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Annemarie
No I do not
Property rates
Grant
No I do not
Property rates
The rate increase un unacceptable. The DA just keeps blaming the ANC for the financial problems in Tshwane. We see nothing for our taxes, we are cleaning our own sidewalks and streets. We already pay for sewage and refuse. Our property values were updated, WHY DID YOU INCREASE THE RATE ONTOP OF THE INCREASED VALUE?????

The DA is no different to the ANC/EFF, more taxes with less services. WE ARE BEING TAXED TO DEATH!!
MaryAnne
No I do not
Electricity
rachelle
No I do not
Other
the eThekwini municipality are EXHORBITANTLY OVERPAID for the qualifications they have or the work they do, which basically is tantamount to very little, yet we are expected to keep paying high rates, taxes, and all the other fees (e.g. refuse removal etc) .
they are OVERSTAFFED and corruption is rife. NO increases across the board
C
No I do not
Property rates
In the Western Cape we are struggling to keep up with the property rates and taxes. The City is just adding more and more on our bills. Some house holds have to get by with only one income since Covid hit our shores. Jobs are scares, food and fuel costs. The City buy electricity from Eskom then charge us more for electricity. Why not open a gateway for ordinary residents to have cheaper alternatives when it comes to solar power. Make it cheaper for us to go off the grid.
Wilna
No I do not
Other
Any increase in water, electricity, services, property rates etc are ridiculous.
As pensioners it is impossible to pay all the increases, although our property is paid off for years now.
Pat
No I do not
Other
All of the above. No increases. Stop corruption and mismanagement. Get your house in order.
Duma
Not fully
Other
ALL MANKIND ARE SIMILAR
Al-Qur’an: chapter 49 Verse 13: “O mankind! We (i.e. Allāh) created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allāh is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allāh has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things.)”
Mankind was one nation and over the ages through migration we became different nations. Yet we are the same and we share the same earth, and needs and feelings etc.
Al-Qur’an: Chapter 10 Verse 19: “Mankind was but one nation, but differed (later). Had it not been for a word that went forth before from Thy Lord, their differences would have been settled between them.”
Al-Qur’an: Chapter 2 Verse 213: “Mankind was one single nation, and Allāh sent Messengers with glad tidings and warnings; and with them He (i.e. Allāh) sent the Book in truth, to judge between people in matters wherein they differed; but the People of the Book, after the clear Messages came to them, did not differ among themselves, except through selfish contumacy. Allāh by His Grace Guided the believers to the Truth, concerning that wherein they differed. For Allāh guided whom He (i.e. Allāh) will to a path that is straight.” (Cf: chapter 2 verse 272; chapter 19 verse 76; chapter 28 verse 56; chapter 58 verse 22; chapter 16 verses 104-105)
DO NOT THINK OF BEING BETTER THAN OTHERS:
Al-Qur’an: chapter 49 Verse 11: “O ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after one has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.”
STAND OUT FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE EVEN IF IT IS AGAINST YOUR OWN SELF:
Al-Qur’an: Chapter 4 verse 135: “O ye who believe in Allāh! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allâh, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allāh can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, Verily Allāh is well- acquainted with all that ye do.”
Roselyn
No I do not
Sewage
Absolutely high cost being charged for this. We as South Africans are always paying taxes and paying for electricity and refuse and sewage charges , however we do not receive the service we deserve. How can charges be so astronomical when there is so much corruption, poverty and unemployment in this country.
Think of the older people who are living on a grant, how are they supposed to pay for these increases?
K
No I do not
Other
There is no service delivery that is working and thus citizens should not be penalized for corruption.
Fix service delivery, attitudes and then rewards can be considered.
Salaries should not increase unless proof of work done to fix SA.
Michelle
No I do not
Electricity
Charles
No I do not
Other
Corruption
Lynette
No I do not
Electricity
Lynette
No I do not
Electricity
Elise
No I do not
Electricity
There should be NO increases - instead STOP mismanagement and corruption.
Esme
No I do not
Other
I would not mind to pay a little more each year, if there was good service.
Maintenance of systems like transformers and water pipes are not done regularly. Money should be set aside for that each year and it is must be done.
The service at the local Ethikwini Municipality, especially by phone, is almost non-existent. I have tried to phone about black bags for our complex in Kloof. I can not even obtain the correct number. I spoke to someone, who gave me a number. When I phoned that number, it was the wrong department. They gave me a number. I phoned that number, but the number was not in use.
If you paid and get service - what a pleasure! But paying to something you don't receive value from - it is frustrating.
They need a new switchboard system and many people to deal with queries effectively. Thank you. Esme Rimell
Bazil
No I do not
Property rates
It is too much for south africans under the current economic conditions
sharon
No I do not
Property rates
Property Rates. It does not make sense to increase property rates. The owner spends their own TIME, MONEY and EFFORT to improve the property, why should the council benefit and the property owner pay extra?
Mike
No I do not
Other
As services DECREASE in our municipalities, so should the valuation of our properties. I propose to decrease the values!!!
As it is, I needed to spend money on power backup, now I need to find money to spend on water storage. Where will it end?
Martin
No I do not
Property rates
All the charges are not acceptable and extortionate.