SECOB is opposing the Metro tax that was proposed at Mangaung on all businesses in the Metro areas i.e. Ekurhuleni, Durban, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Cape Town.
This tax is on top of the escalation of electricity and water and AARTO. These additional taxes will be on the turnover of locally-based business and will hit all business, but especially small-business and manufacturing. Additional taxes will place a severe burden on the high cost of doing business. All Metros are already receiving an allocation of the fuel levy and Vat exemption, exactly for that reason. Please support us. We constantly work on your behalf.
Please take note that Secob will host an urgent meeting on Property rates tax that you have already been paying for five years. The valuation roll opens in March for Ekurhuleni, please attend meeting where you will be able to check the correctness of the tax or if you are being overcharged, seeing that the Metro works on an aerial photo of your property, residential and business.
Ekurhuleni Metro meetings
SECOB has a regular meeting with Ekurhuleni Metro regarding service delivery issues. Issues that are discussed:
- Electricity and water problems seriously impacting on manufacturing.
- Informal settlements and their impact on business.
- Water pressure.
- Post Office strikes, Billing problems and electricity cuts and increases.
- Increase in Rezoning costs
- Reasons for companies moving out of Ekurhuleni
- Refuse removal and the Simmer landfill site.
- Air Quality problems and emissions, especially in the Germiston East and West areas.
- Roads carrying heavy traffic and their deterioration.
- Linton-Jones Street, traffic calming methods, closed roads and traffic lights
- Urban regeneration and all infrastructure problems
- Informal traders and illegal dumping.