Joburg Advocacy Group (JAG): March 2012

Thursday, 22 March 2012

NEWS FLASH: STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS



Mayor Parks Tau will be delivering his first State of the City Address today at 11:00. If you're on Twitter, follow the hashtag #JSOCA for live updates - or follow our Twitter feed in the sidebar.

The address will also be broadcast live at the viewing facilities in the following venues:
  • Diepsloot Park
  • Orange Farm Park
  • Jabulani Civic Centre
  • Westbury Community Hall
  • Ivory Park 

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

NEWS UPDATES: MARCH

19 March 2012:

More promises (aka smoke and mirrors) about the Joburg billing crisis (note our comments online):

Joburg billing backlog to be cleared by June (ITWeb)
Jo'burg scrambles to clear billing crisis backlog (Mail and Guardian)
JHB billing crises to be resolved - Minister (Eyewitness News)
Joburg can’t get act together to fix billing mess (The Star)

Read it and weep ...

20 March 2012:

JAG commentary on the billing crisis featured on SABC 3 TV News at 20:00 on 19 March, and a representative was interviewd on the SAfm breakfast show at 07:10 today.

NOTE: If you've been unable to get a billing query or dispute resolved by any means, please report it to the Presidential Hotline on 17737. Maybe if all affected residents do this, the Presidency will eventually 'get' the nature and extent of the problem.

20 March 2012:

Just a reminder that Mayor Parks Tau will be delivering his first State-of-the-City Address on 22 March at 11:00. It can be viewed live at the following viewing facilities and parks:
  • Diepsloot Park
  • Orange Farm Park
  • Jabulani Civic Centre
  • Westbury Community Hall
  • Ivory Park
Should be interesting ...