Did you know that Mogale City offers a powerful initiative that has transformed the lives of thousands? The Indigent Management Programme is a beacon of hope for struggling households in Mogale City as it has transformed lives and continues to support poverty alleviation efforts amongst the city’s most vulnerable.

Facts and figures:

Over the past five years, 20 272 households have found support through our Indigent Management Programme. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers:

2019-2020: 4 903 indigents approved households

2020-2021: 3 851 indigents approved households

2021-2022: 5 989 indigents approved households

2022-2023: 3 660 indigents approved households

2023-2024: (as of 1 July 2023 to February 2024) 1 872 indigent households approved

You may qualify for assistance if:

  • You are a Mogale City resident
  • Your household earns a combined gross income equivalent to or less than two times government pension grant
  • You are part of a child-headed family struggling to pay your monthly municipal services
  • You are employed but your income falls below two times government pension


If you have been nodding along, here is what you further need to know:

  • You must reside on the property for which indigent status is applied
  • Whether you own, rent or occupy the property, you are eligible for support (provided that the municipal account is in your name)
  • Only one property per household can benefit from the programme


What are the benefits?

  • Enjoy 100% subsidised rates as per Municipal Property Rates Act.
  • Receive 6 kilolitres free basic water and 50 kW/h free basic electricity.
  • Refuse removal is 100% subsidised.
  • If your sanitation services are part of the municipality’s waterborned system, they are also 100% subsidised.
  • Approved applicants can have their municipality debt written off – a fresh start for a brighter future.

Join us in making a difference – one household at a time.