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Robert
Yes I do
Cost of living
GREIG
Yes I do
Cost of living
Taxes continue to increase yet service delivery keeps deteriorating. Increased taxes just means increased financial abuse. Get qualified people into municipalities and stop the corruption. Get everybody paying their share in taxes instead of ridiculously and ever increasing taxes against the few.
Carol
Yes I do
Cost of living
It is becoming increasingly difficult for South Africans to make ends meet. Municipalities need to be held accountable for the corruption that is draining the coffers. Stop the corruption and there will be enough funds to run the municipalities of SA properly.
Kathleen
Yes I do
Cost of living
The rates and all types of taxes are going up all the time but the money is disappearing and service is slipping through the floor. South Africans are being taxed almost out of existence, while nobody knows where all the money is going. Have a look at the disgraceful state of the roads, the water that flows for hours, causing damage to the roads, not to mention wasting many millions of megalitres of the most precious resource on the planet in this water scarce country of ours. How about the sewerage flowing down the streets because the drains are blocked and have not been attended to for many years. AND THEN some bright spark decides to waste more money by renaming streets, which during this time of financial crisis is ABSOLUTELY unnecessary. The mind boggles that people of that calibre are in charge of looking after a council. There must be an end to all the corruption and mismanagement. We cannot continue this way.
Fredi
Yes I do
Service delivery
Please put people who are credible and reliable
Willem
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
If you have proper governance meaning the money goes to the right places ie. maintenance, new infrastructure, service delivery, competent staff, then you don't have to worry about price increases as it won't be neccessary. Get rid of this absolutely horrible ANC and it will be lightyears better already.
Noel
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Our problem is not that insufficient tax is being collected. Our problem is that tax payer revenue is being squandered, misappropriated and simply stolen. Both the DA and ANC are to blame for this.

The ANC has siphoned funds from state-owned enterprise to fund their political campaigns, to fund their cronies, to fund their celebrations and to tribute their puppet masters.

The DA is just the other face of the same beast. In the CoT they ignore the growing sewerage and water issues, wasted millions on incomplete and incorrectly specified desalination plants and also suffer from cronyism, perhaps to a lesser degree.

Our country would be in a better state if all the politicians would just admit they are clueless and quit, SA would manage just fine without you vultures. But vultures never quit when there’s a carcass on the wind. May you choke on it.

Our big problem is lack of accountability, and corrupt politicians - these are THE ONLY problems in South Africa that are holding us all back. Fix that and we could lower taxes, never mind freezing them.
Jackie
Yes I do
Service delivery
Our rates and taxes went up over 40% last year.
Yet our street lights never work, and when one phones the municipality to complain, one is told that "street lights are not a priority". Really? What are we paying for? Street lights are a necessity and are there to be used, but obviously they are not maintained and the money we pay is being funnelled into somebody's back pockets .
Also a general municipal complaint in any area of Johannesburg:
Potholes are not repaired, pavements are not cleaned and trimmed, lines are not painted on the roads, and when they rarely are, the paint is of a poor quality and fades after just a couple of months in the hot sunlight, constant water leaks and subsequent damage to the surface of the roads, etc.

Why are we paying more and more for less and less? And just where are we supposed to get this extra money from? They re-value our houses at an increased amount to justify an increase in rates, but I can assure you that my house price did not increase by over 40%.
Simon
Yes I do
Cost of living
Fritz
Yes I do
Cost of living