Samantha Moolman | 8 August 2013 | Engineering news
It is becoming increasingly important for the retail and property sectors to liaise with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) about electricity tariffs set by municipalities, rather than focus on State-owned power utility Eskom’s proposed tariff increases, then Eskom spokesperson Hilary Joffe says.
Engaging with retail industry stakeholders at an event last month, hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC), in Johannesburg, Joffe, who has since returned to the daily, Business Day, acknowledged the sector’s concern about municipal tariff increases and its impact on the sector.
Most of the retailers agreed that the tariffs imposed on them by their respective municipalities were crippling the sector. They called on Eskom to work with Nersa to assist them in challenging the municipalities to ease the blow of tariff increases on retail. Read more