Media Statement – Rain Caused Havoc all over Gauteng.

On 30 & 31 January Krugersdorp and various parts of the West Rand felt the fool force of Mother Nature with flash floods closing Floodsschools and damaging property. Monument High School had to send their learner’s home after the Monument dam flooded its banks causing huge damage to the school. Shop owners at the President Square had their hands full as the canal behind President Square came down with force pushing water up as far as Jack’s Paint at President. Some home owners in Krugersdorp-West are left with huge damages after the canal also could not handle the huge mass of water after heavy rain came down during the night. Destroying away everything in its path. Other parts on the West Rand saw roads been flooded due to storm drains been blocked. Cars that got stuck in some parts that needed to be rescued. Krugersdorp saw 129mm rain fall in a 15 hour period.

We as the Municipality Watchdog would like to request the Municipalities to assist residents were possible and to assist the damage to infrastructure to and the cost involve repairing this damages, we would also see the Gauteng Provincial Government and the MIG (Municipal Infrastructure Grant) to assist Municipalities with the funding to get damaged infrastructure repaired.

Please be causes as more rain is expected over Gauteng and a Flood Warning issued by the South African Weather Service according to media reports.

For More information Contact:

• Details: Contact André Pieterse on 082 640 1051 or Adrian Maytom on
082 632 7760, email info@municipality-watchdog.co.za or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za

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Service Delivery Protests Continue:-

What we have seen over the few weeks or even a few moths, service delivery is a big concern in South Africa.  Service delivery is 1530483_10152196677054414_1274370395_npoor in our communities and some residents don’t even have the basic services such as running water, electricity or a descent house to stay in, some people are still making use of the bucket system.  What we have recently witnessed is communities standing together and protests over the poor conditions they have to live in. These protests are taking place all over South Africa and were and tension is running high .We will be celebrating 20 years of democracy and this practice is still shocking.

Mayors and Municipal Managers must be held accountable for this practice and we would like to call on all political parties not to make promises to residents prior to the elections that can’t be kept.

We would like to encourage people to make sure they are registered to vote in the 2014 elections and go and fight at the polls and support a party of their choice and a party that can deliver services to the best of their ability.