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It was reported in the Knysna-Plett Herald on 5 March 2020 that Knysna's Municipal Manager and directors granted themselves a "scarce skills allowance" of R1.4 million pa. This resulted in legal action after Western Cape Local Government MEC Bredell "turned to the high court to compel the municipality to scrap the policy and recover

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What’s right is right…and what’s wrong is wrong.  

27 March 2020  The Plett Ratepayers' Association wrote to the Bitou councillors on 13 March requesting that they ensure the municipality desists from unlawfully selling prepaid electricity at unapproved tariffs.   It is obvious to us that the councillors and officials have no intention of responding to these objections to their unlawful actions coming from

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Short changing purchasers of electricity

13 March 2020  Dear Mayor Lobese,   On 4 March the KwaNokuthula community staged a protest march over the Municipality’s failure to credit purchasers of pre-paid electricity with their full amount.    In law, they have every right to object to the way they are being treated.  The contending positions are set out in the CXpress

Draft 2018/19 Annual Report Oversight Report

The Association's Oversight Report for the Draft Annual Report has been submitted to the Bitou Municipal Manager, Western Cape Minister of Finance, and Auditor-General. Date: 23 February 2020 Dear Sir, It is our understanding that the purpose of the annual report process is to report on the executive management  of the municipality by producing an

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