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The drop that makes a vase overflow….the great Chlorine debate

Water purification is a complex process which ends in disinfection to kill any remaining pathogens and to make the water safe for human consumption. The disinfection process continues in the pipe network and should still be detectable at the tap of the consumer.   A taste or smell of chlorine is actually the best guarantee

By |2020-04-10T10:48:29+02:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

2019 Service Delivery Uptick

5th April 2019 Background: Municipal IQ, a specialised local government data and intelligence organisation collects data on service delivery protests staged against municipalities (see methodology note) on its Municipal Hotspots Monitor; in order to quantify and better understand the ongoing nature and trends behind such events. Emerging trends for 2019: An uptick in protests

By |2020-04-10T10:48:50+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

At heart is the issue of poor accountability by a municipality.

FINANCE Minister Pravin Gordhan said last week that it was "totally unacceptable" for ratepayer groups to refuse to pay their rates and put their money in trust accounts . By comparison a few months ago Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said ratepayers should not have to pay taxes or their taxes should be

By |2020-04-10T10:48:51+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

George declared high risk area!

Journalist Eugene Gunning | Thursday, 23 May 2019, 09:16 Donald Grant, Western Cape Minister for Transport and Public Works. GEORGE NEWS - The Western Cape government regards the current transport situation in George in such a serious light that the area was declared as high-risk in respect of taxi violence. The announcement was made last

By |2020-04-10T10:48:51+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Multiple interventions underway to address pollution

May 20, 2019 southcapenetFeatured / Garden Route News Authorities in Knysna including SANParks, the Garden Route District Municipality, the Knysna Municipality, the Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency, have instituted multiple interventions to probe and address sources of pollution in South Africa’s number 1 biodiverse waterbody, the Knysna Estuary. SANParks continues to test the quality of water through deepwater

By |2020-04-10T10:48:51+02:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Poor oversight leaves communities in the dark…Only 7% of our country’s municipalities are functional…..!

This following  article explains  exactly what we are sitting with in Plettenberg Bay.   This is why we have changed tack and why the Ratepayers Association has to do what it is now doing....trying to establish accountability.  Once we get that right, the rest will follow.  Once people get fired for wasting money, it

By |2020-04-10T10:48:51+02:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Waste Management Report 1st May 2019

Waste Management Report 1st May 2019 Landfill Site: The site remained closed during the month and work on repairing the boundary fences was completed. Aurecon are finalising the specifications for the closure plan, in consultation with the municipality and have prepared two cost estimates for the work, varying between R28 million and R31,7 million, depending

By |2020-04-10T10:48:52+02:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Pietermaritzburg has recently been put under Administration by the MEC of Kwa-Zulu Natal

25 April 2019 We read with interest that Pietermaritzburg has recently been put under Administration by the MEC of Kwa-Zulu Natal.     The litany of wrong doing, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube is tackling head-on in ‘Maritzburg is almost identical to the situation in Plett and bears repeating; “unauthorised expenditure”, “failed to institute consequence management measures for

By |2020-04-10T10:48:52+02:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments