There are those who get mad at me when i challenge the DA but living in Knysna taught me that they were not the saviour i once thought them to be. What they do wrong in one place can always happen in another and doesn’t most things come down to money.
Whilst Knysna will be wondering how much more rates will increase next year, Cape Town, with total disregard for public discussion (how familiar does that sound, hey, Knysna and Plett) has increased electricity costs for some, resulting in account increases of up to 223%.
Small businesses, who should be helped, are instead being nailed the most.
“Small commercial power users (under 1 000 kW/h a month) pay a daily service charge of R25.37 and an energy charge of R36.83 a unit. The second category has no service charge but a higher energy charge [of a crazy] R213.97 a unit.
The schedule does not explain how users qualify for the different categories. And no explanation has been given to justify the sudden use of daily service charges for businesses which were not required to pay it before.”
Has the whole country run into bankruptcy? Is the goal to make the middle class pay more until they are poor too and can pay no more? What then?
Read more in this statement by the Chamber of Commerce.