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Cape Town – In addition to annual municipal electricity tariff hikes, South African businesses and industrial electricity users will pay extra for power when Eskom implements its anticipated winter rates between June and August, according to an energy specialist. 

Rhino Lighting MD Heather McEwan said in a statement these consumers will see their energy bills go up in the winter months. “But it’s not only because they are consuming more electricity, but also because they are paying more per kilowatt-hour.” 

The power utility is expected to charge energy users more per kilowatt-hour for electricity usage in the months between June and August. 

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