Energy advice: Should I go pre-
If you are a landlord there is no question go pre-
As a tenant or homeowner pre-
Electricity is supplied in most cases by Eskom and/or your local municipality; newer suburbs and industrial areas tend to be Eskom supplied. Pre-
Just be careful that if you are a low user and are on the lifeline (CoCT) or Homelight (Eskom) tariffs you don’t go over the 350kWh or units per month usage; rather change to Domestic tariffs if you use more than 350kWh per month.
If you are on the domestic tariff your step up to the higher charge starts at 600units per month. Never buy prepaid in bulk because all the power bought in excess of the lower limit will be billed at the higher rate no matter when it is used; rather top up close to month end and buy as little as possible. Attached is a chart listing the charges as applied to most residential users and a comparison of what happens if you stay below the step charges (<600kWh) and if you use more. All figures ex vat.
If you are paying more than the published rates (see attached chart) for pre-
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