Postal strike threatens motorists

2018-07-19 06:01

Ratepayers and motorists of the City of Cape Town may be affected by the ongoing postal workers’ strike.

In a statement issued on last Friday 13 July, the City said the South African Post Office informed it of possible delays in the postal delivery of municipal accounts for July as well as motor vehicle licence discs applied for online over the past two weeks.

“The City would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of the ongoing strike,” the statement read.

“When received, the invoice will still reflect the due date, but interest charges will not be levied for any late receipt of payment as a result of the delays caused by the strike.”

Those registered on the City’s e-services portal can access their information online, while residents with valid cellphone numbers on the City’s billing system will receive a SMS reflecting the amount due for payment.

“Another option is for ratepayers to pay using the previous month’s invoice, and to pay a similar but higher amount – taking the increased tariffs into consideration – as per the previous invoice,” the City stated.

Alternatively, ratepayers can contact the City’s Call Centre on 0860 103 089 to determine the amount due.

“We encourage motorists to rather renew their discs at the City’s motor vehicle licence renewal offices across the metro, should they need their disc urgently.”

A proof of address must be taken along when renewing motor vehicle licences.

To avoid delays, residents are encouraged to use the convenient email and e-services options by simply logging onto www.capetown.gov.za and clicking on the e-services icon to register.

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