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Kevin
Yes I do
Service delivery
Citizens are already paying high taxes for services which they do not receive. The government needs to take responsibility for balancing their own books before shifting the burden to the tax payer.
Asriël
Yes I do
Cost of living
Unbridled increase in municipal rates may make ownership and economic survival impossible
Nadine
Yes I do
Cost of living
Michele
Yes I do
Cost of living
The pandemic has brought unprecedented hardships to South Africans, I do not know how municipalities can contemplate raising rates. We cannot afford it. More especially when so much of the money goes to salaries which have NOT been affected unlike the rest of us who are PAYING those salaries. Once again with the latest lockdown peoples livelihoods have been affected, the ability to earn curtailed. Show some compassion.
Helen
Yes I do
Service delivery
We are paying an organization that has already collapsed. All the money we are paying over is being put into pockets. Why give them even more money to put in their pockets while the rot and decay all around us gets worse and worse. It’s long past time time to privatize municipalities so that they can provide the service we are paying for.
TEBOGO
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
There is no service delivery: poor roads (in fact it's just potholes), poor electricity and water supply, contaminated water.

There is rampant corruption and maladministration!
Patrick
Yes I do
Cost of living
We are pensioners and the cost of living is so high - a rates freeze would definitely hep us to make ends meet.
Janine
Yes I do
Other
The camping industry is not being able to function since the start of the pandemic. NO income and the expense is rising.
Marilyn
Yes I do
Cost of living
With the closure of so many businesses & the loss of jobs, citizens are suffering & are already overburdened with taxes. Whilst Municipalities are continue to misuse public funds, underperform & receive large salary increases.
Ian
Yes I do
Cost of living
Mamy of us have had income reduced or stopped. We are battling to stay afloat. Show some compassion, NO rates increase.
Tsabeng
Yes I do
Other
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Hennie
Yes I do
Cost of living
Patrick
Yes I do
Service delivery
Service delivery is inconsistent. Changes every week. The top brass is not concerned about service delivery just want to fill their pockets.

Jannie
Yes I do
Cost of living
Everybody in the private sector suffered during COVID which resulted in no work no pay. Some people has lost their jobs permanently.

Yet similar has not been experienced in government employment, now tax payers are expected to pay above inflation increases for deteriorating services whilst government employees continue down the path of over compensation whist service delivery is deteriorating.

Recommend administered prices to be lower than inflation, can be increased to match inflation over time on condition when service delivery is improved to agreed standards
Fatima
Yes I do
Cost of living
Trevor
Yes I do
Service delivery
I feel that that it is unfair that the rates increases are used to finance salary increases of officials while all spheres of municipal infrastructure continue to collapse
Julia
Yes I do
Cost of living
As a nation we are already battling to make ends meet and with our collapsed municipality, why should we be forced to pay more on our rates? We don't have working street lights, we cut the grass and trim the trees in our common areas, fix our own potholes, pay for private security to patrol our areas and the list can go on and on. So what are we actually paying rates for??
Elena
Yes I do
Cost of living

Cost of living with clearly visible municipality collapse. Why is no one been held accountable with ALL the ACTS in place -- it is always only the citizens caught in "the net" of all taxes that are constantly burdened with legislation and increases.
Deon
Yes I do
Cost of living
Arates freeze as well as a relieve in the higher rates for business premises in the tourism industries, could help save many a struggling guesthouse or hotel.
Riaan
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
Municipalities should be managed like any other business. If they don't make their budget, there should be no salary increases and no bonusses. And if that is not enough then they must find other ways to cut costs and retrenching of people could be one of those options, like any other business.