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Notice Board:

ELECTRICITY INTERRUPTION ON 21 OCTOBER 2018

Residents are advised of a proposed electricity shutdown on SUNDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2018, between the hours of 08h00 and 16h00, in various areas of Nelson Mandela Bay, caused by the temporary shutdown of the College Drive Substation, to allow repairs and maintenance to be carried out on a local transformer.  

Areas affected: Mill Park, St. Georges Park (only end of College Drive Road), Glendinningvale, Greenacres, Scotstown.

Streets affected: Ascot Road, Barris Walk Street, Bradshaw Street, Churchill Road, College Drive, Conyngham Road, Cape Road, Dene Road, Fairford Road, Highbeech Road, Lenox Street, McLean Road, Mill Park Road, Mortimer Road, Nightingale Street, Ramsay Lane, Salisbury Avenue, Wares Road, Way Avenue, Wembley Road, Westview Drive, Woodville Road, Young Road. 

All installations must be treated as live for the duration of the outage. - Apologies are tendered for any inconvenience caused.

Elected City Leaders to attend NERSA hearing to oppose Eskom increase

The entire NMB Mayoral Committee will attend a NERSA public hearing on 1 November 2017.

The public hearing comes after Eskom's proposed 2018 tariff increase of 19.9% next year, which this Metro government will vehemently oppose.

Major infrastructure maintenance and overhaul has begun under this coalition government. A R25 Billion maintenance backlog requires the administration's urgent attention, after decades of negligence and poor governance.

As such, Bay residents are already digging deep in terms of rates and tariffs. Every cent of this additional rates income is going to promote infrastructure led growth and accelerate service delivery improvements.

Conversely, Eskom has shown itself to be irresponsible and reckless with public money, thus a tariff increase cannot precede the Utility getting its house in order by ensuring financial prudence and reliable management.

Cities are the engines of growth and development and could be unnecessarily stifled by unreasonable tariff increases. As such, all Metropolitan Municipalities should reject Eskom's proposed tariff.

I urge all Bay residents to participate in this public hearing on 1 November 2017, the venue for which will be announced soon.

One City One Future.

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