Also attached, please find the Air Quality Management Plan for the Western Cape.
Pages 26 to 29 specifically deal with the responsibilities of the Municipalities. 3 (i) on page 27 states " Most Municipalities have not fully accepted their responsibility in terms of the implementation of the NEM:AQA "
There is thus no doubt in our minds, that the Municipalities are responsible for this, and that true to form (as they are incompetent bureaucrats) they are looking to make someone else responsible.
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When TATIB asked whether Gondwana had done any work on the air quality management plan, we were told that Stellenbosch Municipality had received a quotation of over R300 000.00 for this and that they did not have the budget. When we asked them for a copy of the quotation (so as to confirm this) and also a copy of the request for said quotation, they refused to furnish us with these documents. We feel that there never were any documents, and that they have in fact not even addressed the issue. Surely we, as taxpayers, have a right to these documents in terms of the Promotion of Access to Public Information Act? Just as we have the right to know what remuneration our Municipal Managers receive?