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Eskom was doomed to fail. It’s core problem? Its monopoly

 14 Feb 19
It has become an accepted premise among some South Africans that the current government is responsible for the troubles facing Eskom, whether it is the financial position of the utility being compromised by corruption or so-called policy sabotage whe…

Media release: NERSA must give Eskom zero

 05 Feb 19
Terry Markman presented the Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) oral submission at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA) public hearings on Eskom’s tariff increase application on 5 February 2019.…

Government hubris leaves South Africans in the dark

12 Dec 18   Chris Hattingh
Industry grinds to a halt. Traffic stands gridlocked. Lights in dangerous areas go out. People sit in the dark. Whereas Christmas should usher in a time of jovial spirit, this December once again brings in load-shedding for South Africans.…

SA’s daft electricity policy: 7 myths debunked, including ‘green power’

03 Dec 18   Leon Louw
The government is currently deciding South Africa’s long-term electricity policy.…

To contain prices competition is essential in electricity markets

31 Oct 18   Eustace Davie
A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity.…

Media release: Give Eskom – nothing – and certainly not R67 billion

17 May 18   FMF Media Release
National energy regulator Nersa should grant power utility Eskom ‘nothing’ until costs have been prudently and efficiently determined.…