Electricity Tariff Hikes for Eskom Customers in South Africa from 1 April: What You Need to Know

Starting from 1 April, some South Africans will have to pay more for their electricity as Eskom customers face a tariff increase, approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in January. The 2023/24 financial year will see an 18.65% increase for standard Eskom customers and an 18.49% increase for municipalities. Although Eskom stated that the April increases would only affect direct customers, the country’s regular power outages make this hike an issue for everyone. It’s important to note that municipalities will not see the tariff increase until 1 July due to budgetary reasons. Nersa has explained that this is because the financial year for municipalities begins three months after Eskom’s financial year. Stay informed and prepare for these changes to avoid any surprises in your energy bill.

Source: ewn.co.za