Pretoria - The City of Tshwane and AfriForum have decided to smoke a peace pipe over their differences over the controversial 13 percent electricity increases effected on July 1 for the 2019/20 financial year.
The parties have agreed during their meeting at Tshwane House on Tuesday that tariff increases will temporarily be set aside until the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) makes a final determination.
The energy regulator hosted a public hearing last week regarding the City's tariff hikes of 13 percent and its new proposed electricity structure. It is expected to make a ruling on the matter within a month.
Both Tshwane and AfriForum have been at loggerheads with each other in the wake of the City's announcement to forge ahead with the electricity hikes despite Nersa's approval.
AfriForum had approached the court in a bid to reverse the City's decision to increase electricity.