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JOHANNESBURG – The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has given Eskom the go-ahead for a tariff increase of over 15 percent.

Brace yourself for a huge hike in your electricity bill. The Energy Regulator has given Eskom the go-ahead for a tariff increase of over 15%. The embattled power utility went to court to push for the increase. It will allow Eskom to raise about R10-billion from customers. pic.twitter.com/GHZ1iKxE6P

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The embattled power utility went to court to push for the increase.

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It will allow Eskom to raise about R10 billion from customers.

The agreement will run for the 2021/2022 financial year.