Eskom’s dark future
April 1 st, 2015
Power cuts continue, as they cost the country between R1.5 billion and R3 billion per month. The director of the South African electricity company Eskom, which supplies 95% of the country’s electricity, resigned. Zola Tsotsi was increasingly criticised for his handling of power outages experienced by South Africa for several months. For some, his departure will help restore investor and public confidence. In early March, an investigation was launched to find out why the country, the most industrialised of the continent, is left without enough power to meet demand.
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