Johannesburg residents to pay more for water, electricity from July

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

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