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Dennis
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Yes I do
Municipal management
The municipal/government response to the KZN floods seals the deal: some (many) municipalities are not capable of supplying disaster (or even normal) services to their rate and tax paying electorate. To make matters worse, the elected officials and municipal workers who are paid by the rate and tax payers are actually stealing from the people whom they are meant to serve, as well as following corrupt practices for their own benefits. Once again, in the KZN floods, it has been the private sector and fantastic charity organizations (such as Gift of the Givers) who have stepped in to do the government's work. Why do we even pay rates and taxes to the incompetent thieves in many parts of government?
Noek
No I do not
Not fully
Litigation strategy
Municipalities cannot work when governed by politicians, councilors and incompetent staff who have their own interests set as a priority and does not give a damn for the ratepayers money that they steal and squander
Rockey
No I do not
Yes I do
Municipal management
Elzabe
Not fully
Yes I do
Appointment of a Special Master
CAROLINE
No I do not
Not fully
Municipal management
The duplication of functions such as traffic light maintenance between municipal and provincial is a complete waste of tax payers money and does not resolve issues. In addition more appropriately skilled and knowledgable people are required at municipal level and not cadres of any political party.
Marcus
No I do not
Yes I do
Municipal management
The municipalities are dysfunctional plainly put!
Pam
Not fully
Yes I do
Municipal management
Efficient management of resources is key to providing the services that municipalities are charges with delivering. If appointing a Special Master can turn delinquent municipalities around why isn't that a prioriity within the Treasury?
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Yvonne
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Not fully
Municipal management
Hugh
Not fully
Yes I do
Municipal management
There are only two criteria for employing anyone at any level, and these must be used:
1) Competent to do the Job for which s/he is hired.
2) Character of Integrity so that s/he will serve faithfully and honestly - see my book "Corruption - the Inside Story" Mbokodo Publishers 2022. It contains sample Ethical Codes in Appendices at the end.

Any employee who consistently fails either criterion, must be dismissed on objective proof of such failure.

If these Criteria were applied, the need for a Special Master and other interventions would fall away.

Also, the Bill of Rights must be amended to include The Right to Work. (SA is in a mess largely because ths Right is absent - and only The Right NOT to work in listed in chapter 2.) "Entrepreneurial work" must be encouraged, and not only "Employment work".

Chapter 2 clause 17 gives the Right to PEACEFUL Protest, Picketing. The standard method of Protest (blocking of roads with burning tyres, rocks etc is Violent, and NOT "Peaceful" - and it violates clause 21 (1) The Right to Freedom of Movement. Municipal Authorities must ensure that this Right is upheld - no-one should be forced to stay at home or take another route because of a Protest or Picket.

PLEASE RESPOND TO THESE DEMANDS TO wetmore@singingtheword.co.za
Justin
No I do not
Yes I do
Municipal management
Municipality is fraught with corruption.
Workers work poorly and with no pride
No street lights being replaced for 2 years
Reverse racism at Municipality offices
Hilde
No I do not
Yes I do
Municipal management
Paul
No I do not
Yes I do
Payment of services
Vaughan
No I do not
Yes I do
Appointment of a Special Master
Jenny
No I do not
Yes I do
Municipal management
Our district has decayed into a sad state of affairs. Projects are undertaken and not completed properly - our recent water installation is still highly problematic, road repairs are undertaken with absolutely no regard for civil engineering and technical knowledge regarding water / run-off / drainage and the quality of the new road surfaces doesn't even last a month. There are potholes everywhere, the town itself is filthy, verges are seldom cut, informal traders have gazebos erected on roads. No amount of complaining to council works - residents are fed up. The erosion of our area owing to lack of competent maintenance also affects tourism which is our area's primary economic activity after farming.
Robin
No I do not
Yes I do
Affiliate program for chambers of commerce
The reappointment of councillor who caused the downfall of the Municipality is unacceptable and shameful. The ANC had an opportunity to put capable people in place, but decided not to.
Roger
Not fully
No I do not
Payment of services
I have concerns, over the past 20 odd years that the reason for the deterioration of municipal services is due to A) the non payment of monthly tariffs by resident. B) Mismanagement of municipal funds, money is not being used for the upkeep of residential areas, i.e. roads, potholes, road markings, grass trimming of parks and trees, litter. I feel that i am not getting any benefit from my monthly payments. i have lived in my house in Montana, Pretoria for 16 years and the road markings have not been painted once in that time. the trees that line the streets have not been trimmed at all in that time. It seems like its norm to pay for private contractors to trim the trees. Crime is also a concern, not enough policing, i recently had items stolen through an open bedroom window whilst my wife and i were asleep. Old age pensioners are not safe anymore
charles
No I do not
No I do not
National Treasury’s financial recovery plan
Jan-Dirk
Yes I do
Yes I do
Municipal management
Chris
No I do not
Yes I do
National Treasury’s financial recovery plan
Lizette
No I do not
Yes I do
Payment of services