Dear Resident or Stakeholder At the March Council Meeting, the following tariff increases were proposed for the 2019/20 financial year. They apply from 1 July. • Property rates up 5.5 % • Electricity up 12.2 % • Water up 9.9 % • Sewer up 9.9% • Refuse up 7 % Pensioners The 60-69 years old pensioner rebate thresholds have been increased by 5.5%. They will now be (on municipal valuation R2.5 million or less): • Gross Household Income R0-9752 per month: 100% rates rebate. • R9734-16716 per month: 50% rebate. Note from Mayor’s office: The electricity tariff is expected to be reduced when the final budget is passed in May in light of NERSA’s decision not to grant Eskom a 17.1% increase for 2019/20. The City made extensive submissions during the NERSA public consultation process in objection to Eskom’s exorbitant tariff increase request. Indeed, the residents of the City cannot be expected to subsidise the corruption and looting that has taken place at Eskom over the past decade. The City remains committed to keeping tariff increases as close to inflation as possible but is subject to the tariff increases passed onto us by Eskom and Rand Water in particular. Comment on the tariffs before 15 April 2019. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, Pumzaj@joburg.org.za and/or email@example.com.
Full Link to Draft 2019/2010 Tariffs https://joburg.org.za/services_/Pages/20192020%20draft%20tariff%20reports/20192020-Draft-Tariff-Reports.aspx Regards,
David Potter Ward Councillor City of Johannesburg, Ward 102 firstname.lastname@example.org | 082 885 9688