The Tshwane Ya Tima revenue-collection campaign, which seeks to disconnect services to defaulting clients who run up high service bills and fail to pay the City, successfully disconnected 70 households on the first day of operation.
The campaign targets all non-paying customers, including businesses, individual households and residential estates.
From the 188 disconnection job cards issued by the City, mostly for residential households worth about R50 million, 70 accounts were immediately and successfully disconnected in various areas. Along with the disconnections, the City also imposes steep fines for meter tampering and illegal connections.
The campaign will also target about 1 500 high-end defaulting consumers who owe the City billions of rand.
The City of Tshwane would like to thank residents who pay their accounts on time and in full. If customers are not able pay their customers, they should come forward and make payment arrangements to avoid disconnection.