South Africa: `We can`t say that electricity is cheap`

source: IOL
June 23 2009 at 04:29PM

Government will oppose a rapid rise in electricity tariffs, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday.

Speaking in the National Assembly during debate on her budget vote, she said the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) would soon be making an announcement on Eskom’s application for an increase in the wholesale electricity tariffs.

“It is an important matter that needs to be put into proper perspective, particularly as it relates to the latent concerns about the impact on the indigent,” she said.

“At the outset, I must state categorically that we do not agree that the tariffs must rise rapidly.

“It is our view that this will lead to [continue reading]

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