Municipal Margins on Eskom Bulk Purchases are 200% to 1300%

With the 2024/25 municipal budgeting process in progress, residents and ratepayers should drive a collaborative action to unpack proposed increases in electricity tariffs, water tariffs, municipal rates, and service fees.

Public participation platforms and ward committees are among these but should not be limited to them alone. Business Chambers, Ratepayers Associations, Civic Associations, and individuals should be the catalysts for businesses, residents, and ratepayers to address and drive the acceptance by the Council of the Budget. At present the “ruling political party/ coalition decision is determining the acceptance of the budget. “

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