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Understanding Local Government

From the government guide Important things to know about local government The role and spheres of government Government has the responsibility to make policies and laws about the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the delivery of government services. The government collects revenue [income] from taxes and uses this money to provide services and infrastructure […]

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Private and public organisations join forces to clear Graskop Cemetery

Frieda Paton  Graskop Conservancy organised a successful drive during which various organisations and private individuals tackled the huge job of clearing the graveyard in Graskop which had, to a great extent, been overtaken by Mother Nature. The local municipality in Graskop has been unable to properly maintain the town’s large graveyard which has been in […]

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Graskop: Taking a stand against TCLM

Michele du Plessis The role of our local municipalities are to fulfil their obligations is to serve the people. Local government is the sphere of government closest to the people. Local municipalities deliver basic services and in exchange for these basic services, we pay rates and taxes, municipal accounts, electricity and so forth. Unfortunately, we […]

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Community Meeting feedback from SRA

Michele du Plessis Feedback from Gwilym Rees, Chairman of the Sabie Ratepayers Association regarding the Community Meeting held on 16th September. TCLM Just in case you didn’t know: the municipality is currently under administration under Constitution section 139 (b). They, therefore, have to have a “Financial Recovery Plan” overseen by the Province. We are currently […]