What does the 9.4% Eskom tariff hike mean for SA consumers?

How will SA consumers be affected by Nersa's recent approval of a 9.4% tariff increase, especially with the colder season ahead.

702's John Robbie spoke to energy expert, Shaun Nel, about the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

...Two things that Eskom has to look at is how they can cut their fixed costs and how they can encourage users to continue using the electricity.

Shaun Nel, energy expert

What we've seen in the downturn from the economic perspective is that it's due to massive pressure on demand

Shaun Nel, energy expert

We anticipate demand falling further in winter because tariffs in winter are significantly higher than summer tariffs, which means industrial users will switch off.

Shaun Nel, energy expert

We're in a very precarious situation...One thing we're seeing is we're seeing improvements in the energy availability factor.

Shaun Nel, energy expert

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