NERSA’s failure to hold public hearings on the proposed 7.47% increase in municipal tariffs is illegal
4 April 2022
Note to Editors: Please find an attached soundbite by Kevin Mileham MP
The decision by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to not hold public hearings on the proposed municipal electricity tariff increase is at odds with the provisions of the NERSA Act and therefore illegal.
The DA will be writing to NERSA requesting that they honour their obligations in terms of the NERSA Act, and allow South Africans to share their views on the proposed municipal tariff increase. Should NERSA fail to honour this request, any action taken to implement this tariff increase will be illegal and open to legal contestation.
Based on a discussion document that it recently published, NERSA is proposing an average increase of 7,47% in municipal electricity tariffs from 1 July 2022. The NERSA advisory goes on to state that, due to time pressure, there will be no public hearings on the matter.