The question that many families have is why South Africans are paying huge water and electricity bills as compared to other countries? Our production cost of electricity and water is highly tenderized to fleece the local municipalities and Eskom by overcharging.
The price of coal for example was announced that Eskom's agreement to amend the Duhva Coal Supply Agreement would adjust the coal price to R550 per ton, with effect from 1 June 2021. That's 32% higher than the previous price of R416/ton. Compare that to Zambia which is getting its coal at R264/ton.
More so on Friday, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane released a report on the billing problems at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.
The city stands accused of erroneously overbilling its customers either by a poorly programmed system or by misreading the meter values for waters bills. In one instance a customer, one E Van Wyk, was slapped with a bill of more than R1.6 million due to the erroneous updating of new meters on the City's system.
Customers rarely check these billing errors and sometimes pay more than what they are supposed to pay. It's the responsibility of every customer to make sure that correct figures are recorded and if they suspect any error then it's properly investigated.
Content created and supplied by: MBCNetwork (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More