Media Statement: Service Delivery watchdog congratulate political parties

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Municipal Elections 2016 Logo – Source:Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

The Municipality Watchdog would like to make use of this opportunity to congratulate all political parties that contested the Local Government Elections 2016 as this was a well contested election.
We also want to make use of this opportunity to congratulate all counsellors on their success and wish them well in their term of office.
We as the Municipality Watchdog will be keeping a close eye on Service Delivery and make sure political parties will govern as promised, as per their mandate set out in their manifesto’s.
For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Municipality Watchdog.

Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 267 7099
, email mailto:info@municipality-watchdog.co.za or visit http://www.municipality-watchdog.co.za
You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook.

Media Statement: Service delivery Watchdog concerned about the in accurate disposal of Ballot boxes papers

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Municipal Elections 2016 Logo – Source:Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

The Municipality Watchdog will be writing to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), and demand some clarity after concerns were raised on the disposal of ballot boxes and marked ballot papers after the Local Government Elections on the 3rd August 2016.

This comes after pictures on social media that showed ballot boxes as well as ballot Papers left unattended or discarded at voting stations across the country and that correct disposal procedures were not followed by officials of the IEC.

Presiding officers in charge of this voting stations must be held accountable as the correct procedures was not follows as per the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act 27 of 2000.

This practice must be investigated, voters put their trust in the IEC to unsure elections are conducted free and fairly.

Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 267 7099

, email mailto:info@municipality-watchdog.co.za or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook.

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Ballot Boxes  with spoilt ballots and election material laying scattered in Koedoe Park, Rant en Dal, Krugersdorp (Mogale City) Source: Janine Viljoen (Krugersdorp News)
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Ballot boxes with their seals intact lying scattered and was found in Port Elizabeth – Source: Deon Van Tonder (Facebook)
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Ballot boxes with their seals intact lying scattered  and was found in Port Elizabeth – Source: Deon Van Tonder (Facebook)

 

City is becoming a safety hazard

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Striking Pikitup employees. Photo: Independent Newspapers

The Municipality Watchdog would like to request City of Johannesburg and Pikitup to appoint and protect contractors to remove waste during the strike, as it is becoming a safety hazard.
“Waste is piling up in and around the city, it is a health risk to the residents and people staying and working in the city,” the organisation’s André Pieterse said.
“We would also like to see top management of Pikitup and the City of Johannesburg intervene and to do everything in their power to bring this strike to an end.”
The city should reimburse residents and businesses for service not rendered.
Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 267 7099,info@municipality-watchdog.co.za
or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za
You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook

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Municipality Watchdog, Christmas Message:

The Municipality Watchdog would like to make use of this opportunity to wish all the residents residing in Krugersdorp a

merry-christmas-and-prosperous-new-year-wallpaper-1024x768 (1)nd other parts of South Africa a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015. We want to thank you for your support during 2014. We are looking forward hearing from you in 2015, we will still attend to service delivery complains throughout the holidays, so don’t hesitate to contact us. “Remember your voice is Power”. Complains can be send toinfo@municipality-watchdog.co.za , you can alternatively contact Andre Pieterse on 082 640 1051.

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What is load shedding?

What is load shedding?

Picture Source: www.krugersdorpnews.co.za
Picture Source: Krugersdorp News

Load-shedding is:

  • When there is not enough electricity available to meet the demand from all Eskom customers, it could be necessary to interrupt supply to certain areas. This is called load shedding. It is different from a power outage that could occur for several other reasons.
  • It is a last resort to balance electricity supply and demand. We will only apply load-shedding when all other options have been exhausted.
  • It is an effective way to avoid total collapse of the electricity supply grid (a national black-out) which will have disastrous outcomes for South Africa. If unbalances on the power is not managed this could lead to the risk of collapse of the entire power network. If this occurs, it could take more than a week to restore power to the entire country. By rotating and shedding the load in a planned and controlled manner, the system remains stable.
  • Before load-shedding is applied, Eskom makes use of:
    • Gas and hydro options
    • Contracted and voluntary options with certain large customers to reduce their demand.
    • If all these measures have been exhausted and demand still cannot be met, Eskom will proceed with load-shedding.

Load shedding is a process whereby:

  • Eskom’s National Control Centre instructs its Distribution Regional Control Centres, 126 Municipalities and Eskom’s key Industrial Customers on the Megawatts to be shed.
  • Eskom (Regional Distributor) and Municipalities execute these instructions by switching off individual areas for predetermined times as per published schedules
  • The duration of load-shedding will depend on the specific Eskom region or on the Municipality; based on local circumstances.

Load-shedding will only be done as a last resort, as:

  • Eskom must continue with the planned maintenance of our Generation plant during this winter. This will enable a sustainable Generation plant going forward.
  • This means that the national power system will be particularly strained during the evening peak between 5pm and 9pm in winter, and during any time of the day in the summer months
  • Eskom has published the load-shedding schedules to enable our customers to be better prepared in the event of load shedding. Customers are requested to review the schedules and report any inconsistencies or concerns to our Contact Centre on 0860037566/08600ESKOM or via an e-mail by going to the contact us tab on http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za

Please help us beat the peak by following 4 actions for 4 hours:

  1. Switching off your geysers, electric heaters and pool pumps from 5pm to 9pm every day
  2. Switching off unnecessary appliances and lighting
  3. Look at alternative heating solutions
  4. Responding to the Power Alerts and Power Bulletin updates

This information is for “information purposes” only. Whilst reasonable steps are taken to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the information, please be aware that due to the dynamic nature of our business, this information may change from time to time. In the premise, Eskom makes no representations or provides no warranties regarding the accuracy or the suitability of the contents published or that it is free from errors or omissions. Should you choose to use this information for any other purposes than its intended purpose, Eskom accepts no liability whatsoever, in respect of any claim, damages, loss or expenses, whether direct or indirect, including consequential loss or loss of profit, which may arise from such usage

Source:http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/LoadShedding/Description

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Municipality Watchdog petition against Load Shedding

Please sign this petition and stand together against #Loadshedding in South Africa, residents and businesses don’t need SignThePetition#loadshedding and Eskom must get their act straight.

The Municipality Watchdog will forward the petition to the following people as listed below. Enough is Enough, Genoeg is Genoeg, Panzi #Loadshedding Pazi.
Let’s stand together and unite against #Loadshedding.

CEO Eskom: Tshediso Matona
Minister Trade and Industry: Hon. Rob Davies
President, Republic of South Africa: Hon.Jacob Zuma

Sing the petition: Municipality Watchdog – #Noloadsheding – South Africans unite

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Teken asseblief hierdie petisie en staan saam teen #Beurtkrag in Suid-Afrika , inwoners en besighede het genoeg gehad van #Beurt krag en Suid Afrika het dit nie nodig nie, Eskom moet hul daad reguit kry .

Die Munisipale Waghond sal die petisie aan die volgende persone stuur, soos hieronder. Genoeg is genoeg, Enough is Enough, Panzi Loadsheding Pazi .
Kom ons staan saam en verenig teen #Beurtkrag

Uitvoerende hoof van Eskom : Tshediso Matona
Minister Handel en Nywerheid : Hon . Rob Davies
President , Republiek van Suid-Afrika : Hon.Jacob Zuma

Teken die petisie: Municipality Watchdog – #Noloadsheding – South Africans unite

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Eskom warns electricity customers of load shedding over the weekend

Eskom will implement rotational load shedding in stage 2 over the weekend in a bid to augment its water and diesel reserves for the week ahead. Load shedding will be from 6:00 to 22:00 on Saturday and 8:00 to 22:00 on Sunday.
Eskom calls on consumers to urgently switch off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day to limit the impact of rotational load shedding. As workers leave office buildings this evening we ask that they please switch off the lights, with the exception of security lighting and avoid leaving on air-conditioning overnight.

Load shedding schedules are available on our blog: Find your load shedding schedules here . Some of the Municipalities will say make use of this schedules as published alternatively visit your municipalities own website for more information.For available Municipal Load shedding schedules and contact details: Municipal Customer Schedules

Alternatively visit http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za/ or contact Eskom on 086 003 7566 for more information on its load shedding schedule.  Municipal customers need to contact their own municipalities for the correct schedules.

Customers are cautioned to treat all electrical connections as live during this period.

For more information don’t hesitate to contact the Municipality Watchdog.

Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051,info@municipality-watchdog.co.za

Or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook