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“indigent” means any household or category of households, earning a combined gross income, as determined by the Municipality annually in terms of a social and economic analysis of its area, which qualifies for rebates/remissions, support or a services subsidy; provided that child support grants are not included when calculating such household income;

The Municipal Council must give priority to the basic needs of the community, promote the social and economical development of the community and ensure that all residents and communities in the Municipality have access to at least the minimum level of basic municipal services in terms of Section 152(1)(b) and 153(b) of the Constitution.

Basic services are generally regarded to be access to electricity, access to clean water within a reasonable distance of one’s dwelling, basic sanitation, solid waste removal and access to and availability of roads.

Click here to download the PDF for Indigent Policy 1 July 2013