Cape Town mayor asks Eskom to revise price hike

The City of Cape Town has suggested that Eskom CEO André de Ruyter revise its application to hike the electricity price by 20,5 percent to bring it in line with inflation. Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has written to De Ruyter and spoke to eNCA's Rofhiwa Madzena about the City's efforts. Courtesy of #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town wants to be able to buy electricity from independent power producers.

It says this will help alleviate the pressure on Eskom.

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Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says this would also translate into a price decrease for consumers.

Hill-Lewis wants the power utility to revise their proposed 20.5 percent price hike to be more in line with inflation.



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