The City of Cape Town launched a rates and tariffs calculator that is meant to help residents obtain an estimate of how much they’ll spend per month, on Tuesday 26 March.
The calculator is available on the City of Cape Town’s website and is for residential properties only. It uses information provided by residents to give an estimate of the municipal rates and tariffs payable.
The information required from residents includes property size, water consumption, electricity consumption and refuse collection.
The City stressed that the calculated amounts are not the official municipal bill and the estimate is meant only for information purposes.
“Our new rates and tariffs calculator will serve as a tool to assist residents with their monthly planning and budgeting. Tough times continue for us all with a very slow economic recovery after the two-year long national Covid-19 state of disaster, soaring fuel prices and rising inflation. The City will however continue to do its very best to assist residents where it is possible to do so.
“Conservative rates and service charges have been proposed for the new financial year to ensure we cushion residents as much as possible, while continuing to deliver reliable services and make provision for the investment we require to make Cape Town more water, waste and energy secure in the future. Eskom’s price increases continue to have a profound impact on our costs,’ said Cape Town MayCo Member for Finance, Siseko Mbandezi.
The Rates and Tariff Calculator can be found at www.capetown.gov.za/ratescalculator