Eskom’s 5.23% increase is unjustified

Although we feel somewhat vindicated with the fact that Eskom was granted 5.23% versus the 19.9% initially requested, we feel that any increase still sends the wrong message to Eskom. There should have been no increase granted. Industry, and the consumer, can ill afford any increase in tariffs with an ailing economy growing at less […]

9.4% increase in Eskom electricity tariffs will not solve Eskom’s problem

NERSA’s decision to approve a 9.4 percent increase in Eskom electricity tariffs will not solve Eskom’s problem and it may make them worse says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “What it means is that more businesses and domestic consumers will turn to alternative energy sources to escape the high and seemingly ever-increasing tariffs,” […]