SA could be in the dark
IT COULD be Christmas by candlelight for many as Eskom announced lengthy rolling blackouts across the country and said load shedding was expected in the coming months, possibly until March.
While residents scramble to make arrangements to manage the two-hour power cuts, tourism and hospitality leaders worried about the negative impact load shedding would have.
“South Africans have more than enough stress in their lives and do not deserve such poor service by a state-owned enterprise that is forever demanding more and more of taxpayers’ money,” Federated Hospitality Association of SA, Charles Preece said.
Economist Dawie Roodt said: “If we hadn’t had problems with Eskom over the last 10 years, South Africa’s economy would be 10% bigger at least, which translates into one million jobs. This government has cost South Africa very dearly. |