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Article in Knynsa-Plett Herald 23 July 2020

OUTRAGE OVER MAYOR'S CAR Correspondent Yolandé Stander | Thursday, 23 July 2020, 09:12  PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - Bitou mayor Peter Lobese has come under fire yet again for splashing out on a luxury vehicle after it came to light that that the majority of council voted to spend R700 000 on a three-year lease for a new

By |2020-07-26T11:12:41+02:00Jul 26th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

RPA Committee Monthly Report – July 2020

Dear Members Below is Oliver Rissik's Power and Water monthly report, for your information. Plett Ratepayers Committee Monthly Report – July 2020 Power 1.   The registration for solar power users wishing to feed back into the grid, is for domestic users only at this stage. Electrical Dept. will shortly call for (advertise) solar power users to

By |2020-07-20T14:00:26+02:00Jul 20th, 2020|Categories: Electric & Lights|0 Comments

Legal Services – Potential Irregular Expenditure

14 July 2020 Dear Municipal Manager, We noted in the Potential Irregular Expenditure Report tabled on 30 June 2020, that over R2 million of legal services was raised as possibly irregular in the January - March 2020 period. The law firms are listed below. Will you please: provide details of what legal matters each of these

By |2020-07-15T17:13:08+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Your Choice: New Mayoral Car Or Helping The Unemployed

Dear Members, Sometimes in life there are difficult decisions to take and it is not always easy to pick the correct one.  But at other times it is really really easy and the correct decision is very obvious. In June, the Bitou councillors, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, were faced with two

By |2020-07-15T17:17:59+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Erf 4367 Adjacent To Santini Village

16 June 2020 With reference to the attached notification from the Municipality, the following is the current situation regarding Erf 4367, Shell Ultra City.  The Ratepayers Association together with many other objectors put in very strong objections in writing last year and we, together with the majority of objectors, attended the Planning Tribunal hearing

By |2020-06-18T15:58:50+02:00Jun 17th, 2020|Categories: Planning|0 Comments

Water & Power Report – June 2020

As part of the Ratepayers' oversight function, its EXCO produces a monthly report on various departments within Bitou Municipality.  Below is Oliver Rissik's portfolio report on power and water maintenance in the Plettenberg Bay area for your information.   If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.      Ratepayers Committee Monthly Report – June 2020.    Power 

By |2020-06-15T18:12:41+02:00Jun 15th, 2020|Categories: Electric & Lights|0 Comments

Withdrawal of Prepaid Electricity Matter

Withdrawal of Prepaid Electricity Matter  Residents who buy electricity for cash get only half the supply if their rates and services account is in arrears. The money is split in two and one half is, despite the wishes of the buyer, credited to the outstanding account. Obviously, this practice makes people bitter, as it looks

By |2020-06-07T13:32:39+02:00Jun 7th, 2020|Categories: Electric & Lights|0 Comments

Court Papers filed in Overpayment of Municipal Salaries Matter

We have launched an application to interdict the excessive salaries of the top six municipal officials: Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo, CFO Mkhefa, HOD Engineering Rhode, HOD Community Services Sompani, HOD Strategic Services Friedman and Acting HOD of Corporate Services Groenewald.  We are asking the Labour Court to recover their past excess salaries, as well

By |2020-06-07T13:26:50+02:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ratepayers Update

Dear Members, The COVID pandemic has challenged the activities of the Plett Ratepayers' Association, but on the litigation front, we continue to work hard.  In spite of the lockdown, we remain focused and are redoubling our efforts to prevent  fruitless and wasteful expenditure from gobbling up a large proportion of municipal revenue, especially in light of the

By |2020-05-23T14:54:18+02:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments