The PBRRA was established to represent the Residents and Ratepayers of Plett, to ensure good governance from the Municipality irrespective of political alliance. The PBRRA is a volunteer based, non-political organisation which communicates regularly with its members on issues that have an effect on the continued growth and prosperity of our town.
WHAT DOES PBRRA DO?
As with state owned assets which are plagued by state capture, maladministration and constant government bailouts – the same risk of “municipal capture” is an increasing threat. Holding municipalities accountable for efficient service delivery, strict financial controls, and effective use of funds from the Ratepayers is now more important than ever. 40% of Bitou Municipality revenue is generated from our rates and taxes, with the balance coming from government grants and profits on electricity sales. The PBRRA mission is to ensure service delivery for all, and effective use of the funds to ensure necessary maintenance and expansion of city infrastructure – such as water treatment, electricity, waste management – thereby safeguarding our property values and ensuring necessary service delivery for everyone living in Plett.
HOW DO WE DO THIS?
We are an organization of volunteers, consisting of committed members and advisors, giving of their time and skills in many ways – from investigating financial malfeasance, to taking legal action where necessary. We think we can make a difference by sending a strong message that corruption will not be tolerated.
HAVE WE HAD ANY SUCCESS?
With the help of a local senior counsel, who is advising and representing us through the court system, we are challenging the municipality’s maladministration and abuse of public funds. Furthermore we are holding councillors accountable for the manner in which funds are deployed. More details of the many actions we are taking are available on our website www.plettratepayers.co.za.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE A MEMBER?
If not tackled, municipal maladministration, poor service delivery and abusive financial management, could dramatically impact your property values. The PBRRA needs to increase its membership to demonstrate a united and sizable front when dealing with the Municipality and Province. Being a ratepayer and/or resident does not automatically make you a member!
HOW TO JOIN?
- Visit the website plettratepayers.co.za and click on “Join Today”
- 2020 membership subscriptions are R600 per annum.
YOU can make a difference and avoid municipal capture, which is both detrimental for service delivery to all and devastating on property values.
Meet the Ratepayers Board
Wayne TurnerVice Chairman
Margaret MarshallExecutive Secretary
Debi NicholsonEXCO Board Member
Len SwimmerEXCO Board Member
Oliver RissikEXCO Board Member
Mike PearceEXCO Board Member
Peter PykeEXCO Board Member