Unethical increase condmned – 1 February 2019, Lowvelder

Eskom’s application for a tariff hike was slammed by local stakeholders during the public participation session held by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) at the Orion Hotel last Friday.

The KLCBT proposed an increase of 4,8%.  COO, Linda Grimbeek, told the panel that the proposed increase will have a negative impact on businesses and individuals…

“To businesses, there will be sharp increases in unemployment and business closures.  To Eskom, you will lose clients and revenue as businesses close down.  More people will not pay their bills, directly and to municipalities.  Clients will convert to alternative energy and you will lose them forever.  You will make yourself redundant by high cost and unreliable service delivery…”

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