Salga: Municipalities must take tough action on non-paying residents

Currantly

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DURBAN - The South African Local Government Association (Salga) wants all municipalities to get tough.

They must start going after residents and government departments who are not paying for services or helping with delivery, the association said.

Eskom’s financial troubles were exacerbated by municipalities who were either unwilling or unable to pay for power.

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter said the country’s municipalities collectively owed the power utility close to R27 billion. The power utility took drastic measures to receive payment, including cutting off power to non-paying residents and taking court action against defaulting municipalities.
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chrisc

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Just words

Nothing will happen. There is no legal dept in many of these defaulting municipalities. Further, their billing dept is so messed up they have no idea of who owes what

Joe Public is not obliged to pay unless he receives an invoice showing what is due. Since no invoices have been rendered for years, no payment has been forthcoming

Its as simple as that
 

R13...

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except Soweto.

As always.
On the contrary is the only place where the supplier is trying to recover payment and enforce payment. But that's because it's Eskom. Municipalities on the other are as Chris says, no ability or capacity or systems to even track billing.
 

Gaz{M}

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On the contrary is the only place where the supplier is trying to recover payment and enforce payment. But that's because it's Eskom. Municipalities on the other are as Chris says, no ability or capacity or systems to even track billing.
Thanks for the good laugh.
 
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