City of Johannesburg’s Medium Term Budget and Tariffs

The City of Johannesburg invites comment from members of the public and representatives of any interested organisations, on the Draft 2019/20 Mid Term Budget and Tariff increases.

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Do you agree with the proposed increases as per the budget? (see summary)
Yes I doNo I do notNot fully

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WaterProperty ratesRefuse removalElectricitySewageOther

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Property Rates increase  5.5%

This increase is in the tariffs and is over and above the increase in valuations.

Electricity increase  12.2%

This is Nersa approved and subject to Eskom increases.

Water increase  9.9%

Sewage increase  9.9%

Refuse removal increase  7%


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No I do not
I'm paying more for service charges than actual usage for the above services
No I do not
Presently my network & service charge for electricity amounts to MORE than my electricity usage. It's unacceptable. The sewage & refuse charge is already exhorbitant as there are only 2 people living in this house and the rate/taxes increase is ridiculous. You cannot make home owners pay for the corruption and debt that eskom & the municipalities have run up. People can no longer afford basic utilities, never mind trying to own their own home. You are making everyday life an uphill struggle.
No I do not
Prepaid service fees are not acceptable for electricity on a daily rate. There is always some extra charge so the department can make money. The rates increase is unacceptable , yet any objection put in is ignored.
All government departments need to be privatized and then the suppliers will not be able to over charge and bill as they please. Possibly we will start to then see an improvement in services offered too.
No I do not
There is a more sustainable way to generate revenue without the need to increase tariffs. Note the administration required to process claims is costly and outdated. improving on this will reduce overhead cost, consider linking each household to an active system and manually updated that will track their dues. As those paying will suffer the full brunt of the tariff increase which will indirectly force others to stop which in turn creates a ripple effect to less paying residents and further proposed tariff increases.

if those that are not paying are identified and provided a means to make payments there would be no need for an increase. proper management of resident dues and revenue would negate proposed tariff increase in turn eve reduce the current tariffs.
John Mark
No I do not
All these things go up and up while there does not appear to be any increase in the level of service.


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