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Service subsidy drive moves to Gamtoos Valley

05 March 2018

Hankey residents will over the next two weeks get their turn to register and reregister for service subsidies as the municipality pushes its Equitable Shares (EQS) drive to the Gamtoos Valley.

 

Residents of  Ward 9 will be served this week at the municipal offices in Hankey between 8:30 am and 3pm. 

 

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen said the municipality would be conducting the EQS drive till June 2018 so as to ensure that all qualifying residents receive free basic services.

 

"It is very important that all residents who already receive EQS re-register during this time so that they continue receiving the service subsidies. New applications are also invited," she said.

 

Free basic services (Equitable Shares) are available to households with a combined gross monthly income of R3200 or less. 

 

Those who are registered, receive 50kwh electricity plus the basic charge for free, 12kl water plus the basic charge for free, free refuse removal and free sewerage (based on 12kl water consumption). They also do not pay the Environmental Management Fee (EMF) levy and rates for an additional R85 000 on their properties.

 

The Mayor said all applicants are required to complete the application form personally.

 

The following documents must also be supplied: municipal account and prepaid meter number, ID document (husband and wife), proof of income (bank statement, pay slip or pension card), sworn affidavit if unemployed, proof of usufruct (if owner is deceased, a letter of authority and death certificate). 

 

The Weston portion of Ward 13 will be attended to next week at the same offices and at the same time.