Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Eskom rates increase significantly

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Eskom rates increase significantly

The tariff goes up on 1 April for Eskom customers and 1 July for municipal customers.

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You finally made it to Friday! It has been a long week, indeed. 

Here are the five stories you need to know on the last Friday of February. 

LISTEN: Are the police going to be in trouble for guest hotel shooting?


The Independent Police Investigative Directorate said a statement has still not been taken from Muldersdrift shooting victim Len Cloete. Apparently Cloete is recovering at home and IPID investigators were still going to consult with Cloete’s doctors.

READ MORE: Nadal comes from two sets down to make history with 21st Slam


Alexander Zverev has been fined $40,000 (R610,000) and made to forfeit more than $30,000 (R470,000) in prize money after being thrown out of the Mexican Open for attacking the umpire's chair. The world number three struck the umpire's chair several times with his racquet, leading to the sanctions. He was fined $20,000 (R305,000) each for verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct - the maximum amount the ATP can impose. 

Zverev still faces the threat of a ban as the ATP investigate further.

Have a look:

LISTEN: Carol Ofori dishes on 'The Wife' - a telenovela on Showmax that is breaking records


On Valentine's Day, Showmax audiences fell in love with 'Sex in Afrikaans'. The eye-opening documentary series set a new record for the most first-day views of any Afrikaans title on Showmax ever, even ahead of 'Devilsdorp'. 

READ MORE: Ukraine wants SA to impose sanctions on Russia


Ukraine's ambassador to South Africa Liubov Abravitova has expressed appreciation for the statement issued by the South African government calling on Russia to withdraw from Ukraine. 

He has also asked South Africa to impose sanctions on Russia. Will this happen from a BRICS point of view? 

Find out here.

READ MORE: No need for load shedding now - Eskom


Eskom's tariff increase for 2022/23 will be 9.61% higher, the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) revealed. Eskom had asked for a 20.5% increase, including the previous allowable revenue.

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