Nersa, tasked with making the final decisions on electricity tariffs, is hosting an all-day public hearing at the Cape Sun Hotel today, where consumers can air their views on power utility Eskom's request for the increase. Eskom is asking Nersa for a 15% yearly electricity increase for the next three years.
This increase is on top of the 4.41% hike that was already granted to Eskom by Nersa. Eskom has argued that this 15% increase was needed to ensure that it maintained its stability and growth trajectory.
Stop COCT founder Sandra Dickson has urged Capetonians to speak at the event.
“The 2018 Eskom increase was much higher by the time it reached the citizens of Cape Town as the City of Cape Town added its cut.