Thursday, 2 August 2012

ESKOM Deceives the People - Wastes 368 Billion Rand


This information was taken from the ESKOM website on the 22nd Dec 2010.

It clearly shows that ESKOM has spent 368 Billion Rand on upgrades in 2010. In a country of an estimated 50 million people, this means that ESKOM has spent an average R7360-00 per person, including babies. This is an average of R30,000 per 4 person household.

This clearly shows a lack of intent to provide long lasting solutions to the people and instead, installing tools and technology which will allow ESKOM and the government to measure the electricity consumption and the ability to charge people for such use. It also allows ESKOM and the government to cut off the power supply if the people do not pay.

For this same amount of money, ESKOM could have provided 12,2 million homes with SOLAR power to power all the lights and basic appliances in an average household.

NOW – do you still think that ESKOM is trying to help the people of South Africa to get cheaper electricity? They are abusing the people, lying to the people and acting unlawfully against the people of South Africa. This is not what the people have voted for.



Capacity expansion programme by project (including interest capitalised) 

Project  
Total approved project cost
Rm  
Total inception to date expenditure
Rm  

Camden  
6 061  
5 739  

Grootvlei  
7 803  
7 107  

Komati  
12 965  
8 402  

Kriel  
1 973  
1 035  

Arnot  
1 496  
1 233  

Matla refurbishment  
3 564  
689  

Duvha  
2 450  
58  

Majuba rail  
4 235  
238  

Ingula  
21 800  
6 131  

OCGT and Gas 1  
8 762  
7 861  

Sere  
3 356  
40  

Kusile  
141 500  
14 697  

Medupi  
125 500  
32 076  

Tutuka  
185  
2  

Camden rail  
63  
9  

Transmission projects  
26 800  
13 623  

Total  
368 513  
98 940