Residents and businesses within the Stellenbosch Municipality will have a three-month break from paying property rates. This is an effort on the part of the municipality to provide relief for those who may be negatively impacted during the coronavirus pandemic.

Executive Mayor Gesie Van Diverter has said this period will last for three months.

“The DA-led council today decided to suspend for three months the collection of property rates for businesses and households within our town boundaries that have been negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak,” she said.

“Once the crisis is over, we shall work with applicants to pay the outstanding debt on reasonable terms and without the accrual of interest or penalties.”

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