A Power Hike for South Africa


The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has granted the country's energy giant, Eskom, an eight-percent electricity tariff hike. The power utility originally wanted a 16-percent increase which was opposed by many. Interest groups had earlier warned of job losses and even social unrest if Eskom's demands were met.
  • South Africa:  Eskom Gets 8 Percent Hike

    South African Press Association, 28 February 2013

    Eskom has been granted an eight percent electricity tariff hike, the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) said on Thursday. read more »

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  • South Africa:  Protests At Eskom Hearing

    South African Press Association, 31 January 2013

    A group of around 100 people, mostly dressed in red T-shirts, protested in Midrand on Thursday at Nersa's public hearings on Eskom's proposed tariff hike. read more »

  • South Africa:  Eskom Public Hearings Kick Off in Gauteng

    SAnews.gov.za, 31 January 2013

    Eskom's chief executive officer, Brian Dames, says a stable supply of energy is crucial to power South Africa's economic growth going into the future. read more »

  • South Africa:  Numsa Leaders to Picket Outside Gallagher Convention Centre

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 29 January 2013

    The National Office Bearers of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) - President Cedric Gina, General Secretary Irvin Jim, Deputy General Secretary Karl ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Eskom's Proposed Price Hikes to Hit Manufacturing and Commercial Sectors Hard

    Congress of South African Trade Unions, 28 January 2013

    Since the start of public hearings on Eskom's third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD 3) application, different organisations have come before the National Energy Regulator of ... read more »

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