We must pay for services, or else all fails

2015-06-25 06:01

We need to start to cultivate a culture of paying for services in our country.

Who must encourage the other to honour their dues, the ruler or the subject? People need houses to shelter themselves as a basic human right. Businesses need offices and factories need space to conduct their affairs. The government also needs to build schools, clinics and hospitals to carry out its mandate.

All these properties or structures are managed by the municipalities. However, the ownership of the properties comes with the moral obligation to pay tax and pay for services provided by the municipalities which are the main source of income.

Modern communities fall under municipalities which are ruled by local government. In SA when we talk about the government, we mean national, provincial and local government. Payment of municipal services is budgeted for

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