Joburg City: Billing crisis soon to be a thing of the past

The City of Joburg MMC for Finance, Rabelani Dagada, says the extent of the billing crisis in the City was underestimated when the Democratic Alliance administration took office.

He says they expect to resolve all queries older than 90 days by the end of August. A dedicated team is in place to deal specifically with these queries as swiftly as possible, says Dagada.

The previous administration never used the term crisis but now that we are in office we realised its a crisis.

Rabelani Dagada, City of Joburg MMC for Finance

But now we have made a lot of progress.

Rabelani Dagada, City of Joburg MMC for Finance

Dagada says they have tried to resolve over a 100 000 queries and they are now left with about 17 000 queries to resolve.

To hear more of this interview listen below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Joburg City: Billing crisis soon to be a thing of the past


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