Report on Bitou Disciplinary Actions

Dear Members, The Plett Ratepayers’ Association served a PAIA (Promotion of Access to Information Act) on Bitou for information on disciplinary actions last August to ensure accountability within Bitou Municipality. Although we still have not received all the information we requested, we have enough to report back on. Out of roughly 600 employees, about 60 […]

Synopsis of Bitou’s 2024/25 Draft Budget

Dear Members, The draft 2024/25 budget has been tabled in council and comments are due by 11 May. The new budget becomes effective on 1 July 2024. The key numbers are as follows; Total revenue of R1,104,3m (includes capital transfers) Operational revenue is R973,4m + 7.1% Total expenditure is R970,1m +7.1% Surplus at R3,3m Revenue […]

Plett Ratepayers’ AGM presentations

  Dear Members, Thank you to those who attended our AGM on 27 March.  We hope you found our program of interest.  For those who were unable to attend we are attaching our three presentations: Chairman’s report, Town Planning and the impact Plett’s growth is having on its infrastructure, and the Water situation in Plett.  […]

ERF 1725 – Comments required by 6 April

It has been brought to our attention that an application to remove certain title deed restrictions, rezone, and subdivide ERF 1725, (the municipal land along Longships between Jument and Fowley Rock), has been submitted to the municipality for consideration and approval.  Portion A is a municipal garden in front of Marrakesh and Portion B is […]

MAYORAL CARS – it ain’t over til it’s over

MAYORAL CARS – it ain’t over till it’s over In 2020, the RA lodged an application in the Cape High Court to review and set aside the unlawful decision to provide perk cars to elected office bearers. The matter was duly heard by an Acting Judge on 22 February 2024. On 4 March, the finding […]

AGM agenda for 27 March 2024

Dear Members, We hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday, 27 March at 5:30 for our AGM.  It will be held at Piesang Valley Community Hall. We have a full agenda which we hope will be of interest to all of you. AGM AGENDA Welcome and opening remarks – Steve Pattinson State of […]