United Front and broader civil society to picket outside hearings on Eskom’s application for tariff hikes

The United Front, energy unions such as the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the broad Electricity Crisis Campaign (ECC) will tomorrow Tuesday 23 June 2015 hold a picket against Eskom’s application for an electricity tariff increase that will result in a total price increase of 25.30% for 2015/16.
Tomorrow will be the first day of the two-day public hearings that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will hold to hear Eskom ‘s selective re-opener of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3).
Numerous organisations that will be in the picket have made submissions that oppose the application. Whilst picketing outside, their representatives will make submissions on the disastrous implications if Nersa acceds to Eskom’s application.
Details of the picket are as follows:
Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015
Time: 10h00
Venue: Nasrec Expo Centre
Cnr. Rand Show and Nasrec Roads,
The media is invited to cover and report on the picket. For further information please contact:

  • Vuyo Bikitsha (Numsa Electricity and Energy Coordinator): 078 134 2980
  • Mazibuko Jara (United Front Interim National Secretary): 083 987 9633