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Struggling to make ends meet

Nov 14 2012 08:47
A fed-up Fin24 users laments the increasing cost of living:

I've tried to save (on electricity) by putting in a smaller geyser. I don't switch the swimming pump on every day, only two hours on a Sunday. I've taken out the bath and replaced it with a shower.

I really try but my electricity keeps going up. I think the municipalities have their own tariffs and do as they like. They don’t help because they only read the meters every three months.

My bond (mortgage) on my house is R2 200, my water and electricity bills amount to R2 900. I only earn R7 500 per month.

Where are we going to get the money (to pay for the next round of electricity hikes)?

Eskom must check on the muncipalities... they are the people that overcharge consumers and make as if it is Eskom.

Also, why do Eskom (employees) get these big salaries? My next door neighbour works for Eskom. She gets a (housing) subsidy from her work and earn four times my salary for the same work I do.

I'm so tired...

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