Joburg residents to pay higher tariffs from July

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The City of Johannesburg is still balancing its budget for the year but city officials say 76% of their budget has to come from revenue the city raises.

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Speaking to Joanne Joseph, EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides said electricity will rise by 7% starting from the 1 July.

The reasons for this is largely a pass-through cost based on the application by Nersa. This is because of Eskom's increase of 6.8%.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN Reporter

At the same time, City Power has been given a R1 billion budget - 25% more than last year - to deal with a number of issues in the city.

Nicolaides added that water, sewerage and sanitation will go up by 14.2%.

Refuse tariffs will also go up by an average of 6.8% and this is all for the new 2018/2019 financial year.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN Reporter

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