Electricity hikes

A snippet from the council mouthpiece Ezasegagasini Metro from June 27, 2008.

***The price of electricity in the city is most likely to go up by 29.5% next week.

My opinion: This is in response to price hikes from electricity supplier Eskom. Short-sightedness has resulted in the fact that South Africa does not have enough power generation capability, which has resulted in a serious crisis for all of us. We have had quite a bit of loadshedding already and there is the threat of more this winters. If we want more power, and of course we do, we’ll just have to pay up. The galling thing is that those responsible for the crisis have not, and most likely never will be, called to account.

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