Emfuleni owed billions in rates

By Drum Digital
19 March 2012

The Emfuleni municipality in Gauteng is owed almost R2 billion in unpaid rates and services, it was reported on Monday.

According to a provincial report on local government and housing, currently before the Gauteng legislature, the defaulters were township residents, The Star reported.

A Gauteng legislature portfolio committee visited Emfuleni to find out why there was an increasing number of service delivery protests and low provision of houses. The committee was told there was no billing system.

Emfuleni comprises Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Sebokeng, and Evaton.

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