Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 30 July – 02 August

Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 30 July – 02 August

Eastern Cape, 26 July 2019: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks is scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch from Tuesday, 30 July 2019 to Friday, 02 August 2019.

 

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

 

 

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 600m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Spondo Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 900m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 1.2km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Chelsea Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 1.2km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 900m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • Roadworks are expected to take place at the following intersections: the R75 and Dyke Road; the R75 and St. Leonards Road; the R75 and Spondo Road; the R75 and Johnson Road; the R75 and Chelsea Road; and the R75 and Ralo Road.

 

Lane closures are as follows:

 

  • The right lane between Chelsea Road and Ralo Road will be closed for 300m when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

  • The right lane between Ralo Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 300m when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

  • The left lane between Spondo Road and St. Leonards Road will be closed for 200m when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

 

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

 

SANRAL apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Issued on behalf of SANRAL by Meropa Communications.  For editorial content or additional information contact:  pressoffice@nra.co.za

Invitation to the SASLAW EAST LONDON Seminar scheduled for 01 August 2019

Invitation to the SASLAW EAST LONDON Seminar scheduled for 01 August 2019

Case Law Update

 Discussion on the latest decisions by the Constitutional Court and Labour Appeal Court that are dynamically shaping our labour law landscape.

 

Dear BKCOB Members

SASLAW is hosting a seminar on Thursday 1st August 2019, 17h30, at the East London Golf Club.

Jonathan Goldberg will be presenting this seminar.  Jonathan is the CEO of Global Business Solutions and has been at the forefront of the changing labour law landscape over the past twenty years, leading negotiations at plant, industry and NEDLAC levels and assisting clients to navigate the dynamic regulatory environment.

If you wish to attend this event, please register on this link on the SASLAW website: https://saslaw.org.za/index.php/events/eastern-cape

You will receive an email confirmation from the SASLAW office.

COST – nil

RSVP by 30 July 2019

 

Thank you to Global Business Solutions and Kirchmanns for sponsoring the seminar refreshments and drinks.

 

STACEY-LEE BELL

EASTERN CAPE ADMINISTRATOR

CELL: +27 84 421 9804 www.saslaw.org.za

Traffic advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch 30 July – 02 August

Traffic Advisory | Roadworks on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch until 25 July

Eastern Cape, 23 July 2019: The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks is scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch this week until Thursday, 25 July 2019.

 

The planned traffic accommodation is as follows:

 

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Spondo Road will be closed for 600m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Spondo Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 900m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Johnson Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 900m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Ralo Road and Mission Arterial Road will be closed for 600m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane as you are approaching Mission Arterial will be closed for 1.0km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane after Mission Arterial will be closed for 1.5km during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch.

 

  • The left lane between Chelsea Road and Johnson Road will be closed for 300m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • The left lane between St. Leonards Road and Dyke Road will be closed for 200m during the day and reopened during peak hours when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth.

 

  • Roadworks are expected to take place at the following intersections: the R75 and Dyke Road; the R75 and St. Leonards Road; the R75 and Spondo Road; the R75 and Johnson Road; the R75 and Chelsea Road; and the R75 and Ralo Road.

 

Lane closures are as follows:

 

  • The left lane between Chelsea Road and Ralo Road will be closed for 300m when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

  • The left lane between Ralo Road and Chelsea Road will be closed for 300m when travelling from Port Elizabeth towards Despatch, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

  • The left lane between Spondo Road and St. Leonards Road will be closed for 300m when travelling from Despatch towards Port Elizabeth, it will remain closed until further notice.

 

 

“Motorists are asked to plan their trips accordingly, consider alternative routes and to use caution when making use of the road,” said Mbulelo Peterson, SANRAL Southern Region’s Manager.

 

SANRAL apologizes for any inconvenience caused.

 

– Ends –

 

Issued on behalf of SANRAL by Meropa Communications.  For editorial content or additional information contact:  pressoffice@nra.co.za

 

 

Media Release | Heritage body gives green light for Latimer’s Landing redevelopment

Media Release | Heritage body gives green light for Latimer’s Landing redevelopment

The long-awaited revitalisation of the Port of East London’s Latimer’s Landing quayside leisure development has taken a leap forward, with approval granted to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to proceed with demolishing the existing historic structure and to replace it with a modern fit for purpose structure.

Built in the early 1900’s using Karri wood, the jetty on the Buffalo River was closed in 2009 due to the negative impact sea water had had on its structural integrity. TNPA had to apply to the Eastern Cape Provincial Heritage Resource Authority (ECPHRA) for a permit to demolish the structure because it is older than 60 years and protected under the National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999. This application has now been approved and paves the way for TNPA to proceed with phase 1 of the project which entails demolition and reconstruction.

The site is world-renowned as the place where the prehistoric coelacanth fish was brought to shore, dispelling the accepted belief that it had become extinct.

East London Port Manager, Sharon Sijako, said: “Latimer’s Landing is a unique and valuable asset to our city, but one that has not been optimally utilised in recent years. With the support of our strategic stakeholders and the East London community, we are committed to changing this by redeveloping the jetty and giving the city’s existing basket of tourism and leisure attractions an exciting and extensive makeover.”
Sijako acknowledged that Latimer’s Landing, as the only waterfront and leisure development of its kind in the region, should be a premier tourist attraction that operates for the benefit of the entire region.

In line with its vision of transforming its ports into ‘people’s ports’, TNPA envisages an array of exciting waterfront activities, water-based attractions, and quayside restaurants and coffee shops that will enliven and revitalise the area, drawing steady traffic into the precinct.

TNPA has already commenced with updating the design of the jetty as per ECPHRA permit requirements. The final design and feasibility study are expected by October 2019. Thereafter the tender process will get underway. Once a contractor is appointed, the construction phase is expected to take 12 months.

Phase 2 of the Latimer’s Landing development will focus on escalating the project into a fully-fledged waterfront that contributes positively to the growth of the city’s tourism and leisure industry. This will involve efforts to revive the prime site as a bustling leisure and entertainment hub, complete with a number of different restaurants and family-friendly water-related leisure activities. The focus will be on the quayside, adjacent areas as well as upriver on both the East and West Bank sides of the Buffalo River. A more extensive proposal detailing the implementation and management of this exciting development is currently being developed and will be made public soon.

In order for leisure craft to continue operating in front of the main restaurant area, TNPA installed a cam-dock floating jetty as an interim measure. A private charter company currently offers boat rides and whale watching excursions from this jetty.

Sijako added: “We are pleased to report that the proposed revitalisation of Latimer’s Landing enjoys the full and enthusiastic support of numerous stakeholders in the city with whom we will continue to work closely towards the overall development of the city. These include the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and its various agencies as well as the East London IDZ, both of whom we recently signed an MoU with.”

 

Issued by:

Terry Taylor

Corporate Affairs Manager

Port of East London

Transnet National Ports Authority

Tel: 043-700-1043

Cell: 083-284-1786

Email: terry.taylor@transnet.net

 

 

On behalf of:

Sharon Sijako

Port Manager

Port of East London

Transnet National Ports Authority

Email: sharon.sijako@transnet.net

BKCOB Komani | Water shortage in Komani

BKCOB Komani | Water shortage in Komani

The lingering drought conditions around Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality and the entire CHDM has caused an abrupt drop in dam levels. The Waterdown dam in Whittlesea which currently serves as the only water source for Komani town is now at 41% full.

This water level drop is bound to warrant tighter water restrictions in both Komani and Whittlesea to ensure prolonged availability of water.

This problem is further exacerbated by electricity outages in the line supplying the McEwan’s pump-station which intermittently interrupts pumping, resulting in worse water outages in Komani, especially in high lying areas. CHDM is working with Enoch Mgijima LM to solve this technical problem.

Xonxa Dam Water Augmentation Project construction is complete, Infrastructure has been fully installed and testing of various components done, whilst hot commissioning commenced at the end of April.

However, some equipment failed pressure tests due to leaking flanges and valves on the pumping mains – repairs are still in progress.

Whilst the above mentioned repairs were undertaken, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) also started working on another project at the dam which

necessitated cut off of water supply to the Xonxa Pump station. This resulted in the suspension of all commissioning work until water supply is restored .

In the meantime, remedial activities such as tightening bolts and replacing damaged gaskets, strengthening communication link between the pump station and the

Treatment works (Komani) etc., are in progress.

Issued by

CHDM Communications