Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector
From Neoliberalism to a Just Transition for Energy Democracy
Eskom (South Africa’s) is in deep crisis, the state of South Africa’s public utility is not unique to South Africa indicative in the fact that around the world, public utilities are under threat.
It is in this context that we have seen the break-up of these former state owned enterprises towards it being privatised. Consequently we see the rise in energy costs and the perpetuation of energy poverty.
In light of this, the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) will be hosting a seminar that will look at alternatives to the privatisation for Eskom. Drawing on experiences from around the world.
To this end, leading people working on issues of energy (internationally) and members of the trade union movement will come together to interrogate the the role of public utilities in transforming the energy sector and ensuring a Just Transition towards Reclaiming Eskom, in resolving the Eskom crisis as a means towards moving to socially owned renewable energy.
For more information contact Thembeka Majali at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0214475770