Rates rip off...who cares?

2018-05-23 06:01


I am not sure what the problem is with the accounts department at Umvoti Municipality.

For a while last year my rates accounts were e-mailed — then for no reason I could work out — they stopped. Needless to say my rates accounts were also posted!

I have now been in some four times to request that they please e-mail me the statements.

Copies of the accounts, lists of the accounts, etc. to assist — all seem to be ignored.

I understand that the municipality is short of money — well — one reason is:

12 pages of invoices printed (cost of paper and ink)

12 envelopes cost

12 x R4.20 postage

Plus of course, the cost of someone putting those 12 pages into the 12 envelopes, franking them and taking them to the post office!

As you have said.

Who cares? Obviously certainly not the municipality!



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