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Zelda
Yes I do
Cost of living
Cannot see a reason why we should pay more municipal rates and taxes as they deliver substandard services.
South Africans have been pushed to where they are not able to afford food and basics.
I suggest that all the money which has been stolen by Municipal officials and Politicians be retrieved and used for the benefit of the people.
Why do we have to suffer because of blatant theft and increased costs.
Jaco
Yes I do
Cost of living
Faizel
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
The municipality is failing us hopelessly
Therese
Yes I do
Cost of living
Pieter
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
We are being taxed to death and receive NO SERVICE for it. Look at the state of our roads, sidewalks not cleaned, road signs and markings and robots not maintained and service that we pay for seems to be an effort to provide the service. If you phone for service or assistance not one of 10 to 15 numbers answers your call. Had to pay deposit to cancel Ekurhuleni account and now battle to get my money paid back owed to me. Were told that they will pay when they have funds, WHAT, what happened to my deposit? It is criminal if they just use funds as they like that should be in a trust account of sorts. One of the main reasons this once beautiful country is going backwards very fast.
Russel
Yes I do
Cost of living
Philip
Yes I do
Cost of living
The current economic situation just doesn't allow people to sustain a normal lifestyle.
It's becoming more and more challenging to make a living as our salaries are being cut but yet we face increases in expenses such as municipal rates, electricity and water leaving a lot of people potentially destitute.
Sue
Yes I do
Cost of living
We the citizens of this beautiful land are already over burdened,the pandemic currently is fuelling this fire,poor planning and mismanagement must not be born by the already over burdened honest tax payers. Yes put a freeze on rates.
Dominic
Yes I do
Cost of living
As a self employed individual I have only really started earning a decent income since March 2021 due to Covid and its effects on the economy. A prsent I am paying back debt of school fess as well as trying to keep up with monthly expenses of food, petrol, rent, electricity and car payments. I really do not see the increas eof rates as an effective solution for shortfall in Government revenue. Rather address major corruption in various sectors. Government needs to be way more accountable for the millions of Rands lost due to corruption. That would be a great starting point in turning things around economically instead of just doing major increases across the board for electricity, rate and taxes, water etc.
Francois
Yes I do
Service delivery
Covid, maladministration, and security costs which should not have to be covered in a safe modern society need to be fixed before increased tariffs can be considered a satisfactory contribution towards what is offered. We don't mind paying more but only if we get better services and do not see our rates and taxes getting wasted.
Annamarie
Yes I do
Cost of living
More and more people are struggling to find jobs. We are trying to survive the current cost of living.
We don’t need more people without homes and jobs. We need job creation, economic stability and time to financially catch up with current food prices petrol prices. We do not need to be knocked over the edge with more financial strain.
Christo
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
Natalie
Yes I do
Cost of living
I am worried that everything is going up where are we going to get the money.It is so scary ???
Graham
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
Sagie
No I do not
Cost of living
The pandemic Covid has impacted financial losses due to closure of most companies, unemployment, together with continous rising costs of food, clothing, transport, utilities, etc the people are suffering to make ends meet. We can barely survive the crises of the pandemic and the government wants to impose further burden on its people. I strongly oppose all increases .
Tebogo
Yes I do
Cost of living
Daryll
Yes I do
Other
Some of the top municipal staff have the most ridiculously high salaries I've heard of.
If salaries where managed properly, there would be no need for municipalities to increase the rates to pay these salaries
They have high salaries, but the staff doing the work aren't getting decent salaries, which causes strikes, which causes MORE lack of service delivery
Sort out your own house first.
Sort out salaries to be fair, and deliver services, and then we can negotiate rates increases.
The middleman carrying this country can only carry so much before the whole thing comes crashing down.
Alta
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
Stefan
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
Rudiger
Yes I do
Service delivery
Wastage - in my area we have had water leaks every month for the last six or more months, street lights keep burning all day, potholes remain unrepaired for months (some improvement in the last month), repairs to damaged roads take forever - need efficient service deliveries