Why this case?

This is an application that was brought towards the end of 2019, where Sakeliga on an urgent basis obtained an interim order against the Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality (Part A of the application) to prevent the municipality from receiving municipal service delivery fees into the account of a non-state organ (Ideal Prepaid). This case is important as the collection of municipal service delivery fees by Ideal Prepaid has come at a great additional expense to the community.

Case details

Status: Active

Case commenced: 3 October 2019

Court: High Court: Mahikeng


20 December 2022
The application to scrap is successfully served on Ideal Prepaid and the municipality.
​31 May 2022
The Respondents failed to comply with the March 29 order, and Sakeliga persists with an application to finally scrap the respondents’ defense.​
26 April 2022
​The order of March 29 is served on the respondents and they have 21 days to comply with the order.
​29 March 2022
The High Court in Mahikeng decides that they are not prepared to entirely scrap the respondents’ defense at this stage, and provides an opportunity for the respondents to file their complete record of decision-making in terms of the court rules within 21 days.
14 December 2021
The municipal manager persists in failing to file his record of decision-making in terms of the court rules, and Sakeliga brings an application in the High Court in Mahikeng to scrap the respondents’ defence so that the court can proceed with judgment in Sakeliga’s favour.
26 August 2021
Sakeliga’s legal team writes to the municipal manager’s legal team to point out that the records provided as per the court rules are not complete and that the municipal manager remains in failure to comply with the court rules.
10 June 2021
The municipal manager of Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality files an erroneous (unsigned) affidavit to explain that some of the records to be rendered by the municipal manager do not exist. Following a letter from Sakeliga’s legal team, a valid affidavit is filed.
26 May 2021​
​After several delays caused by the respondents in the case, including failure to deliver their record of decision making as required by the court rules, Sakeliga grants a final postponement to the respondents to deliver their record of decision making by 4 June.
​1 November 2019
​Sakeliga obtains judgment in its favor in respect of Part A of the application – an interdict against the Kgetlengrivier Municipality and Ideal Prepaid. The interdict is granted pending part B of the application.
​3 October 2019​​Sakeliga files court papers at the High Court in Mahikeng and hereby launches the case.


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