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Section 2 of the The Municipal Property Rates Act of 2004 provides that,
a local municipality may levy a rate on property in its area
As a result, around 250 violent monopolies were born subject only to section 229 of the Constitution.
Section 229 of the Constitution provides that Municipalities may impose rates in a manner which does not,
materially and unreasonably prejudice national economic policies or the national mobility of goods, services, capital or labour
What economic policy is being referred to [blank] material or unreasonable in whose opinion [blank] how unreasonable [blank]
This is meaningless collectivist jargon. What concern is national mobility of goods (if that even has a meaning?) to a single working woman with sick children who cannot pay for medicine. Instead she has to pay excessive rates for services she can only hope to receive - She must sacrifice her life for someone’s idea of mobility.
Section 8 of the Act provides,
a municipality may in terms of the criteria set out in its rates policy levy different rates for different categories of rateable properties
It is apparent that legislating different prices for the same service is in line with economic policy – Take from some and give to others with a middle man milking it in between.