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2011-05-24: Court judgement brings certainty to budget process

The City of Johannesburg welcomes the clear judgement by the South Gauteng High Court today following an application made by SAPOA.

The Court rejected SAPOA’s application that the City’s 2009/2010 Budget should be set aside because of alleged non-compliance with legislation and regulations.

The judgement confirms that the City has followed the required process in the determination of its Budget and properly consulted with stakeholders – including property owners – in the determination of rates.

In this regard the Court noted that “there was plainly adequate publication and notification” relating to the raising of the rates in question.

The City trusts that the judgement will provide legal certainty on this important issue. It confirms its commitment to involve the residents and stakeholders of Johannesburg in the making of decisions that affect them and to comply with the requirements of the Constitution and local government legislation.


Issued by: The City of Johannesburg


Nthatisi Modingoane
Telephone: 011 407 7354
Fax:           011 403 3494
Cell:           082 467 9228