Electricity & Water Increases 2019/2021 in Johannesburg

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In accordance with the CITY OF JOHANNESBURG - DRAFT MEDIUM-TERM BUDGET 2019/20 TO 2021/22 MARCH 2019, Electricity & Water prices will increase by a solid 12.2% (Electricity) and 9.9% (Water & Sanitation) in July 2019.

Furthermore, increases of a similar nature is expected in 2020 and 2021, as recently discussed in Suntricity Blog.

The 13.8% increase approved by NERSA in early March 2019, is therefore within the assumed 15% bulk purchase Municipality guidelines, as detailed in their report.

Coupled with the Water/Sanitation increases of 9.9%, Schools Utility Services Costs (at least in Johannesburg) will increase by at least 22%, to which VAT will, of course, be added.