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Cape consumers concerned over apparent spike in electricity costs

A number of Cape Town residents have raised concerns regarding the rate at which prepaid electricity is depleted and the apparent rising costs to keep the lights on.

Hoosain Essop, head of customer relations at the City's Electricity Services Department, said there had not been any irregular changes to the residential or lifeline tariffs besides the increases from the 1 July 2015.

Essop gave electricity-saving advice and shed light on certain misconceptions regarding power consumption.

Listen to the full conversation (with John Webb standing in) on CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

For more information on electricity tariffs, visit the City of Cape Town's website.


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