Indigent support

Mitchell’s Plain residents can apply for indigent support, including a 100 percent discount on their property rates and free refuse collection at Woodlands community hall, in Selene Way, on Tuesday February 19 between 1pm and 4pm.

This is for homeowners earning R6 000 or less per month.

Applicants are encouraged to visit their nearest municipal walk-in centre and complete an application form to see if they are eligible for the benefits. They may also contact their ward councillor or sub-council office to apply. Applicants must take their identity book or card; a bank statement for the last three months or a sworn affidavit stating that they do not have a bank account; a bond statement for the last three months or a sworn affidavit stating that they do not have a bond account; and a copy of the estate documents if the applicant has inherited his or her house.

If you are employed, take your latest salary, wage payslip or a letter from an employer stating your income; include a sworn affidavit if you are self-employed stating how much you earn a month; and proof if you receive a disability grant, maintenance grant or pension.

If you are unemployed, take a sworn affidavit stating that you are unemployed; and a sworn affidavit stating that you have no other source of income. If you know of someone who might potentially qualify for assistance, direct them to visit www.capetown.gov.za

For more information, call Joan Woodman, councillor for Ward 75, including Colorado Park, Morgen’s Village, Westgate, Wildwood, Rondevlei Park, Woodlands, Weltevreden Valley, Philippi, Highlands Village, Hyde Park, Westgate (Westgate Mall), New Woodlands and Weltevreden Valley, east of Jakes Gerwel Drive, on 081 595 7484.