DA urges City of Joburg’s finance boss Dada Morero to review rate increases

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Johannesburg – The DA in Johannesburg has called on the MMC of Finance, Dada Morero, to urgently review the implementation of the increased rates resulting from a revaluation of properties by the city.

DA caucus leader Belinda Kayser-Encheozonjoku, said councillors were inundated with calls from panicked residents regarding confusion brought on by the General Valuation Roll increases.

She said the increases had resulted in higher rates and tariffs, as well as changes to pensioner rebates, that were still open for submission.

“We note the notice that went out on 31 July 2023 wherein the city advises residents that the objection period to the changes has reopened, however as per usual the city is mum on the outcome of the objections that have already been submitted.

“Some residents have seen an increase in their property values of up to 150% above current market values. This proves to be wholly irrational, as certain properties couldn’t be sold at their true market value, and following the city’s flawed logic, the very same property would now be worth more than double its original valuation,” she said.

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