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Ratepayers Association Intervention In Ngoqo Appeal

10 April 2020 Dear Members, The Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers' and Residents' Association has, in its capacity as amicus curiae (friend of the court), today filed its Heads of Argument in the matter of Department of Local Government MEC Bredell vs Bitou Municipality, relating to the unlawful appointment of Lonwabo Ngoqo as Bitou Municipal Manager. In addition,

By |2020-04-10T17:27:08+02:00Apr 10th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

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 electricity at unapproved tariffs.   It is obvious to us that the councillors and officials have no intention of responding to these objections to their unlawful actions coming from

By |2020-04-10T10:45:29+02:00Mar 30th, 2020|Categories: Featured, News, PBRPA news and reviews|0 Comments

Short changing purchasers of electricity

13 March 2020  Dear Mayor Lobese,   On 4 March the KwaNokuthula community staged a protest march over the Municipality’s failure to credit purchasers of pre-paid electricity with their full amount.    In law, they have every right to object to the way they are being treated.  The contending positions are set out in the CXpress

Please don’t tell Cyril Ramaphosa we earn as much as him – Top Six Bitou Municipal Managers earn as much R3 million p/year

Bitou Captured - Top Six Municipal Managers earn as Much as Ramaphosa!!!!!!  The upper crust of the Bitou Municipality’s administration is made up of the Municipal Manager, the Chief Financial Officer and four Directors. They are not permanent employees but are employed on 5-year fixed term contacts. According to the municipality’s annual budget they

By |2020-04-10T10:50:00+02:00Sep 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News|0 Comments

Why is Utility World still being employed as a non-compliant tenderer?

‘Once again, the Plett Ratepayers are not afraid to act as the tip of the spear in a battle for our civic rights’ The Bitou Municipality posted on 16th August 20l8 The Bitou Municipality acknowledges that we operate in on environment where corruption and maladministration is rife. The Municipality also welcomes individuals and organizations like the Plett

By |2020-04-10T10:50:03+02:00Sep 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, News, PBRPA news and reviews|0 Comments

Knysna Tourism closes its doors – ‘another bright idea that serves so few’

The board of directors of Knysna Tourism is saddened to advise its members and members of the public that it has decided to close the company’s offices with immediate effect. Knysna Tourism is registered as a non-profit company (NPC). It began as the Knysna Publicity Association, which was founded at a public meeting on 9

By |2020-04-10T10:50:03+02:00Aug 27th, 2018|Categories: News, PBRPA news and reviews|0 Comments

Section 26 of chapter two of the constitution

Knysna Municipality agrees wholeheartedly with Section 26 of Chapter Two of the Constitution which states: “Everyone has the right to have access to adequate housing”. At the same time, however, it is deeply concerned about recent violent public protests around housing. Knysna Executive Mayor, Mark Willemse said “We acknowledge that people are free to exercise their

By |2020-04-10T10:50:24+02:00Jun 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured, News, PBRPA news and reviews, Uncategorised|0 Comments