Last week in council the draft Property Rates Policy and By-law for 2021/22, along with increases for water, electricity, sewerage, and all other City services, was passed.
Most of these increases are far above inflation, and seemingly ignore the dire economic situation which many are in.
As these proposed increases are out for public comment, we encourage all businesses to write in and oppose the increases.
Stand with RCCI!!
According to the South African Property Owners Association, since 2008, rates have increased by a cumulative 318%, while CPI has only increased by 78% over the same period.
Something is not right.
We opposed the City’s Adjustment Budget in February as there was an increase in their expenditure by R300 million, which should instead be spent on rates and tariff relief for businesses, not salary increases.
RCCI encourages all businesses to write to either email@example.com – or submit your comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and oppose the increases.
There should be 0% increases so that businesses can use all available funds they have to invest and spend on economic activity which can restore our Joburg economy.
Your voice counts!
Linda Blackbeard & RCCI Board of Directors