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While the rate per kilowatt hour can be higher for prepaid customers, municipal pre-paid meters usually work out cheaper per month as there is no service or capacity charge. Picture: Luvuyo Mehlwana
While the rate per kilowatt hour can be higher for prepaid customers, municipal pre-paid meters usually work out cheaper per month as there is no service or capacity charge. Picture: Luvuyo Mehlwana

PERSONAL FINANCE

How much you pay depends on who supplies your household power, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Electricity is a major household expense for everyone. This will only worsen in April, when Eskom is expected to implement a 15% standard rate increase.

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