Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in terms of section 14(3) (b) of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act of 2004 (Act 6 of 2004) hereby notify all the rate payers owing properties within the jurisdiction of Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality that the Council meeting held on 31 May 2017 has passed a resolution on the levying of rates on properties; and the resolution is available at the Municipality’s Bram Fischer Building and satellite offices and libraries for public inspection during office hours and, the copy of the resolution is also available on the municipality’s official website: www.mangaung.co.za

The Council resolution on levying of rates shall be available for inspection from 1 June 2017 until 31 July 2017 during office hours 07:45 to 16:15.

Adv T Mea – City Manager

REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ESTIMATES AND DETERMINATION OF GENERAL ASSESSMENT RATES AND SANITARY FEES

1. Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of section 81 (1) (c ) of the Local Government Ordinance No 8 of 1962 read with the stipulations of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, No 32 of 2000, the Municipal Finance Management Act, No 56 of 2003, as well as the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act (no 6 of 2004) that a copy of the Municipal Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for the financial year ending 30 June 2018 is open for inspection at the office of the Chief Financial Officer during office hours of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality.

2. Notice is further given that the under-mentioned general assessment rate, sewerage charges, refuse removal tariffs, housing rental tariffs, general tariffs and water tariffs for the year ending 30 June 2018 are as follows, namely:

SERVICES TARIFFS

1. Assessment Rates

It is recommended that rates tariffs be increased by net average of 6.25% across the board and also by 6.90% and 7.80% for the respective outer years.  That the following general assessment rates in respect of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality be determined as follows:

  1. Comma seven zero zero one cent (0, 7001 cent), multiply by comma two five cent (0.25), per rand on the rateable value of agricultural property (exempt from VAT).
  2. Comma seven zero zero one cent (0, 7001 cent), per rand on the rateable value of residential property (exempt from VAT);
  3. Two comma eight seven five seven two cent (2, 8757 cent) per rand on the rateable value of state owned facilities (exempt from VAT);
  4. Two comma eight seven five seven cent (2, 8757 cent) per rand on the rateable value of business property (exempt from VAT).
  5. Comma seven zero zero one cent (0, 7001 cent), multiply by comma two five cent (0.25), per rand on the rateable value of Public Service Infrastructure property (exempt from VAT);
  6. Interest shall be paid to Council on rates which have not been paid within thirty (30) days from the date on which such rates became due, at a rate of 1% higher than the prime rate for the period during which such rates remain unpaid after expiry of the said period of thirty (30) days.

Rebates on assessment rates:

  1. The first R 80,000 (Eighty thousand rand only) of the rateable value of residential properties are exempted;
  2. That in respect of qualifying senior citizens and disabled persons, the first R 250,000 (Two hundred and fifty thousand rand only) of the rateable value of their residential properties be exempted from rates;
  3. That the rebate on the R 250,000 of the rateable value for residential properties of qualifying senior citizens and disabled persons will only be applicable on properties with a value that do not exceed R 2,000,000 (Two million rand only), and;
  4. That for the 2017/18 financial year the criteria applicable for child headed families regarding the total monthly income from all sources must not exceed an amount equal to three state pensions as determined by National Minister of Finance per month.
  5. It is recommended that the rates as stated above become due monthly on the following dates: 7 July 2017; 7 August 2017; 7 September 2017; 9 October 2017; 7 November 2017; 8 December 2017; 8 January 2018; 7 February 2018; 7 March 2018; 9 April 2018; 7 May 2018 and 7 June 2018.

2. Sewerage Charges

It is recommended that the sewerage charges be increased by 6.25% for residential and 6.25 % for non-residential in the 2017/18 financial year and also by 6.90% and 7.80% for the respective outer years.

  • (a) Non- residential
    Comma four two zero eight (0,4208 cent) per rand on the rateable value of the property (VAT excluded) with a minimum of one hundred and thirty two rand and ninety four cent (R 132.94) (VAT excluded) per erf per month
  • (b) Residential
    Comma two nine two seven (0,2927 cent) per rand on the rateable value of the property (VAT excluded) with a minimum of ninety seven rand and ninety two cent (R 91.92) (VAT excluded) per erf per month.

Rebates on sewerage charges:

  • The residential areas in the following areas are excluded from paying sewerage charges; Bloemdustria, Ribblesdale, Bloemspruit, Bainsvlei, Farms and Peri-Urban areas in Thaba Nchu.

Special Arrangements

  • Levy on churches, church halls and other places of similar nature, qualifying charitable institutions and welfare organizations:
    • R 118.78 per sanitary point per month (VAT excluded)
    • R 40.19 per refuse container per month (VAT excluded)
  • Martie du Plessis School, Dr Böhmer School, Lettie Fouche School and schools of similar nature:
    • R 59.40 per sanitary point per month (VAT excluded)
    • R 20.09 per refuse container per month (VAT Excluded)

Rebates on sanitation charges:
Residential properties with a value of R 80,000.00, or less are exempted from paying sanitation charges.

  • That the sewerage charges and levied in accordance with 2(a), (b) and (c) as stated above, become due monthly on the following dates: 7 July 2017; 7 August 2017; 7 September 2017; 9 October 2017; 7 November 2017; 8 December 2017; 8 January 2018; 7 February 2018; 7 March 2018; 9 April 2018; 7 May 2018 and 7 June 2018.

3. Refuse Removal Charges

It is recommended that the refuse removal be increased 8.50% and;

a. That, the refuse removal tariffs for 2017/18 be applicable from the consumer month of July 2017;
b. That the following charges and prices, excluding VAT, in connection with the supply of refuse removal services are submitted for approval.

Tariff (3)(a): Erf used for Residential Purposes

Size of the Stand (square metres) Current 2016/17 Proposed Tariff increase from 1 July 2017 Tariff per month (maximum of one removal per week)
0 – 300 39.42 8.50% 42.77
301 – 600 52.56 8.50% 57.03
601 – 900 92.00 8.50% 99.82
901 – 1500 131.44 8.50% 142.61
>1500 158.21 8.50% 171.66

Tariff (3)(b): Flats and Townhouses per unit

Tariff per month (maximum of one removal per week) – R 99.82 per month

Tariff (3)(c): Duet Houses  and Private Towns

Tariff per month (maximum of one removal per week) as per tariff (3)(a) above

Tariff (3)(d): State Owned Facilities,  Businesses, Commercial and Industrial (Non Residential)

Tariff per month (Maximum of one removal per week) – R 214.30 per month.

Tariff (3)(e): State Owned Facilities, Businesses, Commercial and Industrial (Non Residential)

A minimum of R 214.30 per state owned facilities, businesses, commercial and industrial per month for land fill costs plus additional costs associated with the trade waste type of service required as contained in the Tariffs Booklet.

Rebates on refuse removal charges:

Residential properties with a value of R 80,000.00, or less are exempted from paying refuse removal charges.

No refuse will be levied on garages and gardens if registered as separate sectional title units in the Deeds Office.

  • It is recommended that the refuse removal levies as stated above, become due monthly on the following dates; 7 July 2017; 7 August 2017; 7 September 2017; 9 October 2017; 7 November 2017; 8 December 2017; 8 January 2018; 7 February 2018; 7 March 2018; 9 April 2018; 7 May 2018 and 7 June 2018.

4. Water Tariffs

It is recommended that the water charges be increased by net average of 11.00% for consumers for the 2017/18 financial year and by 10.90% and 9.80% respectively for the two outer years.

  • Residential
 

Step Tariffs

 

Current 2016/17

Percentage  Increase % Proposed Tariff from 1 July 2017
  R % R
0-6kl 6.91 8.00 7.46
7-15kl 15.95 9.00 17.39
16-30kl 17.00 11.00 18.87
31-60kl 19.04 11.50 21.23
Above 61kl 21.58 12.50 24.28
Plus Basic Charge per month 22.00 12.00 24.64

(b) Non-Residential

Step Tariffs

 

Current 2016/17

 

Percentage  Increase % Proposed Tariff from 1 July 2017
  R % R
0-60kl 16.85 10.00 18.54
61-100kl 19.87 11.00 22.06
Above 100kl 22.57 12.50 25.39
Plus Basic Charge per month 500.02 12.00 560.02

A Basic Charge of R 24.64 per month will be effected for all residential consumers who owns a property with a market value that is equal to or above R 80 000.00.

The City is maintaining the same step tariff structure that was introduced in the 2012/13 financial year.

(c) It is recommended that the water charges as stated above, become due monthly on the following dates; 7 July 2017; 7 August 2017; 7 September 2017; 9 October 2017; 7 November 2017; 8 December 2017; 8 January 2018; 7 February 2018; 7 March 2018; 9 April 2018; 7 May 2018 and 7 June 2018.