Eskom price hike plans

2009-10-19 15:58
There's been widespread outrage at Eskom's price hike plans. The parastatal wants electricity tariffs to more than triple over the next three years. And to accommodate the poor, the power giant wants to increase the free basic electricity grant, which will effectively come from the 'rich'. But has Eskom exhausted all its options? If consumers are defaulting at the present rate, how much worse will it become? Carte Blanche turns on the lights.

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