Joburg’s ‘unreasonable’ tariff hike will hit pockets hard, warn ...

News

Joburg’s ‘unreasonable’ tariff hike will hit pockets hard, warn experts

The proposed increases will force the people who use the least amount of electricity to pay more

Reporter

Experts believe the City of Joburg’s proposed tariff increases for 2021/22 are unreasonable given the economic climate.

On March 24, draft tariffs were tabled during a council meeting. They are now open for comment till May 3 and will come into effect in July, when the city’s new financial year kicks in.

Among the proposed increases is 14.59% across the board for electricity while residential prepaid customers will be charged a R200 surcharge monthly and businesses will be charged R400 monthly...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.