Return to mumbling (redux)

Since my recent post outlining how the distraction Eskom’s proposed higher charges distracted us from more important considerations such as their underlying efficiency, new evidence has emerged validating another point from my original post, Mumbling in the Dark.

The DA has released a confidential report outlining how Eskom has been selling heavily discounted electricity, sometimes at increased discounts at the same time as increasing charges to ordinary users. This effectively makes the point I made around inappropriately lower tariffs being more of a problem than possible tariff hikes. Moneyweb reported on this too.