Ehlanzeni District Municipality Submission
Mr Johan Bershof (Director Auxiliary Services) submitted that the basis for evaluation and rating was section 4 of ordinance 11 of 1977 with rateable property being land and improvements. In response to question 2, Mr Bershof presented that their information was recorded on a Valuation roll based on section 9 of ordinance 11 of 1977.
Presentation to the portfolio committee for provincial and local government
Progressing of the local government property rates bill: 19- 2003
By: J E Boshoff
Director: Auxiliary services
Ehlanzeni District Municipality
Ehlanzeni District Municipality (DC 32)
1. Located within Mpumalanga
2. Part of former Transvaal
3. Local Authorities Rating ordinance 11 of 1977 still applicable
Ehlanzeni district municipality (DC 32)
4. Local Municipalities within Ehlanzeni district;
Ehlanzeni District Municipality District management areas
Presentation to the Portfolio Committee for provincial and local government
Basis for evaluation and Rating
Section 4 of ordinance 11 of 1977
May Levy a rate on the following property:
Presentaion to the Portfolio committee for provincial and local government
Information recorded in Valuation Roll
Section 9 Of ordinance 11 of 1977
Presentation to the Portfolio committee for provincial and local government
Question 3 & 9
See the examples of levying of property rates by Mbombela and Thaba Chweu local
(Hard Copies handed out)
Presentaion to the Portfolio committeee for provincial and local government
Discernible impact of moving to a flat rate based on land and improvement
Presentation to the portforlio committee for provincial and local government
What will be the broader impact of citizenry? In Particular:
Property rates are fixed. Expenditure in this regard cannot be controlled by the individual .
If a poor person receives a more expensive property as a grant in aid or inherit such property, the property rates on the improved value may be too expensive and the person will have sell the property.
It can also be an obstacle for emerging entrepreneurs.
The trend will be that improvements will become cheaper to avoid unnecessary high property rates . more economic structure will be constructed which will result into less attractive areas