‘Don’t kill golden goose’

2008-03-13 00:00

In levying property rates, municipalities must ensure that they don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg, Local Government MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu warned in a briefing on the implementation of the New Property Rates Act in Durban yesterday.

Farmers who endeavoured to co-operate with the Mpofana (Mooi River) council on implementing the act not only feel betrayed by their municipality, but say the proposed rates tariff, the highest in the country, will force them out of business.

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