Browsing: Jasson Urbach

South Africans rejoiced when the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) awarded Eskom just half the tariff increase it had applied for in February this year. But in the power utility’s annual report released on 10 July, Eskom said it would respond to its funding problem by holding off

Most South Africans are oblivious to the fact that we are in the worst grip of a crisis that has major negative implications for every one of us both now and in the future. People are ignorant of the electricity crisis because “the lights are still on”. But the lights will not stay on. Eskom’s daily message to us all is to use less electricity

What company would ask its customers to buy less of its product and, at the same time, promptly increase prices? That dubious distinction goes to Eskom. The parastatal has increased its prices to improve the supply and distribution of electricity, yet pays