General News

September 30, 2020

More Irregular Expenditure

Dear Members, Way back on 13 August, we wrote to Mayor Lobese requesting a meeting to discuss and obtain clarity on a few issues of concern
September 24, 2020

The Resolution To Acquire Mayoral Cars

Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers’ Association is litigating over Bitou Council’s Resolution to obtain cars for the dedicated use of the Mayor and his Deputy. The application has
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
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
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
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
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