AgriSA says the 16.6% tariff hike proposed by Eskom is not affordable and will have negative effects on the agricultural sector.
702's Xolani Gwala spoke to CEO of AgriSA Western Cape, Carl Opperman, regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
The bottom line is that we will not be able to afford the increase that is on the table.— Carl Opperman, CEO of AgriSA Western Cape
The increase should be inflation-linked. Now that that we've used less electricity, they are coming back to us to say that they didn't make enough revenue.— Carl Opperman, CEO of AgriSA Western Cape
Food security is very important for us and that is what we really have to look at.— Carl Opperman, CEO of AgriSA Western Cape