Compliant ratepayer wins car

Car winner Stanley Lusenga receives the keys to his prize from Mayor Solly Msimanga. Looking on (centre) is MMC for Community Safety Derrick Kissoonduth.


A lucky Nellmapius resident has won a car in a City of Tshwane initiative to improve revenue collection.

Mayor Solly Msimanga handed over the prize to Stanley Lusenga.

Tshwane residents are eligible to enter a competition if their municipal accounts are paid in full and on time.

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Msimanga said it was the City’s way of rewarding account holders for helping to build a better Tshwane by paying municipal bills on time.

There are cars and R5 000 grocery vouchers up for grabs in the competition.

City of Tshwane introduced the competition in line with the Mmogo re a Gola Programme.

Mmogo Re a Gola (Together We Grow) is an awareness and education programme to ensure sustainable revenue.

Utilities account holders are required to complete the entry form and deposit it in the dedicated competition boxes at the various municipal offices.

Msimanga said the previous administration had left the City with a R2 billion deficit.

“The City of Tshwane has embarked on a campaign to collect as much as possible of the revenue owed to it.”

“This requires our residents to fully participate in this drive and to continue paying their rates and taxes so that we may never find ourselves in the financial situation with which we are currently faced.”

“It is important to note that we do appreciate the deficiencies in a system that we inherited and we are working tirelessly to fix this.”

The city had made some headway in this regard.

“Appreciating that the challenges we face will take some time to fix, we would like to implore our residents to please work with us in this regard and be patient with us in circumstances that sometimes cause frustration and to pay your rates and taxes regularly so we may address the multitude of challenges.

There are still more prizes to be won.

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More draws for five R5 000 grocery vouchers and a car will take place, and the winners will be announced in July and November.

The full list of winners for this round were: car winner Stanley Lusenga from Nellmapius, Phillip Mashishi of Elandspoort, Johannes Molepo from Mahube, Charles Mamosebo from Centurion, and Mirriam Masango of Soshanguve who each won a R5 000 grocery voucher.

The Mayor thanked Atlantis Nissan for sponsoring the car prizes and “our residents for helping us rebuild Tshwane one account at a time”.

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