Paying bills in South Africa

Hello everyone,

What bills do you pay? If you are renting, are bills included in the price of rent, and is this common practice in South Africa?

How can you pay your bills (e.g. online, at provider's store, at the post office)? Which is the most convenient or reliable way?

With what frequency are different bills sent in South Africa? Are there different deadlines for payment?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Hi Priscilla,

I find that debit orders are the most convenient way to pay bills here. For instance I pay for my gym membership via debit order, so each month my account is automatically debited on a date of my choosing.

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