Revenue collection campaign in the City of Tshwane.

Tshwane’s revenue collection campaign gathers momentum

In efforts to boost revenue collection and address financial issues, Tshwane has intensified its disconnection campaign.

Revenue collection campaign in the City of Tshwane.

In a bid to bolster revenue collection and mitigate financial challenges, the City of Tshwane has ramped up its #TshwaneYaTima campaign, with a particular focus on disconnections.

Councillor Jacqui Uys, MMC for Finance, emphasised the impact of this initiative, stating, “The City is now already seeing the impact of the campaign on our daily cash collections.”

The campaign aims to address the substantial debtors’ book, totaling R23.3 billion, comprising businesses, government accounts, and diverse communities across Tshwane.

Revenue collection campaign: Ward 42 leads Tshwane’s debtors

Responding to residents’ calls to target specific areas presumed to have high default rates, Councillor Uys clarified that debtors are not limited to particular communities. However, certain wards stand out for their significant arrears. Ward 42, encompassing Waterkloof and Monumentpark, tops the list with a debt of R756.7 million, followed closely by Ward 101 and Ward 84.

Moreover, the City is taking a firm stance against theft and tampering with illegal connections. Councillor Uys urged residents to provide information to aid in opening criminal cases, aiming to curb corruption and safeguard the City’s resources.

Executive Mayor Councillor Cilliers Brink commended the recent efforts, highlighting the success of recent disconnection activities. “On Tuesday, 12 March 2024, I led a Tshwane Ya Tima revenue-collection campaign that completed electricity disconnections worth R53.1 million,” Mayor Brink stated.

He expressed gratitude to compliant residents, emphasising the vital role their payments play in enhancing service delivery.

Mayor Brink: Arrange payment plans now to avoid service cuts

Mayor Brink also issued a reminder to residents facing financial difficulties, urging them to proactively arrange payment plans to avoid service disruptions. “Do not wait for the City to come and disconnect your services!” he emphasised.

The intensified revenue-collection campaign underscores the City’s commitment to financial stability and improved service provision. With concerted efforts and community cooperation, Tshwane aims to address its fiscal challenges and ensure a sustainable future.