The Crisis at Eskom and the Impact on the Working Class
An Interview with Phakamile Hlubi and Sandra van Niekerk
Workers on Wednesday |SAFM | 24 July
“Over the years, this show [Workers on Wednesday] has focused on the crisis at Eskom and its impact on working class people. Over the years the state owned electricity generating entity has ensured power outages or “load-shedding” impacting on the economy and our daily lives, steep increases in the price of electricity and lately it seems, also threats to Eskom workers’ job security. In today’s show we focus on the latest developments in the context of the government’s “New dawn” and implications for Eskom workers and working class communities. With us to discuss this we have
GUEST: Phakamile Hlubi, Numsa Spokesperson
GUEST: Sandra Van Niekerk, senior researcher from the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)”
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Also read Sandra van Niekerk’s “A Different Eskom: Achieving a Just Transition for South Africa” for an in depth look at Eskom and how to achieve a just transition to socially owned renewable energy in South Africa.