South Africa: Eskom report shows payment woes

source: Fin24
Apr 25 2010 14:15 Jan de Lange

Johannesburg – Evidence of slow decline is evident from the confidential Eskom report the DA’s spokesperson for public enterprises, Pieter van Dalen, disclosed in parliament last week.

The report indicates that 35% of the power that Eskom delivers to households is stolen electricity.

On Tuesday Van Dalen set the cat among the pigeons when, during a sitting of the portfolio committee for public enterprises, he quoted from the report, showing that BHP Billiton was paying only 12c per kilowatt hour for electricity at its Mozal aluminium smelter.

But the 291-page report contains a lot of information other than details of the [continue reading]

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