Just as a bit of warning for all of you late night Wednesday prepaid token buyers: “The City of Cape Town’s electricity prepayment vending system will be switched off for planned maintenance from 22:00 on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 until 05:00 on Thursday, 18 September 2014,” a statement said. “Consumers are advised to please ensure… Read more »
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So it’s official, electricity prices will be rising harder and faster than the 8% already planned. NERSA have agreed that Eskom can raises prices more than 8% next April, but they haven’t agreed exactly how much yet! “South African power utility firm Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices next year above the… Read more »
Over the past few months there has been news story after news story of Eskom struggling with: Strikes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28123907 Leadership: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/brown-promises-swift-action-on-eskom-sustainability-new-ceo-2014-06-05 Finances: http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/05/16/struggling-eskom-asks-for-tariff-adjustment Keeping the lights on: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/Cape-Town-Airport-included-in-Eskom-load-shedding-20140618 Keeping the country happy: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/burning-rage-over-power-cuts-1.1713816#.U7gLm_ldUdo Not killing people!: http://allafrica.com/stories/201407041112.html I’m not going to get into the politics of it all, but needless to say, it might be a good time to start helping yourself… Read more »
Was just looking for something else and I found this news from earlier in the year. It was news to me anyway! South Africa is getting new sockets!
Continuing the ‘what’s it cost’ theme, I thought I’d write a quick post about how much hot water costs… A sink full of hot water costs you Rand, every single time.