Voter Registration 5 and 6 March 2016

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Voter registration from 8am to 5pm on Saturday 5 March and Sunday 6 March at the voting station in the voting district where you ordinarily reside. Call 0800 11 8000 (7am to 9pm weekdays) or dial *120*432#.

Visit the following link to find your voting and registration station. http://maps.elections.org.za/vsfinder/

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Eskom warns electricity customers of load shedding over the weekend

Eskom will implement rotational load shedding in stage 2 over the weekend in a bid to augment its water and diesel reserves for the week ahead. Load shedding will be from 6:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and 8:00 to 22:00 on Sunday.
Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day to limit the impact of rotational load shedding. As workers leave office buildings this evening we ask that they please switch off the lights, with the exception of security lighting and avoid leaving on air-conditioning overnight.

Load shedding schedules are available on our blog: Find your load shedding schedules here . Some of the Municipalities will say make use of this schedules as published alternatively visit your municipalities own website for more information.For available Municipal Load shedding schedules and contact details: Municipal Customer Schedules

Alternatively visit http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/ or contact Eskom on 086 003 7566 for more information on its load shedding schedule.  Municipal customers need to contact their own municipalities for the correct schedules.

Customers are cautioned to treat all electrical connections as live during this period.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Municipality Watchdog.

Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051,info@municipality-watchdog.co.za

Or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook

Eskom starts Load Shedding

As a result Eskom has implemented stage 1 load shedding today as of 13h00, until 20h00 this evening. Load shedding will recommence again tomorrow and Sunday at 09h00 in order to build up reserves for the week ahead. Eskom will update the public on the status on an ongoing basis.

Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day to limit the impact of rotational load shedding. As workers leave office buildings this evening we ask that they please switch off the lights, with the exception of security lighting and avoid leaving on air-conditioning overnight.

 

Load shedding schedules are available on our blog: Find your load shedding schedules here . Some of the Municipalities will say make use of this schedules as published alternatively visit your municipalities own website for more information.

 

For available Municipal Load shedding schedules and contact details: Municipal Customer Schedules

 

Alternatively visit http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/ or contact Eskom on 086 003 7566 for more information on its load shedding schedule.  Municipal customers need to contact their own municipalities for the correct schedules.

Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day to further reduce the impact of rotational load shedding.

Customers are cautioned to treat all electrical connections as live during this period.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Municipality Watchdog.

Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051,info@municipality-watchdog.co.za

Or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook

 

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Load shedding implemented – 2 November 2014 (08:00 – 22:00)

Eskom have implemented load shedding today from 08:00 – 22:00

We have requested Municipalities to make their load shedding schedules available to the Municipality Watchdog, schedules will be made available via our social media platforms and website in the due course.

Load shedding schedules are available on our blog: Find your load shedding schedules here . Some of the Municipalities will say make use of this schedules as published alternatively visit your municipalities own website for more information

Eskom Statement: Eskom to implement load shedding from 08:00 tomorrow morning

For available Municipal Load shedding schedules and contact details: Municipal Customer Schedules

Alternatively visit http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/ or contact Eskom on 086 003 7566 for more information on its load shedding schedule.  Municipal customers need to contact their own municipalities for the correct schedules.

Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day to further reduce the impact of rotational load shedding.

Customers are cautioned to treat all electrical connections as live during this period.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Municipality Watchdog.

Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051, info@municipality-watchdog.co.za

Or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook

Find your load shedding schedules here

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Picture: theconversation.com

Want to know when your suburb will experience load shedding. Find out more with the  following load shedding schedules. load shedding in different suburbs across the country. Municipalities were informed of the need to reduce electricity and they would decide in which suburbs to cut power. Should you be powered directly by Eskom visit the Eskom load shedding site to find out when you’ll be out. Type in your suburb/area in the search box to easily locate your area, i.e. Pimville or the Midvaal municipality. Please note that the schedules available from this page, are not maintained by the Municipality Watchdog , but by the relevant Metro or Local Municipality. It is merely a convenient access point for municipal customers. The schedules are only for those Metros  or Local Municipalities that have made them available to the Municipality Watchdog.  – click on one of the PDFs below or visit the City of Ekurhuleni site (Note: The schedules currently available for Ekurhuleni are those from 2013 – the municipality has assured Municipality Watchdog  they are still valid for 2014).

For the City of Tshwane (Pretoria) load shedding schedule click here For the City of  eThekwini  (Durban) load shedding schedule click here – eThekwini  (Durban)  load shedding schedule 2 For the City of Cape Town load shedding schedule click here or City of Cape Town – Stage 3 load shedding  For the City of Cape Town load shedding schedule click here (New) For Kwadukuza (Stanger)load shedding schedule click here For  Buffalo City Metro load shedding schedule click here    – Buffalo City Metro load shedding schedule 2 For the City of City of Johannesburg  (City Power) load shedding schedule click here or visit the Eskom load shedding site For  Mangaung load shedding schedule click here Mangaung (Centlec) – Load Shedding groups                                    –  Load Shedding time slots For  Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth and surrounds) load shedding schedule click here For  Polokwane load shedding schedule click here For  Umhlathuze load shedding schedule click here For  Middleburg (Steve Tshwete)load shedding schedule click here For  Emfuleni load shedding schedule click here For  Msunduzi (Pietermartizburg) load shedding schedule click here For  Mogale City  Local Municipality (Krugersdorp)  load shedding schedule click here For  Randfontein  Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For  Westonaria  Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For  Lesedi Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For   Drakenstein Municipality load shedding schedule click here – the municipality is also updating it’s notices on it’s website For Hessequea Local Municipality, Mossel Bay Local Municipality , Knysna Local Municipality , Drakenstein Local Municipality,  George Local Municipality, Breede River Local Municipality , Stellenbosch Local Municipality,  Worcester Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality ,Bitou Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, West Coast District Municipality load shedding schedule click here – This schedule is for Stage 1,2 and 3. Load shedding schedule 2 (Printable Format – Areas) click here  For  Saldanhan Bay Municipality (Hopefield – Jacobsbaai – Langebaan – Paternoster – Saldanha – St Helena Bay – Vredenburg) load shedding schedule click here For Kimberley – Sol Plaatje Municipality load shedding schedule click here For Mbombela load shedding schedule click here For eMalahleni Municipality | Witbank load shedding schedule click here For City of Polokwane (Potchefstroom & Jouberton)load shedding schedule click here Stage 1 schedules (not yet available)   Stage 2 schedules   Stage 3 schedules For Rustenburg Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here Memorandum from the office of Head: Electrical Engineering Services For City of Umhlathuza (Richards Bay) load shedding schedule click here For Stellenbosch Local Municipality  load shedding schedule click here For Ficksburg/Meqheleng – Clocolan/Hlohlolwane – Marquard/Moemaneng load shedding schedule click here For Midvaal Local Municipality  load shedding schedule click here For Langeberg Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For City of Matlosana load shedding schedule click here For Tlokwe Local Municipality (Potchefstroom & Jouberton)load shedding schedule click here For Mossel Bay Local Municipality load shedding schedule  click here For Parys, Tumahole, Hoopstad, Tikwana, Sasolburg, Bothaville, Kgotsong, Vredefort load shedding schedule  click here For Knysna Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For George Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For George Local Municipality (Haarlem & Uniondale) load shedding schedule click here For Hessequa Local Municipality load shedding schedule click here For Bitou Local Municipality Load shedding schedule click here Bitou Local Municipality Rotations  For Umjindi Local Municipality (Barberton) load shedding schedule click here For Moqhaka Local Municipality (Kroonstad) load shedding schedule click here Eskom Western Cape Load shedding schedule Power System Status Update – 8 December 2014 We will soon publish Load shedding schedule as we received them from the different municipalities.

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Watchdog welcomes report on Water and Sanitation

The Municipality Watchdog welcomes the report on Water and Sanitation, released by

Photo: The appalling 'bucket' toilet. 19 December 2012, Magaung Township, Free State, South Africa. Photo: Leonie Marinovich/NewsFire
Photo: The appalling ‘bucket’ toilet. 19 December 2012, Magaung Township, Free State, South Africa. Photo: Leonie Marinovich/NewsFire

the South African Human Rights Commission on the 11th March 2014.

This comes after a spade of service delivery protests were people lost their lives because of water and sanitation and a lack of service delivery in poor communities

Water and Sanitation is a necessity and not a luxury, we are in the 20th century and will be celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa.

It is still unreal to see how many South Africans don’t have access to running water, whilst people is making use of the bucket system, long drops and pit toilets in municipalities.

For more information on your right to sanitation click below for the pamphlets or visit www.sahrc.org.za for more information.

Water from the Lekwa Municipality . Picture Source: Standerton Klagte
Water from the Lekwa Municipality .
Picture Source: Standerton Klagte

For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Municipality Watchdog.

Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051, email info@municipality-watchdog.co.za or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

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Media Statement: Load shedding causing havoc nationwide

Municipality Watchdog request municipalities to inform its residents and consumers of Load Sheddingplanned or unplanned load shedding on their official websites and social media platforms; this comes after most of the country was left without electricity after 9am this morning as Eskom announced an emergency within its power grid.

We would also request municipalities to make their load shedding schedules available to us; this schedules will published on our social media platforms and available to the public. Alternatively visit http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/ or contact Eskom on 086 003 7566 for more information on its load shedding schedule.  Municipal customers need to contact their own municipalities for the correct schedules.

Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, pool pumps and all non essential appliances throughout the day to further reduce the impact of rotational load shedding.

Customers are cautioned to treat all electrical connections as live during this period.

We anticipate that we will be load shedding until 22:00 tonight. However, should we receive the necessary savings from all our customers and the situation improves, we will terminate load shedding earlier, Eskom said.

Eskom had declared an emergency at 06:00 this morning and asked key industrial customers to reduce load by 10%.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Municipality Watchdog.

Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051, email mailto:info@municipality-watchdog.co.zaor visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook.

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Media Statement – Rain Caused Havoc all over Gauteng.

On 30 & 31 January Krugersdorp and various parts of the West Rand felt the fool force of Mother Nature with flash floods closing Floodsschools and damaging property. Monument High School had to send their learner’s home after the Monument dam flooded its banks causing huge damage to the school. Shop owners at the President Square had their hands full as the canal behind President Square came down with force pushing water up as far as Jack’s Paint at President. Some home owners in Krugersdorp-West are left with huge damages after the canal also could not handle the huge mass of water after heavy rain came down during the night. Destroying away everything in its path. Other parts on the West Rand saw roads been flooded due to storm drains been blocked. Cars that got stuck in some parts that needed to be rescued. Krugersdorp saw 129mm rain fall in a 15 hour period.

We as the Municipality Watchdog would like to request the Municipalities to assist residents were possible and to assist the damage to infrastructure to and the cost involve repairing this damages, we would also see the Gauteng Provincial Government and the MIG (Municipal Infrastructure Grant) to assist Municipalities with the funding to get damaged infrastructure repaired.

Please be causes as more rain is expected over Gauteng and a Flood Warning issued by the South African Weather Service according to media reports.

For More information Contact:

• Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051 or Adrian Maytom on
082 632 7760, email info@municipality-watchdog.co.za or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook.