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Eskom Faces Criticism Over Logo Redesign Tender Amid Ongoing Load Shedding Crisis and Soaring Power Costs

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Eskom Faces Criticism Over Logo Redesign Tender Amid Ongoing Load Shedding Crisis and Soaring Power Costs

The South African power utility, Eskom, is facing criticism over its recent tender for a corporate logo and identity redesign. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused Eskom of embarking on an unnecessary and costly project while the nation grapples with ongoing load shedding and economic challenges.

Eskom Faces Criticism Over Logo Redesign Tender Amid Ongoing Load Shedding Crisis and Soaring Power Costs

Frivolous Expenditure Amid Energy Crisis

Ghaleb Cachalia, the shadow minister of public enterprises for the DA, described the logo redesign tender as frivolous and emphasized that it fails to address the pressing electricity supply issues or alleviate the financial burdens on consumers dealing with soaring electricity prices.

Details of the Logo Redesign Tender

Eskom’s official tender bulletin outlines the requirements for the logo and corporate identity redesign.

The project is expected to span over five years and will be executed on an ‘as-and-when’ required basis. The closing date for tender submissions is set for November 2, 2023.

DA’s Concerns and Criticisms

The DA is questioning Eskom’s allocation of resources to a logo redesign project while consistently issuing warnings about imminent load shedding.

Taxpayers have contributed over R180 billion to bail out Eskom, yet there has been no corresponding improvement in electricity supply.

Furthermore, earlier this year, the government assumed R254 billion of Eskom’s debt, further straining taxpayers’ resources.

Calls to Revoke the Tender

The DA is urging Eskom’s acting CEO, Calib Cassim, to revoke the logo redesign tender, deeming it an unjustifiable expenditure.

The party argues that, in response to consumer pleas, particularly those struggling with the high tariffs following a 31.4% tariff increase earlier this year, Eskom should prioritize addressing the electricity crisis over rebranding.

Load Shedding Resumes Amid Controversy

This controversy emerges as Eskom announced the return of load shedding after nine days of relatively stable electricity generation.

The move has fueled public concerns about the utility’s priorities during an ongoing energy crisis.

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

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Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Until 05:00 on Tuesday, stage 4 loadshedding will continue. Until further notice, Stage 2 and 4 loadshedding will take place.

Eskom Loadshedding will continue until 5:00 on Tuesday, as previously announced

Monday, 10 July 2023: Stage 4 loadshedding is being implemented until 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to increased demand. On Wednesday, Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 until 05:00, followed by Stage 2 loadshedding from 05:00 to 14:00.

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There will be a daily implementation of this pattern until further notice. A new update will be published if any significant changes are made.

As of now, 14 252MW of generating capacity has been damaged by breakdowns, while 4 118MW of generating capacity has been out of service for planned maintenance.

As of today, Duvha, Hendrina, Kendal, Kriel, Matimba and Medupi power stations have each reactivated a generating unit.

The Arnot and Tutuka power stations each had a generation unit out of service due to a breakdown during the same period.

Tutuka Power Station’s current capacity constraints are due to the delay in resuming two generating units. In order to restore service to the generating units, Eskom teams are working around the clock.

Members of the public are being encouraged to use electricity sparingly and efficiently, and we want to thank the people who do heed the call. During the period between 17:00 and 21:00, please turn off your geysers and pool pumps as this reduces demand, alleviates pressure on the power system, and contributes to fewer stages of load-shedding.

For Further Notice Visit Official Site 

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