Stop COCT challenges City of Cape Town tariff hike

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen In a recent development, the organization Stop COCT has joined the GOOD party by approaching the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) to contest the City of Cape Town’s proposed electricity tariff increase. Stop COCT argued that the proposed increase exceeds the 15.1% limit approved by[…]

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Eskom urges public to use electricity sparingly

LOCAL Eskom has reiterated a call for the public to use electricity sparingly during peak hours by switching off non-essential items. It follows Wednesday’s implementation of Stage 2 rolling blackouts, which ended at 10pm. Eskom has apologised to the public for the recent power cuts – saying management is working on[…]

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Eskom electricity tarrif increase comes under scrutiny

Cope says government should review the 15% electricity tariff increase that kicked in on Thursday. The party’s spokesperson Dennis Bloem has condemned the electricity hike. He says it will further kill the economy and hit the poor and unemployed the hardest: “Government can never justify this increase. Millions of people[…]

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