ENCA | 31 January 2023
JOHANNESBURG - Government says it is considering helping households and small businesses install solar power and other energy saving devices.
In his weekly newsletter, president Cyril Ramaphosa says government is looking at different mechanisms to address the rising cost of electricity.
These include measures such as, supporting households with rechargeable lights, and working with school pupils to catch up on lessons interrupted by rolling blackouts.
He says further information on these, and other initiatives will be provided in the coming weeks.
The President's comments come after the National Energy Regulator granted an 18.65 percent increase in electricity tariffs for Eskom.
The President indicated that the tariffs are necessary for Eskom’s financial sustainability.
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