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Pylons carry high-voltage electricity cables from the Grootvlei power station, operated by Eskom.
Pylons carry high-voltage electricity cables from the Grootvlei power station, operated by Eskom.

Cape Town - The court ruling setting aside a portion of the 9.4% tariff electricity increase is a big win for businesses and consumers, said the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

The Chamber was one of the applicants that argued in court papers that the tariff hike was unlawful.

The national energy regulator (Nersa) announced the hike on March 1 this year. The increase, effective from April 1, applied to Eskom’s direct customers. Tariffs for municipal customers were effective from July 1.

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