for subscribers

Voices of poor not heard at Eskom hearings - climate group

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
(Johann Marx)
(Johann Marx)

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.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
ZAR/USD
15.22
(-0.06)
ZAR/GBP
20.67
(-0.12)
ZAR/EUR
18.39
(-0.03)
ZAR/AUD
11.65
(-0.49)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.05)
Gold
1827.50
(+0.01)
Silver
24.75
(+0.10)
Platinum
1070.99
(+0.29)
Brent Crude
54.89
(-2.34)
Palladium
2377.00
(+0.59)
All Share
63549.75
(-0.52)
Top 40
58446.35
(-0.49)
Financial 15
11916.89
(+0.01)
Industrial 25
83811.01
(+0.08)
Resource 10
63855.25
(-1.46)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, and I've gotten it.
21% - 650 votes
No, I did not.
51% - 1615 votes
My landlord refused
28% - 874 votes
Vote