Rebranded Outa invites public to join their efforts against Eskom tariff hikes

Outa (rebranded as Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse) has called on South Africans to become more active citizens by joining their efforts against Eskom's proposed tariff increases.

702's Azania Mosaka on Wednesday spoke to Outa chairperson Wayne Duvenhage, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

We've also been asked over the number of years to look at the carbon tax and the waste tax that's coming.

Wayne Duvenhage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

We've got the expertise, we have the credibility. We needed to have the capacity and we needed the resources, but we're here now.

Wayne Duvenhage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

Nersa cancelled meetings because there seems to be lack of public interest, we don't believe that's the case.

Wayne Duvenhage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

What's more concerning is that when their revenues go down then the costs go up, something is amiss.... The coal costs have gone up... We have mismanagement and poor leadership.

Wayne Duvenhage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse

This is active citizenry... The people's rights are not government's rights. We own them and government serves us.

Wayne Duvenhage, Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse chairman

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