Tariff increases will not save Eskom unless the organisation comes to grips with costs

Tariff increases will not save Eskom unless the organisation comes to grips with costs that appear to be rising out of control, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “A quarter of Eskom’s generating capacity is off line undergoing maintenance or being repaired after breakdowns yet the costs continue to rise,” said Ms Janine […]

Consumer Price Index (CPI) for February 2015

The headline CPI (for all urban areas) annual inflation rate in February 2015 was 3,9%. This rate was 0,5 of a percentage point lower than the corresponding annual rate of 4,4% in January 2015. On average, prices increased by 0,6% between January 2015 and February 2015. The provinces with an annual inflation rate lower than […]

Zero alcohol proposal ‘addresses wrong problem’

THE Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to the Department of Transport calling for stricter enforcement of road and driving regulations rather than a zero limit for alcohol consumption. In one of the proposed changes outlined in the Draft National Road Traffic Amendment Bill gazetted last month for public comment, the department suggests […]