Monthly Archives: December 2017

OUTA challenges Cape Town on illegal drought levy

Cape Town should force the national government to pay for bulk water infrastructure, instead of introducing a punitive and illegal property tax or levy to cover up national and provincial mismanagement.

On 20 December 2017, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) issued a letter of demand to City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, challenging the City’s proposed drought levy, as well as the limited public participation process and the lack of action taken against the national Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on the matter.

“We are aware of the drought, but cannot accept the residents of Cape Town being burdened with punitive taxes whilst alternative solutions to this dire situation may exist,” says Julius Kleynhans, Portfolio Manager for Water at OUTA. “It is critical for citizens to be afforded meaningful opportunity to engage with both local and national government on this issue, to ensure rational decision making.” Get more

OUTA welcomes court’s defence of taxpayers

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes today’s judgments that President Jacob Zuma must personally pay the costs of his failed attempts to stop the Public Protector’s State of Capture report and manipulate the inquiry she recommended.

“For too long… Get more

Show us the SASSA deal

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) welcomes the signing of the agreement between SASSA and the SA Post Office (SAPO) after long and unnecessary self-engineered delays.

“We are eagerly waiting to see the details, to ensure that all bases are… Get more

Minister’s Energy Indaba Is Not Consultation

Bulldozing ahead with today’s Energy Indaba shows the government is desperate to get nuclear power underway and is not prepared to tolerate any opposition to this.

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) strongly opposes the way this Indaba has been… Get more