Nersa called to reject COCT’s astronomical electricity hike


Energy regulator, Nersa is being called to reject the City of Cape Town’s 17.6% electricity price hike.

The Good Party has made a formal request after Nersa rejected the eThekwini Metro’s proposed 18.5% tariff. The regulator proposed a 15.1% increase which the Gauteng municipality accepted.

The Good Party’s Cape Town Councillor, Anton Louw says residents of the Mother City are now facing the highest tariff increase in the country despite the municipality having substantial cash reserves. He has challenged the administration of Mayor Geordin Hill Lewis to show leadership, dig deep into their budgets and do what they can to assist hard-pressed consumers.

Before the City’s increase 150 units would cost R162. But as of July 1st the same amount of units cost R190. That is R28 more. This while households using more than 600 /k/WH per month reportedly pay more than double the Nersa regulated tariff.


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