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The regulator defends a decision to grant Eskom a lower tariff increase.
Eskom has asked the National Energy Regulator of South Africa for 15% tariff increase per year for three years, the power utility said in a statement on Friday.
Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe is holding a gun to South African consumers' heads by giving them a choice between increased tariffs or daily load shedding, says the DA.
There is an over 50% chance that SA energy grid will suffer a total collapse soon, energy analyst Ted Blom has told the public hearings into Eskom's tariff hike application.
The increase Eskom is asking for will put about 20 000 job opportunities at ferrochrome refineries at risk, warns an expert.
Eskom's acting CEO Brian Molefe says selling Eskom assets now will be detrimental as it is already “hurting” from funding the construction of Medupi, Kusile and Ingula.
A Fin24 user who took pictures of illegal electricity connections at informal settlements in Johannesburg wants to know who is paying for this electricity consumption.
The billions of rands that Eskom is spending on diesel to drive its open cycle gas turbines is the reason for its recent tariff increase applications, Nersa says.
The Chamber of Mines of Zambia has warned that the 29% electricity price hike threatens operations of mining companies.
While NERSA has allowed Eskom a tariff hike of just over 14%, SA's three biggest cities are absorbing some of the increase to pass on lower tariff hikes to beleaguered residents.
Eskom has submitted an application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to recover R22.8bn which the utility used to avert load shedding.
South Africans are capable of coping with load shedding, but will not be able to afford higher tariffs, a small business owner has told Nersa.
The South African Chamber of Mines says it cannot accept that electricity tariff hikes are the most appropriate way for Eskom to deal with its funding shortfall.
Eskom, which is seeking a tariff increase, will issue Islamic bonds or sukuks in international markets, according to acting chief executive Brian Molefe.
Eskom’s acting CEO Brian Molefe was put under the spotlight by regulator Nersa, as he requested a tariff hike to curb load shedding and increase maintenance.
EXCLUSIVE: Energy expert Chris Yelland reveals the presentation he will give Nersa, detailing why Eskom should not get a further tariff increase.
Gauteng residents will have to fork out more for electricity from July after City Power announced that it will increase its tariffs by an average of 7%.
The anticipated food price hikes will further burden the many already struggling to pay for expensive electricity and other living costs.
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