• Eskom wants to raise R66.6 billion – which could equate to electricity prices going up by more than a third.
  • Nersa is holding public hearings around the country before considering that request.
  • Registration to attend the hearings closes on Friday.

In June the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) will decide whether to allow Eskom to increase electricity prices enough to raise an extra R66.6 billion from South Africans

If Nersa were to allow Eskom to raise that money in a single year, electricity prices could increase by more than a third overnight.

But before it makes that decision, Nersa is holding public hearings in each province – where anyone can address the regulator about Eskom's request and its impact.

The cut-off to register to attend any of the meetings (even for those who do not with to present their views) is 3:30PM on Friday, 6 April.

Registration can be done via email, to publichearings@nersa.org.za 

These are the hearing dates and venues for each city, in alphabetical order.


4 May 2018

Protea Hotel, 202 Nelson Mandela Drive, Brandwag.

Cape Town

16 April 2018

ICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street.


19 April 2018

International Convention Centre, 45 Bram Fischer Road.


11 May 2018

Walter Sisulu Square, Corner Klipspruit Valley Road & Union Road, Kliptown, Soweto.


23 April 2018

Matlosana Civic Centre, Corner Bram Fischer & Emily Hobhouse Streets.


3 May 2018

Mittah Seperepere Convention Centre, 10 W Circular Road.


7 May 2018

Orion Hotel, Corner Samora Machel Drive and Henshall Street.


9 May 2018

Garden Court, Thabo Mbeki St & President Paul Kruger St, Polokwane Central.

Port Elizabeth

18 April 2018

Eastern Cape Training Centre (ETC), Spondo Street, Struandale.

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