The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019 comment period is open

The City of Cape Town draft Budget 2018-2019 comment period is open
Dear Cape Town residents and businesses

The draft Budget 2018-2019 is available for comment until 16:30 on Friday, 4 May 2018.

A budget of R 49.1 billion will be spent in the metropolitan area to ensure that services are maintained, improved and expanded, that capital projects are rolled out and that the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is implemented.

The effect of the unprecedented and continuing drought is a strong theme and has influenced many factors, including tariff increases and reviews in tariff structure.

2016-2017 Budget highlights: Created 45 370 EPWP job opportunities; invested R 3.7 billion (2015/16: R 3.3 billion) in repairs and maintenance; installed 1 747 subsidised electricity connections; provided 676 new taps and 2 085 new toilets to informal settlements; achieved 69,86% employment rate of people from employment equity target groups at the highest levels of management.

Highlights from Annexure A:

  • An allowance of R 76 million for indigent relief.
  • Introduction of a fixed service charge for both water and electricity.
  • Planned capital expenditure includes R 5 billion for Informal Settlements, Water & Waste. Services, R 1.7 billion for the Transport & Urban Development Authority and R 1.1 billion for Energy.
  • Simplifying the steps of the water and electricity tariff from six to four.

The proposed average rates and tariff increases for 2018-19 are shown the table below.


Important things to remember:

  • The City does not make any profit on the sale of water or electricity.
  • The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) approved an average percentage price increase of 5.23% to Eskom for the 2018-19 financial year, which translates to a 7.32% increase for municipalities.

Frequently asked questions:

ERCID Data goes “live”

ERCID Dashboard1Geocentric as the Management Company or the ERCID has taken the bold step to introduce live operational statistics to all its CID contributors.  With our Mobile Reporting App and our “State of the Art” management system we can update our operational data direct to the ERCID Website.

By simply going to our ERCID Statistics page you will have live, up-to-date information of the work we are doing in the ERCID.  As data arrives from the field into our management system, relevant statistics will automatically update on our ERCID website.

ERCID DashboardOperational data is shown in three different formats including “counters” (this shows the number of incidents of a certain type), Graphs and Maps.  The map data displays the location and clustering of specific types of incidents depending on the theme of the map. You can even look back in time using the date filter on the page.  The dashboard hand4will always show the accumulated information for the current month.

We believe that our ERCID property and business owners and our ERCID users should have the ability to see what we are doing and be informed daily.

You can also stay in touch with incidents and alerts within the ERCID by downloading the Mobile Reporting App.  It Is available from both the Apple iStore and the Google Play Store for iOS and Android devices.