uMngeni Municipality is objecting to Eskom’s application for an “excessive” 20,5% tariff increase in the 2022/2023 financial year.
In December, Eskom chief financial officer Calib Cassim confirmed they had applied for an electricity price increase of 20,5% for the next financial year, which begins in April. The current tariff increases are 15,6% for Eskom direct customers and 17,80% for municipalities.
uMngeni mayor, Christopher Pappas said it was not fair for residents to be burdened by Eskom’s known challenges. He said there were alternative strategies that could be implemented by Eskom in order to avoid excessive increases.