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Cape Town Electricity Tariffs Shock


Source: 702.co.za

Stop City of Cape Town, a civil society organisation is planning to take the City of Cape Town to court over the latest electricity tariff increases. The Organisation says Cape Townians are paying more than they should be on electricity, and the money isn't being used to cover just the power supply. The city says it got the go-ahead from the energy regulator Nersa ( National Energy Regulator of South Africa). The Stop City of Cape Town organisation claims the city has failed to fully disclose what it is actually charging consumers. Nersa granted the city permission to increase electricity prices to R1.52 a unit. But the city is charging R1.75.

The City of Cape Town, however, says it's increases are reasonably low, compared with other municipalities. The metro says the extra revenue is used to cover maintenance in and around the city.