The Business Chamber has actively been protecting businesses’ interest in relation to critical issues which affect the economy of Nelson Mandela Bay.
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Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber President Thomas Schaefer said not only will businesses suffer because of such irrational electricity increases, but so will individual households who are struggling to make ends meet in the current recessionary environment.
The Business Chamber welcomes the decision of Nersa to limit Eskom’s 2017 tariff increase to only 2.2%. All electricity users countrywide are set to benefit from this significantly reduced electricity price increase.
THE Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is disappointed with the chaos that preceded yesterday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Not just business but electricity users throughout South Africa will benefit from a judgement which was handed down yesterday (Tuesday, August 16) in favour of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and four energy intensive companies based in the city of Port Elizabeth including Borbet SA, PG Group, Crown Chickens and Agni Steels SA.
Through extensive lobbying work and the efforts of our task teams, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has positioned itself as the authoritative voice of business on pertinent issues affecting the sustainability of our member companies.
Judgement was reserved today [Wednesday, 15 June] in what could be a watershed case with far-reaching consequences for electricity pricing in South Africa.
A case in the North Gauteng High Court was brought by a group of four Nelson Mandela Bay businesses, and the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber as a fifth applicant, to set aside the additional electricity increases that took effect in April this year.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is forging ahead with the legal case to get electricity prices in the country reduced.
As one of the prominent business chambers in South Africa we took the lead in lobbying on behalf of our 700 members on this very pertinent issue that is affecting the sustainability of our member companies.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, together with various energy intensive industrial companies based in Nelson Mandela Bay, last week brought an application to prevent Friday April 1’s electricity increase.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has joined the case of the High Energy User Group (HEUG) - consisting of several energy intensive industrial companies based in Nelson Mandela Bay- as a co-applicant, in the launching of an interdict to stop Friday’s electricity hike, approved by the National Energy Regulator, Nersa.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, representing the interest of our 700 membership base, has joined the HEUG with their legal case to apply for an interdict to stop, and subsequently review, the proposed tariff increases, as approved by Nersa earlier this year.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is extremely disappointed with the increase awarded to Eskom, as it constitutes once again an unaffordable hike for businesses operating in Nelson Mandela Bay.
This comes as the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) announced today [subs: 1 March] that in analysis of Eskom’s Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application for the first year of the third Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD3) (2013/14), electricity tariffs will be increased by 9.4% for the 2016/17 financial year.
- Business Chamber challenges 2018/19 electricity tariffs
- Business Chamber responds to Constitutional Court Ruling
- Business Chamber welcomes massive win for electricity users
- SONA 2017 disappointed
- A win for all electricity users in the country
- Massive win in court by Chamber and local businesses
- Eastern Cape businesses challenge Nersa's R11.2 billion increase
- Court challenge over electricity increases set for mid-June
- Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber joins court challenge
- Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber disappointed by Nersa decision