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Pre-paid electricity tariffs were used as base for the 2015/16 calculation. However, credit metering tariffs were erroneously used for the 2016/17 calculation.
This error will be addressed in the final budget report to Council in May.
The percentage increase for Middle Income range is 6%; 3,5% for Affordable Range and 1% for Indigent Households.
PROPOSED INCREASE IN RATES AND SERVICES:
Property rates 7,2%
Electricity: Basic levy 17,5%
Electricity: Consumption 6%
Water: Basic Levy 6%
Water: Consumption 6,3%
Refuse removal 6%
Percentage increase 7%
Riana Steenekamp, Social Media & Media Co-ordinator