Joburg Advocacy Group (JAG): November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Joburg Municipal Billing Crisis Campaign

JAG is receiving more and more calls and e-mails about the current billing crisis in the City of Johannesburg.

Consumers report being unable to resolve a range of problems, including huge "interim" bills for electricity, charges based on incorrect meter readings, inflated accounts for water and other services, missing payments, incorrectly-levied interest, threats of credit action, and having to sign acknowledgements of debt in order to obtain clearance certificates after the sale of a property.

All report being unable to resolve these problems through the usual official channels and, although this issue has received extensive coverage in the press, they remain without any effective means of dealing with it.

In order to assist residents in this situation, JAG has developed a comprehensive information leaflet, and we urge consumers to take direct action by logging complaints with all relevant authorities to ensure that they take immediate and effective action on this issue.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Pollution in the Jukseki River and Bruma Lake

JAG continues to do everything possible to address the issue of the severe pollution in the Jukskei River and Bruma Lake.

Most recently, we have logged a complaint with Mobilitate, and ask all supporters please to register with Mobilitate and to support this action. The more people that support it, the greater chance it has of becoming a "burning issue" and of ultimately being addressed.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Red Ribbon 2010 Kicks Off in Kensington

It's that time of year again! The people of Kensington will be tying red ribbons around their trees as a sign of their commitment to building happy, safe and peaceful communities from the ground up. They invite all other communities in South Africa (and beyond) to join them in this celebration of the true meaning of the festive season - and to do one thing in their communities that will make a positive difference over the holidays.

See the Red Ribbon Campaign web site for more info.