In 2015, 2017 and 2019 we published infographics showing Eskom annual tariff increases since 1988 compared to inflation.
Following Eskom’s court order success against NERSA in early 2021, it increased electricity prices by an average of 15.63% in April 2021. So what do the numbers look like today?
The graph below shows the Eskom tariffs from 1988 to 2021, plotted against CPI (Consumer Price Index) or inflation over the same period. It also shows projections up to 2023, based on expert forecasts and inflation projections.