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
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...