Technical Services

Technical Services

Road Maintenance involves pot hole patching (paved roads), re-graveling (unpaved roads), cleaning of storm water drains, street sweeping and litter collection, cutting and removal of overgrown grass, shrubs and trees from roadsides, road signage and marking, implementation of traffic calming and control measures, such as speed humps to calm traffic along busy roads and to protect pedestrians against speeding traffic.

Public requests for maintenance work are captured in a Maintenance Schedule that is updated weekly and is implemented in accordance with the Minimum Service Levels Standards set by Council to ensure quality services. For example, requests for pothole patching are attended to between 48 hrs to 3 days after reporting in favorable weather conditions. Street sweeping and litter collection is done daily while drain cleaning is done monthly and after every heavy storm.
In terms of the Road Transportation Act number 5 of 2007, all applications for all modes of road transportation must be recommended by the local authority before being taken to the Road Transportation Board for approval.

All Transport Associations are required by law to submit the relevant forms in duplicate to the Municipal Council for fresh, renewals or permit amendments recommendations to the Road Transport Board (RTB)

recommendation by the Municipality the application forms must be taken to the Road Transportation Board by the authorized members of the relevant Regional Transport association.

Council will only accept application forms from authorized members of the Regional Transport Associations which are registered with the Director of Road Transportation Board in terms of section 12 of the Road Transportation regulations issued through legal notice 9 of 2012.

Transport operators must submit their forms to their Regional Association,who then forwards them to Council. Council processes the forms within 3 days after receipt. The forms should be left with the Secretary of Technical Services Department every Wednesday of the week for collection On Friday of the same week.

Steps to follow when buying land in the city of Mbabane: 1.The City Planners do surveys and pegging 2. A resident applies to be allocated a plot by forwarding their request to zone leadership in form of a letter, birth certificate and national ID. Zone leaders then forward the application to the Allocations Committee. This committee is chaired by a person from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. After the AC has granted a plot the Council of Mbabane then sends a letter called "Offer To Lease". 3.Then you have to pay Commitment Fee. This Commitment Fee also uplift Building Ban.4.On the Offer To Lease all payments to be made are specified 5.Paying your plot price can take up to a maximum of 5 years 6. After payment the plot is Registered to 99 Year Lease Agreement 7. The 99 Year Lease Agreement is renewed every after 99 years.

Electrical maintenance is responsible for keeping the City's Traffic, Street and High mast lights functional and involves cleaning, repair or replacement of signal controllers, lamps, repairs to wiring, and light fixtures. Traffic lights are important as they regulate and control traffic movements at intersections thus minimizing traffic accidents and ensuring the safety of motorists and pedestrians, while street and high mast lights improve the safety of the public and reduces crime incidents.

Traffic, Street and High mast lights are fixed within 24 hours of fault reporting as per the Minimum service Level Standards.

All the City's traffic lights are now fitted with LED type lamps, which are low maintenance and power saving that last up to 5 years. The next phase is to fit all the City's Streets and High Mast lights with LED lamps over the next 3 to 5 financial years. Council is also exploring the use of solar powered traffic, street and high mast lights.