Electricity price hikes kick in tomorrow (1 July 2021)

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South African electricity prices increase tomorrow — how much more you will pay

Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban residents will pay between 13.48% and 14.59% more for electricity from 1 July.

These price hikes follow the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (Nersa's) approval of Eskom tariff increase to direct customers and municipalities.

Eskom will implement an average tariff increase of 17.80% to electricity supplied to municipalities on 1 July 2021. Eskom's direct customers will pay 15.06%.

The municipal price increase will filter down to consumers immediately in the form of higher retail prices. The increase will, however, be lower than Eskom's hikes.
 

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The municipal price increase will filter down to consumers immediately in the form of higher retail prices. The increase will, however, be lower than Eskom's hikes.

Percentage wise but not price wise.
Most municipalities charge way more than the Eskom tarrifs so a 15% increase on say R2+/kWh is way more than a 17% increase on R1.28/kWh.

Keep going Eskom and municipalities - you're making the payback time for solar PV shorter every time you increase the electricity prices.
 

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Now, surely people will then look at other sources of electricity... 13something % increase? Thats a lot.
 

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Percentage wise but not price wise.
Most municipalities charge way more than the Eskom tarrifs so a 15% increase on say R2+/kWh is way more than a 17% increase on R1.28/kWh.

Keep going Eskom and municipalities - you're making the payback time for solar PV shorter every time you increase the electricity prices.
Municipalities are not just recovering the increase from Eskom but also increasing their margin but then they are quick to advertise that they thinking of the consumer by only increasing it by 13% instead of by the Eskom increase.
 

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15%+ Increase for a corrupt electricity producer that cant maintain their own infrastructure, constantly cuts power, and is incapable of hiring staff that can actually fix the problems :/

Thanks Eiskom!
 

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Percentage wise but not price wise.
Most municipalities charge way more than the Eskom tarrifs so a 15% increase on say R2+/kWh is way more than a 17% increase on R1.28/kWh.

Keep going Eskom and municipalities - you're making the payback time for solar PV shorter every time you increase the electricity prices.
Of course you included pricing of food and other things; I mean solar panels automatically offset them too. They also fix anc looting and include someone else to take care...
 

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What about tshwane? Corona hasn't wiped us off the face if the earth yet
 

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South African electricity prices increase tomorrow — how much more you will pay

Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban residents will pay between 13.48% and 14.59% more for electricity from 1 July.

These price hikes follow the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (Nersa's) approval of Eskom tariff increase to direct customers and municipalities.

Eskom will implement an average tariff increase of 17.80% to electricity supplied to municipalities on 1 July 2021. Eskom's direct customers will pay 15.06%.

The municipal price increase will filter down to consumers immediately in the form of higher retail prices. The increase will, however, be lower than Eskom's hikes.
As far as I know, eskom direct customers got the increase in April/May already ? Certain I am getting less units for the same amount for the last two months.
 

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What about Ekhuruleni ??

No mention of the 31% increase in the 0 to 600kw band on IBT tarrif. The tarrif that will affect most of the customers in middle to low income households

Then lets not talk about the waste and sanitation increases that are in the 1000's of % increase in some bands.

ANC is a stuff up and DA has also been largely very quiet on this
 

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In Bloemfontein, we get the 14.95% increase, and adjusted Block tariffs.

We used to have a 250 unit first block, we now have 150 unit first block.
 

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South African electricity prices increase tomorrow — how much more you will pay

Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban residents will pay between 13.48% and 14.59% more for electricity from 1 July.

These price hikes follow the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's (Nersa's) approval of Eskom tariff increase to direct customers and municipalities.

Eskom will implement an average tariff increase of 17.80% to electricity supplied to municipalities on 1 July 2021. Eskom's direct customers will pay 15.06%.

The municipal price increase will filter down to consumers immediately in the form of higher retail prices. The increase will, however, be lower than Eskom's hikes.
Eskom Direct Prices went up in April already
 

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Yet another nail in the coffin. I live in a once upmarket area, everything has not so slowly gone to hell. Yet they keep increasing rates, services and electricity charges while property values are declining. Crime and filth are up.

Just like the other virus, all "they "do is reproduce and destroy.
 

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What about Ekhuruleni ??

No mention of the 31% increase in the 0 to 600kw band on IBT tarrif. The tarrif that will affect most of the customers in middle to low income households

Then lets not talk about the waste and sanitation increases that are in the 1000's of % increase in some bands.

ANC is a stuff up and DA has also been largely very quiet on this
Their municipalities are getting money, so the DA doesn't care. They increased our rates here in Port Elizabeth. Never mind the fact that the rubbish truck guys don't bother to pick up any litter lying around (even if they go and break the bags), but hey...here's a 6% increase. Our water rates increased significantly...the DA mayor said they were punishing those people not adhering to the 12ML/month cap and were not doing it to punish the people sticking to that...but hey, here's a large increase for you all.
Parks don't have their grass cut. Nobody cleans the streets...the DA also feels like its citizens (well, the "haves") should just continue paying.
 

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R500 + 13.48% = R567.40

So an extra 67 bux a month for me. Not exactly gonna need to sell a kidney, I'll survive this years increase I reckon
 
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