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					SARPA NEWSLETTER
February 2005 Edition

Index:
• • • • • • • • New SARPA Website Judgements Executive Council Meeting Minutes New Website Postings SARPA Conference Notices International Conference Notices Branch Meeting Dates Branch Committee Membership Changes

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New SARPA Website
The SARPA Secretariat has been very busy creating a dynamic new website for the Association. The previous information has been updated and it has been placed in a highly user friendly manner. The Website is made for you, the members of the Association; therefore we are open to any comments. For the forwarding of comments or any information on the new website, please contact Chrysoula at the Secretariat via e-mail: chrysoula@vdw.co.za . To view the website, go to: http://www.sarpa.co.za/

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Judgements
• Mkontwana v Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality: The Constitutional Court gave judgment in three cases concerning the constitutionality of section 118(1) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 and section 50(1) (a) of the Gauteng Local Government Ordinance No 17 of 1939. Both these sections, in effect, preclude transfer of immovable property unless all electricity and water consumption charges due to a municipality in connection with the property by all occupiers of the property including non-owner occupiers for a specified period are paid. Section 118(1) of the Act requires payment of amounts due for two years before the certificate is issued but section 50(1)(a) of the Ordinance applied to amounts due for three years before the certificate is issued. For more details, go to: http://www.sarpa.co.za/copy_of_news/

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Executive Council Meeting Minutes
The Executive Council Minutes for the meeting held on the 10th of February 2005, are now available on the new SARPA Website. To see them, please go to: http://www.sarpa.co.za/sarpaandmembership/executivecouncilmeetingminutes/

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New Website Postings
• The Development Bank of South Africa MRI Project Technical Centered Report: The Development Bank of South Africa Municipal Revenue Improvement Project Technical Centered Final Report done on the 26th of March 2004, is now available on the new SARPA Website. To see it, go to: http://www.sarpa.co.za/library/municipalviability/ The Development Bank of South Africa MRI Project Financial Centered Report: The Development Bank of South Africa Municipal Revenue Improvement Project Financial Centered Final Report, done in May 2004, is now available on the new SARPA Website. To see it, go to: http://www.sarpa.co.za/library/municipalviability/

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SARPA Conference Notices
The South African Revenue Protection Association will be holding its 9th Annual Conference on Revenue Protection in Nelspruit, at the Emnotweni Arena, on the 21st & 22nd July 2005. The theme for this year's Conference is: "Working towards National Unity in Revenue Protection" The Council invites papers broadly within the above theme for presentation at the Conference. Summaries of proposed papers can be faxed to the Secretariat, by 2 March 2005, to fax number (011) 789-1385 and sent by e mail to Gillian: gillian@vdw.co.za For more information on the Conference, such as: • An overview of the proceedings

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Dates and Venues Exhibition Registration Form Sponsorship Form Registration Form Paper Proposal form Go to: http://www.sarpa.co.za/events/conference2005/events/conference20 05/

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International Conference Notices
• 2005 IURPA/ SURPA/SCURPA Conference: The 2005 IURPA / SCRPA / SURPA Conference is scheduled for June 14 -17 in Buena Vista (Orlando), FL. To get more information, go to: http://www.iurpa.org/scrpa.htm 2005 NC/SCURPC Conference: The 2005 NCSCRPC Training Seminar and Conference will be held February 23-25, 2005 at the Crown Reef 4 in Myrtle Beach, SC. This years training seminar will be a Utility Theft Certification Workshop led by Dr. Karl Seger on February 23rd. To get more information, go to: http://www.iurpa.org/ncscurpc.htm 2005 NURPA Conference: The 2004 UKRPA conference will be held at the Hanover International Hotel in Bromsgrove, England 3-4 November 2004. For more information, go to: http://www.iurpa.org/ukrpa.htm

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Branch Meeting Dates
Good Hope Branch Meeting Dates:
Date: 11 March 19 May 18 August Venue: Paarl Saldanha Beaufort West

17 November Plettenburg Bay

* The following Branch meeting dates are still to be advised: Western Cape Branch, Mpumalanga Branch, Gauteng Branch and the Kwa-Zulu Natal Branch. If you would like to provide information for these outstanding dates, please contact Chrysoula at the Secretariat:

chrysoula@vdw.co.za

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Branch Committee Membership Changes
• The Gauteng Branch is pleased to announce that their new Vice Chairman is Mr. Mel Kerspuy of City Power.

*If there are any Branch Membership Changes in your Branch, please notify Chrysoula at the Secretariat: chrysoula@vdw.co.za

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Chrysoula Georgiannis SARPA SARPA General Secretariat der Van der Walt & Co. 789Tel: +27 11 789-1384 789Fax: +27 11 789-1385 chrysoula@vdw.co.za Email: chrysoula@vdw.co.za Website: www.sarpa.co.za


				
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