CoCT explains new electricity tariffs

Mayoral Committee Member for Finance at City of Cape Town, Johan van der Merwe provided clarity on the new electricity tariffs following residents concerns over property evaluations.

Some people are concerned that their properties have been evaluated at more that R400 000, meaning they wont be supported anymore by the city.

The new electricity tariffs came into effect on July 1.

As from the 1st of July, customers with properties valued between R400 000 - R1 million were moved from the subsidised lifeline tariff to the domestic tariff.

Johan van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Finance at City of Cape Town

If you are indigent person and you qualify for the city's indigent relief you will still get the lifeline tariff.

Johan van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Finance at City of Cape Town

If you are a pensioner or a disabled person will still be able to apply for the lifeline tariff irrespective of the property evaluation, provided their monthly consumption is less than 450kW.

Johan van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Finance at City of Cape Town

If your income is less than R15 000 a month and you are a pensioner or disabled person, you can also apply for help in the electricity category.

Johan van der Merwe, Mayoral Committee Member for Finance at City of Cape Town

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