General News

February 14, 2020

Ratepayers’ Report on Failures of Governance within Bitou Municipality

REPORT ON FAILURES OF GOVERNANCE WITHIN BITOU MUNICIPALITY  SUBMITTED TO MEC BREDELL BY THE PLETTENBERG BAY RATEPAYERS’ AND RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 14 February 2020 Executive Summary The
March 30, 2020

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
March 31, 2020

PAY BACK THE MONEY

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
April 16, 2020

How Do We Determine What is an Affordable Rate?

Bitou Municipality announced on 26 March that they “resolved to unblock all prepaid electricity meters” during the lockdown.  The Plett Ratepayers’ queried this and received a
July 26, 2020

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
September 16, 2020

Holding the Municipality to Account

Ratepayers have warmly welcomed our determination to hold the Municipality to account when it breaks the law. In responding to our last circular, one of our
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