CITY OF CAPE TOWN SEEKS TO TAX CITIZENS TO PLUG BUDGET HOLE – Dear Cape Town


DEAR CAPE TOWN – During the public participation process around the Drought Charge, the City received 61,002 emails from angry Cape Town citizens who opposed the 10% Drought Charge, calculated on the value of property rates bills. 91% of these emails were sent from a citizen’s initiative website, www.dearcapetown.co.za.

CITY OF CAPE TOWN SEEKS TO TAX CITIZENS TO PLUG BUDGET HOLE – Dear Cape Town ajax loader

CITY OF CAPE TOWN SEEKS TO TAX CITIZENS TO PLUG BUDGET HOLE – Dear Cape Town

The City of Cape Town point blank refuses to let go of their plan to plug the R1.7bn hole in their budget via a Tax on households. This shortfall came about as the City introduced stringent water restrictions on the citizens of Cape Town as a result of the drought and their predicted Day Zero.


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