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Notice Board:


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.

NMB Bucket toilets gone by December 2017

In the build-up to last year's election on 3 August, the then DA Mayoral Candidate, Athol Trollip, and now the Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor, was very vocal about his determination to rid this Metro of bucket toilets. He involved the Human Rights Commission to underscore his revulsion at the indignity of these toilets, the use of which was at that stage imposed on approximately 16 000 Metro residents.
It is now over a year since the election, and Nelson Mandela Bay has been hard at work to ensure that every last bucket will disappear from our landscape by the end of December this year. (An election promise cannot be left at the ballot box. It is a commitment made out of caring and determination to govern well and deliver services for all. We are very serious about seeing it through.)
Already, we have removed more than 4000 buckets, mostly through the relocation of residents to their homes or the sites of their future homes. In both scenarios, full flush toilets have been provided.
For those communities that will not be relocated or housed soon, the wait for housing must be a dignified one.
Numerous sanitation options were proposed to residents through rigorous public participation processes. It was decided that a communal sanitation solution would be rolled out for those still waiting for homes.
The first of these successfully trialed facilities will be launched soon. Each will feature flush toilets, showers and wash basins. Each will be well lit, for safety, and well managed, by community members, to ensure hygienic conditions and, importantly, jobs.
Sadly, some Ward Councillors have chosen to mobilise their communities to demand a number of other services. This use of the promised provision of toilets, instead of buckets, as a bargaining tool has delayed the upgrading of their sanitation services and personal dignity. Some have demanded houses before any toilets are provided, while others have demanded electricity. Neither demand is unjustified: it is simply part of a different process, with a different plan and a different budget.
We cannot be deterred, but have been slightly delayed by these pockets of community resistance.
We will still remove every bucket by the end of December. Where there has been delays, the roll-out of communal sanitation has been scheduled for early 2018, with the immediate installation of chemical toilets as an interim measure.
It is critical to us that our citizenry should know that we care - that their dignity is of paramount concern to us. 

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