The original budget which was published for comment received much criticism and push-back from both civil society organisation, including SAPRA, and the Democratic Alliance. A copy of the submission made by SAPRA can be downloaded here. The original budget was not passed by the City Council and after much negotiating between the ruling coalition and the Democratic Alliance, a revised budget was passed.
The revised budget saw property rate tariffs reduced from the proposed 4.9% increase to 4%, water tariffs dropped from the planned 8.6% to 6.6%, and electricity reduced from 8.10% to 6.23%. SAPRA still believes that this revised budget asks too much of its residents during a time of great hardship for all.
A copy of the amended and approved rates and tariffs may be downloaded here.