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Electricity bill fiasco lands Joburg with a R500,000 contempt fine

Despite being ordered to do so, city fails to provide block of flats with statement and will appeal the latest order

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The City of Johannesburg will have to pay a R500,000 fine after it lost a more than decade-long dispute with a block of flats in Berea.

The high court in Johannesburg has ordered the fine after it found the municipality guilty of contempt of two court orders relating to its battle with the body corporate of Preston Place.

The body corporate has been fighting with the council since 2010 regarding billing issues for electricity supply. In March 2014, the parties reached an agreement, the matter was settled and payments were made...

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