Residents of Johannesburg will be hit hard in their pockets when the new tariff increases are announced, which will be effective from 1 July.
Finance MMC Funzela Ngobeni announced during the 2019/2020 financial year budget presentation on Wednesday that electricity tariffs would rise by 13.07% while water tariffs will increase by 9.9%.
Speaking to Ray White on the Xolani Gwala show, Ngobeni says the tariff increases were determined by factors outside the control of the city.
It is unfortunate, but as a city, we have to make sure we do a balancing act, ensuring that basic services are provided to our residents.— Funzela Ngobeni, MMC for Finance - City of Johannesburg
Making sure that we build new infrastructure so that we can be able to attract investment.— Funzela Ngobeni, MMC for Finance - City of Johannesburg
These increases are unfortunately beyond our control.— Funzela Ngobeni, MMC for Finance - City of Johannesburg
Listen to the full interview below...