Communications surrounding Plett Business Chamber’s invitation to attend a meeting at the municipality
April 5, 2023
Membership Appeal
April 17, 2023

Alienation of properties

Dear members and residents,

Re: Alienation of Properties

We have attached for your convenience the three municipal notices as well as our responses and formal objection. We would like to draw your attention specifically to our response to the second notice, communicated by the Mayor on April 3.  In addition to general statements we made, we detail the new information by property and the unanswered questions that remain.

The Association believes that the additional information provided remains inadequate and that the overall process of participation is deficient. We urge you all to lodge your objections by 16 April, if you have not done so already.  They should be sent to, with copies to Mayor Swart ( and Municipal Manager Memani (

We remain committed to our stance that the properties need to be dealt with ward by ward with proper consultation and more transparency.

Thank you all for your engagement on this issue. It is our right to voice our objections as it is their obligation to listen.

Kind regards,
Steve Pattinson

Key Documents:

1 – Bitou Muncipality 2023.03.30 (Background Information Document) (002) alienation of Property ownership
2 – Bitou Municipal Notice 118 2023 29 March 2023
3 – Bitou Municipality Notice 65 2023 16 March 2023 Alienation of Municipal Property Ownership
4 – Plett Ratepayers 2nd Response 4 April 2023 Alienation of Muncipal Property
5 – Ratepayers 1st Response Notice 65 2023 Alienation of Municipal Properties Ratepayers Letter to Bitou Municipality 29 03 2023