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Simon Price, Welkom:

I wish to register a concern about the new “Electric Service Charge Domestic” of R91,46 per month which has appeared on my municipal account since July.

I do not recall that there was any notification of this either in Vista or from the municipality.

Don’t we pay rates to cover administrative costs such as this?

Is it even legal to impose this extra charge on the ratepayers of this town?

I suspect that this has to be a ploy to obtain additional revenue as the city is in financial trouble.

I suspect the next thing will be a “Water Service Charge Domestic” imposed on us.

  • Piet Botha (DA councillor) says the charge is for maintenance and the supply of electricity to each and every household.

“Eskom clients do not pay this, which makes it unfair. Nersa approved the charge, but we voted against it,”says Botha.

André Styger (DA councillor) says that despite the fact that the ANC had no public participation processes in at least 6 wards, they still pushed ahead with this.

Styger says this is an “availability charge” meaning the ratepayers’ contribution to the availability of the electricity infrastructure running past their homes, irrespective of whether they use it or not.

“The levy is legal, as it was included in the budget.

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