Stellenbosch Municipality

Speaker;

Deputy Mayor;

Chief Whip of the Ruling Party;

Members of the Mayoral Committee;

Members of Council;

Municipal Manager and senior management;

Members of the public;

Members of the media present; and

All protocol observed

 

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.

 

Introduction

Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I motivate to and enlighten Council on the final budget for 2017/18 financial year based on the inputs and comments we received from the greater Stellenbosch community, having followed public and other stake holder engagements during the public participation process. This budget is a bread and butter budget. It addresses the necessities and takes care of all communities in Stellenbosch.

The public participation process included stakeholders and all wards, by means of an IDP and budget road show. The meetings were grouped into 10 clusters and covered all 22 wards. Written comments on the proposed draft budget were invited. The closing dates all comments on the reviewed IDP and tabled budget was 30 April 2017.

 

Feedback

In total we have 11 written comments on the 2017/18 tabled budget and additional comments documented at the meetings. All the comments received, are available in Annexure 1 for your own perusal.

Suggestions regarding how the IDP and Budget process should be restructured and how the roadshow meetings should be conducted will be considered in September, when the next round of meetings will take place. There are specific times of the year we conduct this process, and specific legislation the process must adhere to. We shall however attempt to accommodate the public as much as possible so as to ensure they have every opportunity to give their input on the IDP and budgeting process. Next year we intend to conduct additional meetings during the IDP and budget process, with business and other stakeholders, to discuss the more in depth financial aspects of the budget. This will be implemented as soon as the newly created governance position in the office of the Municipal Manager has been filled.

Concern for especially the poor in our communities was mentioned in several of the written comments we received. I want to assure the councillors and the greater community that I share the concern for the well-being of the poor. That is why this budget focuses on bread and butter basic issues that impact directly on the lives of the poor as well. I want to highlight some examples on the pro-poor budget approach we followed in this budget.

We increased the amount of free electricity for indigent households from 60 units in 2016/17 to 100 units for the new financial year. This is more than the prescribed national standard. Indigent households also benefit from free refuse removal and receive 10 kilolitre of water free. 

I am also happy to announce that we have allocated R16 million for the installation of bulk services for the Idas Valley Housing Project. This will now help the project move forward and have significant benefits for the Idas Valley community. The need for GAP housing was expressed in the IDP and is of critical importance especially for our young people because the shortage forces them to live outside of Stellenbosch.

We obeyed the community’s request for more opportunities for the youth. As a result we budgeted an additional R1,3 million for youth related programs, all aimed at youth skills development and improvement.

In order to improve service delivery and meet the demands placed on us by a growing community; we have budgeted for six additional posts. These jobs will help to improve safety, as well improve service delivery in our informal settlements and disadvantaged communities.

This budget was drawn up in line with guidelines set by political leadership and reflects our determination to reduce poverty, create jobs, expand our economy and build and maintain our infrastructure. We are indeed delivering to our people, but there are areas where we can improve. I have already taken up with the Municipal Manager and the CFO our too slow rate of spending. In the next financial year measures to improve this will be put in place.

The South African economy is struggling and with almost no growth in the economy at a national level, it has severely impacted our funds and grants from national government. We are however, part of the best run province in the country and this is a source of hope. The provincial economy has shown stronger growth than the rest of the country and the efforts of the various stakeholders, has ensured that the greater Stellenbosch area remain one of the most popular investment and tourist attractions in South Africa and even on the continent, bringing investment and opportunities to the region and contributing to our GDP.

We can repeat that we are in a stable financial position and have received two clean audits by now.

This is a positive factor us as New Council, but we also inherited many challenges from the previous council, inter alia infrastructure, an out-dated staff structure, many informal settlements that need to be upgraded, a huge backlog in housing (BNG and GAP Housing), serious safety issues in our towns, long overdue upgrades of roads and access routes, traffic congestion and many more.

 

Speaker, this budget and this council focuses on service delivery first. This will serve as a foundation for the next four outer years and will create opportunities for the rest of our term as council.

 

This is very much a “bread and butter” budget, with no room for extravagance. This budget deals with necessities and takes us back to our basic mandate: Service Delivery.

Speaker, I take pleasure in presenting this budget and the Tabled Medium Term Revenue and Expenditure Framework (MTREF) Budget Report for the 2017/2018 to 2019/2020 financial years – in laymen’s terms the capital and operating budget for the next three financial years.

The budget has been prepared in accordance with National Treasury’s circular guidelines and the Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulations, taking cognisance of scarce available resources. Section 152(2) of The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 clearly determines that “a municipality must strive, within its financial and administrative capacity, to achieve the objects of local government.”

I also present the 2017/2018 financial year and the two outer years’ budget patterns. It has been a difficult task to find the necessary funding for all we have to do; however, we have set high service delivery standards for ourselves, and will simply have to work “smarter” with available financial and other resources.

Speaker, we intend to take the next four years entrusted to us, as Council, to position Stellenbosch as one of the top Municipalities in South Africa.

Speaker, we acknowledge the fact that decisions taken today will either be to the benefit or the detriment of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. While individuals involved in current Council business may come and go, municipalities continue to render services for the next generations. We have truly made every effort to put together a budget that is to the benefit of the entire community. In these difficult economic times we have turned every cent over twice as we strive to minimise tax increases as much as possible. It is impossible to please all, but I firmly believe this budget is for the benefit of all in the greater Stellenbosch.

Speaker, the late Robert F. Kennedy, brother of John F. Kennedy once said: “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”  This is the purpose of this budget; we want to create a town with the opportunity to make things better for all who live here.

Speaker, as to revenue of the tabled 2017/2020 forecast, I would like to make the following remarks: Affordable revenue streams through affordable property rates and service charges tariffs formed the basis of the operating budgeted revenue. The capital programme’s capital project expenditure was also reduced to affordable own funding and external borrowing levels.

In the 2017/2018 financial year, starting 1 July 2017, we will immediately start with the implementation of our capital projects to ensure that we spend our capital budget effectively, efficiently and economically so as to achieve the ultimate goal of acceleration of service delivery and infrastructure development. Planning has already started, and as soon as the budget is finally approved by Council, the bid processes through our Capital Projects Implementation Plan will kick into operation. Progress with these plans will be monitored on a monthly basis to limit future capital projects carry-overs to the minimum. We do our local community no favour by not implementing our capital projects approved in the capital budget – it is our job to implement.

Speaker, the Tabled 2017/2020 MTREF Budget Report clearly spells out the legislative requirements this budget is governed by. The capital and operating budget was compiled compliant with these legislative requirements, taking also the budget circulars guidelines received National Treasury into consideration.

 

Total Expenditure Budget Overview

Speaker, our 2017/2018 capital budget expenditure amounts to

R 418 million and our operating budget expenditure amounts to

R 1.486 billion. Our total budgeted expenditure therefore amounts to R 1.904 billion. This budget proposes amounts of R 1.902 billion and R 1.901 billion, respectively for the two outer years of the MTREF. The decrease is due to the capital budget from R 319 million to R226 million. (Completion of major capital projects).

 

Capital Budget Expenditure

The capital budget proposed for 2017/2018 decreases from R 482 million to R 481 million when compared with the 2016/2017 adjustments capital budget. The decrease is due to the huge and additional emergency investments necessitated by the upgrading of the Waste Water Treatment Works. The MTREF proposes capital expenditure of R 319 million and R 226 million for the two outer financial years.

Our community needs are simply just more than we can afford and I need to point out that capital projects amounting to R 1.025 billion cannot be accommodated over the next three years. That is why we need to prioritise our capital spending. A comprehensive list of all our capital programme needs is attached as Appendix 1, Section N in the Tabled 2017/2020 MTREF Budget Report.

Our Capital Budget for 2017/18 will be spent on creating opportunities for all communities, with a definite focus on provision for previously disadvantaged communities where job creation has been highlighted. Some of the projects are:

 

Local Economic Hubs

2, 000, 000

Kayamandi Economic Corridor  

1, 500, 000

Informal Trading Sites: Klapmuts      

900, 000

Informal Trading Market: Cloetesville  

700, 000

Informal Trading Sites: Groendal                  

570, 000

Informal Trading Sites: George Blake Street

500, 000

Adventure Tourism: Idas Valley Dam

1,350, 000

Adventure Tourism: Berg River Dam

1,350, 000

 

                                  

Some of the projects to build the community assets are:

Purchase of Land-Cemeteries

900, 000

New Community Hall: Klapmuts

9,000,000

Groendal Library        

2, 000, 000

Extension of Cemetery Infrastructure  

500, 000

Upgrading: Pniel Library               

400, 000

Public Wi-Fi Network                      

1, 400,000

Data Network                                                              

1, 000, 000

 

  • We have also budgeted an additional R 800 000 to upgrade the municipality’s IT network. This is critical infrastructure that assists in service delivery of the municipality.
  • R350 000 have been budgeted for the upgrading of the traffic building to improve service to the community and greater community   
  • Basic Services to upgrade informal settlements have been addressed too. Informal settlements face great challenges. I am currently visiting all of them and assessing for myself the challenges and needs. Although these projects will not solve all the issues, it is a positive start to improving the lives of these residents. Projects include

Improvements: Langrug

6, 200, 000

Water and sewer services: Jamestown

2, 600, 000

Enkanini subdivision, consolidation and rezoning

2, 000, 000

Enkanini Access to Basic Services

750, 000

Langrug ABS      

750, 000

Kylemore

948, 400

Klapmuts ABS                                                                 

500, 000

 

  • Enkanini Informal Settlement will be electrified R2,5 million received from the Integrated National Electrification Programme. Applications for additional funding will be done in August 2017 to extend the program. Housing remains a challenge as allocations from National to Provincial decreases annually. However the following was budgeted for housing projects over the next 3 years:

Town Centre Stellenbosch (Social Housing)

500,000

Jamestown: Housing

1, 060, 800

Kayamandi: Watergang and Zone O

18, 747,000

Klapmuts: Erf 2181 (298 serviced sites)

11,000,000

Idas Valley (440) IRDP / FLISP

16,010,800

Longlands Vlottenburg: Housing Internal Services

4,000,000

La Motte Old Forest Station IRDP

2,200,000

Smartie Town, Cloetesville

4,900,000

Cloetesville IRDP

1,000,000

Northern Extension: Feasibility

2,000,000

 

 

These amounts can be supplemented once the plans have been finalised.                                                                                                                          

Bulk services in support of housing and development over the next 3 years are budgeted as follows:

 

Longlands Vlottenburg: Infrastructure - Roads and Bridge

10,600,000

Bulk Water Supply Pipe Reservoir: Dwars Rivier (Johannesdal / Kylemore / Pniel)

38,000,000

Bulk Water Supply Pipeline & Reservoir - Jamestown

21,500,000

Water Treatment Works: Paradyskloof

26,000,000

New 5 MI Reservoir: Cloetesville

1,500,000

Bulk water supply pipe and Reservoir: Kayamandi

13,000,000

Bulk water supply Klapmuts

9,000,000

Bulk Sewer Outfall: Jamestown

30,500,000

Idas Valley Merriman Outfall Sewer

20,000,000

Upgrade of WWTW: Klapmuts

11,500,000

Idas valley Housing Project

16, 000,000

 

 

As safety is an important issue as identified during the IDP process the following has been budgeted over the next 3 years:

 

Upgrading of Stellenbosch Fire Station

1,500,000

Upgrading and or Replacement of Fire Alarm System

1,000,000

Fire Services JoC

800,000

Install and Upgrade CCTV Cameras In WC024

2,000,000

 

It must also be remembered that the proposed new organogram will restructure the law-enforcement division to assure better visible policing.

 As sports facilities are important to our communities the following has been budgeted over the next 3 years:

 

Upgrade of Sport Facilities

17,251,950

Skate Board Park: CBD

750,000

Building Ablution Facilities: Lanquedoc Sports grounds

350,000

Upgrading of Parks

2,100,000

 

 

Roads’ upgrades; reseal projects and intersection improvements of R68 million have been budgeted for the next 3 years across the municipal area. This is important as everyone is well aware of the traffic flow challenges Stellenbosch experience.

Non-motorised transport to improve the transport situation has been budgeted for as follows over the next 3 years:

 

Bicycle Lockup Facilities

500,000

Kayamandi Pedestrian Crossing (R304, River and Railway Line)

5,000,000

Pedestrian and Cycle Paths

4,000,000

Sidewalk Implementation

1,800,000

 

 

To improve the access to public transportation the following have been budgeted for over the next 3 years:

 

Klapmuts Public Transport Interchange

5,286,930

Tour Bus Parking Study

1,000,000

Bus and Taxi Shelters

700,000

Taxi Rank – Franschhoek

3,500,000

Add Bays To Bergzicht Taxi Rank and Holding Area

3,000,000

Taxi Rank – Kayamandi

1,500,000

 

 

Sanitation poses a huge challenge as it is required to unlock development and the following substantial amounts have been budgeted for over the next 3 years over and above the projects mentioned earlier in support of housing and development projects:

 

Extension Of WWTW:   Stellenbosch

91,276,712

New Plankenbrug Main Outfall Sewer

50,500,000

Sewer pipe Replacement

4,500,000

 

 

The removal of solid waste and clean towns is a priority and the following has been budgeted over the next 3 years:

 

Vehicles

5,400,000

Major Drop-Off : - Franschhoek

10,000,000

Stellenbosch WC024 (Material Recovery Facility)

15,000,000

Transfer Station: Stellenbosch

5,000,000

Upgrade Refuse disposal site

3,500,000

Waste Minimization Projects

2,000,000

 

A new waste manager post has also been created to coordinate these programs. It is envisioned that in the new organogram, all waste sections will be grouped together in the infrastructure department to ensure better service delivery and cleaner towns

Electrical projects include:

    • Taking over the electricity supply from Drakenstein to the Pniel area to the value of R10.3 million during 2017/18
    • Street lighting at the Kylemore entrance to the value of R500 thousand during 2017/18
    • Electrification of subsidy housing and informal settlements to the value R15 million over the next 3 years
    • Energy efficiency and demand side projects to the value of R29 million from specific grants will be implemented over the next 3 years to reduce energy costs of the municipality

 

Capital Budget Funding

Our capital budget is funded from the following funding sources –

Own reserves (Capital Replacement Reserve)

External loans to be taken up and

Government grants.Operating Budget ExpenditureThe proposed operating budget expenditure for 2017/2018 increases by R 35 million to R1.486 billion compared with the 2016/2017 adjustments operating budget expenditure of R1. 450 billion. Our operating expenditure for the 2017/2018 to 2019/2020 outer financial years will increase by 6.5% and 5.8% respectively to R 1.583 billion in 2018/2019 and R1.674 billion in 2019/2020.The main contributors to the operating expenditure of the 2017/2018 financial year are –

    • Bulk electricity and water purchases
    • Employee related costs;
    • Interest on external loans and depreciation costs;
    • General expenditure;
    • Repair & maintenance costs;
    • Conditional grant expenditure; and
    • Provision for bad debt, leave and landfill sites rehabilitation; contracted services; collection costs; councillor remuneration; special projects; grants and donations. .      
    • As set out in the budget assumptions in the 2017/2018 MTREF Budget Report of the reviewed IDP, the 2017/2018 revenue streams increase approximately with the following percentages –
    • The exact percentage increase or decrease of each tariff type is reflected in the Tariff List that will available for inspection at municipal offices and all libraries during the public participation process.
    • The proposed operating budget revenue for 2017/2018 increases by 1.04% to R 1.488 billion compared with the 2016/2017 adjustments operating budget revenue of R 1.472 billion. Our operating revenue for the 2017/2018 to 2019/2020 outer financial years will increase by 6.9% and 5.9% respectively to R1.592 billion in 2018/2019 and R 1.686 billion in 2019/2020. All of this budgeted revenue excludes capital conditional grants revenue to finance capital projects.
    • Our additional revenue was obtained from interest on selected investments, traffic fine income and various other revenue items.

     

    Operating Budget Revenue

    • Income from Property rates are expected to increase with 8% due to increased property evaluations, new properties being registered and property improvements. This increase in revenue has made it possible for us to decrease property rates tariffs with 24.67% for residential property, 24.30% for agricultural property and 17.28% for business property.
    • Revenue for electricity is expected to increase with 4.2% due to amongst other things; an increased number of users. The good news is that for electricity tariffs will only increase with 2.2%
    • The municipality has increased its water restrictions to level 4, effective from 1 June 2017. This has an impact on the water tariffs. Revenue for water is expected to increase with 11 % due to an increase in collection as a result from the applicable water restriction tariffs. The new tariffs will be publishes in the local media and distributed by pamphlet to residents, after which a public participation process will take place before the new tariffs are published. The water restriction tariffs will remain in place for the foreseeable future as the drought continues. The normal water tariff will increase with only 7%. 
    • Refuse removal services, like sanitation are classified as an economical services. This means that the service charges must cover the cost of providing the service like refuse and sanitation must at least break even.
    • Sanitation revenue is projected to increase with 11.6%. The tariff for this service will increase with 9%.
    • Refuse removal revenue will increase with 10.3% and the tariff for this service will increase with 9%. R 6 000 per month. Speaker this is a substantial increase from the current, R5 000 per month. More good news from this budget – the ceiling for rebates has been raised to accommodate more residents in the lower income groups. Pensioners and disabled persons also qualify for a 100% rebate on property rates if their earnings are also less than       I want to thank all councillors who inspire me, all councillors who encourage me and all councillors who challenge me, for their contribution. I also want to thank the family members of councillors and officials who were involved in the budget process. Officials had to work late and over weekends and could not always be home fulfilling their roles as fathers and mothers of families.Speaker, through hard work, focus and simplicity we have already achieved many possible outcomes and we will continue to do so in our quest to become a place of opportunity for all residents.Speaker, with these remarks, I herewith present Stellenbosch’s 2017/2020 Medium Term Revenue and Expenditure Framework in other words the budget of the Municipality, with its recommendations to Council for consideration and approval. 

    Especially I want to thank the Portfolio Holder of Finance, Cllr Salie Peters, the Chief Financial Officer and his Budget and Treasury Office for their highly appreciated effort to compile this budget in the required format under difficult circumstances.

    In conclusion, Speaker, I place on record my sincere appreciation to members of the Mayoral Committee and all other councillors who sacrificed long hours and meetings, sometimes at short notice, to put this budget together. I thank the Municipal Manager, Senior Management and all the Officials, including my Support Staff, who worked long hours and assisted in facilitating and putting this budget together.

    The budget assumptions are realistically based on available information and the projected cash flow budget is credible and sustainable over the MTREF.

    Conclusion

    Speaker, the proposed budget of the Municipality is responsive to the economic growth, strategic objectives and the socio-economic needs of the residents of Stellenbosch. We have paid particular attention to the difficult economic climate. The Municipality’s strategic objectives are furthermore aligned to the national and the provincial priorities as articulated by the national outcomes and provincial strategic objectives.

    The budget assumptions are realistically based on available information and the projected cash flow budget is credible and sustainable over the MTREF.

    In conclusion, Speaker, I place on record my sincere appreciation to members of the Mayoral Committee and all other councillors who sacrificed long hours and meetings, sometimes at short notice, to put this budget together. I thank the Municipal Manager, Senior Management and all the Officials, including my Support Staff, who worked long hours and assisted in facilitating and putting this budget together.

    Especially I want to thank the Portfolio Holder of Finance, Cllr Salie Peters, the Chief Financial Officer and his Budget and Treasury Office for their highly appreciated effort to compile this budget in the required format under difficult circumstances.

    I want to thank all councillors who inspire me, all councillors who encourage me and all councillors who challenge me, for their contribution. I also want to thank the family members of councillors and officials who were involved in the budget process. Officials had to work late and over weekends and could not always be home fulfilling their roles as fathers and mothers of families.

    Speaker, through hard work, focus and simplicity we have already achieved many possible outcomes and we will continue to do so in our quest to become a place of opportunity for all residents.

    Speaker, with these remarks, I herewith present Stellenbosch’s 2017/2020 Medium Term Revenue and Expenditure Framework in other words the budget of the Municipality, with its recommendations to Council for consideration and approval.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ngenxa yeemeko ezimbi kakhulu zembalela kwakunye nangenxa yeMeko yoNxunguphalo ebhengezwe nguRhulumente waseNtshona Koloni, uMasipala waseStellenbosch ugqibe ekubeni adlulele kwiNqanaba lesi-4 leemeko zoNyino lwaManzi (water restriction) kwakunye neNqanaba lesi-4 leentlawulo zaManzi. Apha kupapashwa iindlela ezintsha zonyino eziza kuphunyezwa ngomhla woku-1 Juni 2017, kodwa ke kufuneka kuqatshelwe kananjalo ukuba kuza kupapashwa iintlawulo ezintsha zokusetyenziswa kwamanzi zize zihanjiselwe abathengi beenkonzo zamanzi ngendlela yamaphetshana futhi zikhutshwe nakumaphephandaba asekuhlaleni. Amaxabiso amatsha amanzi, nawenzelwe ukwehlisa ngokumandla ukusetyenziswa kwamanzi aya kuqala ukusebenza ngomhla woku-1 Julayi 2017.

    UMasipala waseStellenbosch ulamkele iNqanaba lesi-4 loNyino lwaManzi, oluza kuqala ukusebenza ngomhla woku-1 Juni 2017 kude kube lixesha eliya kwaziswa.

    UNYINO OLUCHAPHAZELA ZONKE IIKHASTOMA

    • Akukho kunkcenkceshela ngamanzi okusela anikezelwa ngumasipala kuvumelekileyo. Oku kuquka ukunkcenkceshelwa kwezitiya zeentyatyambo, amabala engca, imifuno, izityalo zolimo, ezinye izityalo, amabala emidlalo, amabala egalufa, izikolo, iindawo ezikumaziko athile, izitiya zezithole, iipaki nezinye iindawo ezivulekileyo. (Izitiya zezithole kunye neekhastoma ezibandakanyeka kwimisebenzi yolimo okanye ezinezitiya zamandulo zinokufaka isicelo sesikhululo (exemption). Khangela apha ngezantsi ukubona inkqubo yokufaka isicelo.)
    • Amasebe kamasipala anokunkcenkceshela kuphela amabala ezemidlalo, iipaki, njalo njalo esebenzisa amanzi angaselwayo kwakunye nangokwesivumelwano seentsuku namaxesha kunye nesebe lamanzi.
    • Amaziko/iikhastoma ezisebenzisa amanzi emingxunya yamanzi atsalwayo, amanzi alungisiweyo, amanzi avela ngaphantsi komhlaba okanye amachibi ziyakhuthazwa ukuba zisebenzise imingxunya yotsalo-manzi ngoLwezibini nangeMigqibelo ngaphambi kwentsimbi ye-09:00 okanye emva kwentsimbi ye-18:00 ixesha elingekho ngaphezulu kweyure enye kwaye zingankcenkcesheli zingakapheli iintsuku ezisixhenxe emva kokunetha kwemvula ethe yamanzisa ngokwaneleyo
    • Yonke imingxunya yotsalo-manzi namachibi kufuneka abhaliswe kuMasipala waseStellenbosch kwaye abonise uphawu olusemthethweni lukaMasipala waseStellenbosch ngokubonakalayo nangokucacileyo kwindawo engaphandle.
    • Uyakhuthazwa ukuba xa ugungxula kwizindlu zangasese (ugalele amanzi ngokwakho ngebhakethi) usebenzisa amanzi okuhlamba aphinda asetyenziswe, amanzi emvula okanye amanye amanzi angengawo okusela.
    • Zonke izindlu neendawo apho kusetyenziswa amanzi angamanye angengawo lawo aselwayo (kuquka amanzi aqokelelweyo emvula, amanzi okuhlamba aphinda asetyenziswe, amanzi alungisiweyo namanzi avela ngaphantsi komhlaba) kufuneka zibonise uphawu oluchaza oku ngokubonakalayo nangokucacileyo kwindawo engaphandle.
    • Ukuhlamba okanye ukuhambisa ubumdaka ngethumbu lamanzi kwindawo enomgangatho oqinileyo okanye kwezinye iindawo eziyimigangatho ngamanzi okusela anikezelwa ngumasipala akuvumelekanga kwaphela. (Abasebenzisi abafana neendawo zokuxhela, iindawo ezilungisa ukutya, iindawo zezibonelelo zonakekelo, iindawo ezigcina izilwanyana kunye namanye amashinini namaziko aneemfuno ezikhethekileyo zinokufaka isicelo sesikhuselo. Khangela apha ngezantsi ukubona inkqubo yokufaka isicelo.)
    • Ukusetyenziswa kwamanzi okusela anikezelwa ngumasipala kwimithombo yokuhombisa esebenzisa amanzi okanye izihombisi zamanzi akuvumelekanga.

    UNYINO OLUCHAPHAZELA IIKHASTOMA ZAKWIINDAWO ZOKUHLALA

    • Ukuhlanjwa kweemoto, iinqwelana ezirhuqwayo, iikharaveni okanye izikhephe kusetyenziswa amanzi okusela anikezelwa ngumasipala akuvumelekanga. Ezi zinto kufanele zihlanjwe ngamanzi angaselwayo afana nalawo avela kwimingxunya yotsalo-manzi kunye namanzi ebekuhlanjwa ngawo okanye iimveliso ezingasebenzisi manzi.
    • Iikhastoma ziyakhuthazwa kakhulu ukuba zifakele izixhobo eziqinisekisa ukusetyenziswa kwamanzi ngendlela eyiyo neyongayo, ezifana namalungu afakelwa ezitephini, kwiintloko zeeshawa kunye nakwezinye izinto ezisebenza ngokukhupha amanzi ukwehlisa ukusetyenziswa kwamanzi.
    • Ukugcwalisa (ukwenza ngokwakho okanye ngokuzenzekelayo) amadama okudada akuvumelekanga, nokuba ngaba sele ufakele isogqumi sedama. Oku kuquka ukugalela amanzi kumadama okudada amatsha okanye ukuphinda ugalele amanzi kwidama lokudada esele likhona emva kokuba lilungisiwe. Ukusetyenziswa kwamachibi aphathwayo okanye awethutyana okudada okudlala akuvumelekanga kwaphela.
    • Akukho kwenyuswa konikezelo lwamanzi olungaphezulu kweelitha ezingama-350 ezifumaneka mahala ngosuku okuya kwenziwa, ngaphandle kokuba bekufakwe isicelo kwangaphambili kwaze kwanikwa imvume ngokunxulumene nemisebenzi ethile efana nemingcwabo.
    • Ukusetyenziswa kwamanzi okusela anikezelwa ngumasipala, kumlinganiselo oziilitha ezili-100 umntu ngosuku kuyakhuthazwa kakhulu.

    UNYINO OLUCHAPHAZELA IIKHASTOMA ZAKWIINDAWO EZINGEZIZO EZOKUHLALA

    • Ukuhlanjwa kweemoto, iinqwelana ezirhuqwayo, iikharaveni okanye izikhephe kusetyenziswa amanzi okusela anikezelwa ngumasipala akuvumelekanga ngaphandle kokuba kufunyenwe isikhuselo sokwenza oko. Oku kubhekiselele kukuhlanjwa kweemoto okwenziwa ngokoshishino okanye ngokunokwakho. Iimoto, iinqwelana ezirhuqwayo, iikharaveni okanye izikhephe kufuneka zihlanjwe ngamanzi angengawo okusela okanye ngeemveliso ezingasebenzisi manzi. Isikhuselo ngokufaka isicelo sinokunikezelwa ukuba ngaba kusetyenziswa uphinda-phindo lokusetyenziswa kwamanzi xa kuhlanjwa. (Khangela apha ngezantsi ukubona inkqubo yokufaka isicelo.)
    • Ukusetyenziswa kwezogqumi zamadama okudada ezifakelwayo kumadama okudada oluntu kuyakhuthazwa kakhulu xa kunokwenzeka oko.
    • Akukho zinkqubo zokugcwalisa amadama okudada ngendlela ezenzekelayo zivumelekileyo.
    • Ukusetyenziswa kwezifafazi zokunkcenkceshela ezipakini akuvumelekanga.
    • Iikhastoma/amaziko kufuneka afakele izixhobo eziqinisekisa ukusetyenziswa kwamanzi ngendlela eyiyo neyongayo, ezifana namalungu afakelwa ezitephini, kwiintloko zeeshawa kunye nakwezinye izinto ezisebenza ngokukhupha amanzi kwiindawo zikawonke-wonke kwaye zithobele iimfuneko zeMimiselo yokuhlala Yamanzi.
    • Amabala egalufa, amaziko ezemidlalo, iipaki, izikolo kunye namaziko emfundo awavumelekanga ukuba akhe naziphi na iindawo ezinengca nezityalo eziphila ngokunkcenkceshela okanye amabala emidlalo, kwaye iindawo esele zikhona kufuneka zinkcenkceshelwe kuphela ngamanzi angengawo okusela.

    • Ngokubhekiselele kubasebenzisi abanikwa amanzi ngokusekelwe kwizivumelwano ezikhethekileyo (uxwebhu olubhalwe ngokusemthethweni, abameli kwiinkonzo zamanzi okanye abanikezeli ngeenkonzo zamanzi), imimiselo yezivumelwano iya kusebenza.

    Yazi imimiselo yakho yamanzi. Yiya kwiwebhusayithi yethu ethi www.stellenbosch.gov.za ukufumana iifomu zesikhuselo (exemption). Zonke izikhuselo ezanikezelwa ngaphantsi konyino olukwinqanaba lesi-2 okanye inqanaba lesi-3 zirhoxisiwe ukususela ngoku kwaye akukho zicelo ziphinde zafakwa ngokutsha ziya kuqwalaselwa ngaphandle kokuba kuchazwe ngolunye uhlobo apha ngasentla.

     

     

      Iikhastoma kufuneka ziqaphele ukuba uxinzelelo lokuphuma kwamanzi lunokwehliswa liye kuba ngaphantsi kweemfuno zemimiselo nemigangatho efanelekileyo ukunciphisa ukuvuza kwamanzi kwaye oko kunokubangela unikezelo lwamanzi olungazinzanga. Yiya kwiwebhusayithi yethu ukufumana ulwazi olungaphezulu. Iinguqulelo zesiBhulu nezesiNgesi zesi saziso ziyafumaneka xa ufake isicelo.

         

        As gevolg van die ernstige droogtetoestande en weens die noodtoestand wat deur die Wes-Kaapse Regering verklaar is, het Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit besluit om te verander na Vlak 4-waterbeperkings en Vlak 4-watertariewe. Nuwe beperkings word hier gepubliseer vir implementering op 1 Junie 2017, maar daar moet ook daarop gelet word dat ’n nuwe stel waterverbruiktariewe gepubliseer sal word deur aflewering van brosjures aan verbruikers sowel as advertensies in plaaslike koerante. Nuwe watertariewe, ontwerp om watergebruik drasties te verminder, sal met ingang van 1 Julie 2017 in werking tree.

        Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit het Vlak 4-waterbeperkings goedgekeur wat in werking sal tree vanaf 1 Junie 2017 tot verdere kennisgewing.

         

        BEPERKINGS VAN TOEPASSING OP ALLE KLIËNTE

        • Geen natmaak/besproeiing met munisipale drinkwater word toegelaat nie. Dit sluit in natmaak/besproeiing van blombeddings, grasperke, groente, landbougewasse, ander plante, sportvelde, gholfbane, skole, spaninstellingsfasiliteite, kwekerye, parke en ander oop ruimtes. (Kwekerye en kliënte betrokke in landbou-aktiwiteite of met historiese tuine kan aansoek doen om vrystelling. Sien hieronder vir die aansoekproses.)
        • Munisipale departemente mag slegs sportvelde, parke, ens. natmaak met nie-drinkwater en op dae en tye soos ooreengekom met die waterdepartement.
        • Fasiliteite/kliënte wat van boorgatwater, behandelde afvalwater, fonteinwater of putte gebruik maak, word aangemoedig om boorgate slegs op Dinsdae en Saterdae voor 09:00 of na 18:00 te gebruik vir ’n maksimum van een uur en om nie nat te maak of te besproei binne sewe dae na reënval wat voldoende versadiging verskaf het nie.
        • Alle boorgate en putte moet geregistreer word by Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit en moet die amptelike Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit-teken vertoon sodat dit duidelik sigbaar is vanaf ’n openbare deurgang.
        • U word aangemoedig om toilette (met die hand, met ’n emmer) te spoel met grys water, reënwater of ander nie-drinkwater.
        • Alle eiendomme waar alternatiewe nie-drinkwaterhulpbronne gebruik word (insluitend reënwater-insameling, hergebruik van grys water, behandeling van afvalwater en fonteinwater) moet kennisgewings hiervan vertoon wat duidelik sigbaar is vanaf ’n openbare deurgang.
        • Geen was of afspoel met munisipale drinkwater van harde oppervlakke of geplaveide areas word toegelaat nie. (Gebruikers soos abattoirs, voedselverwerkingsbedrywe, sorgfasiliteite, diereskuilings en ander bedrywe of fasiliteite met spesiale behoeftes kan aansoek doen om vrystelling. Sien hieronder vir die aansoekproses.)
        • Die gebruik van munisipale drinkwater vir ornamentele waterfonteine of waterpunte is verbode.

        BEPERKINGS VAN TOEPASSING OP RESIDENSIËLE KLIËNTE

        • Geen was van voertuie, sleepwaens, karavane of bote met munisipale drinkwater word toegelaat nie. Dit moet gewas word met nie-drinkwater soos boorgatwater en grys water of waterlose produkte.
        • Kliënte word sterk aangemoedig om water-effektiewe parte, passtukke en tegnologieë te installeer om watergebruik by alle krane, stortkoppe en ander loodgieterskomponente te minimaliseer.
        • Geen volmaak (met die hand of outomaties) van swembaddens word toegelaat nie, selfs indien dit ’n swembadbedekking het. Dit sluit in die volmaak van nuwe swembaddens of die hervul van ’n bestaande swembad na herstelwerk. Die gebruik van draagbare of tydelike speelswembadjies word ook verbied.
        • Geen verhoging van die behoeftige watertoekenning bo die gratis 350 liter per dag sal toegestaan word nie, tensy deur vroeëre aansoek en toestemming vir spesifieke gebeurtenisse soos begrafnisseremonies.
        • Gebruik van munisipale drinkwater, teen 100 liter per dag per persoon word sterk aangemoedig.

        BEPERKINGS VAN TOEPASSING OP NIE-RESIDENSIËLE KLIËNTE

        • Geen was van voertuie, sleepwaens, karavane of bote met munisipale drinkwater word toegelaat nie tensy waar ’n vrystelling toegestaan is. Dit geld vir sowel formele as informele was van karre. Voertuie, sleepwaens, karavane en bote moet gewas word met nie-drinkwater of waterlose produkte. Vrystelling sal toegestaan word op aansoeke indien waterherwinning in die wasproses gebruik word. (Sien hieronder vir die aansoekproses.)
        • Die gebruik van passwembadbedekkings vir openbare swembaddens word sterk aangemoedig waar dit prakties moontlik is.
        • Geen outomatiese opvulstelsels vir swembaddens word toegelaat nie.
        • Die gebruik van spuitparke word verbied.
        • Kliënte/fasiliteite moet water-effektiewe parte, passtukke en tegnologieë installeer om watergebruik by alle krane, stortkoppe en ander loodgieterskomponente in openbare plekke minimaliseer en alle waterbywetvereistes nakom.
        • Gholfbane, sportfasiliteite, parke, skole en leerinstellings word nie toegelaat om enige nuwe tuinaanlegte of sportvelde te vestig en bestaande fasiliteite mag slegs met nie-drinkwater natgemaak word.
        • Vir gebruikers wat water ontvang ingevolge spesiale kontrakte (notariële dokumente, waterdiensbemiddelaars of waterdiensverskaffers), sal die kontrakvoorwaardes geld.

         

        Ken u waterregulasies. Besoek ons webwerf www.stellenbosch.gov.za om vrystellingsvorms te verkry. Alle vrystellingsverlenings onder vlak 2- of vlak 3-beperkings word onttrek en is dadelik van krag en hertoepassing sal nie oorweeg word tensy anders uiteengesit hierbo nie.

        Kliënte moet daarop let dat waterdruk verminder kan word tot ondertoepaslike regulasies of standaardvereistes om waterlekkasies te beperk en kan onderbroke watervoorraad veroorsaak. Vir meer inligting, besoek ons webwerf. Engelse en Xhosa weergawes van hierdie kennisgewing is beskikbaar op versoek.

        WATER CRISIS – Statement by Executive Mayor, Adv. Gesie Van Deventer

        With the severe drought continuing throughout the Western Cape, Premier Helen Zille has declared the Province as a disaster area. In the light thereof we have decided to also adjust to Level 4 water restrictions, in Stellenbosch Municipality from 1 June 2017.

        This new level of restriction is very strict and I ask residents to please note the changes and adhere to it. We are in a crisis now more than ever. It is critically important to SAVE WATER!

        Level 4 water restrictions prohibit any irrigation with municipal drinking water. This includes the watering or irrigation of all gardens, agricultural crops, sport fields, golf courses, schools, teaming institution facilities, nurseries, parks and other open spaces.  Nurseries and customers involved in agricultural activities or historical gardens may, however, apply for exemption.

        All residents using borehole water, treated effluent water, spring or well-points to water or irrigate their gardens must display clearly visible signage indicating the source. The National Department of Water and Sanitation now requires all boreholes and well points to be registered with its local Municipality. Residents must therefore comply and register their boreholes and well-points with the Municipality. Information for this is available on our website (www.stellenbosch.gov.za).

        For residential customers, no washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats using municipal drinking water are allowed.  With regards to businesses, no washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats with municipal drinking water are allowed except where an exemption has been granted. This applies to both formal and informal car washes. Exemption on application may be granted if water recycling is used in the washing process.  

        Additional restrictions include:

        • Golf courses, sports facilities, parks, schools and learning institutions are not allowed to establish any new landscaping or sports fields, and existing facilities to be irrigated only with non-drinking water.
        • Municipal departments may only irrigate sports fields, parks, etc. using non-drinking water and upon agreement of days and times with the Water Department.
        • Facilities/customers making use of boreholes water, treated effluent water, spring water or well points are encouraged to only use boreholes on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 09:00 or after 18:00 for a maximum of one hour and not to water/irrigate within seven days after rainfall that provided adequate saturation

        It is critically important for residents and businesses to note that all exemption granted under previous water restriction levels are withdrawn with immediate effect. Re-application will not be considered unless it is stated in the official notice. Residents should also note that the water pressure may be reduced to below applicable regulations or standard requirements to limited water leaks and such may cause intermitted water supply.

        We are currently compiling a new set of water tariffs for publication. It will be delivered to consumers via flyers and advertisements in the local newspaper for public comment before finalisation. The tariffs are aimed at drastically reducing water consumption. These will come into effect on 1 July 2017.

        I urge residents to make every effort to save water. There are many small and easy lifestyle changes that can be implemented that make a difference:

        • Short showers, instead of a bath
        • Collect shower water in a bucket or basin while you shower and use it to water potted plants or to flush toilet
        • Limit the amount of times toilets are flushed
        • Brush your teeth using water in a glass; do not let the tap run.
        • Wash larger loads of laundry, where possible only once a week. Washing machines waste a lot of water. 
        • Limit washing the dishes to once a day.
        • Check for leaky taps and/or connections and repair it. 
        • Where possible install water efficient fittings and technologies.

        Please report any water wastage to the municipality immediately.  You can report water wastage to 021 808 8215 or 021 808 8953. For the formal notice with all the details regarding the water restrictions, residents can go to our website, www.stellenbosch.gov.za.  Residents or businesses that want to apply for exemption can find information for application on the website as well. You are also welcome to send any queries regarding the water restrictions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

         

         

        As a result of the severe drought conditions and due to the State of Emergency declared by the Western Cape Government, Stellenbosch Municipality has decided to move to Level 4 Water Restriction conditions as well as Level 4 Water tariffs. New restrictions are hereby published for implementation on 1 June 2017, but it must also be noted that a new set of water consumption tariffs will be published by delivery of flyers to consumers as well as advertising these in local newspapers. New water tariffs, designed to drastically reduce water consumption, will become effective on 1 July 2017.

        Stellenbosch Municipality has approved Level 4 Water Restrictions, effective from 1 June 2017 until further notice.

        RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CUSTOMERS

        • No watering/ irrigation with municipal drinking water is allowed. This includes watering/irrigation of flower beds. lawns, vegetables, agricultural crops, other plants, sports fields, golf courses, schools, teaming institutions facilities, nurseries, parks and other open spaces. (Nurseries and customers involved in agricultural activities or with historical gardens may apply for exemption. See below for the application process.)
        • Municipal departments may only irrigate sports fields, parks, etc. using non-drinking water and upon agreement of days and times with the Water Department.
        • Facilities/customers making use of borehole water, treated effluent water, spring water or wellpoints are encouraged to only use boreholes on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 09:00 or after 18:00 for a maximum of one hour and not to water/irrigate within seven days after rainfall that provided adequate saturation.
        • All boreholes and wellpoints must be registered (download form here) with Stellenbosch Municipality and must display the official Stellenbosch Municipality signage clearly visible from a public thoroughfare.
        • You are encouraged to flush toilets (manually using a bucket) with grey water, rainwater or other non-drinking water.
        • All properties where alternative non-drinking water resources are used (including rain water harvesting, grey water re-use, treated effluent water and spring water) must display signage to this effect clearly visible from a public thoroughfare.
        • No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with municipal drinking water is allowed. (Users. such as abattoirs, food processing industries. care facilities, animal shelters and other industries or facilities with special needs may apply for exemption. See below for the application process.)
        • The use of municipal drinking water for ornamental water fountains or water features is prohibited.

        RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

        • No washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats using municipal drinking water is allowed. These must be washed with non-drinking water such as borehole and grey water or waterless products.
        • Customers are strongly encouraged to install water efficient parts, fittings and technologies to minimise water use at all taps, showerheads and other plumbing components.
        • No topping up (manually or automatically) of swimming pools allowed, even if fitted with pool covers. This includes the filling of new pools or the refilling of an existing pool after a repair. The use of portable or any temporary play pools are prohibited.
        • No increase of the indigent water allocation over and above the free 350 litres a day will be granted, unless through prior application and permission for specific events such as burial ceremonies.
        • Maximum use of municipal drinking water, at 100 litres per person per day is strongly encouraged.

        RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

        • No washing of vehicles, trailers, caravans or boats with municipal drinking water allowed except where an exemption has been granted. This applies to both formal and informal car washes. Vehicles, trailers, caravans and boats should be washed with non-drinking water or waterless products. Exemption on application may be granted if water recycling is used in the washing process. (See below for the application process.)
        • The use of fitted pool covers for public swimming pools is strongly encouraged where practically possible.
        • No automatic top-up systems for swimming pools are allowed.
        • The operation of spray parks is prohibited.
        • Customers/facilities must install water efficient parts, fittings and technologies to minimise water use at all taps, showerheads and other plumbing components in public places and adhere to all relevant legislation, including municipal by-laws.
        • Golf courses, sports facilities, parks, schools and learning institutions are not allowed to establish any new landscaping or sports fields, and existing facilities to be irrigated only with non-drinking water.For users supplied with water in terms of special contracts (notarial deeds. water service intermediaries or water service providers), the contract conditions shall apply. Know your water regulations. Visit our website www.stellenbosch.gov.za to obtain exemption forms. All exemptions grants under level 2 or level 3 restrictions are withdrawn with immediate effect and re-application will not be considered unless otherwise stated above. 

        Customers should note that water pressure may be reduced to below applicable regulations or standards requirements to limit water leaks and such may cause intermittent water supply. Note that the water situation is very critical and any possible savings should be followed in order to make the supply of water last as long as possible.

        Afrikaans & Xhosa versions of this notice are available on request.