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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.

Safe and sober habits paramount this summer season – Cllr John Best

Ready for Summer: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Speaker of Council, Cllr Jonathan Lawack (second from left) and Cllr Siyasanda Sijadu, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Recreation, Sport, Arts and Culture at the launch of SPAR Delight in Summer. They are flanked by lifeguards.


Safety during the festive season is paramount as law enforcement will be out in full force to deal with indiscriminate drinking by motorists and beachgoers alike which means that sober habits while enjoying Nelson Mandela Bay is critical.

This stern warning was issued by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Member of the Mayoral Committee for Safety and Security, Cllr John Best at the media launch of the summer season branded SPAR Delight in Summer last night.

"We are NOT going to allow any alcohol on our beaches. The South African Police Services, Metro Police, and other Safety and Security apparatus have been informed and will take the necessary action.

"The only area where people will be allowed to consume alcohol is at the picnic site but please be aware our new Traffic Chief, Warren Prins, has been instructed to look out for those drivers that will attempt to drink and drive on our roads.

"Last year we confiscated thousands of litres of alcohol and we will continue to do so. Before intoxicated people present a problem for lifeguards on the beaches, they will be taken away so that others can enjoy their experience.

"I have been assured that the beachfront cameras will be fully operational from the beginning of December. This will enhance our monitoring capabilities and response to transgressions as well as improving water safety.

"I can assure you there is a safety plan in place and we are working towards delivering a safe festive season in the same vein as last year,” MMC Best said.

The SPAR Delight in Summer kicks off with the traditional Opening of the Season at Hobie Beach on 16 December followed with a packed and improved entertainment line-up.

The Nelson Mandela Bay supplemented its safety equipment with three new Yamaha jet skis, three rescue sleighs, three rubber ducks and three quad bikes to ensure greater efficiency by lifeguards.

For more information, visit  www.nmbsummer.co.zawww.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za or follow us on facebook (Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality) and on twitter: @NMBmunicipality.

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Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (082 780 2726 / 041 506 1500 / kbaron@mandelametro.gov.za / @kupidobaron).

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