Billing Crisis

I want to pay but Jo’burg won’t let me

My fresh billing crisis goes back nearly two years now

Jo’burg billing crisis: Playing politics

The Jo'burg billing crisis has become a political football, as ANC-led city officials insist the DA has no authority to step in on residents' behalf.

Minister ‘confident’ Jo’burg billing crisis can be resolved

The acting cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister has apologised to Johannesburg residents for a wide scale billing crisis.

Discounts to settle billing problems

Jo'burg residents affected by billing problems will be provided with a "favourable settlement arrangement" that includes discounts, Amos Masondo says.

Jo’burg residents protest over ‘billing crisis’

Johannesburg residents protested over council billing complaints outside the city's customer service centre in Braamfontein on Friday.

Billing battles intensify

The Johannesburg metropolitan council is dealing with an internal fracas between companies contracted to implement billing software.

Shiceka ‘victim’ of service billing

Minister Sicelo Shiceka owes Jo'burg municipality almost R35 000, but it is unclear whether his services were cut off, a media report said.

Diepsloot in deep water

In Johannesburg's Diepsloot the backyards of RDP houses are a maze of shacks that far outnumber the formal structures in whose shadow they stand.

Durban bleeds municipal funds

Gross irregular spending, the continued haemorrhaging of municipal funds in eThekwini were just some of the auditor general's findings.

The connections that disconnected Jo’burg

The seeds of the crisis in Jo'burg's billing system were sown five years ago when a R208m tender was awarded to an inexperienced company.


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