A proportional candidate for the South African Religious Civic Organization (SARCO) who could not attend the Oudtshoorn Municipal Council first meeting, will forthwith participate in the activities and business of Council, the Speaker of the Greater Oudtshoorn, Cllr. Julia le Roux Krowitz has confirmed.
A group of SARCO members visited the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s headquarters on Friday morning, 19 August 2016 demanding answers for the alleged exclusion of their member from the Inaugural meeting on 16 August 2016.Read more >
The 25-member Oudtshoorn Municipal Council has been officially welcomed on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 at its inaugural meeting.
The newly elected Executive Mayor, Cllr. Colan Sylvester of the Democratic Alliance (DA) his deputy is Noluthando Mwati (DA) while Cllr. Julia le Roux Krowitz (DA) has been elected as Speaker.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality is experiencing a high volume of in-coming calls since last week. Personnel at the switchboard are having their hands full answering and transferring calls to various departments.Read more >
The administrator of the greater Oudtshoorn, Mr. Kam Chetty has humbled himself and apologized for the abused trust placed in the Municipality by the citizens of Oudtshoorn when delivering his confession and repentance during a day of Abasement event organized by the local ministers recently. Flanked by local religious leaders Chetty told the fully packed de Jager Sport Complex on Sunday, 24 July that the evil forces of divisions and mismanagement destroyed our united fellowship and shattered our social cohesion that defined our humanity.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has recently not been delivering rubbish black bags to its 25 000 households quarterly as it has been in the earlier years. The Intervention team nevertheless, promises to raise the bar as the new financial year commences in July 2016 despite the financial constraints that are still lingering.Read more >
A Financial Recovery plan aimed at securing the Oudtshoorn Municipality’s ability to meet its obligation to provide basic services for its financial commitments has been released for inspection and comments of the local residents and stakeholders.
“The Financial Recovery Plan is prepared as a result of a mandatory provincial intervention referred to in Section 139 of the Constitution read together with Section 142 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, Act 56 of 2003 (MFMA),” said Mr. Kam Chetty, the town’s administrator.Read more >
The Agri-Park programme is one of the key interventions of government. The Programme is led by the Department of Land Affairs and Rural Development and supported by Department of Agriculture and Provincial Government. After receiving numerous submissions, Oudtshoorn has been identified as the site for the Agripark in the Eden District – by the lead Departments.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipal budget which was passed last week is according the town’s administrator, Mr. Kam Chetty the first step towards financial recovery and an exercise in what he termed as ‘financial funambulism’. Read more >
The Administrator of the Greater Oudtshoorn Mr. Kam Chetty expressed serious concern following a discovery of more than 20 rubbish black plastic bags full of shredded paper found in a secluded Municipal office this week.Read more >
The Oudtshoorn Municipality has on Wednesday, 11 May 2016, registered a criminal case with the South African Police Service after a burglary was discovered in the offices of the acting Municipal Manager, Mr. Allen Paulse and the Administrator, Mr. Kam Chetty.
A damaged door handle and door linking the offices of the Acting Municipal manager and Administrator was discovered on Tuesday, 10 May by the newly acting Director for Community Services, Mr. Thomas Matthee.Read more >