Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Cosatu says load-shedding schedule not being distributed evenly in CPT

Lusanda Bill
04 February 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Union in the Western Cape said the City of Cape Town’s load-shedding schedule is still not being distributed evenly in the province. 

In a statement Cosatu says the City uses a sneaky way to hide the wealthy areas in their big blocks of 80 megawatts but in fact this means that they are only obligated to cut 60 megawatts. 

Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich said even with this evenly distribution there has been a mechanism put in place so that the City can exclude certain of the wealthy areas at their discretion.

Ehrenreich said the load-shedding is still harder for poor communities while the wealthier communities are not as hard hit by this.

“This is clearly unfair and we are asking Eskom to investigate the conduct of the City of Cape Town in respect of the electricity load-shedding schedule” Ehrenreich added.

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