Joburg to implement credit controls again
Rather than cutting off services, however, the city would rather ratepayers enter into payment plans with municipalities
The city of Johannesburg, which undercollected more than R1bn in revenue during the national lockdown, will resume cutting water and electricity for consumers that do not pay their bills or make arrangements to clear their arrears.
The city had dropped these measures due to the economic devastation caused by the lockdown, which was imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. SA has been in lockdown since late March, and has just moved to level 2 as it bids to counter the economic damage caused.