Various electricity pricing structure reforms, including an increase in the price of electricity, are required if Eskom is to be financially sustainable and for consumers to receive a stable supply of electricity.
UP’s Alumni Relations Office recently hosted the latest instalment in its LeadUP: Thought Leadership series, this time addressing the thorny issue of state capture and its implications for South Africa.
Professor Sijbren Cnossen is recognised as an international authority in the field of public finance and taxation, and previously held the position of extraordinary professor at UP's African Tax Institute.
Analysis by Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz of UP and master’s student Tichinashe Mabugu suggests policy will need to ensure that electricity demand can rise enough to facilitate economic growth while ensuring supply is always higher than demand.
“I just love doing research, asking questions and looking for answers. With economics not being a lab-focused discipline, I need to ensure that the research that I do adds value not only to the discipline, but also possibly to economic agents such as policy makers and investors,” says...
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