Sacci urges Eskom to continue communicating with business on power-grid status

Engineering News – ONLINE

03 November 2014

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Monday encouraged State-owned powerutility Eskom to continue communicating with the business community on the status of the power grid over the short to medium term, stating that certainty over power supply was key in ensuring that South Africaachieved optimal levels of economic activity.

SACCI CEO Neren Rau said the need for certainty over power schedules was acute in light of recent suboptimal production levels and seasonal sales.

“South Africa is now emerging from significant economic pressures following the protracted industrial action in the mining and manufacturingsectors. Businesses in these sectors urgently need to use the remaining time left in the year to recoup lost production,” he stated.  Read more…

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