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Voices of poor not heard at Eskom hearings - climate group

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Cape Town – The voices of poor communities were not being heard at the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) hearings for the proposed 17% Eskom tariff increase at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC), according to a representative of the One Million Climate Jobs Campaign.

Sizwe Manqele from the campaign’s provincial working group told the Nersa board that “the voices of the people are not being heard” and that "the community is disadvantaged by the hearings being hosted at the CTICC".

He called on Nersa to take the hearings to township areas like Khayelitsha in Cape Town and KwaMashu in Durban.

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