Register for free basic services

2018-02-15 06:00

KOUGA Municipality’s drive to register and re-register poor households for free basic services continues, with this week’s focus on Ward 5.

Residents from the ward can go to the Humansdorp municipal offices at the corner of Main and Du Plessis Streets between 07:30 and 15:00.

Next week will be the turn of Ward 6 from Monday to Friday, at the same times and venue.

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the municipality would be conducting an Equitable Shares (EQS) drive from February to June 2018 so as to ensure that all qualifying residents receive free basic services.

“It is very important that all residents who already receive EQS re-register during this time so that they continue receiving the free services. New applications are also invited,” she said.

Free basic services (Equitable Shares) are available to households with a combined gross monthly income of R3 200 or less.

Those who are registered, receive 50kwh electricity plus the basic charge for free, 12kl water plus the basic charge for free, free refuse removal and free sewerage (based on 12kl water consumption). They also do not pay the Environmental Management Fee (EMF) levy and rates for an additional R85 000 on their properties.

The Mayor said all applicants are required to complete the application form personally.

The following documents must also be supplied: municipal account and prepaid meter number, ID document (husband and wife), proof of income (bank statement, pay slip or pension card), sworn affidavit if unemployed, proof of usufruct (if owner is deceased, a letter of authority and death certificate).

To find out which ward the drive is going to next, contact your ward councillor, read the local newspapers or check out the municipality’s Facebook page

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