BUDGET SPEECH EMPHASISES ANC GOVERNMENT’S FAILURES by Afriforum
Our tenuous electricy supply:
The economy simply cannot press forward under the pressure of unreliable electricity supply. “The state should have taken drastic measures years ago to bring an end to load shedding. Apart from the fact that Eskom needs to be privatised, other electricity providers should also be allowed to compete in the sector,” says Dr Eugene Brink, AfriForum’s Strategic Advisor for Community Affairs.
Elm’s take on Tito’s rubbish speech:
Yip, we live in a banana republic. There is nothing republican about the Republic of South Africa. Truth be told and understood by anyone with a modicum of intelligence is that in reality we are a democracy. Said another way: Thug rule by and for the majority only. Be damned to any minority.
My home is proofed as much as possible against the only electricity supplier in South Africa, namely, the bankrupt, non functioning, state owned enterprise known as Eskom. I have standby battery lamps, standby gas cooker and a large power inverter to carry all electronic equipment. There was a time when we had more power blackout hours than hours where we could use electricity. The state looting (corrupt tenders and payment to suppliers without said suppliers rendering any services) has left Eskom with billions upon billions of debt and a mostly non serviced ageing infrastructure. Yet we pay an ever increasing flat rate for a non-existing power supply as well as ever increasing power tariffs, while being told to use our electricity sparingly as the Grid is at risk.
Winter is almost upon us.
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