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Big business 'strongly opposes' Eskom's tariff hike proposal

Eskom has argued its case to recover R22.8 billion in several cities across the country with Gauteng now the last stop.

At the public hearings into the utility's application for a 16.6 percent tariff hike, several businesses and organisations have advised that the increase is not viable for consumers.

EWN's Gia Nicolaides on Friday said that the power plant has been criticised for the use buying diesel to operate open cycle gas turbines.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Practically everyone that we've heard from has said that this is simply not the consumers fault and that it shouldn't be brought upon them or the business man.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

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