Eskom recently attempted to ensure that there would be no load shedding during the morning peak of 6am to 9am. There are a number of problems with this short-lived plan.
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In the past year, Telkom lost 186 141 copper broadband lines but only gained 55 577 fibre connections. This has caused tremendous pressure on its revenue line.
Ahead of its unbundling from parent Naspers and separate listing on the JSE, the bear case for MultiChoice is fairly well understood by the market. The reality, as always, is a lot more nuanced.
The response to this week’s unexpected wave of rolling blackouts load shedding – by practically everyone – has been completely unimaginative. Predictably so.