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Statement from mayor Lobese in Mayco agenda document

30 January 2020 Dear Mayor Lobese In the Mayco agenda pack, you are reported in terms that call for a response from us. You say: ‘[The Mayor] expressed his shock that the Ratepayers were apparently going round to communities to highlight wrongdoings in the municipality and the subsequent message circulating that there should be

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Plett RatePayers Association request for Bitou Forensic Report

30 January 2020 Premier Alan Winde Western Cape Dear Premier On record you have committed yourself and the DA to fight corruption. This is an objective with which we, the Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers' and Residents' Association, identify. You know that, in an effort to promote this aim, we have repeatedly asked Minister Bredell to

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Alliance of Ratepayers’ Associations in Knysna/Plettenberg Bay

21 January 2020 Due to the uncertain state of governance in the municipalities along the Garden Route, the Ratepayers' Associations of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna find themselves forced into taking a more active role in returning good governance to our municipalities. One way or another, the towns are faced with similar, if not identical

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Hawks: Bitou Municipality, Western Cape

5th  January 2020 Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation The Hawks Dear Sir The Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers' and Residents' Association, on whose behalf I write, represents the residents of Plettenberg Bay and Bitou Municipality. From correspondence exchanged with Western Cape Department of Local Government MEC Bredell, it understands that the investigation into instance of municipal

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Request confirmation date to receive forensic report

11 January 2020 MEC Bredell Western Cape Department of Local Government Dear Sir We refer to our letters of 20 and 22 December 2019 in which we have pressed for a copy of the forensic report into crime and corruption in our Municipality. The letters, you will recall, explain why we believe that we are

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More questions but very few answers!

Dear Members, The forensic report into corruption within Bitou, submitted to MEC Bredell early in 2019, has been referred to Bitou Councillors for comment. They cannot give a response, however, because the Speaker refuses to distribute it beyond the Mayoral Committee (Mayco). Why? We don't know, but we can guess. What we do know

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Dear Members, Bitou Mayor Lobese is the recipient of the Provincial forensic report into Bitou municipality that he is expected to refer to Councillors for comment and response. He refuses to circulate it beyond his closed circle of advisers, and is planning a push-back through the Municipality’s lawyers.  The content of the report must

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