1 minute read
18 Dec 2021
5:30 am

We want a power utility we can trust


Something doesn’t add up. All we want for Christmas is a power utility we can trust…

Eskom offices in Bellville, Cape Town. Picture: Gallo Images/Brenton Geach

It’s granted that Eskom is not on many South Africans’ Christmas card list. After being plunged into dreaded load shedding at the drop of a hat on several occasions throughout the year, the last straw for many South Africans battling to make ends meet was when it was revealed the power utility continued to pursue its quest to have an increase of 20% approved from 1 April, 2022. This week, it continued the trend of fulfilling the role of the grinch when it revealed the country could be plunged into stage 8 load shedding after the environmental affairs department rejected...