasies aan die elektrisiteits hoofleiding uit te voer, sal  die elektrisiteitstoevoer afgeskakel word vanaf 08h00 tot 16h30 op 09 Desember 2020.

In die geval van reënweer op die spesifieke dag sal die kragtoevoer nie afgeskakel word nie, maar verskuif word na 'n alternatiewe datum.

Aangesien die toevoer vroeër aangeskakel kan word moet die installasie vir die hele tydperk lewendig beskou word.

Dysselsdorp: Interuption of Electricity Supply – Eskom Maintenance Work

In order to make alterations and repairs to the electricity mains, electricity supply will be switched off from 08h00 to 16h30 on 09 December 2020.

In the case of rainy weather on the specified day, the electricity supply will not be switched off, but moved to an alternative date.                              

As the supply may be restored earlier, the installation must be considered alive at all times during this period.

 

Last published 23 November 2020

News

17 November 2020

GRDM Collaborates with Oudtshoorn Municipality on a Home Composting Model

 

(fltr)Rodwell Witbooi (Manager: Solid Waste for Oudtshoorn Municipality), Karel Samboer (Resident), Johan Gie (Garden Route District Municipality’s waste management officer), Chantal Von Berg (Resident), Phillipa Davis (Resident) and Jethro Grootboom (GCIS)

Oudtshoorn, 17 November 2020Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) has collaborated with the Greater Oudtshoorn Municipality in a home composting pilot project to motivate households in the municipal area to consider home composting to reduce the burden on the Grootkop Waste Disposal facility. 

The project was launched on 4 November 2020 at the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s Banquet Hall, in an information session attended by the residents of the Greater Oudtshoorn who showed interest in participating in the initiative. The 30 residents of the Greater Oudtshoorn who committed to participate in this pilot project received home composting bins, guidelines, worm farms, datasheets and scales.

Johan Gie, the GRDM’s waste management officer said the reason that motivated the GRDM to initiate this project with municipalities throughout the district is because, “approximately 30% of all household waste being disposed of at landfill consists of organic waste that could potentially be diverted from landfill by means of household composting”.

“The organic waste stream in municipal areas is increasingly becoming a challenge to manage,” Gie said. “Growth in population densities, new environmental legislation, limitations in the sustained availability of disposal space and public pressure to accept a more environmentally friendly approach has led to an increased awareness on local government level of the role that organic waste materials play in waste management.”

The Oudtshoorn Municipality welcomed this initiative. “Although we are not in a dire situation like our neighbouring municipalities with regards to landfill space in the district, we eagerly welcome this initiative to make the best of our household and garden waste to the benefit of our communities,” said Rodwell Witbooi, Oudtshoorn’s manager for solid waste.

“The active participation of our community members is illustrating the eagerness to partake in sustainable development projects – addressing waste management; and this is exciting.”

During the information session, the officials showed residents how to do composting, introduced the participants to composting methods and the benefits of composting, among others. Each participant was required to sign a contract to abide by the requirements of the agreement with the GRDM, which include the weighing of the collected data, and submission of a monthly report of composting for a period a year.

“A successful implementation of the home composting project could result in more opportunities for residents,” Gie concluded.

Last published 17 November 2020

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17 November 2020

Increasing Covid19 Infections in the Greater Oudtshoorn a Huge Concern

Oudtshoorn, 17 November 2020The Executive Mayor, Councillor Chris Macpherson is pleading with the residents of the Greater Oudtshoorn to adhere to the COVID19 regulations as the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) has experienced a rapid increase on COVID19 infections in the last seven days.

In a media statement issued by the Western Cape Department of Health in the Garden Route this week, Oudtshoorn experienced an increase of 161% COVID19 infections in seven days.

“Even though the Greater Oudtshoorn had the second lowest increase in the Garden Route Municipality District, following Kannaland with no new cases, we remain concern as we experience many COVID19 related deaths,” said Mayor Macpherson.

The Greater Oudtshoorn has to date had 112 COVID19 related deaths since the beginning of the arrival of the Corona Virus in South Africa. This puts the town in the second position after George.

“We urge the people of the Greater Oudtshoorn to adhere to COVID19 regulations that include wearing of masks, keeping of safe social distancing and constantly washing of hands. We can only win over COVID19 and go back to normal if we work together. All of us want to avoid the second wave of the virus; however, the manner in which people behave is certainly taking us to the second wave of the virus,” Macpherson added.

“When one walks around in communities, it is evident that people are walking without masks. Businesses have beautiful sign boards and notices “no masks no entry”.  However, they do not enforce it do allow people within their shops. I would like to urge  all within the Greater Oudtshoorn municipal area to comply with basic Covid-19 requirements of wearing masks, sanitize and social distancing to try bring down the numbers of Covid-19  infections.”

The media statement released by the Western Cape Department of Health in the Garden Route on 16 November 2020, reads as follows:

16 November 2020

Garden Route COVID cases on the rise

Western Cape Government Health in the Garden Route is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 numbers across the district.

“The total number of positive patients for the district is 12 289 in comparison with a week earlier of 11 466.  This is an increase of 823 positive patients, which is most disconcerting. The increase for the previous week was 410 cases. There has been a 237 % district increase in cases over the last 7 days, compared to the 7 days prior”, said Dr Terence Marshall, health cluster lead for Department of Health.

Case comparisons over 14 days

Subdistrict Recent cases 7-14 days ago Recent cases past 7 days Increase %
Bitou 61 115 189%
George 207 464 224%
Hessequa 13 29 223%
Kannaland 2 0 0%
Knysna 60 172 287%
Mossel Bay 38 145 382%
Oudtshoorn 28 45 161%
Sub-total 409 970 237%

 

“Despite our wanting to return to normal, and despite the relative success of our COVID-19 response, it is important to keep up our prevention behaviour. COVID-19 is not gone; we need to work together to avoid a second wave. As more people are moving around and economic activity is allowed under level 1 restrictions, we are seeing smaller clusters of infections flare up. Many of these flare-ups originate at social gatherings, which can be anything from a party, religious gathering or even in a workplace – any place where large numbers of people congregate that is crowded has poor ventilation and social distancing cannot be maintained. When going out, always wear your mask and avoid crowded places, close-contact settings, and confined enclosed spaces with poor ventilation. Do not become complacent. Even when you feel safe between friends and family, you should continue to wear your mask and maintain a distance of at least 1,5 m from other people”, said District Health Director, Mr Zee Brickles.

Daily stats update as of 16 November 2020:

Sub-district Total Active Recovered Died
Hessequa 406 35 352 19
Mossel Bay 2 672 105 2 492 75
George 4 620 663 3 833 125
Knysna 1 888 231 1 604 53
Bitou 884 168 689 27
Kannaland 148 1 145 2
Oudtshoorn 1 671 61 1 500 110
TOTAL 12 289 1 264 10 615 411

 

Hospitalisations: According to the latest information available, for both private and public there are 136 patients in hospital of which 24 are in ICU/high care.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO STOP THE SPREAD:

  • Re-allocating staff back to support of COVID-positive tracking and contact tracing
  • Reviewing non-essential hospital services such as elective surgery, which has just been started again.
  • Interrogating hot spots for selected Community Screening and Testing.
  • Communications activities which feed into larger Provincial COVID-19 campaign
  • Sending in motivations to extend temporary additional contract posts to ensure sufficient staff available. 

 TIPS TO STAY SAFE:

  • Use outside space because fresher is better – dine outside, do outdoor activities 
  • Make smart choices in every setting. For example, take the stairs if you cannot distance in the elevator. 
  • Review the capacity of a venue – if you cannot maintain 1.5m then consider an alternative venue. Reward those businesses that think of your safety. 
  • Avoid queues and close contact where possible when going out - order drinks and food from your table instead of standing in queues. If someone stands too close, kindly and politely ask them to step back. 
  • Ensure the venue you are at has its windows open to ensure fresh air circulates. If they don’t do so, find a venue that will. 
  • If inside, keep masks whenever possible (when finished eating) and try and sit close to a window that is open. 
  • Complete the attendance register honestly and accurately so we can notify you in case of possible infection. We need this data for contact tracing, and it can help us prevent a bushfire. 
  • Always wear your mask when outside and continue applying the 5 golden rules of hygiene in your everyday activities. 
  • Do not share drinks or cigarettes, and make sure your cutlery has been properly cleaned before use.
  • If you are sick, STAY at home. It is not worth the risk of infecting your friends. 
Last published 17 November 2020

Supplemantary Valuation 3 / Aanvullende Waardasie 3, (2019/2020) Notice / Kennisgewing 264/2020

Temporary Tourguides Division: Cango Caves

Closing Date: 20 November 2020
Salary: R 257 Per Day

REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 12
  • Fully bilingual (Afrikaans and English)
  • Previous tourism experience will be an advantage
  • Able bodied

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Convey detailed information to visitors on the heritage and adventure tours with regard to history and formation of the Cango Caves in Afrikaans and English
  • Co-ordinate, control & accommodate groups with regard to size, language and nationalities
  • Responsible for access control and locking duties
  • Assist visitors with any information required in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Log duration of tours
  • Assist and accommodate visiting tourist guides with special requests
  • Control number of visitors entering and exiting the Cango Caves

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview, practical and/or written assessment. They must also be aware that previous employers and references may be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal records be verified.

Application must be on the official application form of the Oudtshoorn Municipality and a covering letter accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (not older than three (3) months) as well as particulars of at least three contactable references, must be submitted to: HR Manager: Transformation & Development, Department Corporate Services, P.O. Box 255, Oudtshoorn, 6620 (submit applications to Recruitment & Selection section unit), Oudtshoorn Municipality, Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn. Application forms can be downloaded from our website, www.oudtshoorn.gov.za. Please note that there is an error on our website with regards to submitting applications via the website.

Temporary Tourguides Division: Cango Caves (261.67KB) Last published 10 November 2020

Senior Manager: Electro Technical Services

Closing Date: 27 November 2020
Salary: R 656 322 - R 851 956

REQUIREMENTS

  • B degree/Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • ECSA Registration
  • Government Certificate of Competency as Electro - Technical Engineer (Factories)
  • 5 Years’ experience in electricity distribution environment
  • Code B drivers’ license
  • Be able to differentiate between colors
  • Good communicator and personal management skills  
  • Proficient in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Medium and low voltage distribution management and system planning
  • Extensive knowledge in MV power system protection and fault finding
  • Proficient in contract management and compilation of tenders
  • Acquired with industry code of practices, NRS specifications, Electrical bylaws and standards
  • Knowledge of electricity distribution legal framework and NERSA license pre-requisites
  • Budgeting skill in terms of the MFMA
  • Good knowledge of the IDP, SDBIP, KPA’s and KPI’s
  • Good knowledge of Municipal electricity tariffs and NERSA approval procedure
  • Management review and implement asset management plan
  • Implement revenue enhancement, manage distribution losses
  • Compilation annual operating capital and MTREF budget
  • In liaison with DoE and local human settlement divisions manage the Integrated National Electrification Plan
  • Implement and maintain effective and preventative maintenance services on all vehicles, plant and equipment
  • Frequently up policies, by-laws, standard and SOP’s
  • Good communicator and personal management skills
  • Ensure a safe working environment, promote health and safety workforce and ensure safety to community

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview, practical and/or written assessment. They must also be aware that previous employers and references may be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal records be verified.

BENEFITS:

The Council offers competitive benefits such as a housing subsidy, a thirteenth cheque, pension fund, medical aid fund, a study assistance scheme and the transport of furniture under certain conditions. The successful candidate will participate in the perk car user scheme of the Municipality and will also receive a cell phone allowance.

Application must be on the official application form of the Oudtshoorn Municipality and a covering letter accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (not older than three (3) months) as well as particulars of at least three contactable references, must be submitted to: HR Manager: Transformation & Development, Department Corporate Services, P.O. Box 255, Oudtshoorn, 6620 (submit applications to Recruitment & Selection section) Oudtshoorn Municipality, Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn. Application forms can be downloaded from our website, www.oudtshoorn.gov.za. Please note that there is an error on our website with regards to submitting applications via the website.

Senior Manager: Electro Technical Services (290.84KB) Last published 10 November 2020

Senior Engineering Technician: Distribution Services

Closing Date: 27 November 2020
Salary: R329 938 - R428 282

REQUIREMENTS

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Trade Test
  • Installation Electrician - (Wireman’s license)
  • 3’Years post qualification in Electrical Engineering
  • Be able to differentiate between colors
  • Code B drivers’ license
  • Computer Literacy (Microsoft Office Applications)
  • Human Resource Management
  • Good Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Excellent analytical skills  
  • Ability to manage and integrate the various metering technologies
  • Ability to conduct potential fuel fraud/theft investigations internally
  • Through knowledge of municipality electricity metering, consumer electrical installation topology
  • Willingness to work standby hours and overtime
  • Proficient in two of the three official languages of the Western Cape

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Developing and implementation an asset management plan, maintenance plans, maintenance schedules for metering and ancillary equipment
  • Successful develop and implement workflow schedules, execution plans
  • Acquainted with Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations No 85/1993
  • Implement and monitor revenue maintenance schedules on road traffic controllers and systems
  • Audit by site inspections or other means tampering on consumer installations and municipal property
  • Approve and process new applications in terms of Council’s Embedded Generation Policy, Municipal by-laws, NRS standards, safety regulations and related industry standards
  • Thorough knowledge of Electrification Projects Testing and Commissioning
  • Thorough knowledge of MV distribution substation protection and DC control systems

Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview, practical and/or written assessment. They must also be aware that previous employers and references may be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal records be verified.

BENEFITS:

The Council offers competitive benefits such as a housing subsidy, a thirteenth cheque, pension fund, medical aid fund, a study assistance scheme and the transport of furniture under certain conditions.

Application must be on the official application form of the Oudtshoorn Municipality and a covering letter accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (not older than three (3) months) as well as particulars of at least three contactable references, must be submitted to: HR Manager: Transformation & Development, Department Corporate Services, P.O. Box 255, Oudtshoorn, 6620 (submit applications to Recruitment & Selection section), Oudtshoorn Municipality, Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn. Application forms can be downloaded from our website, www.oudtshoorn.gov.za. Please note that there is an error on our website with regards to submitting applications via the website.

Senior Engineering Technician: Distribution Services (291.39KB) Last published 10 November 2020

Director: Technical Services

Closing Date: 23 November 2020
Salary: 

A total remuneration package of a Category 3 Municipality (in terms of the prevailing Government Notice on the Upper Limit of Total Remuneration Packages Payable to Municipal Managers and Managers  Directly Accountable to Municipal Managers) per annum may be offered subject to compliance with the minimum prescribed higher education qualification, experience and attainment of demonstrated evidence of competent, advanced or superior competency level as measured against the competency framework for Senior Managers contained in Annexure A to the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers [GNR. 21. Published under GG. 37245 of 17 January 2014].

Minimum Requirements: • At least a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering / B-Tech Engineering or a relevant qualification registered on the National Qualifications Framework at NQF level 7 with a minimum of 360 credits • SA Citizenship • Minimum of 5 (five) years relevant experience at middle management level (reported to at least a Section 56 manager) and 3-4 years must be at professional / management level engineering management experience • Compliance with the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels [GNR. 493 published under GG. 29967 of 15 June 2007 and as amended by GNR. 1146 published under GG. 41996 of 26 October 2018] (Candidates who have not yet attained the required Minimum Competency Level in the Unit Standards prescribed for a Senior Manager in Regulation 7 of the Regulations, will be afforded 18 months from date of appointment to attain such competency as prescribed) • Sound knowledge of and exposure to local government operations and municipal financial management • Solid knowledge and understanding of the relevant policies and legislation and a good understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • In-depth knowledge of local government legislation and the statutory requirements pertaining to the post • A high degree of aptitude for strategic/operational planning and management, decision-making, leadership, innovation and motivation • Must be able to formulate engineering master planning, project management and implementation • Good knowledge of supply chain management regulations and the Preferential Procurement policy Framework Act, 2000 • Excellent management and computer skills • Excellent facilitation and communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • South African citizenship • A valid Code B driver’s license • Registration with a relevant, recognised professional body will be an added advantage.

Competencies: The following competencies, as described in Annexure A to Government Notice No 21 published under Government Gazette No 37245 of 17 January 2014, are essential: Leadership: Strategic Direction and Leadership • People Management • Programme and Project Management • Financial Management • Change Leadership • Governance Leadership • Core Competencies: Moral Competence • Planning and Organising • Analysis and Innovation • Knowledge and Information Management • Communication • Results and Quality Focus.

Key Performance Areas: • Report directly to the Municipal Manager • Manage the Directorate Technical Services • Develop, implement and manage strategic goals, policies and procedures in alignment to the municipality’s strategic objectives • Effectively and efficiently manage the Directorate • Liaise and interact with individuals, role-players and agencies at senior level in all three spheres of government • Assist and support the Accounting Officer with the roles and responsibilities delegated to the Director Technical Services • Manage the provisioning and administering of project management and building control services •Manage the provisioning and control of civil engineering and solid waste management services •Manage the provisioning and control of electrical engineering services • Manage the administering and application of technical related GIS processes. • Support and advise the Municipal Manager and Council • Provide strategic management and leadership for the directorate • Manage and improve departmental administrative functions • Develop and implement council policies and strategies • Compile and manage directorate’s budget • Ensure legislative compliance of relevance to the directorate • Manage all related grants allocated to the municipality • Ensure community participation on matters of governance  

Please Note:

  1. Complete advertisements with lists of duties/responsibilities and requirements as well as an application form can be downloaded from the Municipality’s website at www.oudtshoorn.gov.za.
  2. Candidates must be willing to be subjected to an interview, practical and/or written assessment. They must also be aware that previous employers and references must be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal records verified.
  3. Appointment is subject to the signing of an employment contract and performance agreement in terms of Section 57 of the Municipal Systems Act, 32 of 2000 and disclosure of financial interests. 
  4. Application must be made on the official application form for Senior Managers of the Oudtshoorn Municipality and a covering letter accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae and certified copies of qualifications and identity document (not older than three (3) months) as well as particulars of at least three contactable references, and submitted to: HR Manager: Transformation & Development, Department Corporate Services, P.O. Box 255, Oudtshoorn, 6620 (submit applications to Recruitment & Selection section, Oudtshoorn Municipality, Voortrekker Road, Oudtshoorn).  

All enquiries may be directed to Mr. G. De Jager at 044 203 3004.  

Director: Technical Services (520.04KB) Last published 09 November 2020

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