The tourism industry has been hit extremely hard by the nationwide lockdown and is one of the industries that will be affected for a long time still due to travel restrictions. Apart from the support offered by the National Government (See https://www.satsa.com/coronavirus-update/economic-support-for-covid-19-impact/), the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has identified budget it is considering using to support tourism accommodation businesses on a local level in order to limit the damage caused by the COVID-19 virus.
These measures aim to protect the industry by offering support to existing, legal, tourism business in order to also protect employment in the industry. Qualifying formal accommodation facilities will be given investment retention incentives equal to the business rates paid to the municipality for an initial period of 3 months (subject to monthly review). Phase 1 saw over 100 accommodation facilities receive assistance to over R4.8 Million.
(a) Eligible categories
The category of owners eligible for the adhoc investment retention incentive will solely be for Tourism Accommodation establishments that provide accommodation on a short term basis. These include Hotels, Lodges, Bed and Breakfast (B&B’s), Guest Houses, Self-Catering Accommodation and Backpackers that are registered with the municipality and are currently paying commercial rates for the said accommodation facility.
(b) Qualifying criteria
I. The entity must be in existence for at least one business financial year
II. The entity must be registered/zoned as a business with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and must be currently billed commercial rates by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by virtue of running an establishment for the purpose of providing commercial accommodation.
Please note: This application is a formal request for assistance from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality only and does not guarantee that an incentive will be provided by the municipality, in part or as a whole, on any business rates paid. The municipality will endeavour to provide this assistance while there is budget available for this, on a first come first serve basis, where fully completed applications are received and the business meets all requirements. The assistance is limited and will be reviewed monthly and thus could be extended/retracted for various reasons that will be communicated directly to the applicants.
All side streets between Albert Road and Smart Street
Please treat all installations as "LIVE".
Electricity & Energy Call Centre: 041 506 5595
Published: 03 May 2021 CURRENT
INTERMITTENT WATER SUPPLY DUE TO A FAULT AT THE ELANDSJAGT WATER TREATMENT WORKS.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently experiencing difficulties supplying water to certain storage reservoirs due to a fault at the Elandsjagt Water Treatment Works.
This places the system at risk as storage conditions remain low due to ongoing drought.
Municipal teams are currently on site assessing requirements to execute repairs.
Areas that could experience low pressure or disruptions include:
Parts of Walmer
Parts of Cotsworld
Parts of Schauderville
Parts of Central
The situation will be monitored and water tankers will be made available if reservoir storage levels deplete.
The positions of the water tankers will be communicated on the NMBM social media platforms and can also be enquired from 0800205050.
Consumers are requested to use water sparingly and not to stockpile, this will accelerate the depletion of storage.
Published: 22 Mar 2021 CURRENT
If you are struggling to access your favourite read on our e-library (http://nmbm.overdrive.com), we identified the technical issue and can fix the problem. Kindly send your e-library card numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a WhatsApp message to 0713040394 for assistance.
Published: 21 Oct 2020 CURRENT
SUSPENSION OF E-NEWSPAPER AND E-MAGAZINE SERVICES
Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email email@example.com
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 09 May 2021, Resolved: 10 May 2021RESOLVED
Emergency electricity shutdown
Due to damaged transformer at Redhouse sub, Kwamagxaki No1 will be switched off from 17H30 to 18H45; Koyana Redhouse and Mgengo from 18H45 to 20H00 to stabilise load. Kwamagxaki, New Brighton will be affected.
Published: 03 May 2021, Resolved: 06 May 2021RESOLVED
48 HOUR SHUTDOWN OF LOERIE WATER TREATMENT WORKS
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to notify residents that on the 4th of May 2021, the Loerie Water Treatment Works will be closed for 48 hours in order to complete crucial upgrades as part of the Pump Station Refurbishment Project.
While necessary plans have been made to reduce the likelihood of shortages, it is possible that reservoir capacity will be exhausted before supply is restored
The levels in the water storage reservoirs are constantly monitored and further communication will be issued should water outages become imminent.
Residents are encouraged to use water sparingly such that the available water storages are not depleted during this period.
It is possible, however, that it may impact customers who are served directly from the bulk water pipeline
Published: 30 Apr 2021, Resolved: 06 May 2021RESOLVED
PLANNED ELECTRICITY SHUTDOWN
When: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 (alternatively 22 June 2021)
Where: Kudu Substation
Time: 06H00 - 18H00Reason: Maintenance
All areas fed from Kudu substation will be affected:
Section of Despatch, surrounds
All supplies to be treated as live for the duration of the outage.