I've heard lots of rumors that we can apparently go and apply to get lower rates as students, but I don't know whether there is any proof to this.
Reason I wonder know is my electricity bill has been upped from 60cents to 99cents a unit out of the blue, which is utter bull****. I used to buy R50 a week and it gave me more than enough units so that if I bought on a Monday, I usually only bought the next Tuesday or Wednesday again. Now I'm likely going to have to pay the Friday or Saturday of the same week.
What crap is this? 99cents a unit? A 40% increase for a low user? That's ludicrous. My usage hasn't gone up, the rates just went up randomly.
As a student at Stellenbosch University who pays his own electricity, this hits my pocket pretty hard. Anyone know if there's any truth to the student rates rumors and where I should go? I'm going to either have to make some cuts to my budget because of this now. :/