Eskom passes the electricity tariff buck

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Eskom boss André de Ruyter.
Eskom boss André de Ruyter.

Municipalities, and not Eskom, are responsible for South Africa’s sky-high electricity tariffs, says Eskom boss André de Ruyter.

In a virtual press conference this week, De Ruyter said municipalities tacked up to 80% on to the price at which Eskom sold electricity.

He said Eskom’s tariffs were still relatively low and there was little risk that sales would be deterred as a result of the high prices.

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