Given that the South African government has pledged to be more strict with it’s budget they should maybe start with finding out why they are paying millions in rates for unoccupied building and over a hundred buildings whose locations are listed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Nearly 200 properties listed by the Department of Public Works show their GPS locations as in the Northern Atlantic Ocean like this one.
According to TimesLIVE
“DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard, who asked about the number of unoccupied and unutilised buildings, said of the buildings “at least 200 properties registered by the department are, according to GPS co-ordinates provided by the department, at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
“Yet they still get charged enormous amounts in rates.” [TimesLIVE]
Now you know.