CAPE TOWN: NOW YOU WILL BE FINANCIALLY TORTURED FOR LISTENING TO THE DA’s “WATER SAVING ” SCAMS.

 

 

 

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Article posted  by: White Nation correspondent Cape Town December 06   2017

 

 

 

 

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THE DA-led city council of Cape Town has passed the water “levy charge” or “water tax” which will be in effect for 4 YEARS. Not a single DA Councillor opposed this tax. According to the Business Day Mayor Patricia De Lille cited the fact that Capetonian’s have been saving water and paying far less for for the city coffers as a consequence. This tax thus punishes all the people who done their utmost to save water. 

ONE thing became quite crystal clear- and that is that the scrupulous Democratic Alliance of Cape Town now are exploiting the water shortage affair for personal racketeering and filling their own pockets. Suddenly all kinds of water “levies” and “taxes” are popping up all over the book to rivet the poor Capetonians wallets  to the floor. AND this devious illegal “levies” are blatantly slapped onto municipal accounts. The poor residents must pay or get threatened with COURT actions. How devious does the DA get?

De Lille says that a proposed new levy is “crucial”  to help fund infrastructure and maintenance water projects. What a bunch of racketeering crap! Some Capetonians (predominantly white and colored areas) could pay between R45 and R60 every month. The money will also be ploughed into water “augmentation programs” set up to manage the drought. De Lille says that the municipality will consider the poor ( manly black squatters) when debating the move at a council meeting scheduled for Tuesday. “That’s why we’re looking at the value of the house. If you are taking a house worth R2 million, the proposed drought charge could be R123 per month.”

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This is how De Lille and her shrewd DA barnacles  are “punishing” the residents with bogus “drought charges”  for trying their utmost to save water!

The mayor says that Capetonians must reduce their water usage to below 87 litres per person per day. “We thank the water-saving heroes for all their efforts to help us beat this drought, but not everyone is doing their part. We cannot allow some people to continue abusing water while we are in the midst of an unprecedented drought. “This is the only way Cape Town can avoid Day Zero when all residents play their part and save water while the city builds new water projects. We can only save water while there is still water to save.”

On Sunday, the city installed water management devices at three properties: two in Pinelands and another in Thornton. The water usage of these households over the past six months ranged between 19,000 and 48,000 litres per month. This means that, on average, the daily consumption of these households often exceeded 1,000 litres per day. The mayor adds: “Many high users maintain a stubborn attitude in this time of water scarcity and have prevented city staff and contractors from accessing their properties to install these meters.” The City has taken actions to install water management devices at 18,597 high consumption households across the city so far where contraventions have occurred. But as yet NO water restricting measures has been implemented in the rural farming areas- where the consumption is MUCH higher. (Also read how the Cape Town City Council are selling the water resources to private racketeers.(Link) 

STATEMENT BY THE GREATER CAPE TOWN CIVIC ALLIANCE ON THE CITY’S PLAN TO LEVY A WATER SURCHARGE ON PROPERTY

It is with absolute dismay that the GCTCA noted the announcement that the City of Cape Town levy property owners with a drought charge to fund income shortfall as a result of water saving. The GCTCA has for many years officially objected to the deeply flawed property valuation methodology. To now use this same flawed valuation to calculate yet another tax is farcical. It is our opinion that it is grossly unfair and irrational to ask residents to save water, and then when as a consequence, the income from water usage is reduced that the very people who saved water must now be punished with a drought levy. The same happened with saving electricity. Obviously, revenue for the City will drop and uncaring Councillors will then take the easy way out by just simply taxing the already over-taxed ratepayer more. The ratepayers were always made to understand that we paid for the cost of availing water to our households. But since the unintended consequence of saving water or electricity is a drop in income, the City sees the need to impose a penalty on docile ratepayers instead of looking to other savings. From 1st July 2017 non-indigent ratepayers lost the free basic allocation of 6kl for water and 4.2kl for sanitation. This resulted in the city receiving hundreds of millions of rands more from the already overburdened ratepayers.

It is grossly unfair and unjust to look to the ratepayer to cover this shortfall in income. What about recovering the huge amounts wasted by the Executive Mayor and City manager in attempts to dismiss mangers and senior staff who happen to disagree with them. It would be interesting to know exactly how much the City spent so far during the tenure of the current political rulers on legal fees and consultants in an effort to get rid of managers.

A case comes to mind where the court had ruled that a senior employee must be reinstated and his salary for the long time that he was unemployed be paid by the City. That cost and well as the cost of the legal battle should be claimed from those who initiated the unfair dismissal. Its time that the arrogance of power be quantified in terms of cost to the ratepayer and such cost be demanded from the political and administrative heads of our City government. No need to burden the ratepayer further. We suggest that the time has come that the ratepayers of Cape Town stand up and demand that wasteful expenditure be claimed from errant politicians and officials to cover the shortfalls. This is crisis time. Should we not reconsider the huge cost of employing so many Councillors, with trappings of office and all. Even though we hear of the freezing of lower level posts in the city there has been an alarming increase in the number of executive level positions such as within the Mayor’s office and the appointments of “Mini Mayors”. If we had some insight into overspending on luxurious offices, while there is sufficient space in the huge City buildings throughout the Metro, we might begin to understand the need for this ridiculous hare-brained scheme of a drought levy.

We are concerned that the reported income of billions of rand from water restriction levies and other sources are apparently no where to be found to help out now. Has the time not arrived for the Mayor to come clean and tell the ratepayer what happened to previous levies collected. Should we not know how much money was raised for water assistance programs and how that is being applied? Besides the required fiscal discipline and severe austerity measures there are other methods of funding such as private sector investment.

The City’s R1bn ‘Green Bond’ as example was totally oversubscribed. It was reported that within two hours, 29 investors made offers totalling R4.3bn. However, Civil Society will need to fight tooth and nail to prevent any commoditisation of water. Humanity will find itself on a slippery slope when the most basic need for life is in the hands of those geared around financial profit.

From all accounts well aired in our local media, the City had at least five years to prepare to meet this crisis. Alternative water resources, such as desalination could have been considered long ago. It will not be a surprise if we read in the newspapers tomorrow that somewhere, someone, had been paid millions for reports to frustrate the idea of alternative water supplies.

The Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance calls upon ratepayers to rise up and resist this absurd and hugely stupid idea of a “drought levy. ” We encourage household to continue its great efforts to save water but we will not stand idly by while being bullied just because some arrogant power crazy politico thinks (mistakenly) that the Cape Town ratepayer is a docile, subservient and pliant entity. We call upon the council of the City of Cape Town to go back to the drawing board and come up with a better plan.” (Link) 

 

 

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