Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has called on Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter to withdraw the application for another electricity price hike.
It comes as Eskom wants to increase the cost of electricity by 20.5 percent for the 2022/2023 financial year.
“Capetonians simply cannot afford another price hike and it isn’t fair that Eskom places its burdens and failures on ordinary Capetonians. I am calling on all Capetonians to join the City of Cape Town in opposing this price increase application from Eskom” says Hill-Lewis.
Hill-Lewis has requested that Eskom’s application be revised in line with inflation which currently stands at 5.5 percent.
According to the law requires the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) needs to table the 2022/23 price determination in Parliament by 15 March.