The tourism industry has been hit extremely hard by the nationwide lockdown and is one of the industries that will be affected for a long time still due to travel restrictions. Apart from the support offered by the National Government (See https://www.satsa.com/coronavirus-update/economic-support-for-covid-19-impact/), the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has identified budget it is considering using to support tourism accommodation businesses on a local level in order to limit the damage caused by the COVID-19 virus.
These measures aim to protect the industry by offering support to existing, legal, tourism business in order to also protect employment in the industry. Qualifying formal accommodation facilities will be given investment retention incentives equal to the business rates paid to the municipality for an initial period of 3 months (subject to monthly review). Phase 1 saw over 100 accommodation facilities receive assistance to over R4.8 Million.
(a) Eligible categories
The category of owners eligible for the adhoc investment retention incentive will solely be for Tourism Accommodation establishments that provide accommodation on a short term basis. These include Hotels, Lodges, Bed and Breakfast (B&B’s), Guest Houses, Self-Catering Accommodation and Backpackers that are registered with the municipality and are currently paying commercial rates for the said accommodation facility.
(b) Qualifying criteria
I. The entity must be in existence for at least one business financial year
II. The entity must be registered/zoned as a business with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and must be currently billed commercial rates by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by virtue of running an establishment for the purpose of providing commercial accommodation.
Please note: This application is a formal request for assistance from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality only and does not guarantee that an incentive will be provided by the municipality, in part or as a whole, on any business rates paid. The municipality will endeavour to provide this assistance while there is budget available for this, on a first come first serve basis, where fully completed applications are received and the business meets all requirements. The assistance is limited and will be reviewed monthly and thus could be extended/retracted for various reasons that will be communicated directly to the applicants.
INTERMITTENT WATER DISRUPTIONS MAY OCCUR DUE TO CRITICALLY LOW RESERVOIR LEVELS
The Municipality wishes to update residents that our bulk storage reservoirs are slowly climbing however, any unexpected event could still result in disruptions as storage levels are still critically low.
Residents that receive water directly from bulk water pipelines fed from Kouga dam are still experiencing some disruptions as this is the highest point on the water network and storage will only build up once the rest of the system has been restored.
Residents are reminded that supply from the Kouga dam has been restricted by 70% as the dam is currently at 6.4%
Areas that could be affected include:
3. Consumers on bulk line in Greenbushes
Water tankers will be dispatched to areas affected and will be communicated shortly.
We urge all residents to continue using water sparingly.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Issued by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office.
Published: 21 Oct 2020 CURRENT
SUSPENSION OF E-NEWSPAPER AND E-MAGAZINE SERVICES
Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email email@example.com
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 06 Mar 2021, Resolved: 06 Mar 2021RESOLVED
Staff are attending to restoration of supply, no timeframe.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Published: 01 Mar 2021, Resolved: 01 Mar 2021RESOLVED
EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN - 1 MARCH 2021
At Ditchling sub, KKT1 66kV line will be switched off at 17H00 for emergency work affecting Walmer, Sunridge Park, Fernglen, Framesby, Kabega Park, Linton Grange, Westering, Taybank, Charlo, Fairview, Greenshields Park, Mount Pleasant, Overbaakens, Springfield, Walmer Down, Algoa Park, Young Park, Gelvan Park, Gelvandale, Malabar, Cadles. Supply to be restored soonest, no timeframe available.
Published: 23 Feb 2021, Resolved: 28 Feb 2021RESOLVED
ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION / EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE
Date: Saturday 27/02/2021 (Weather permitting)
Time: 8h00 - 18h00
Affected area/s: Mill Park Suburb
Please treat all installations as "LIVE".
Published: 16 Feb 2021, Resolved: 22 Feb 2021RESOLVED
PLANNED ELECTRICITY SHUTDOWNS
When: Sunday, 21 February 2021 (alternatively 28 February 2021)
Where: Ditchling 66kV substation
Time: 08H00 - 17H00
Reason: Maintenance/repairs to faulty switchgear
All areas fed from the Ditchling substation will be affected:
SGP - Summit / Gamtoos Pumps
SLL - Summit / Loerie / Limebank
NFL - Nocton Farms
FBH - Fitchets Corner / Blue Horizon Bay
FCR - Fitchets Corner / Rocklands
FCW - Fitchets Corner / Witteklip
FGR - Fitchets Corner / Gedultsdrivier
Section of Malabar
Section of Gelvandale
Section of Helenvale
Walmer17th Ave, Walmer
Section of Korsten
VMW - Van Stadens / Woodridge
TBS - Thornhill / Boxes & Shooks
TFM - Thornhill Farmers / Matjiesfontein
Section of Linton Grange
Section of Fernglen
All supplies to be treated as live for the duration of the outage.
Published: 16 Feb 2021, Resolved: 18 Feb 2021RESOLVED
Daly Street substation vandalised affecting Central area and surrounding areas .
Staff are attending to repairs and restoration of supply, no timeframe available.