The City Council of Johannesburg quietly withdrew the new prepaid electricity rate charged to consumers.
The application of the municipal levy came as a surprise because it was not included in the proposed budget of the CityPower’s tariff document released in March.
The R200 levy was quietly withdrawn and was not charged against consumers on July 1, and would initially be part of the tariff, but could also be seen as an illegal act.
In Pretoria, the city council apparently illegally increased their electricity tariffs without any consent, causing them to defend their actions in court.
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