THE stepped tariff for the electricity pricing system is biased and unfair. The 600kW ceiling is far too low for the average household with a reasonable sized family.
The low tariff rate needs to have the cap moved to at least 1000kW. Homes are non-profit organisations.
The bulk of costs needs to be carried by businesses and not homes. We have made every effort to conserve energy and find it near impossible to run under the 600kW threshold as published by the NMMM as the normal average.
Ratepayers urgently want this revised in the light of the pending Eskom price hikes too. The free electricity given to the masses is being subsidised against our will at domestic level.
Nothing is done about the illegal connections in the neighbourhoods. Charge businesses who can recover costs either by tax rebate or their profit margin.
Do away with the free electricity to the masses, charge them the low rate. Society is struggling simply to make ends meet – all this needs to be considered before simply robbing the working class by introducing more price hikes.
Where are the municipal inspectors when it comes to the illegal connections?
Rego Burger, Port Elizabeth