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Durban- Cash-strapped Durban pensioners are feeling the pinch following the property rates increase that has become so unaffordable that some are selling their homes to downsize.   At a Hillcrest estate, 80 of 680 units have put up for sale signs as their owners –

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    After you’ve made the decision to go solar, the next step is figuring out how to pay for it. Assuming you don’t have the cash to buy your solar energy system upfront, like the vast majority of Americans, there are a variety of

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Some electrical accounts, especially for large consumers include a charge for Power Factor issues (PF) and the charge will be seen on the account as “cents per kVAR” (kilo volt/amps/reactive).  The local supply authority introduces this charge to commercial consumers to encourage the consumer to

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A frustrated Eastcliff pensioner is at her wits’ end with the City of Joburg’s billing department. Despite having a pre-paid meter, her services have been disconnected several times and she lives with constant threats of having her water and electricity terminated. Gloria Lepper, in May

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Your electric bill is high, but you don’t know why. After all, there is little information to help you understand the mystery of what goes into its total each month. Here are some reasons why it might be high, and what you can do to

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City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba has promised to resolve the billing crisis by December. However, The Star’s Metrowatch has been inundated with e-mails and calls from frustrated residents who told of the misery the billing problem was causing them. Wing Him Sam I’m an

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The City of Johannesburg has suffered a setback in its bid to resolve a long-standing billing crisis‚ which has been a headache for residents for several years. Even Nelson Mandela and the ANC headquarters have been victims of municipal bungling. Mayor Herman Mashaba has made

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JOBURG – Joburgers today are dealing with the effects of a decision made many years ago. It’s no secret that the City of Johannesburg’s billing system is in bad shape, but residents often don’t know how it became so bad or what the problem actually

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In a post load-shedding world, the South African market has settled on heat pumps and solar water heaters to fight increasing electricity tariffs, according to Cala van der Westhuizen, head of marketing at Energy Partners South Africa. Speaking to Property Wheel, van der Westhuizen noted that water heating accounts for as

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All grid-tied installations, irrespective of the size, have to follow the process outlined by City Power for the Johannesburg metropolitan.   PV system installation in Johannesburg All City of Johannesburg customers planning for PV system installation should follow the permit application process prior to installation

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