The City of Tshwane will credit prepaid users with units that had to pay the increased tariff. This is after the City met with AfriForum and reached a consensus to work together regarding the implementation of the 2019/20 electricity tariff increases.
New Mayoral Spokesperson, Omogolo Taunyane, said as part of the agreement both parties undertook that the City will credit prepaid users with units and await Nersa’s approval of the 2019/2020 tariff increase to be implemented.
The parties also agreed to conduct quarterly meetings so there are clear lines of communication pertaining to the matter and that residents will be charged according to the 2018/2019 tariffs as approved by Nersa.
Having agreed on these terms, AfriForum will no longer pursue the court action against the City that sought to halt the proposed tariff hikes.