Power outages, job losses and price increases
Power outages are more than an inconvenience. They threaten businesses, big and small, and can lead to job losses at a time when we should be safeguarding each and every job in our country.
Electricity theft can also contribute to price increases. Like any business, Eskom has to recover losses from theft. So, when Eskom submits proposals for price increases to the National Energy Regulator (NERSA), part of these proposals provide for the partial recovery of losses suffered as a result of electricity theft.
In one way or another, we all therefore end up paying for electricity theft.