Business, political parties and trade unions decry the energy regulator’s “tough decision” to let Eskom implement a 18.65% price hike for 2023/2024, saying it means hard-pressed consumers will pay more for electricity they did not get due to increased rolling blackouts.

They say the decision is not sustainable and will force business owners to look at alternative sources of energy as they contemplate getting off the grid to remain competitive amid the worst power cuts yet...

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