Johannesburg - The government has paid R1.1 billion for property rates on buildings between April 2018 and March 2019.
Of the R1.1 billion paid in the last financial year, R1 089 178 346 was for buildings under the custodianship of the Public Works and Infrastructure Department and R36 597 824 for unoccupied buildings.
Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille also said the government has paid R157 311 556 for property rates on occupied and unoccupied buildings from April 2019 until last month.
De Lille said R157 171 773 was for paid for occupied buildings and R139 783 for unoccupied buildings.
She revealed this in a written response to parliamentary questions from Freedom Front Plus MP Philippus van Staden.