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You Can’t Eat Electricity

May 31, 2013

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Oxfam launched its latest discussion document in its “mind the gap” series on Tuesday evening.  In Johannesburg for the event, Liz McDaid, who co-authored the paper with Oxfam’s Tim Gore, presented the story of Busi, a woman in South Africa struggling to survive in hard economic times.  The paper points out that the government’s policies, [...]

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The SMART revolution

May 18, 2013

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The Smart Electricity Planning report is a contribution of civil society to the critical discussion about energy choices in South Africa. Launched on 8th May 2013, the smart report is available. Contact info@thegreenconnection.org.za for a copy. SMART critiqued the government’s electricity plan (IRP2010), providing a SMART solution that increased energy efficiency, adding more solar and wind [...]

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Mind The Gap – Oxfam Public Dialogue

May 18, 2013

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OXFAM INVITES YOU TO THE NEXT PUBLIC DIALOGUE  IN THE MIND THE GAP SERIES ON A NEW DISCUSSION PAPER YOU CAN’T EAT ELECTRICITY: HUNGER, INEQUALITY AND LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA DATE: 28 MAY 2013, 5.30PM VENUE: THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE ROOM, OLD FORT CONFERENCE CENTRE, CONSTITUTION HILL, 11 KOTZE STREET, JOHANNESBURG , 2000 [...]

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PROTEST ACTION TO STOP ESKOM AND ITS GREEDY PLAN TO DOUBLE ELECTRICITY TARIFFS – THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY

January 14, 2013

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The poor and working class will bear the brunt of Eskom’s proposed new electricity tariff structure. Consumer cost escalations of more than a 100% in the next few years is a main feature of Eskom’s latest application to NERSA (NATIONAL ELECTRICITY REGULATOR OF SA).  NERSA’s provincial hearings to consider the application kick of in Cape Town [...]

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NERSA public hearings

December 12, 2012

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South African citizens can have their say on whether they want the electricity price to keep increasing each year. Eskom has proposed to increase the electricity price by 16% each year for the next 5 years, after we have just seen a doubling of the electricity price over the last 3 years. Eskom’s proposal reached [...]

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ALERT ALERT ALERT

November 19, 2012

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Concerned about rising electricity prices – want to have your say…… Send your submission to NERSA by Tuesday 20th November 2012. Public hearings will be held next year in January, so make your voice heard, write to NERSA and ask to be put on the list to speak at the public hearings. To find out [...]

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