Makhura concerned over e-tolls, electricity tariff increases
He says the hikes are cause for concern as they are expected to have a negative impact on citizens.
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he is concerned that tariff increases for e-tolls and electricity could put more strain on Gauteng residents.
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa announced this afternoon that it's awarded Eskom a 9.4 percent increase tariff hike for electricity.
As of today, the cost of e-tolls also increased by five percent.
Makhura says the hikes are cause for concern as they are expected to have a negative impact on citizens.
He says the cost of living in Gauteng is already burdensome for many residents.
"Especially in a province like ours where the cost of living is very high; the cost of energy, food and transport are all extremely high. So I do share the concern with the increases that have been granted."