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2011-08-11: Joburg increases pensioner's rates rebate

PENSIONER'S income rebate levels have been marginally increased from 1 July 2011 by the City of Johannesburg.

Member of the mayoral committee for Finance Councillor Geoffrey Makhubo says, "We recognize the financial difficulties faced by pensioners and resolved to increase the threshold for pensioner rebates on the lower level from R5 300 to R5 600 and the upper level to R10 300 from R9 600".

Councillor Makhubo said that pensioners earning less than R5 600 will receive a 100% property rates rebate and those earning R5 600 to R10 300 will receive a 50% property rates rebate. Pensioners on a national security grant will continue to receive a 100% property rates rebate.

To qualify for a pensioner's rates rebate:

Pensioners  must be the property owner and live in the property for which the rates rebate is applied for
The property value must not exceed R1.5 million
Pensioners will be required to submit the following documents as evidence to support their application:

Certified copy of your South African ID;
Certified copy of your pension card;
Proof of income/ bank statement; and
Certified application form by Commissioner of Oaths.
Residents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity. The application form can be downloaded from the City's website, or requested at the People's Centres in all regions. For more information on how to apply for a pensioner property rates rebate, visit the website or email  or contact 011 375 5555.

All completed forms can be submitted at People's Centres in the Regions or be delivered to 66 Jorissen Place Braamfontein or fax to: 011 727 0189.


"Joburg, a City where community development, personal growth and social mobility are enhanced so that challenges of poverty, vulnerability, inequality and social exclusion are fundamentally addressed".

Issued on behalf of:
Councillor Geoffrey Makhubo
Member of the mayoral committee for Finance

Issued by:
Virgil James
City of Joburg
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