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Court judgment refuses to bar Municipal Manager Ngoqo from his position.

Dear Plett Ratepayers, We reported at our recent report back meeting that we would be in court on 20 November to ask the judge to enforce the dismissal of Municipal Manager Ngoqo since his appointment was found to be unlawful.  The judge's decision is below. As background, Bitou Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo was reappointed in

By |2019-12-02T09:15:59+02:00Dec 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Recap of Plett Ratepayers’ Report Back Meeting

The Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers and Residents Association held a meeting on 5 November in the Piesang Valley Community Hall with over 450 people in attendance.  Excerpts from Chairman Neville Petersen’s and Senior Counsel Martin Brassey’s remarks follow.  WHAT BRINGS US HERE TODAY? The main purpose of this meeting is to exchange information and ideas,

By |2019-11-11T11:37:09+02:00Nov 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Plett RPA calls for barring of Bitou Municipal Manager Ngoqo pending outcome of litigation

Bitou Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo was reappointed in March 2019, the appointment was challenged in court based on his previous dismissal from Bitou for serious financial misconduct in 2012, and a judgment was given on 19 September 2019 that his reappointment was found unlawful.  Bitou Municipality applied for leave to appeal the judgment and on

By |2019-10-11T19:37:16+02:00Oct 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers Association steps in to enforce their right to good governance.

Sometimes, the actions of our government can convince one that we have slipped down the rabbit hole and are living right next door to Alice in Wonderland. It would be funny if the implications, financial and otherwise, for our town and country were not as serious as they are. Over the past year we

By |2019-10-09T10:32:59+02:00Oct 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

‘Still Grounded’

We all know where the airport is situated.  Some facts about it are:   It is 66 Ha in extent with an elevation of 450ft.  It has a single tarred runway that is 1240m long and 20m wide.  There are 42 privately owned hangars situated on the airfield and it is an uncontrolled airfield, meaning

By |2019-10-03T09:32:33+02:00Oct 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Agreement entered into between the Bitou Municipality and Ngoqo was found to be unlawful’

The appointment of the Bitou Municipal Manager Lonwabo Ngoqo has been reviewed and set aside by the Cape Labour Court. In February 2019, former municipal manager Lonwabo Ngoqo, previously found guilty of gross financial mismanagement in Bitou, was approved for reappointment by the mayor and ANC councilors. Ngoqo served as municipal manager from 2008-2012,

By |2019-08-15T12:49:31+02:00Aug 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments