VAAL TRIANGLE - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has called for the temporary reduction of property rates due to COVID-19 disaster. OUTA spokesperson, Andrea Korff, says that the Organisation is calling on municipalities countrywide to reduce property rates under the current state of disaster that was declared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Municipalities around the country have the ability to assist South Africans financially by cutting or reducing property rates on their municipal bill. The temporary relief the organisation is petitioning for is contained in the Local Government Municipal Property Rates Act 6 of 2004. Korff says that municipalities can legally assist by reducing property rates or giving temporary exemption until such time as the State of Disaster declaration has been lifted.