Since 2016 ESA kept Gold Member fees exactly the same. Unfortunately, inflation caught up with us and the time has come to increase prices as the "2022 Rand" simply cannot buy the same as what a "2016 Rand" could buy.
All gold membership fees will be increasing from the 1st of May 2022.
Please take note of the following:
1 month - R 180.00
2 months - R300.00
6 months -- R 800.00
12 months - R 1300.00
Please note that ESA would've preferred to keep pricing exactly the same, but due to inflation affecting everything, we have to address this:
- Electricity is now 30% more expensive than in 2016 (source: www.eskom.co.za/distribution/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Historical-average-prices-and-increase_v20210903_13h00_no-links_External.xlsx)
- Fuel increased by a whopping 74.95% from R12,14 to R21,24. (source: www.sapia.org.za/Overview/Old-fuel-prices)
- Salaries of all staff had to increase just to keep up.
To lessen the blow of this increase, we will be launching new features and removing some older systems not used/not supported by new browsers.