MPRA

Who is liable for the payment of municipal property rates?

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All immovable property owners are liable for the payment of rates. Therefore, all property owners, including commercial, residential (homes), agriculture, government, etc, are included in the definition of property. Land tenure rights such as permission to occupy (PTOs) commonly found in communal areas, are also included in the definition of property. Municipalities must ensure that […]

MPRA

What are municipal property rates?

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Municipal property rates are a Cent amount in the Rand levied on the market value of immovable property (that is, land and buildings). Municipalities have a long history of rating property in terms of the old Provincial Ordinances (of the former Cape, Natal, Orange Free State and Transvaal provinces), especially in the formerly white urban […]

MPRA

Why is there a need for the Municipal Property Rates Act?

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To regulate the power of a municipality to impose rates on property (in accordance with section 229(2) of the Constitution); To provide a uniform framework for regulating the rating of property throughout the country; To exclude certain properties from rating in the national interest; To make provision for municipalities to implement a transparent and fair […]

Media Statements

Minister Van Rooyen Calling On Registered Voters In Tlokwe To Come Verify Their Details On 09 – 10 JULY 2016

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, who is also the chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Elections, honourable Des van Rooyen supports the Independent Electoral Commission’s effort to implement the decision of the Constitutional Court. “We urge all registered voters in the Tlokwe area to come out on 09 July and Sunday 10 […]

Media Statements

Minister Van Rooyen Welcomes The Constitutional Court Judgement

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The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Des van Rooyen welcomes the judgement of the Constitutional Court delivered today in the matter of Mhlophe v IEC. Minister van Rooyen, who chairs the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Local Government Elections said: “The judgment strengthens our constitutional democracy by affirming the right of millions of South Africans […]

Featured News

Winter Initiation Season: Important Information

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Theme for 2016: “We Love Our Tradition, We Value Life of Our Youth” in pursuit of the “Zero Deaths Campaign”. The department and its stakeholders have also created an initiation hotline where people who witness wrong doings in the name of initiation will be able to call and report the incidents - 0800 111 166 Follow the conversation on […]

MTSF

MEDIUM-TERM STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK (MTSF) 2014 – 2019

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Background South Africa has begun a new phase of its democratic transition. The electoral mandate of the fifth democratic government is to deepen transformation and implement the National Development Plan (NDP). It is to accelerate growth, create decent work and promote investment in a competitive economy. In giving effect to this mandate, we continue to […]

DTA Deputy Minister Obed Bapela

National Italy Day

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REMARKS BY DEPUTY MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, HON:  OBED BAPELA, MP NATIONAL ITALY DAY, 01 JUNE 2016   Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Your Excellency, Ambassador Donnici Excellencies, Ambassadors and High Commissioners Members of the Diplomatic Community Distinguished Guests Ladies and Gentlemen   It gives me great pleasure to convey, on behalf […]