Press Release: Resistance Against Unfair Tariff Hikes Grows

Earthlife Africa Jhb, Anti-Privitisation Forum 21st of April 2008 On the 23rd of April 2008, approximately 2,000 members of the Anti-Privitisation Forum (APF), Earthlife Africa Jhb (ELA Jhb), the Landless People’s Movement and The Greenhouse will be hitting the streets in Johannesburg to protest against Eskom‚Äôs proposed and unjust tariff hikes. The march will begin at Library Gardens at 10am, moving to City Power (Jorrisen Street) and then to Eskom (Smit Street). In addition to this protest in Johannesburg, protests will take place in Pretoria (to DME and NERSA), Durban …

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Press Release: Earthlife Africa Welcomes Delay of Alcan Smelter

Earthlife Africa Jhb 17th of March 2008 In this time of electricity supply crisis, the reported (SABC, 17/03/08) construction delay of the Alcan smelter at Coega is to be welcomed as a first step towards a rationalised electricity supply and distribution system. For over two years, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg has been campaigning against the sale of bulk electricity to Alcan at low tariff rates. In late 2006, the Government & Eskom signed a host of deals with Alcan under the Developmental Electricity Pricing Programme (DEPP). These deals ensured Alcan 1350MW …

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Press Release: 10-point plan

M E D I A¬†¬†¬† A L E R T Emergency Programme ‚Äì Leaving it to Eskom again? Civil society launches 10-point plan Government‚Äôs ‚ÄòNational Electricity Emergency Programme‚Äô would benefit greatly from some consultation beyond the usual suspects. While it has been widely noted that the current crisis has come, in part, from ignoring pieces of the 1998 White Paper on Energy Policy, this hastily cobbled together plan does little to rectify this. A response that serves neglected policy objectives, such as addressing externalised costs, diversifying supply and improving energy …

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