Cassper Nyovest laments price of electricity.

Cassper Nyovest laments price of electricity. Image via X MDNNEWS

‘R12k per month?’ Cassper’s fans respond to his electricity usage

‘Your average spend is R12000 per month on electricity’: South Africans respond to Cassper Nyovest’s electricity usage.

Cassper Nyovest laments price of electricity.

Cassper Nyovest laments price of electricity. Image via X MDNNEWS

Award-winning rapper Cassper Nyovest is frustrated after receiving a mere 900 units of electricity after paying R3000.


Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Phoolo took to his X account on Wednesday, 12 June, to complain about the high price of electricity.

Phoolo reveals: “Guys does the price of electricity change? Last week I bought R3000 electricity, and it was 900 units.”

He adds that he bought electricity for the same amount (R3000) and only received 750 units today. The award-winning rapper also reveals that the R3000 electricity only lasts a week in his house.

“Also, what’s mad is that R3000 electricity lasts a week in my house, with the geysers off and everything. Life in Johannesburg is crazy,” he writes.

@AMG_Owner replied: “So, your average spend is R12000 per month on electricity. With that amount, I would undoubtedly get a Grid Interactive Solar System: Grid-Tie with Lead Acid Battery Backup.”

Does the musician spend over R100 000 on electricity per year?


South Africans advised Cassper Nyovest to buy electricity between the 1st and 5th of the month as it is reportedly cheaper.

Others advised the musician to buy his electricity at lower prices as the units are reportedly less.

The Moneyweb reveals that electricity is more expensive through the month because of the incline block tariff structures.

“As usage increases, the tariff moves into block two, where the price per unit is more expensive. And then the third, and so on. The moves between these prices per unit are all automatic. At the end of the month, the usage is reset, and the customer starts the next month in block one.”


@IamT_SA: “The more units you buy during a month, the more expensive your units become (as you move through your municipality’s tariff steps). Thus, after resetting to zero, a block tariff once again charges you at the lowest rate for your units when making your first purchase of the new month.”

@UncleSteve501: “Just like how the more you earn the more tax you pay. In the case of Eskom, the first 350 kWh is charged at R2 for example, then 350+ kWh at R4. Hope this makes sense.”

@DjCoachrsa: “I bought R6 000 electricity exactly 6 days ago, I got 690 units on the first transaction. I got 679 units on the second one, yet still I bought it within 5 minutes difference. As we speak, I’m left with less than 120 units. Meaning I’ve got to buy again today. I’ve got 5KW inverter, floor heating off, heaters off, only fireplace running… shout out to our government.”