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.
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...
Clarivate has recognised UP researchers Profs Rangan Gupta and Mike Wingfield as Highly Cited Researchers 2021, as demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1%.
With policymakers in pursuit of sustainable solutions for the global environmental crisis, the value of good governance should be seen as the first and main tool for achieving climate change mitigation, writes UP’s Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz.
“Mboweni came out of this Budget round unscathed, like Houdini, even though he seemed stuck,” writes Prof Jan H van Heerden of UP’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences on this year’s Budget Speech.