The City of Tshwane says it has managed to collect over R500 million through its #TshwaneYaTima revenue collection campaign. The city embarked on an aggressive disconnection campaign two weeks ago, switching off defaulting clients in efforts to recoup over R17-billion owed to the metro municipality.
Over 1 000 accounts were disconnected, including 533 government accounts and 528 business accounts, while a total of 335 defaulting clients responded with payments. The city’s spokesperson Sipho Stuurman says they will continue with the campaign as it has proven to be effective.
“This campaign has so far proved to be a step in the right direction for the City of Tshwane to correct this culture of non-payment which ultimately has consequences on how we as the municipality are able to deliver services to communities, so this was a necessary move. We are going to continue with the campaign, and we have started disconnecting defaulting areas,” says Stuurman.
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