Eskom representatives presented their arguments on Thursday for the proposed tariff increases in the Joburg leg of public hearings.
702's Xolani Gwala spoke to EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides about recent developments on the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
Eskom started off by saying that they incurred costs of R22.8 billion. A chunk of that was spent on buying diesel.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
They are not trying to blackmail members of the public but they need to get this money.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
Outa is saying the proposal is simply not viable when Eskom didn't maintain the system properly.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter
They believe that avoiding load shedding would cost less than the impact it would've had on the economy.— Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter