The municipality has an adopted indigent policy that is reviewed every second quarter of the financial year. To ensure that the municipality provides free basic services to needy citizens, the municipality reviews its indigent register on a quarterly basis. This helps the municipality to determine the financial needs and use this information for Financial Plan and Budget provision to cater for the cost of providing Free Basic Services to registered Indigents. To date, the municipality is successfully implementing the Indigent Policy. The table below reflects the financial plan and budget provision for the cost of providing Free Basic Services to the registered indigent.

 

Table 40: Budget for Free Basic Services Services

Indigent Support

R3 000 000

Rebate

R4 040 600

Total

R7 040 600