Eskom is asking the public to pay a 15% tariff increase for the next three years.
At the start of nationwide public hearings in Cape Town on Monday at Nersa, Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe apologised to South Africans for the increase but says the public needs to pay.
Wayne Duvenage from the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), says this increase is on top of the 500% increase over the last 10 or 11 years and that is unacceptable.
We have made a submission and are presenting to Nersa today to say that nothing more than the CPI - and even that is too much - because we need to claw back the overcharges as a result of corruption and maladministration. But far too much damage has been done and Eskom is broke and so they are in a catch 22 situation and they need to convince that they will reduce their operating costs.— Wayne Duvenage, From Outa
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This article first appeared on 702 : Nersa public hearings begin today, Eskom wants public to pay 15% more