Monthly Archives: Mar 2019

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A Call to Responsible Planning….or not?

Plett Ratepayers’ EXCO member Christo Vlok prepared the following report in May 2017 in response to a council proposal to build low-cost township housing on ERF 4367 located between Shell Ultra-City and  Santini Village.  The project is again being proposed by Bitou Council and a Municipal Planning Tribunal meeting has been scheduled for 10 April 2019.  Plett

By |2019-03-28T07:26:44+02:00Mar 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

‘Clarity on withholding your Rates and Taxes’……at your Peril’

People who are frustrated with lack of service delivery and reports of corruption are asking if they can stop paying their rates and taxes to the municipality and create a trust fund for this purpose.   Please be aware that withholding payment is not lawful according to the Constitutional Court and the municipality can

By |2019-03-25T09:04:46+02:00Mar 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Plett Ratepayers fighting on- updates from our actions

Reappointment of Municipal Manager. Bitou's municipal manager who was dismissed in 2012 for serious financial misconduct has been rehired by Mayor Lobese to be Plett's municipal manager once again. Not only that, but Bitou has paid him R1.5 million as a retrospective "severance package" -- even though he was fired! The PBRA has solicited

By |2019-03-20T08:09:13+02:00Mar 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Welcome ‘New’ Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo…have we met before?

We have learned with shock that on 19 February 2019 our council resolved to appoint one Lonwabo Ngoqo as our new municipal manager. Longer-term residents will recall that he was Municipal Manager from about 2008-2012, at which time he was dismissed for serious financial misconduct.  One of the charges being his role in the

By |2019-03-14T14:48:15+02:00Mar 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Lobeses’s Bitou Municipality pushes for top spot in ‘Mismanaged Municipal Rankings’

The right...Not to know' The founding provisions of our Constitution guarantees citizens government which is accountable, responsive and open. Thereby It obliges all government institutions to comply with these principles in everything they do.Arguably the most important legislation which gives effect to the right to openness and accountability at the municipal level is the

By |2019-03-13T08:29:51+02:00Mar 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Nguni in Top 20 StreetSmart restaurants 

Published: March 4th, 2019 thanks to Plett - Tourism Plett Tourism is excited to congratulate Nguni Restaurant for their listing in SEVENTEENTH place in the national Top 20 StreetSmart contributing restaurants for 2018. Every South African town celebrates its tales of historic lore, but in Plettenberg Bay, South African history is served up nightly

By |2019-03-12T12:38:07+02:00Mar 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

The best Plett photos of 2018 from Plett-Tourism

Another year and so many seaside memories made! We have been browsing some magic moments from 2018 and have collected some favourite photos from last year for you to enjoy. https://www.plett-tourism.co.za Special mention must be made of local photographers, Sharyn Hodges and Rob Smith for continually delighting and inspiring us with their unique images.

By |2019-03-12T14:55:36+02:00Mar 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments