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Eleanor
Yes I do
Cost of living
We are taxed to death unable to meet monthly expenses
Johan
Yes I do
Service delivery
VNC
Yes I do
Service delivery
Anculien
Yes I do
Service delivery
We pay for services and many taxes, but do not get a fair return on these payments.
Rates should stop increasing, and service delivery should start improving.
Rocky
Yes I do
Cost of living
Rates have increased disproportionately and the municipal services in Townships are basically subsidised by tax payers from suburbs
Paul
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
Jokers - should be reduced. What service. Pay more for less. Stop the corruption and move with times crazy. Chom chom times are over.
Rensche
Yes I do
Cost of living
Can this government stop charging for things and services they do not deliver! They are useless.
G
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
With the collapse of municipal services and government services in general, lack of infrastructure maintenance including roads and sewerage systems, property values are declining and since this is the fault of the government that charges rates and taxes they should be reducing rates and taxes according to the devalued property values, not increasing rates and taxes. Citizens have been getting less service but paying more for it. If government wants to provide poor service, it should get less money, not more.
Jane
Yes I do
Municipal collapse
Why should emfuleni municipal staff who themselves admit they do nothing, be given an increase when millions in this country live below the breadline. They are efficient at only one job, collecting rates. Why should civil servants who are the least productive of all salary drawing people receive i creases when ratepayers can barely afford the present rates, who because of government racism,interference, graft, nepotism, corruption etc are destroying small businesses and therefore jobs for real people who do real work. Who will pay the rates which pay their salaries when the real economy collapses. No increases. They need to tighten their belts and start showing respect for those they have been appointed to serve and who fund them.


Lee
Yes I do
Cost of living
Chantel
Yes I do
Cost of living
No extra is being given back to citizens, We are not even getting the services we are paying for.
We are tired of paying and paying and paying and then governed by corrupt institutions, who cant
sit around 1 table to discuss the proper way forward. When they feel they are loosing the status-quo, they put in
a motion of no confidence to get themselves back into power......as is currently the situation (as at 20/4/2023)
The people on the ground are not being looked after
Andries
Yes I do
Service delivery
Rates are increased each year
There is no fixed rate of evaluation property. If you have not done any improvements for 30 years, it is still evaluated Ito the suburb . If one owner improves his property the whole suburb is considered as being upgraded. Everything is falling apart due to no service delivery.
All pensioners should automatically be granted rebate on rates and taxes and do not have to apply for it.
Juan
Yes I do
Cost of living
I strongly support a freeze on rates and tax increases at the local government level. The country is currently facing a challenging economic crisis, and the cost of living has skyrocketed. Implementing any further increases will only burden already struggling citizens and businesses.
Brian
Yes I do
Service delivery
With the fact that service delivery is so poor from our municipalities I cannot support higher rates and services charges. The municipalities pay high salaries for an increasing number of people without ensuring that they are capable of or are producing commensurate performance. They also waste money and syphon off money to corruption. If we had councillors that were concerned with the betterment of life for all citizens instead of jockeying for positions of power to enable them to syphon off funds maybe things would work better without increases.
Eben
Yes I do
Service delivery
Pensioners must be exempted from rates and tax increases and one must stop paying rates and taxes if you first time buyer and stayed for more than 30 years in the same house.
Rique
Yes I do
Service delivery
Cost is far.to high for what we get
James
Yes I do
Cost of living
Kms
Yes I do
Cost of living
Johanna
Yes I do
Other
All of the above
June
Yes I do
Cost of living
Less for them to misuse.