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In the case of Argent Industrial Investment (Pty) Ltd v Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality the seller had received and paid his utility bills for five and a half years on estimated readings. When the municipality eventually took an actual reading, it was discovered that the actual consumption and

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The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared that municipalities’ forward projection of rates as being invalid. This emerged in the case of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality v Amber Mountain Investments 3 (Pty) Ltd (case (576/2016) [2017] ZASCA 36). “In order to transfer a property, one of

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South African property owners are on the cusp of disaster or vindicated victory. The back-and-forth David-and-Goliath battle between the municipalities of Tshwane and Ekurhuleni against their residents in the so-called historical debt saga will finally be settled by an expected full bench in the Constitutional

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