Emfuleni fails in court bid to stop Eskom from seizing its assets

2020-03-12 11:06

The municipality says basic service will be disrupted.

Big petrol price cut clipped by hike in electricity costs

2019-06-30 19:00

Although petrol and diesel costs will be dropping for the first time in six months, consumers have little to celebrate as electricity tariffs start to kick in from Monday July, 1.

Eskom gets the nod for R32.6bn in clawback tariffs

2018-06-14 16:35

The national energy regulator has approved Eskom's application to recover R32.6bn in shortfalls from electricity consumers.

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.


Eskom starting to play hardball in Soweto

2019-12-22 14:56

Eskom is starting to play hardball with non-paying residents of Soweto, reports Netwerk24.

Not sustainable to subsidise consumers anymore - Eskom

2019-01-28 21:55

Eskom's balance sheet has been providing a subsidy to consumers over many years, but this is not sustainable anymore, says the power utility.

Mpumalanga municipality taken to court over power interruptions

2017-11-06 22:00

Three chambers of commerce in Mpumalanga have approached the Constitutional Court to intervene in Eskom’s "catastrophic" supply interruptions in the Thaba Chweu municipality because of unpaid accounts.

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.

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.

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