Pretoria - Tshwane Executive Mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, has tabled a R66.3 billion budget for the next three years incorporating the proposed single tariff structure for municipal services.
The city is currently faced with the challenge of three different tariff structures for property rates, electricity, refuse removal, water and sanitation.
"The budget we table today incorporates the proposed unified property rates. Furthermore, we regard a single tariff structure as essential. It is our considered view that we are creating one city, and one system. If we fail to do that, it may lead to a fractured system and the same experience that we had in 2000 when the current city was founded," he said.
Ramokgopa tabled his budget and the Medium-Term Revenue and Expenditure Framework (MTREF) for the 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14 financial years on Thursday.
After the 18 May local government elections, the city will grow from having 76 wards to having 105 wards when the Metsweding District will be incorporated. The two local municipalities in the Metsweding District are Kungwini and Nokeng tsa Taemane.