Owners reel at tariff hikes

2013-12-24 00:00

MSUNDUZI Municipality has dealt a bitter blow to the festive spirit of small business owners whose latest electricity bills reflect 900% to 1 200% increases in their basic charges.

Another was paying R697, but now it is R2 800. In yet another case a business’s fixed-basic and mini circuit breaker-charges (MCB) comes to over R1 000 — even though their actual electricity consumption is only R200.

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