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The municipalities can be run efficiently if they stop cadre employment and start appointment according to the required expertise.
Perhaps its time to start getting the fees owed by the many that aren't paying, rather than increasing the tariffs for those that are paying.
Firstly the service delivery is pathetic. Street lights not working for more than a year. Reported on numerous occasion's with no response. Refuse only collected every 2nd week. The grass in our park was last cut 3 months ago. Residents in our circle cut the grass in the park in front of their houses.
The proposed new valuation of my property is outrages. I would be lucky to sell my house for half the the new valuation price.
The planned increases in property valuations are out of sync with reality. Some properties in this are a have been sold for less than half of the estimated market value, even after owners have had them on the market for several years. Add to that the failure of Ekurhuleni officials to maintain satisfactory support to the property owners in terms of the services they are supposed to provide just means that we are getting very poor value for the money they take from us.
To increase the property rates now, based on pre-Covid selling prices is short sighted and unrealistic. No evaluation on houses were done, and the new property rates increased based on incorrect information, state of the house etc, clearly these assumptions are not valid.
Residents are already paying for services that is unreliable and maintaining common areas themselves; roads, parks, the library garden etc.
South Africans are being abused and forced into poverty by our Government. There is not even basic service delivery!!!
To increase the property rates now, based on pre-Covid selling prices is short sighted and unrelastic. In most cases the house were not viewed, and the new property rates increased based on incorrect information, state of the house etc, clearly these assumptions are not valid. I am sure that the residents would happily pay for additional rates if the municipality brought their side of the bargin to the table and maintained the areas, roads, parks etc.
It’s too high
This whole valuation is hopelessly INCORRECT. How on earth can you sit in an office and decide the valuation. My Townhouse was bought in 1982 and since that time no one has looked at my house.. Upgrades and updating have occurred in many townhouses in my complex.
As a pensioner I cant afford upgrades.
THIS IS UNFAIR!!!!!. If the Municipality could sell this townhouse some 39 years old, I will bet they wouldn't be able to sell it at the new evaluation they have set.