Monthly Archives: Jun 2019

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Auditor-general reveals shocking state of South Africa’s municipalities

Auditor-general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, has released the latest municipal audit results, showing an overall decline for the 2017-18 financial year. Makwetu said these deteriorating audit outcomes shows that various local government role players have been slow in implementing, and in many instances even disregarded, the audit office’s recommendations. As a result, the accountability for financial

By |2019-06-27T12:42:19+02:00Jun 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

“Searching for the Light at the End of the Tunnel.”

26 June 2019 Dear Plett Ratepayers Association Members, Let me begin by thanking you for your membership and financial support in our endeavour to restore good governance to Plettenberg Bay. Since our AGM, we have uncovered and communicated lots of mismanagement and wasteful spending in Bitou Municipality. We are regularly asked what we have

By |2019-06-27T09:35:55+02:00Jun 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Keeping a diligent eye over water, electricity and sewerage activities for Plett

Plett Ratepayer Association's Oliver Rissik, a Pr. Eng,, keeps a diligent eye over water, electricity and sewerage activities for Plett, and provided the following report for June. Electricity. The electricity tariff for Plett will increase 13% on 1 July 2019, the steep increase due to the Eskom debacle. As a rule of thumb, the annual

By |2019-06-27T08:21:25+02:00Jun 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Letter to Minister of Sport and Cultural Affairs 

11 June 2019 Minister of Sport and Cultural Affairs Western Cape Province Dear Minister Marais, We are somewhat concerned about what, to us, seems to be extravagant and ill considered expenditure on sports facilities by Bitou Municipality. For example, Province's original allocation in 2017/18 for the New Horizons sports field upgrade was R4.3 million,

By |2019-06-13T09:26:42+02:00Jun 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Keurbooms: a fishy tale

Post written by Nina de Villiers April 10, 2019 I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in zoology and ichthyology as well as my honours in marine biology at Rhodes University. The ocean has always been a special place to me, searching through rock pools and with an eye kept on the horizon for

By |2019-06-06T18:44:32+02:00Jun 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

“Laugh or Cry”

Snippets of council meeting held 31 May 2019. We found the following snippets from the 31 May Bitou Council Agenda (and Draft Budget) interesting and thought provoking. Sometimes one cannot help but try to find some humour in all this seemingly muddled thinking. If you don't laugh you're bound to cry. 1. Supply Chain

By |2019-06-06T22:29:13+02:00Jun 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments