Cape Town electricity surcharge

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The new increases range from 8.88% to 13.37%.

The impact on the electricity tariff hike will apply to residents who own a prepaid meter in a house worth more than R1 million; or have a credit meter regardless of property value.

Residents who fall into that category are expected to pay a new, fixed R150 a month, no matter how much electricity they use.

They will then pay a rate of about R1.8532 per kWh for the first 600 units a month and R2.1032/kWh after that.

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No I do not
This is outright discrimination against law abiding tax paying citizens who have elected to pay prepaid electricity - if the city of Cape Town collected electricity from everyone upfront ie prepaid there would be no need to penalize those people who are already on prepaid !
No I do not
Another rip-off , why should people who have PREPAID electricity meters have to pay a surcharge.
The socialistic city council is out of control.
No I do not
There is no way pensioners can afford this. The government really needs to rethink this.