n Local Government Bulletin - From the courts : sewerage charges based on property value and usage




Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 17 At the end of 2005, the Supreme Court of Appeal made a ruling on the question of whether sewerage charges should be based on the value of a property or on the amount of water used. The matter had been brought by the Rates Action Group (RAG) against a High Court judgment, which ruled that the City of Cape Town (the City) was permitted to impose property rates for services in addition to general property rates, in conjunction with a tariff based on water usage. Background Following its establishment in 2000, the City created a ..


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