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)
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SUMMARY

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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James
No I do not
They have already taxed us to the hilt, with ridiculous increases on property value (More than 200%) a couple of years back, and now they are looking to rob us even more! I reject this move with the contempt it deserves!
John Mark
No I do not
The electricity rates are jacked up by huge percentage rises every year and this is simply not necessary while so many illegal connections exist in the townships. Where illegal bridge-out connections are found simply follow the wires, THIS gives you the proof also and leads you to the criminal,
AND THEN PROSECUTE!!
How hard can it be?
Jonathan
No I do not
What can one say?

There is mismanagement and corruption. We all know this. Services that are provided are done at the most basic level of quality.

Lack of professionalism and incompetence is rife.

And for all this we are charged more and more.

People need to take a stand otherwise it will never stop or improve.
Marvin
No I do not
This economy is full of people that are getting no increase in salary while the cost of living gently climbs - Eskom and our inefficient government structures are to blame for the lack of international investment and growth in this economy. These increases represent all the hard working citizens, who are already suffering under this depression, bailing out incompetent leaders that have left their people to suffer as a direct result of their greed.
Michelle
Yes I do
My flat has been incorrectly evaluated. Every value estimate I get my flat is valued at R2,500,000. I am paying R3,175,000. This is extremely unreasonable and I can't afford it over and above my bond and levies.

I have called City of Joburg and they won't even accept FNB bank's value estimate which is correctly valued since they wouldn't offer me a bond otherwise.

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