Rates Policy Review

The Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004 (MPRA) requires that the City of Johannesburg reviews its Rates Policy and Credit Control & Debt Collection Policy on an annual basis.

Stakeholders and Business Forums are invited to participate in the process to ensure a Rates Policy and Credit Control & Debt Collection Policy that is sustainable, equitable and fair.

Send your comments to ratescomments@joburg.org.za and creditcontrolcomments@joburg.org.za by no later than 7 March 2022.

Due to prevailing lockdown regulations in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, this consultative meeting will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams.

The virtual Rates Policy and Credit Control & Debt Collection Policy meeting will take place as follows:

Date: 18/02/2022

Time: 09:00 – 11:00

Platform: Microsoft Teams
Contact: Nyaniso Jeku NyanisoJ@joburg.org.za

Find the link to the Teams meeting in the Briefing document below:

Business Forum RP Ratepayer Briefing 18 Feb 2022 (Microsoft Teams link)
Business Forum RP Ratepayer Briefing 18 Feb 2022 Programme

Rates Policy 2021-2022

Applications and nominations for Municipal Planning Tribunal external members

The Department of Development Planning has called on members of the public to submit nominations for individuals to serve as additional external members of the City of Johannesburg Municipal Planning Tribunal (MPT).

In a public notice issued on 15 February 2022, the Department is seeking individuals with appropriate qualifications in spatial planning and built environment, land use management and land development, engineering, and the legal profession.

The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16, 2013 (SPLUMA) requires municipalities
to establish an MPT, to determine land use and development applications within their municipal area.

Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC), Cllr Belinda Echeozonjoku, encouraged individuals
who meet the criteria, or know of individuals who do, to apply or submit their nominations by
28 March 2022.

“There are professionals out there who are experts in their respective fields, and these are the
individuals whom we believe can effectively contribute to decisions on development in
Johannesburg,” Cllr Echeozonjoku said.

The appointment to serve as a member of the MPT is voluntary, without any financial
compensation in return.

All nominations must be submitted in writing, for the attention of Mr Hector Bheki Makhubo,
Deputy Director: Legal Administration, at 9th Floor, Legal Administration Unit, 158 Civic
Boulevard, by hand, or by email at HectorMa@joburg.org.za, within 30 working days from the
date of publication of the public notice.

Applications and nominations must be submitted with a motivation letter, together with the
individual’s curriculum vitae, setting out their full credentials and experience in the field/s
concerned, noting how they can contribute to the effective facilitation of hearings of the MPT.

The public notice calling for the nomination of ex officio members is published in conjunction
with the listed City officials who will form part of the MPT, as approved by Council on 07
October 2021. All the members have the necessary knowledge and experience of spatial
planning, land use management and land development, or the law related thereto.

All MPT members will be subject to the terms and conditions and the code of conduct, as
prescribed by Section 37 and Section 38 of the SPLUMA. Membership of the Tribunal is subject
to review as and when it becomes necessary.

IDP Community Based Planning

The City of Joburg will be engaging its stakeholders to give feedback on the 2021/22 approved IDP and to take comments and inputs for the 2022/23 IDP through a Community Based Planning (CBP) approach.

The meetings will be conducted through hybrid platforms to ensure all stakeholders in the city are afforded the opportunity to make inputs. Click on the link, in the document attached, to access the virtual meeting on Microsoft Teams.

2022 IDP CBP Schedule (All Regions)

Construction Permit Management System (CPMS) Workshop

The Department of Development Planning hereby invite architectural professionals registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) to a workshop intended to take them through the Construction Permit Management System (CPMS).

The CPMS is a new web-based construction permit system being implemented by the City of Johannesburg to modernise and streamline the current Site Development and Building Plan approval processes.

The purpose of the workshop is to assist SACAP-registered persons to register and use the online platform to submit building plans and related applications. Architectural professionals only need to attend either one of the two days, as the agenda is the same.

The workshop will be held as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 09 February 2022

Time: 11h00 to 13h00

Date: Friday, 18 February 2022

Time: 11h00 to 13h00

Kindly follow the link to attend: HERE