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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Sign the Petition to Reinstate CFO Shamir Rajcoomar NOW!

KwaDukuza Municipality CFO, Shamir Rajcoomar, was suspended in July 2023 due to R37,000 in banking fees accumulated over a change of bank accounts. While this is a costly oversight to the average citizen, it is undoubtedly small change when it comes to a municipal budget. While the mistake must be addressed, we’d like to put this event into perspective.

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Municipal Oversight in Action: DOCRRA weighs in on MPAC

DOCRRA has again played a leading role in evaluating and providing oversight at the Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC). The main purpose of the MPAC is to exercise oversight over the executive functionaries of council and to ensure good governance in the municipality.

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Electricity: Outage = Upgrade!

We understand your frustration over the planned electricity interruption at the end of this week, as it affects everyone in a big way! However, for once, this interruption is actually for our good, in the long term.

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Fed Up? Time to SHOW Up!

The 2024 National and Provincial Election is fast approaching – are you ready to have your say?
Although the exact date has not been announced yet, the upcoming 2024 elections will be upon us before we know it – and time is running out to register if you haven’t done so already. Predicted to be set between May and August of 2024, once the election date is announced, registration will CLOSE which is why registering now is more important than ever.

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2023: DOCRRA Year in Review

As the year draws to a close, and the pace of work and life slow down, we take time to reflect on the growth and achievement that has occurred over the past twelve months.

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Dolphin Coast Outreach: Still Going Strong…

International Food Week started on Monday the 16th October 2023 and prompted DOCCRA to take stock of its Dolphin Cost Outreach (DCO) program.
Although still primarily a nutritious home cooked soup program, the initiative has expanded substantially.

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KDM Launches the Debtors Incentive Scheme

The KDM Council has approved a debt relief scheme for ratepayers who have accumulated arrears in their rates and services accounts. The scheme provides relief from administration and interest charges accumulating of the outstanding debt.

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DOCRRA: Grateful for Groundswell of Support

Following the record attendance of our AGM last month, DOCRRA wishes to thank the Dolphin Coast community for their interest and support of our mission. It was wonderful to see the Pavilion Room at Simbithi Country Club so packed that there was standing room only.

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UPDATE : RUBBISH RATE HIKE SHOCK

Following the surprise addition to some 600 households’ KDM bills this month, DOCRRA initiated research into why these households have been allocated a double, backdated charge for refuse removal.

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RUBBISH RATE HIKE SHOCK

Following the surprise addition to some 600 households’ KDM bills this month, DOCRRA initiated research into why these households have been allocated a double, backdated charge for refuse removal.

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Ballito Traffic Woes: An Update from DOCRRA

The continuing effects of load shedding on traffic and congestion, particularly at the large intersections in Ballito, have been an ongoing concern and priority item for the DOCRRA team. The team has had numerous meetings with KDM Metro to discuss pointsmen solutions.

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Report Back: DOCRRA attends 2nd KDM Council Meeting for 2023

On Thursday, 23 February, DOCRRA Co-Chairman and Finance Subcommittee Chairman, Brian Botes, attended the second meeting of the KDM Council for 2023. At this meeting, the Mayor presented the adjusted budget for 2022/23 which contains updated projections on both income and expenditure for the current financial year.

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Report Back: Quarterly Dedicated Meeting with KDM Executives

DOCRRA is pleased to be able to provide feedback to the community from our quarterly meeting with the executives at the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM). The meeting took place on 17 November 2022, as scheduled, and was attended by a delegation of DOCRRA executive committee members as well as the executive directors of nearly all business units, the Speaker, the Municipal Manager and other leadership members.

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Festive Season tips for Dolphin Coast Locals

While we are extremely grateful for the extra spenders boosting our local economy, the festive season is challenging for us locals, right? It may be a good time to go and explore the many inland and less popular attractions we have. We are spoilt for choice.
Here are some tips.

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Townsend Park: The way forward

As published on social media on 18 November, DOCRRA has met and consulted within our executive committee, as well as with Mr. Jonathan De Wet of De Wet, Leitch, Hands Inc, who has very generously provided his services to the community.
DOCRRA plans to challenge both the validity of the advertisement placed in the North Coast Courier on 11 November 2022 which proposed the sale of a portion of Townsend Park (ERF 517), as well as the resolutions taken by the KwaDukuza Council in February 2019, namely that a portion of the Park be sold to the Zululand Islamic Society and that it be sold for a market value of R3.6 million.

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Standing up – Standing together

The Dolphin Coast and Greater KwaDukuza Community are standing up shoulder to shoulder against the conduct of our KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM).

Despite a legal requirement, as well as platform commitments, the executive of KDM are not engaging and participating with the representative organisations of the community.

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DOCRRA Engages KDM MPAC on 2020/21 Financial Report

The Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) has an oversight role on financial reporting within the KwaDukuza municipality, as well as several other important functions, such as investigation of ‘Unauthorised, Irregular, Fruitless and Wasteful’ expenditure. Oversight of the Annual Financial Report requires public participation.

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Dolphin Coast Outreach (DCO): Still Going Strong…..Together

After 16 months of continuous operation, we are pleased to announce that Dolphin Coast Outreach (DCO), the charitable arm of DOCRRA, has reached the incredible milestone of producing and distributing over 140,000 litres of soup which equates to approximately 160,000 meals with a cost value of ~R1,000,000.

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WATER OUR LIQUID GOLD?

As reported in the media, our water service provider Siza Water eventually lost their protracted and multi-facetted court battle when the Constitutional Court considered the appeal on their earlier ruling. The issue is the unilateral increase of over 40% on the water tariff from Umgeni Water and the Ilembe Municipality to Siza a few years ago.

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Updating of Valuation Roll

Please be advised that staff from BPG Mass Appraisals, appointed by Kwadukuza Municipality, are currently busy with data collection and inspections for the purposes of

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WARD COMMITTEE ROLES

ARTICLE BY DON FORBES – DOCRRA COMMITTEE MEMBER The Municipal Structures Act of 1998 provides for Ward Committees to be set up within category A

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Ward Councillor Roles

ARTICLE BY DON FORBES – DOCRRA COMMITTEE MEMBER Primary Function Important aspects of a councillor are that of a representative of the community and a

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