SMS electricity vending systems back to normal

City officials say sms electricity vending systems are functional again after they were temporarily shut down.

Eskom. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - City officials on Sunday said sms electricity vending systems were functional again after they were temporarily shut down on Saturday night.

Vendors purposefully shutdown the system at 9pm to allow all electricity purchasing to be completed before Sunday's tariff hike.

At midnight the City of Cape Town electricity tariffs increased by 11 percent.