ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY TARIFFS

Gigaba: Eskom reviewing tariff decision

2013-05-08 12:03

Eskom is reviewing the implications of Nersa's decision to grant it a lower than requested electricity tariff hike, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Gigaba: New Eskom tariffs a game changer

2013-04-22 11:06

The decision to grant Eskom a tariff hike of 8% instead of 16% is fair to consumers but problematic for Eskom, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Nersa to decide on BHP, Eskom deal

2013-03-24 12:00

It is now up to the energy regulator to decide whether South Africans would be relieved from a long-term power-supply deal between Eskom and BHP Billiton.

Billiton: Eskom deal had govt backing

2013-03-17 17:35

BHP Billiton says its Eskom contract had the full support of the government, following a court ruling that it must make public the prices it pays for electricity.

Out-of-touch OECD

2013-03-11 11:46

Give this rich world body a crisp one-finger salute, says Jarred Myers.

Salga: Eskom hike bad for municipalities

2013-03-10 12:24

An electricity tariff hike of 8% would not be good for residents getting their electricity from municipalities, says the SA Local Government Association.

Nersa: 8% hike enough for Eskom

2013-02-28 14:24

The 8% tarrif hike granted to Eskom is sufficient, says Thembani Buluka, chairperson of a Nersa electricity subcommittee.

Decision day for Eskom tariff hikes

2013-02-28 07:37

The National Energy Regulator of SA is due to announce its decision on Eskom's proposed electricity tariff hike.

Numsa, Manuel: Eskom hikes 'unacceptable'

2013-02-20 16:20

Numsa has welcomed Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel’s stance that rapid hikes in administered prices such as electricity should be guarded against.

Eskom price hearings start in Midrand

2013-01-30 10:28

The public hearings on Eskom's request for a 16% electricity price increase for each of the next five years have started in Midrand.

Nersa 'out of touch with working class'

2013-01-28 14:37

The National Energy Regulator of SA's public hearings into Eskom's proposed tariff hikes need to be held in poorer areas of the country, Cosatu says.

Eskom hike will hit poor hardest

2013-01-21 15:37

Those earning R3 000 and less a month will bear the brunt of Eskom's electricity tariffs and will plunge more people into poverty, say unions Numsa and Cosatu.

Disruption mars Eskom hearing

2013-01-16 19:00

A public hearing in Port Elizabeth into Eskom's electricity price hikes has been adjourned after being disrupted, says the energy regulator Nersa.

Questions over Eskom pricing

2013-01-15 13:55

The City of Cape Town has expressed concern about Eskom's lack of clarity in its pricing application and the impact tariff hikes will have on consumers.

Eskom's electricity hikes may come down

2012-12-03 16:46

Eskom's requested 16% increase in electricity prices for the next five years could be significantly lowered, says Business Unity SA.

Eskom posts massive profits

2012-11-20 12:18
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Eskom has reported a huge R12.6bn interim profit with revenue for the period rising to R73.4bn, driven mainly by a 16% hike in electricity tariffs.

Electricity price hikes for Cape Town

2012-06-27 09:33

Cape Town residents can expect to pay an average 11% more for domestic power from July, the city says.

Zuma vows action on Eskom tariffs

2012-02-09 19:52

President Jacob Zuma says he has asked Eskom to look at options on how to reduce its prices over the next few years.

Moody's warns of significant Eskom hikes

2011-11-11 11:51

Rating agency Moody's says it believes power utility Eskom will impose above-inflation tariffs over several years in a bid to recover costs.

Looming menace

2011-08-31 09:00

Industry cannot sustain any new Eskom hikes, warns Jan de Lange.

 

SA may have a dark winter - Eskom

2013-04-22 13:45

Eskom may introduce rolling blackouts in winter to prevent damaging the economy, but it will try to avoid such a situation at all costs, says CEO Brian Dames.

Hands off consumers, Nersa tells Eskom

2013-03-27 15:56

The National Energy Regulator of SA has refused to allow Eskom to charge consumers for its power buy-back programme, MPs have heard.

Eskom's BHP deal a scandal, says party

2013-03-22 14:56

The contract which allowed Eskom to sell electricity to BHP Billiton at less than one-fifth of the tariff paid by consumers is a scandal, the FF Plus says.

Billiton must lift veil on Eskom prices

2013-03-15 15:36

Sake24 has won a long legal battle in which the Court of Appeal ruled that BHP Billiton must make public the prices it pays Eskom for electricity.

Coal to fuel electricity price woes

2013-03-10 16:01

The Competition Tribunal believes power prices could skyrocket above Eskom's anticipated hikes if coal prices in the domestic market increase as expected.

Eskom laments 8% electricity hike

2013-02-28 15:19

Eskom says a power tariff increase of 8% over the next five years will present a challenge, but it will still keep the country's lights on.

Eskom tariff hikes announced

2013-02-28 13:18
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The National Energy Regulator of SA has announced that Eskom can hike its tariffs by 8%, half of the 16% the power utility proposed.

Don't grant Eskom hike, urges union

2013-02-20 18:52

The Food and Allied Workers' Union has called on the country's energy regulator to dismiss Eskom's 16% electricity rise because it will impact negatively on farms.

ANC: Eskom hike will hit the economy

2013-02-04 17:44

The 16% increase in electricity tariffs will have a negative affect on the economy, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Yes, you can beat Eskom hikes

2013-01-24 14:19

Power tariff increases may pose a threat to your profits, but with clever thinking you can stay ahead of the game. Our experts show you how.

35 000 jobs on line over Eskom hikes

2013-01-17 18:21

Up to 10% of the 350 000 people employed by the sugar cane sector could lose their jobs if Eskom is granted a 16% electricity price increase, says the industry body.

Eskom price hikes unaffordable

2013-01-15 16:48

It is wrong for Eskom to generate profits and the proposed electricity tariffs will devastate the economy, the National Energy Regulator of SA has heard.

Eskom: Tariff hikes the only way

2013-01-15 13:05

Economic models show it is better and fairer for tariffs - not taxes - to pay for electricity, the National Energy Regulator of SA has heard.

Economist warns on weaker rand

2012-11-22 11:58

An economist expects the rand to drop further, which could stoke inflation and eventually lead to a surge in power tariffs and higher prices for consumers.

Rising municipal accounts to hit pockets

2012-07-01 15:18

Consumers will soon have to spend up to a fifth of their net income on municipal accounts, in particular the rising cost of electricity, says an economist.

Eskom tariffs to take in SA economic needs

2012-03-08 15:23

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says future price rises by Eskom will take the economy’s competitiveness into account.

State mulls delay to power tariff hikes

2011-12-08 11:34

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says electricity price rises may be held back, which will aid consumers but is likely to hurt Eskom's funding drive.

Manufacturers to appeal tariff hikes

2011-09-28 07:00

Manufacturers will appeal to the National Energy Regulator of SA for relief on its planned electricity tariff hikes, according to a report.

'Eskom tariff hikes still needed'

2010-10-29 12:20

The government says its extension of guarantees to Eskom will help lower expansion costs, but that it will still be necessary to push up electricity prices.

 
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