Service subsidy drive moves to Gamtoos

2018-03-08 06:00

HANKEY residents will over the next two weeks get their turn to register and reregister for service subsidies as the municipality pushes its Equitable Shares (EQS) drive to the Gamtoos Valley.

This week residents of Ward 9 will be served till March 8 at the municipal offices in Hankey between 08:30 and 15:00.

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen says the municipality would be conducting the EQS drive till June 2018 so as to ensure that all qua-lifying 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 service subsidies. 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 says all applicants are required to complete the application form personally.

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The Weston portion of Ward 13 will be attended to next week, from March 12 to 15, at the same offices and at the same time.

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