Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says the city's new budget should be approved by next week.
Mashaba on Monday morning tried to convince city council members why it's necessary to increase rates and taxes as proposed in his budget plan.
The R59 billion budget was presented last week with some rejection to the proposed tariff increases.
After discussions, Mashaba says the city has agreed to reduce an initial water tariff hike of 14.2% to 13% and that electricity will go up by 7.1%.
I have got the budget steering committee working around the clock to ensure that I am happy with the numbers. By tomorrow afternoon I have already called a mayoral committee meeting to approve the new budget.— Herman Mashaba, Johannesburg mayor
Monday 11 o'clock the City of Johannesburg will have a new budget.— Herman Mashaba, Johannesburg mayor
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