The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) in Kimberley in the Northern Cape has warned that the Sol Plaatje Municipality’s repeated failure to table a damning report on the municipality’s affairs will have dire consequences.
The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) in the Northern Cape has called on the Sol Plaatje Municipal Council to table a damning investigative report into the affairs of the municipality or face industrial action.
By-elections are under way in Ward 28 in the Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley. The ward was left vacant after a Democratic Alliance councillor resigned and joined the African National Congress.
The Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape believes it will win the next by-elections at the Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley, ahead of the up-coming general elections in May.
Police Minister, Bheki Cele, has arrived in Kimberley to urgently intervene in the impasse between the community and Sol Plaatje Municipality.
The ANC in the Northern Cape have advised the Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley to suspend Municipal Manager, Goolam Akhawaray as well as the Chief Financial Officer, Lydia Mahloko following violent service delivery protests.
The Sol Plaatje Local Municipality in the Northern Cape did not have adequate consultation with communities in Kimberley with regards to the proposed electricity tariff increase.
Water tankers were placed around Sol Plaatje Municipality to help assist the community, while a massive pump station was also being built at the Riverton Water Purification Plant.
The Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley in the Northern Cape says despite small problems, the major water upgrade to the system is well under way.
The Sol Plaatje municipality and a Kimberley resident are in a dispute over a grave. Raymond Louw says the municipality was supposed to remove remains buried in his brother’s grave in June last year.