Cosatu has vowed to continue to protest at venues where public hearings are being held regarding Eskom‘s request to increase the electricity tariffs by 16% per year in the next five years.
Energy regulator Nersa had to abandon the hearings in Port Elizabeth yesterday when Cosatu members stormed the venue singing and chanting slogans opposing the request.
Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini has told SABC news that they will protest in Durban today where the hearings will be heard.
The power utility has applied for a 16% tariff increase per year over the next five years.
Eskom estimates that it will need R1.1 trillion for its infrastructure maintenance, staff cost and growth, and that the South African public will have to foot the bill. A number of organisations are raising objections.
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