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New Nelson Mandela Bay mayor says 100% budget will go to townships

BTTB

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#49
When the New National Party "merged" with the ANC in 2004, 2 events happened.
1. Marthinus Kort Broek Van Schalckwyk became The Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs.
2. ANC acquired by forfeit the Mayoral position of The City of Cape Town.

Every project of The City of Cape Town that was approved or earmarked to happen back in 2004 and for the next couple of years was shelved. All approved budgets were scrapped and money transferred to previously disadvantaged areas. While that sounds all liberal in the context of our Apartheid history, just remember that not one cent went to any other area, except for emergency repairs and services like fixing a pothole. I sat down at a meeting at the Alphen Building hosted by the DA a the time and we were given classified papers we had to return later but it showed the next years budget allocation, zero allocation for the Southern Suburbs and other "leafy" suburbs. We were all gob-smacked!
It happened then in Cape Town in 2004 and will happen again in PE in 2018.
It is the way of the ANC.

People at the Alphen meeting back in 2004 were querying things like, shouldn't we even get a small percentage of the budget and we don't mind that the poorer areas get the lions share of the budget allocations, but in the end it was a big fat zero allocation for a couple of years for all the leafy suburbs until the DA took the Mayors seat again with a coalition alliance at the 2006 Local Election.

While it seems that history is just repeating itself and we think why, but getting down to the nitty gritty lets not discount how much can be stolen in just a few months or a couple of years and that is the ultimate goal of the Coup in PE. They will sell their people out on ideology but behind the scenes they are plotting on how to drain those coffers. Sorry PE, but that is what is going to happen, accept it now and lose the pain and worry about your taxes, they are gone, all the meticulous planning Trollip has done has gone down the toilet. Some day in the future the PE people will look at their empty coffers and possibly start an investigation but the Coup perpetrators will be gone. Almost as if the EFF needed Trollip to get everything running smoothly, people paying their taxes and the bank accounts filled and now his usefulness has ceased. Maybe they even need the money for their 2019 Election Campaign....the mind boggles.

Call me cynical but talking from experience here, got the tee shirt, push rewind, push play.
 

Cr419

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So those who contribute the least (or nothing) to taxes will receive all of its benefits?
And then this stupid f u c k probably expects those same people to keep on paying. What a massive syphilitic c o c k.
 

The_MAC

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Withhold your taxes.
Surely this would only be successful with a near 100% participation.

This could cause the non-paying residents a world of hurt if it doesn't work out as planned.

This is not E-Tolls, this is serious money. And it's not like there is a Service Level Agreement between the Municipality and residents, so they will use this fact to argue.
 

ToxicBunny

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Surely this would only be successful with a near 100% participation.

This could cause the non-paying residents a world of hurt if it doesn't work out as planned.

This is not E-Tolls, this is serious money. And it's not like there is a Service Level Agreement between the Municipality and residents, so they will use this fact to argue.
What you will see happening is the Ratepayers association setting up some kind of trust fund that your monies can be paid into....

Whether the courts will accept it is a different story of course, but you only really need 30% non-compliance and a municipality will start unraveling very quickly.
 
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Surely this would only be successful with a near 100% participation.

This could cause the non-paying residents a world of hurt if it doesn't work out as planned.

This is not E-Tolls, this is serious money. And it's not like there is a Service Level Agreement between the Municipality and residents, so they will use this fact to argue.
This can't be legal
 
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Temujin

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Pay rates to get services... no rates, no services(why not much is given in areas where no one pays), and it works both ways, no services, no rates. No court will rule against you for not paying for something you don't receive(then again, tia) /shrug
 
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