Municipal madness

Municipal madness

A married couple is being hounded for rates and tax arrears on a house they sold some 40 years ago. Mr & Mrs Money received a letter of Final Demand from attorneys Van de Venter Mojapelo with no reference to the property address or erf number.


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Submitted by : Hendrik Ackermann of Sandton on 2009-12-28 22:52:01
I used to work for these guys (briefly) as an attorney and can confirm that the practice is run in a most disorganised manner. In fact, to call them a firm of attorneys would be fatuous-they are no more than a debt collector!

A colleague of mine had a similar experience recently with them on rates and taxes-hence this seems too common
Submitted by : Paul Baise on 2009-12-28 09:48:06
There is a caveat to these "TV Licence Fees". Since a claim proscribes after 3 years they can only charge you for the previous 3 years from the date of claim!

Considering what a mess SABC is they need to find money somewhere - hence the hounding.

Those with DSTV pay for the channels anyway - as DSTV pays SABC to air their channels!
Submitted by : Stanley Mandelstam on 2009-12-25 14:10:28
We left Spouth Africa 3 years ago and for obvious reasons never took a TV with us.We have been hounded by one of these debt collection companies for the monies owed on a TV licence during this period. They know that we do not live in SA, but every year the demands come and no matter what one does , or what information one sends them the harrasment continues.
Are these companies run by sheltered employment?


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