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Press Statement by Cllr Nqaba Bhanga, Nelson Mandela Bay Executive Mayor

Published: June 07, 2021

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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality welcomes the postponement of new NMB valuation roll

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality welcomes the confirmation from the Eastern Cape Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) that the new Nelson Mandela Bay valuation roll’s implementation has been postponed until 2022. 

This follows after I appealed to MEC for CoGTA, Xolile Nqatha, to postpone the valuation roll by a year, as residents of the Metro have been hard-hit by the devastating economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Every four years, in terms of the Municipal Property Rates Act, a general valuation roll of all properties must be conducted by municipalities throughout the country. The last general valuation conducted in Nelson Mandela Bay was in 2017. 

This meant that the new valuation was set to take place again this year, but clearly the economic circumstances now are vastly different due to the disastrous impact of the Coronavirus. 

In March of this year, I requested the Acting City Manager to write to MEC Nqatha to postpone implementing the general valuation roll until 2022, as is allowed in terms of the Municipal Property Rates Act. 

MEC Nqatha has now responded to the Acting City Manager, confirming that the validity of the 2017 valuation roll has been extended to 30 June 2022. 


The Coalition of Good Governance will not be deterred from its mission to protect the interests of residents and to take Nelson Mandela Bay Forward Again.

 

Issued by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office on behalf of Executive Mayor, Councillor Nqaba Bhanga. For more information please do not hesitate to contact Communications and Media Liaison Officer Mthubanzi Mniki at 0713813779


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