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TERTIUS
No I do not
I live in a complex and we as residents pay a private contractor to do our refuge removal since the municipal trucks are to heavy and large(width)and damage the surface of our roads The escalation of the other fees are an unfair and unjust system where honest paying citizens are burdened by the theft of the masses who are not being brought to book for their illegal usage. I am a pensioner turning 70 and am finding it increasingly difficult to have to foot the bill for all and sundry. Go and collect the billions of Rands outstanding in Soweto, control water usage and charge for it and dont make your problems mine.
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.
Johanna C P
No I do not
We pay astronomical rates for all our services !! & as homeowners we get NOTHING in return.... SPORADIC ELECTRICITY .... BROKEN ROADS.WITH HUGE POTHOLES!! .., PAVEMENTS & CENTRE ISLANDS OF THE ROADS UNLESS THEY ARE MAINTAINED BY THE SUBURBS OR HOMEOWNERS , THAT LOOK LIKE JUNGLES , NO POINT DUTY DONE BY METRO COPS !! WHAT IS THEIR JOB DISCRIPTION ?? REFUSE REMOVAL THAT IS SELDOM ON TIME OUR BINS USUALLY STAND IN THE RD FOR 2-3 DAYS .... WHEN THE FRAUD & CORRUPTION IN OUR LOCAL MUNICIPAL OFFICES & ESCOM GETS TOTALLY EXPOSED & DEALT WITH I.E. THE PEOPLE INVOLVED GET FIRED WITH NO PAY ----NOT SUSPENDED WITH FULL PAY---- I'LL BE HAPPY TO PAY INCREASES UNTILL THEN , I AM -- GATVOL OF BEING THE 10% THAT ALWAYS HAVE TO PAY ALL THE TAX FOR THE THIEVING 90% THAT PAY NO TAX !! N,O NO NO !! & TO CROWN IT ALL WE ARE PENSIONERS SO BECAUSE YOU TRIED TO MAKE PROVISION FOR YOURSELF THE GOVERNMENT JUST OUT THE PRICES OF EVERYTHING UP& UP & UP !! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!
Abdul
No I do not
I'm paying more for service charges than actual usage for the above services
Bev
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.
KERRI
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.
koketso
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.
Pam
No I do not
Water ... we all try save water, reward those that do by lowering tariffs. Burst pipes are NOT attended to promptly. Water gushes sometimes for a whole day or more!!!
Rates ... as a pensioner my rates were increased fairly recently. By a very large amount which the City must realise is unsustainable for pensioners on a fixed income. Now as I write, another rates increase. I was unable to lodge a complaint to the previous increase as I was undergoing chemotherapy, radiation & surgery for most of the year. I did phone to lodge an objection but not able to go to the offices.
Other.... litter is a massive problem in Sunninghill. Packaging from McDonalds, KFC, Pick n Pay & Spar deli foods, and liquor glass bottles (shattered) soft drinks litter the main road being .. Van Der Bijl Ave. Pedestrians from Chilli Lane Shop Cnt, litter as they walk. Dustbins are few and far between. I suggest all Fast Food & Supermarkets be made to upkeep that stretch of road. Vendors also contribute to general litter. Taxi's wash their vehicles next to stream and leave their litter strewn all over. Have someone from City inform them to dispose of their litter in a responsible way. Uber dirvers are also cleaning their vehicles and could be contributing to this problem. I walk almost daily and am aware of litter. Maybe "grannies" could have gloves and bags & litter grabber to do their bit and keep fit. Just a suggestion.

Farhad
No I do not
Rates increased no services...
Electricity increased, no maintenance on infrastructure in 4th avenue Mayfair
Tricia
No I do not
I totally disagree with the increases as we all can not make ends meet.

All corruption to be eliminated
we could choose our own supplier of services with more competition prices will be fair and competitive.

Jackie
No I do not
we are pensioners! our bying power is dropping every year, everything goes up by ten to fifteen per cent a year, and more, our pension two to nothing???? cant buy, must cut down every where, so shops getting less and less, vicious circle! We cant carry on, we pay all our dues, but roads in terrible conditions, hospitals, ect, we are going backwards, not forward? paying paying and we still get punished?????why
And we cant eeven apply for pensioners, cause my husband gets pension from Belgium, Even thought we live here, cost of leaving is worse here, but we so love South Africa, but might have to leave, and break my whole family, wont see my kids nor gran kids anymore, and no we not getting more, one example, hospital fees, are seventy percent more than ever, cause my husband and I are being punished, so thats a lot of extra money, sad very sad.............
Brigitte
No I do not
A special rate should be applied gor pensioners
Bernard
No I do not
Get owing municipalities to start paying before increasing our rates. Deal with corruption and with the Non-Payers.
Dean
No I do not
If all corruption was illuminated and #wethepeople had could choose our own supplier of services with more competition prices will be fair and competitive. But we are forced to accept whatever government wheel & deal behind the scenes. This will come to an end once the people realize what is really going on. "In the age to come the masters will be the servants and the servants the masters."
Johanna Hendrina
No I do not
I totally disagree with the increases as we all suffering already enough , now how we are going to make it every month??
Tumelo
No I do not
Underpaid to afford
Muhammad
No I do not
All the above sections are already failing. We are paying for services that are not provided .
Martie
No I do not
Please link the increases to inflation. The combined increase is more than 10% whereas salary increases are generally 6% or lower.
David
No I do not
I am a pensioner and we are been throttled from every corner. I am already battling to stay abreast with the existing tariffs and rates. PLEASE think about the pensioners that do not get pension increases like me.
Maud
No I do not
It is simply ridiculous that we have to pay such exorbitant rates for electricity. I pay my taxes and contribute to the wealth of the country, but still have to foot the bill for non-paying SA residents in informal settlements!

Allow us to pay respectable rates per unit instead of charging us so much in levies!

If I chose to set up solar or other energy resources, the governement cannot expect me to pay tax.