The City’s top five owing communities include both suburbs and townships, Tshwane Ya Tima to go after all debtors

Media statement                                                                                               14 March 2024

Cllr Jacqui Uys

MMC for Finance

The City of Tshwane has capacitated the #TshwaneYaTima revenue-collection campaign with more teams to increase the number of daily disconnections.  The City is now already seeing the impact of the campaign on our daily cash collections. The current rate of collections will see us collecting R500 million of the R1 billion monthly stretched target as per the financial rescue plan, bringing cash collections for March to about R3,5 billion.

Following the relaunch of our disconnection drive we have received calls from residents to focus on specific areas which they assume have a high rate of defaulting clients.  I want to highlight that the current R23.3 billion debtors’ book is not made up by specific communities, it consists of businesses, government accounts and various communities across Tshwane. Below is a list of the highest owing wards in the City.

  • Ward 42, including Waterkloof and Monumentpark, owes R756,7 million with a payment rate of 53,68%
  • Ward 101, including Silver Lakes and Boschkop, owes R726,5 million with a payment rate of 40,23%
  • Ward 84, including Queenswood and Kilner Park, owes R485,3 million with a payment rate of 29,69%
  • Ward 17, including Mamelodi West, owes R485,6 million with a payment rate of 29,69%
  • Ward 21, including Mabopane, owes R449,5 million with a payment rate of 12,9%

Ward 69, including Centurion, has the highest payment rate of 69,73%.

Tshwane Ya Tima has also shone a light on what seems to be a corruption ring of disconnections and reconnections, and a forensic audit has been launched into the possible involvement of employees.

The City is also embarking on a process to open criminal cases for both theft and tampering against owners of property with illegal connections. We urge all residents with information to come forward so that we can put an end to this corruption and looting that got the City to where it is.

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