Residents comment on tariff increases
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Residents comment on tariff increases

Residents comment on tariff increases. Here’s what they had to say:

Read more: 11.3% increase to your utility bill if proposed tariff increases are passed

Lizzy Kgaphola: I can't accept how I feel about this, electricity is expensive. Now we'll end up without food because of rent, water and electricity.
Lizzy Kgaphola: I can’t come to terms with how I feel about this; electricity is expensive as it is. Now we’re going to end up without food because of rent, water and electricity.
Thembeni Nyathi: Yes, I have been informed and I cannot emphasize this enough that most of the people are unemployed and yet they are expected to spend more money on their daily needs,
Thembeni Nyathi: Yes, I have been informed about this and I cannot emphasize enough that most of the people are unemployed and yet they are expected to spend more money on their daily needs.
Daniel Critchfield: It's the same old story, it's not pretty, but we always learn to live with it. This could be the solution to power and water cut-offs.
Daniel Critchfield: It’s the same old story; it’s not pretty, but we always learn to live with it. This could be the solution to the problem of power and water cuts.
Andiswa Sibisi: I can't put into words what I feel. The cost of living is already high. I don't understand how we can pay more.
Andiswa Sibisi: I can’t express in words what I feel; the cost of living is already high. I don’t understand how we can pay more.
Zaino Dindar: I only found out about this a few days ago and I hope they gave us more time to process it. Most people are struggling to meet deadlines and now the additional costs in this economy, I foresee poverty.
Zaino Dindar: I only found out about this a few days ago and I hope they gave us more time to process it. Most people are struggling to meet deadlines and now the additional costs in this economy, I foresee poverty.
Nkosinathi Njoko: Yes, I have heard about the increase. I am worried about the elderly like me who are struggling to survive on their pension money.
Nkosinathi Njoko: Yes, I have heard about the increase. I am worried about the elderly like me who are struggling to survive on their pension money.
Sizakele Nhavongo: Yes, I have heard about it. We can't change anything now. I just hope that after this increase we will never have to deal with power and water cuts.
Sizakele Nhavongo: Yes, I have heard about it and now we can’t change anything. I just hope that after this increase is implemented, we will never experience power and water cuts again.
Mfanafuthi Ndimande: It's hard to find a job these days, let alone a better paying one, I don't know how we're going to afford it. I just hope the municipality has a plan for all this.
Mfanafuthi Ndimande: It’s hard to find a job these days, let alone a better paying one. I don’t know how we’re going to afford it. I just hope the municipality has a plan for all this.
Kenneth Mathumba: I know the city is raising tariffs, but we're already struggling, so I don't know what to think about it. Paying extra hundreds for our daily needs is crazy.
Kenneth Mathumba: I know the city is raising tariffs, but we’re already struggling, so I don’t know what to think about it. Paying extra hundreds for our daily needs is crazy.

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