‘Hit them where its hurts’: Joburg residents mull withholding paying rates over city’s degradation | News24

'Hit them where its hurts': Joburg residents mull withholding paying rates over city's degradation | News24

'Hit them where its hurts': Joburg residents mull withholding paying rates over city's degradation | News24

Citizens and civil societies in Johannesburg have discussed not paying their rates in order for the city to do something about the failing infrastructure.

Citizens and civil societies in Johannesburg have discussed not paying their rates in order for the city to do something about the failing infrastructure.

“Hit them where it hurts” were the sentiments of residents and civil society in Johannesburg who are seriously considering withholding their rates payments to show local leaders they are unhappy with the city’s degradation.

On Friday, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation on held a discussion focused on what they call a “city in crisis”, with executive director Neeshan Balton leading the conversation.

This was the first gathering of what could potentially be a mass movement of residents who are suffering under tariff hikes and who do not benefit from a sound working city.

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Source: https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/hit-them-where-its-hurts-joburg-residents-mull-withholding-paying-rates-over-citys-degradation-20230708

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