ARTICLES RELATING TO TARIFF HIKES

Eskom reacts to concerns raised at Nersa hearings

2018-04-17 15:56

Eskom tells Nersa and stakeholders that it is dealing decisively with executives and employees who have been accused of engaging in fraud and corruption.

Cosatu rejects above-inflation tariff hikes to bail out ‘drug addict’ Eskom

2018-04-16 13:43

Cosatu is calling for inflation-based tariff hikes for electricity, the reinstatement of an Eskom war room and the development of a sustainable development plan for the state-owned power utility.

MTN prepaid voice tariffs jump as new price structure kicks in

2018-03-23 15:02

MTN prepaid customers can expect to fork out up to an extra 41 cents per minute, as the mobile network adopts a new prepaid tariff price structure.

Eskom reviewing impact of lower tariff increase

2018-01-12 12:08

The power utility says it is still studying the impact of the lower tariff increase it was granted by Nersa in December.

Applause for Nersa’s no to 19.9%

2017-12-17 06:00

The National Energy Regulator of SA has received widespread applause for rejecting Eskom’s 19.9% tariff hike application and instead approving only 5.23%.

Nersa grants Eskom's tariff hike, but not 20%

2017-12-15 14:59

South Africa's National Energy Regulator has declined Eskom's request for a 20% tariff increase, instead granting the power utility a hike closer to inflation.

Eskom promises not to rush ahead with nuclear

2017-11-28 07:00

Eskom has distanced itself from an apparent rushed attempt to invigorate South Africa’s nuclear programme, after it was halted by the Cape Town High Court earlier this year.

Eskom tariff hike: Job losses loom large

2017-11-17 16:51

Huge job losses await South Africa if Eskom’s requested tariff hike is granted, energy regulator Nersa has heard at hearings.

To save Eskom from ruin, SA should ditch nuclear plan and cut coal power - study

2017-11-16 12:54

Eskom should cut down on its coal power network – including curtailing work at Kusile – and should not embark on any new nuclear, gas or coal building programmes if it wants to save itself from financial ruin, a new study has found.

Tariff hike could save Eskom - Treasury

2017-11-15 06:01

National Treasury says the national regulator’s decision on whether to grant Eskom a tariff hike, as well as R60bn in clawback tariffs, could help improve the state utility’s liquidity squeeze.

 

Tariff hikes not the solution for Eskom, Nersa hears

2018-04-17 14:08

There are better ways to address Eskom’s liquidity problems, the director of electricity distribution and generation at the City of Cape Town has told Nersa.

Businesses fuming over 'unilateral' duties hike

2018-04-12 17:39

A duties increase on trade goods signed off under former minister of finance Malusi Gigaba has captains of local industry seeing red over the costs it will add to their business operations.

Eskom operating costs could have been R85bn lower - OUTA

2018-03-06 17:49

Had Nersa challenged Eskom more over the past decade, the power utility could have been operating at costs R85bn lower than it does currently, claims OUTA.

Eskom postpones interim results after tariff knock

2017-12-21 15:03

Eskom has postponed its interim results announcement until early next year in order to study the effect its granted tariff hike will have on its finances.

Gigaba backs lower tariff hike, says Eskom a drain on fiscus

2017-12-16 12:26

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says he supports Nersa’s decision not to grant Eskom's request for a 19.9% tariff hike as the economy wouldn’t have been able to support it.

Nersa to only rule on Eskom tariff hike next week

2017-12-04 20:30

A decision on Eskom's controversial tariff hike request will now only be made public next week, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa has announced.

Eskom: CPI related tariff hike will ruin us

2017-11-20 19:09

Eskom has not backed down from its original request for a 19.9% increase, despite a flood of opposition as Nersa concluded its hearing on whether the state utility should be granted a steep tariff hike.

Eskom: Caught between a bailout and a tariff hike

2017-11-16 15:43

Eskom executives' plea for a tariff hike of 20%, has been met with a tough response from members of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa.

Eskom is set to make massive loss, report shows

2017-11-16 07:03

The low electricity price increase granted by Nersa and declining sales volumes, rising costs and debtor payment challenges are putting Eskom’s revenue, cash flow and bottom line under severe pressure.

Eskom tariff hike would strain economy – BUSA

2017-11-03 21:00

Business Unity South Africa says an above inflation tariff increase for Eskom would add strain to the already struggling South African economy.

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