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:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.municipality-watchdog.co.za
You can follow the Municipality Watchdog on Twitter and Facebook.
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.
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,email@example.com
or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za
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The Municipality Watchdog would like to make use of this opportunity to wish all the residents residing in Krugersdorp a
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , you can alternatively contact Andre Pieterse on 082 640 1051.
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Held every year from 25 November to 10 December, 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is an international campaign that raises awareness about violence against women and children.
Regardless of South Africa’s world-renowned Constitution and a legislature that safeguard women’s rights, violence against women and children remains at unacceptable levels. The violence takes different forms such as sexual harassment, abuse, assault, rape, domestic violence and other cultural practices that are harmful to women and children.
The campaign aims to:
Challenge the perpetrators of violence to change their behaviour
Involve men in helping to eradicate violence
Provide survivors with information on services and organisations that can help lessen the impact of violence on their lives
Municipality Watchdog urges all residents to support the campaign by wearing a white ribbon to show their solidarity. A white ribbon is a symbol of peace and symbolises the commitment of the wearer to never commit or condone violence against women and children.
Make your municipality more financially sustainable – through effective revenue incomes
and payments approaches
The Syntell Sustainability 2014 is an interactive forum designed for metropolitan, district and local municipalities and traffic authorities; local and provincial government, councils and cities from across the continent.
The Forum will showcase the latest technologies and best practices for effective revenue management (including revenue collection and procurement) in order to improve service delivery. With the ultimate goal of ensuring that municipalities from Africa share best practices and so that pockets of excellence can be replicated.
Syntell Sustainability 2014 will demonstrate that a ‘one-size fits all’ approach will not work and will explore the need to identify different policy responses for overall accountability in building robust and financially sustainable cities and municipalities.
Commercially viable revenue management strategies designed for electricity, water, rates collection, traffic and parking services.
Please Note: This is note related to Municipal service delivery. This is a great
concern because of the people staying in and around the affected area.
This is not for sensitive readers as some of the pictures posted contain human faeces.
The Municipality Watchdog would like to know from Metrorail what they are going to do to ensure the health and safety of its commuters making use of their services on a daily basis. This comes after the Municipality Watchdog received numerous complains from commuters. This complains and pictures were submitted to Prasa and no feedback was received on the correspondence submitted to them.
According to the founder of the Municipality Watchdog, André Pieterse the Lanwen Station near Krugersdorp is currently being utilised as an illegal dumping site.
“Health risks posed by illegal dumping are frightening. The Municipality Watchdog believes children who play in open areas containing dumped waste are at risk of being injured by broken glass, sharp pieces of metal or other dangerous items in the waste.
“Also, perishable waste like discarded food creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. This property is also a hiding place for criminals and people in the area busy with illegal activities.
The Municipality Watchdog would like to see the CEO of Prasa (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa), Mr Tshepo Lucky Montana to intervene and to implement a strategy to keep commuters safe and look after their health whist they are waiting for the train to arrive. We would also like more staff to be deployed to stations to ease the congestion of passengers.
Public toilet facilities must be available to its commuters, whilst cleaning is outsourced to a reliable company. This will ensure stations and platforms will be kept clean on a daily basis.
Please let us know if you experiencing any problems with Metrorail’s service and sign our petition below:-
On 30 & 31 January Krugersdorp and various parts of the West Rand felt the fool force of Mother Nature with flash floods closing schools 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 email@example.com or visit www.municipality-watchdog.co.za
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