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Eskom can’t hike tariffs without reason - BUSA

2017-06-01 07:22

Business Unity South Africa says it opposes Eskom’s application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to raise tariffs without justification.

Lower power tariffs are coming

2017-05-07 06:12

Once Eskom had completed its two new coal power stations and paid down its guaranteed debts, electricity tariffs in South Africa would fall again, Eskom chair Baldwin Ngubane told a session at this week’s World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban.

Eskom can turn off the lights, court rules

2017-01-05 10:29

Eskom may cut off power supply to eight municipalities with outstanding debt, a judge has ruled.

Eskom a threat to SA’s economy, warns Outa

2016-06-03 16:16

The public’s trust in Eskom has been rocked by sky-high electricity tariffs without a corresponding increase in the kilowatt output of the utility, says Outa.

Petrol price hikes add to consumers’ woes

2016-04-05 21:15

With petrol and diesel costs going up, cash-strapped consumers will be facing a difficult time to make ends meet.

Eskom seeks to recoup R38bn through tariff hikes

2015-08-13 09:22

Eskom has asked the energy regulator for permission to recoup R38bn of costs incurred in its 2014 financial year by means of higher tariffs, its annual report shows.

Electricity hike unfair, says AfriForum

2014-09-16 16:09

Hiking the electricity tariffs will be unfair and a burden on taxpayers because municipalities owe Eskom more that R3.2bn, says AfriForum.

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.

 

Eskom's next tariff application in doubt - expert

2017-05-21 13:09

Legal challenges to regulatory decisions are growing in SA and regulators are gradually understanding that their decisions may be subject to judicial review, says an expert.

Municipalities to feel the heat as Nersa caps electricity tariffs

2017-05-04 14:11

Municipalities relying on an electricity tariff hike are likely to feel the crunch after energy regulator Nersa ruled on a cap at 1.88% for the 2017/18 financial year, says OUTA.

Hefty 8% Eskom tariff hike still possible - economist

2016-08-17 20:15

An 8% electricity tariff increase for the next fiscal year is still possible, though risks now look a little more balanced, says an emerging markets economist.

Price pain shock to devastate consumers

2016-04-06 09:47

Hard times lie ahead for consumers amid petrol price hikes, ever-rising food prices, electricity tariff increases and the prospect of rising interest rates.

Outa not done with Eskom tariff hike challenge

2016-04-01 09:15

Outa says it remains undeterred by the court's decision to dismiss its urgent application to stop Eskom from implementing an approved tariff increase.

Call to protest tariffs

2015-06-02 11:01

THE Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (Pacsa) has called on all residents and businesses to take a stand against Eskom’s increase in 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.

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