Rates rebate renewals: Don’t fall victim to scamsters

ETHEKWINI Municipality has issued a reminder to beneficiaries of rates rebates to get their renewal letters in by no later than 30 April 2018.

Peet du Plessis, Head of Revenue Management explains: “Rebates are provided to senior citizens, the medically boarded, people with disabilities and child-headed households. Customers are cautioned to exercise vigilance during this period, as many often fall prey to criminals. There were previous cases where anonymous people were scamming senior citizens for cash to assist in filling forms.”

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Beneficiaries must remember that all renewal letters will be posted to them, the renewal forms are not for sale and there is no charge to submit a renewal form. No municipal official will visit their homes to collect or deliver forms and there is no charge involved in the submission and completion process.

Du Plessis added: “All beneficiaries who do not receive renewal letters by 15 March 2018, should visit the Municipality offices with their Identity Documents.

Customers who require more information can contact the Revenue 080 311 11 11 or visit any customer service centre or Sizakala Centre and ensure they take along their Identity Document.

First-time applicants can download a rates rebate form online on www.durban.gov.za



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