Amos Masondo,
6 May 2008 – The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has opposed a 53% proposed tariff increase.

Speaking at a meeting this week, Salga chairman Amos Masondo says: “The proposed hike will have a debilitating effect on not only the planning processes of municipalities but also on the quality of life of our people, particularly the poor.”

Salga will present their formal position to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) by May 12.  

At the meeting, Salga again stated its support for the restructuring of the electricity distribution sector and offered its assistance with improving fund governance structures and systems of the Municipal Councillor Pension Fund.