Musina’s Weather This Week

A bit of rain is a possibility……

Weather forecast Musina this week

Monday
5-11
Tuesday
6-11
Wednesday
7-11
Thursday
8-11
Friday
9-11
Saturday
10-11
Sunday
11-11
Min 18  °C 22  °C 18  °C 14  °C 15  °C 16  °C 19  °C
Max 38  °C 38  °C 23  °C 29  °C 31  °C 32  °C 36  °C
Sun
85% 70% 25% 80% 85% 85% 90%
Rain
0% 55% 15% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Wind E SE SE E SE E SE
 force 2 3 3 3 2 2 2

Electricity Supply Interruptions

Come on Musina Municipality, time to pull another rabbit out of the hat. I have seen on social media that my own municipal account is not the only one which is ludicrous. On two recent accounts, electricity readings from two months have been combined into one month, which makes my usage appear double what it normally is. My monthly average should be in the region of about 650 units. In April, it was shown as 1282 units. In September, 1045 units. All well and good, except that your rate is on a sliding scale. The more you use, the higher the rate, thus; your first 50 units cost R0.9115, the next 350 units cost R1.1756. The next 600 units cost R1.6538 and the next step goes up to R1.9452. So, by combining two readings into 1, you are pushed above the first 400 units costing an average of R1.0433, into the higher cost brackets.

This notice was disseminated on WhatsApp;

So, folks, you are being screwed, because our beloved municipality cannot run their accounts, keep to their agreements and look to financial finagling to get you to pay at nearly double what you should do.

Read your meter yourself, on about the 4th of each month and keep a record of it, in case the reader errs. Check the readings against your statement and if it appears fishy go to the MM offices and take it up with Misheck.

From The (New) Minister

List of zero-rated VAT items extended

Value-added tax (VAT) on white bread flour, white cake flour and sanitary pads will be zero-rated from April 1 next year, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced on Wednesday.

“The revenue loss associated with zero-rating these items is estimated at R1.2 billion. However, zero-rating these products targets low-income households and restores the dignity of our people,” Mboweni said while tabling the medium-term budget policy statement in Parliament.

The minister’s announcement followed work done by a panel of experts, appointed by Mboweni’s predecessor, who were tasked with making recommendations to National Treasury on whether the list of zero-rated items should be expanded. The panel, in a report released in August, recommended that South Africans be exempt from paying VAT on white bread, white bread flour, cake flour, sanitary products, nappies and school uniforms.