Petition to ease the pressure on Mogale City residents during Covid-19

We, the undersigned residents of Mogale City Local Municipality (MCLM), hereby petition that an addendum be put in place to the Credit Control and Debt Collection Policy of MCLM, to alleviate the burden and constraints felt by all the communities in Mogale City during the coronavirus crisis.

We further petition that MCLM implement a payment reduction holiday for a three-month period with regard to Credit Control and Debt Collection.

Once the crisis is over, the Municipality will work with applicants to repay the principal outstanding debt on reasonable terms and without the accrual of any new interest.

MCLM will only grant this upon formal application – individuals, businesses, farms, and industrial enterprises must prove that their income has been negatively affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

This payment reduction holiday to work hand in hand with the policy and especially the strict measures in place as per section 6.1.4.2.1. The bullet of “Exceptional cases may be referred to the Manager: Credit Control for consideration. The Manager can take a decision on certain cases which may not necessarily be consistence with this policy” should be amended to say “that due to the Coronavirus crisis, financial constraints are experienced by residents and that MCLM will place the stringent Credit Control measures on hold and in Exceptional cases may be referred to the Manager: Credit Control for consideration. The Manager can take a decision on certain cases which may not necessarily be consistence with this policy”

We further petition MCLM to adhere to the regulations as implemented by Government in No. 43258 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29 APRIL 2020 , CHAPTER 2 GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE DURING NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER, Authority to issue directions: (6) The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may (a) issue directions to (i) protect consumers from excessive, unfair, unreasonable or unjust pricing of goods and services during the national state of disaster; and (ii) maintain security and availability of the supply of goods and services during the national state of disaster.

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We, the undersigned residents of Mogale City Local Municipality (MCLM), hereby petition that an addendum be put in place to the Credit Control and Debt Collection Policy of MCLM, to alleviate the burden and constraints felt by all the communities in Mogale City during the coronavirus crisis.

We further petition that MCLM implement a payment reduction holiday for a three-month period with regard to Credit Control and Debt Collection.

Once the crisis is over, the Municipality will work with applicants to repay the principal outstanding debt on reasonable terms and without the accrual of any new interest.

MCLM will only grant this upon formal application – individuals, businesses, farms, and industrial enterprises must prove that their income has been negatively affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

This payment reduction holiday to work hand in hand with the policy and especially the strict measures in place as per section 6.1.4.2.1. The bullet of “Exceptional cases may be referred to the Manager: Credit Control for consideration. The Manager can take a decision on certain cases which may not necessarily be consistence with this policy” should be amended to say “that due to the Coronavirus crisis, financial constraints are experienced by residents and that MCLM will place the stringent Credit Control measures on hold and in Exceptional cases may be referred to the Manager: Credit Control for consideration. The Manager can take a decision on certain cases which may not necessarily be consistence with this policy”

We further petition MCLM to adhere to the regulations as implemented by Government in No. 43258 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, 29 APRIL 2020 , CHAPTER 2 GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE DURING NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER, Authority to issue directions: (6) The Cabinet member responsible for trade, industry and competition may (a) issue directions to (i) protect consumers from excessive, unfair, unreasonable or unjust pricing of goods and services during the national state of disaster; and (ii) maintain security and availability of the supply of goods and services during the national state of disaster.