The Sannieshof municipal offices have been closed for the past 3 months with no services being rendered to the public.
Sannieshof is a small farming town situated in North West Province of South Africa. It started as a post office to serve the farms in the district and was named in honour of the first postmaster, John Voorendijk’s wife Sannie.
Residents cannot obtain any service a municipality is functionally obliged to render. Here follows a breakdown of the problems experienced in all departments:
- Serious bulk water shortages still prevailing since 2003.
- Bulk water supply projects as per IDP cancelled by the Ngaka Modiri Molema District and the money spent on a municipal building in Mahikeng.
- There is no disaster relief emergency water supply operational plan to roll out when needed.
- The Rapid Response Unit of Premier could not resolve the said problem after being sent to resolve the problem.
- The 4 emergency boreholes that was drilled in September 2013 are still not connected to the network to relief the bulk water supply problems
- Sewerage reservoirs on residential and business properties constantly overflowing. Equipment not available to service the sites.
- The waste water treatment works is totally neglected and dysfunctional. It received no maintenance and thus has no control over dumping of raw sewage it the environment.
- The license department closed down due to irregularities and a pending investigation.
- All municipal tractors broke down causing no services in refuse removal
- The residents paying for a gravesite, but having to dig the site themselves due to no municipal burial services available.
- Consumer accounts not being sent out to the public and when they are sent out with inaccurate information and readings.
- There is no consumer desk to report problems to.
- The constant deterioration of street surfaces due to potholes and water damage done due to neglect by not resealing and maintaining the roads.
- The electrical infrastructure not being able to supply electricity demand to new developments in residential or business areas
- No public participation in the legal processes of Council.