Posts tagged as SALGA

Government urged to merge DTPS and DoC

Delivering the keynote address the FTTX annual conference in Durban, FTTX Council president, Andile Ngcaba told the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal services that government should merge the Department of Telecommunications and Postal services (DTPS) and the Department of Communications (DOC) back into one department. He addressed his remarks directly to Dr Cwele who was […]

Eskom seeks 20% tariff increase

  Eskom wants its clients to pay on average 19,9% more for electricity from 1 April next year and proposes that municipalities pay 27,3% more for bulk electricity purchases from 1 July, 2018. This comes against the background of controversy about an aborted irregular R30-million pension benefit for its former CEO Brian Molefe, after serving […]

Survey reveals increase in Gauteng’s quality of life

  New data from the Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) shows that satisfaction with municipalities in Gauteng has declined very slightly since 2013, but dissatisfaction has also dropped significantly. These results, released just weeks before the August local government elections,  suggest a greater middle-ground of potentially “undecided” voters. It is also clear that respondents increasingly distinguish […]

Electricity tariff increases and further potential adjustments

  Electricity tariffs are set to increase by 12,69% for Eskom’s customers, while municipal customers will see a 14,25% tariff increase. Eskom has confirmed that the price increases, which are to be implemented on 1 April 2015 to its direct customers and 1 July 2015 for municipal customers, are in line with the approvals received from the National Energy […]

Cable theft and the plight of the municipality

The monthly cost to South Africa of copper cable theft rose to R13,2-million in October 2014, 43% higher than in the previous year, according to new South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) statistics. This was the fifth month-on-month increase and was up from R12-million in August and R13-million in September last year. In […]