Communities take City of Joburg to court as ‘our people are billed incorrectly’

The Local Development and Economic Civil Association (LDECA)is enraged with the treatment they are getting from the City of Johannesburg. The association is taking the city to court over rental billing and meter tampering. They say they are tired of the city’s incorrect billing system. The communities include Eldorado Park, Ennerdale, Klipspruit, Klipspruit West, Bushkoppies,…

Eskom pushes for double digit increases

Durban – Consumers will have to brace for further double-digit electricity price hikes if Eskom’s application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for recovery of R13.271 billion in revenue is approved. Eskom general manager Hasha Tlhotlhalemaje argued in the state-owned entity’s Regulatory Clearing Account application to Nersa for the liquidation of R13.271bn…

A private-sector plan won’t save Eskom

Eskom is in dire straits. It is saddled with more than R450bn in debt, has inadequate capacity and is dogged by mismanagement and endemic corruption. It must also contend with its dependence on coal for electricity generation, a main contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in SA. The solution put forward by the government is to…

Municipalities owe Eskom R31.5bn

Eskom is defending its ‘foreclose’ on municipalities that owe it billions in overdue debt. Over the past few months, the struggling power provider has not been afraid to show its ruthless streak in clawing back the R31.5 billion owed to it as at the end of August by some municipalities and has thought nothing about…