Wednesday, 14 October 2009

EKSDOM ?

I have a friend who works for Eskom. She is an extremely capable and smart woman and as remained loyal to this company. I was overseas during the "electricity crisis" which lasted about 2 months. I read about it in bemusement because my family and friends were saying that they were experiencing a power cut for an hour or so around once a month due to load sheeding while the media presented a far bleeker picture. Anyway even today where there is no such thing as a "crisis" hereand electricity is as consistantly available as ever, expats will still like to believe and perpetuate myths like "South Africa has an alectrcity crisis".

Bwhahahahaha....welll fuckers....read this and eat shit !

The World Energy Council has commended South Africa’s great success in increasing access to electricity since 1994.

According to the 2009 World Energy and Climate Policy Assessment, “while South Africa does not lead with a high indicator of the energy equity building block, its policies and their recent evolution and implementation are well worth considering by others”. The London-based Financial Times mentions South Africa as one of the unexpected stars of this assessment, for the improvements that access to electricity has made to the population’s quality of life.

The report mentions that electrification in urban areas in South Africa has risen from 36% in 1994 to 90% at present. The number or rural households with electricity has risen from 12% in 1994 to 52% in 2005.

In order to achieve this, the assessment states that “a connection had to be made every 30 seconds for 5 years. A pole had to be placed in the correct position every 10 seconds. Two hundred metres of cable had to be strung and attached every minute.”The increased access to electricity has lead to improved quality of live, better security and more business opportunities.

The report also mentions major health benefits, including fewer paraffin burns and poisoning, vaccine refrigeration, water pasteurization and a decrease in respiratory disease. According to the assessment, the achievement of 1.5 million connections in 5 years accompanied by a 50% reduction in costs was made possible by detailed planning, design and project management.The assessment notes effective South African energy policies, for other countries to emulate.

These include highly developed energy infrastructure policies and the implementation of renewable feed-in tariffs (that should encourage the use of renewable energy). The World Energy Council also highlighted the country’s introduction of carbon emission reduction credits and the development of a carbon storage atlas, which will map areas of South Africa suitable for storing carbon emissions.Over 90 member committees of the World Energy Council and their constituent members conducted this assessment of their energy policies and practices. The assessment will be done yearly to accelerate the move toward global energy equity and security, as well as environmental sustainability.

“It is critical in a time of great change to identify and benchmark policies and to distinguish successful and less effective policies. We need to ensure that our thoughts and actions can shape the new world of energy and build a path to a more sustainable energy future,” said Christopher Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council.


Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

It's so obviously easy to mock the pessimists if you employ some objective facts.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

not really i live overseas now
and no south africans i know talk bout the power cuts

its was a hot topic for a while but tis old news now

Anonymous said...

"It's so obviously easy to mock the pessimists if you employ some objective facts".

Objective facts? Please don't insult us. This is the sort of report that CEOs come up with (through external "mediators") when they are not prepared to clench down on the rocket that's been shoved up their ass and the sort of credence that big money can buy.

....and these guys have big money (our money). That's how they can afford to buy HV switch equipment for approx 300% the RRP from their comrades new BEE LLP.

I hate the fact that my little moan transforms me into a walking cliche as I value original and alternate viewpoints but the last thing Eskom fat cats deserve is a scratch on the chin. It's a free world though, so lap it up if you want to.

Anonymous said...

http://fin24.com/articles/default/display_article.aspx?Channel=News_Home&ArticleId=1518-25_2557611&IsColumnistStory=False

taken off zasucks

Anonymous said...

I seriously hope you don't believe the crud that you just regurgitated!
And Eksdom (think that name may just apply to you from now on) have just announced price hikes to make electricity in SA one of the most expensive in the world.
What an unimaginable waste of a speck of cyberspace - and now I'll never get back that 2 minutes of my life reading that poo!

The Rooster said...

I seriously hope you don't believe the crud that you just regurgitated!
And Eksdom (think that name may just apply to you from now on) have just announced price hikes to make electricity in SA one of the most expensive in the world.
What an unimaginable waste of a speck of cyberspace - and now I'll never get back that 2 minutes of my life reading that poo!


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Actually with the PROPOSED hikes we will still have electicity far cheaper than the so called first world and your forgetting the fact that 40% of our people will get double the ammount of free electricity they are currently getting alowing that money to filter back into the economy instead of going to eskom. Typical example of people not seeing the good with the bad. Amazing how needless peccimism blinds people.

Anonymous said...

"Actually with the PROPOSED hikes we will still have electicity far cheaper than the so called first world"

Yes, but is it more than 46% cheaper? This is how much cheaper it would have to be to compare with say UK when factoring in average salary (excluding disposable income etc and forgetting alternative such as CHP converters for business available in UK).

"and your forgetting the fact that 40% of our people will get double the ammount of free electricity they are currently getting alowing that money to filter back into the economy instead of going to eskom."

[Johannesburg — Poor South Africans could receive 70 kilowatts worth of free electricity if Eskom is granted a 45 percent "smoothed" tariff increase, says it's Chief Executive Jacob Maroga.

"We recommend that it be increased to 70 kilowatts and that the cost be carried by industry,"]

So if the cost is carried by industry then an amount equal to what you say will "filter back into the economy" will instead be handed to Eskom by industry to the detriment of the economy perpetuating a stalemate, or worse, mandatory layoffs in order to compensate for the sharp increase in running cost to industry. Nothing is free.

The Rooster said...

Yes, but is it more than 46% cheaper? This is how much cheaper it would have to be to compare with say UK when factoring in average salary (excluding disposable income etc and forgetting alternative such as CHP converters for business available in UK).


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You must be kidding ! The middle classed South African in no way earns only 46% of a middle classed UK citizen. In fact after taxes, relative cost of living etc the middle class South African is far better off and I've written about this extensively. In fact 2.5k GBP is a passable salary in the UK where as here almost everyone I know would scoff at such an income. There's just very little competition here for someone with any type of skill and of course our economy has been growing faster and for a longer period that just about anywhere other than south korea in the world.....EVER! The recession has of course pissed on the party but we'll come super tubing out of it in no time.

I can understand pessimism about crime but pessimism about quality of life ?Come the fuck on ! Pull the other one. We live like kings.

The Rooster said...

So if the cost is carried by industry then an amount equal to what you say will "filter back into the economy" will instead be handed to Eskom by industry to the detriment of the economy perpetuating a stalemate, or worse, mandatory layoffs in order to compensate for the sharp increase in running cost to industry. Nothing is free.


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No , no...much of money that would have been paid to eskom by low income workers on their "care electricity" will now instead go to retailers instead. Many of which will be owned by smiling whitey.

It's not ideal to have such a steep increase...but South Africa has provided more electricity to it's people that any other country in the last 20 years....the fact that a few issues occured given the amazing massive load the system has taken on since 1994 why the fuck is anyone surprised there are a few issues ? We still have some of the cheapest electricity in the world while providing more new houses with it ! For fuck sakes....not cause for celebration ?

But no...julle fokken suur bekke ! Get a fucking sense of perspective you idiots !

Anonymous said...

I've googled and can not find any reference to this apparent assessment.

Anonymous said...

“You must be kidding ! The middle classed South African in no way earns only 46% of a middle classed UK citizen. …..almost everyone I know would scoff at such an income”.

Firstly, I don't think it's fair to just include your “middle class” pals in a comparison so lets stick to average.

The average wage PA in South Africa (let's say urban for the sake of fair play) is R170603
http://www.payscale.com/research/ZA/Country=South_Africa/Salary/by_City
That's roughly £12637

The average wage PA in UK (including rural for benefit of the doubt) is £24908

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=285

That's about 50% less.


“I can understand pessimism about crime but pessimism about quality of life ?Come the fuck on ! Pull the other one”.

Nothing pessimistic about facts. You stated a “fact” and I corrected it for you.

Anonymous said...

“No , no...much of money that would have been paid to eskom by low income workers on their "care electricity" will now instead go to retailers instead. Many of which will be owned by smiling whitey.”

Industry looking to cut costs because of increased utility prices invariable offset that cost by laying off staff (as we see so often). Those same unemployed staff will now be upsetting “smiling whitey” as their disposable income drops to zero.
I'm not saying that increasing free energy to the poor by 45% is a bad idea (I think it is a noble effort) but saying that this course of action will benefit the economy is not entirely correct. People need jobs and opportunity to prosper and handouts will always be a secondary concern.

“But no...julle fokken suur bekke ! Get a fucking sense of perspective you idiots !”

I can assure you that your concern for my sense of perspective is unwarranted. I feel that I have made my point in a fair and open way and I will fully except any rebuttal that proves the contrary. If you feel, however, that your site is beyond reproach I will happily stop posting here and you can continue in your disdain, unabated.

“Shutupwhitey”.....indeed.

Anonymous said...

BTW, "I seriously hope you don't believe the crud that you just regurgitated!" was not my post. I suppose I had better create a profile to avoid confusion.

Here is a little peace offering till then

"'n Boer maak 'n kak plan"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2UPUaYLx68

Anonymous said...

Rooster, you understand nothing of economics and you are stupid!
DOUBLE WHAMMY!

The Rooster said...

Firstly, I don't think it's fair to just include your “middle class” pals in a comparison so lets stick to average.

The average wage PA in South Africa (let's say urban for the sake of fair play) is R170603
http://www.payscale.com/research/ZA/Country=South_Africa/Salary/by_City
That's roughly £12637

The average wage PA in UK (including rural for benefit of the doubt) is £24908

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=285

That's about 50% less.

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Firstly it's very fair for me to include my friends because they are typical middle classed WHITE South africans....not RICH by any version of the word. This s a niche site that aims it's crosshairs at moaning white people wh have built up a myth that their are somehow victims while they live like kings. And no...white South Africans do not average a making a measly freaking 1.5K GBP a month !! Pull the other one my friend !

Secondly even if you want to use the average South African income and if indeed it is only half then I propose to you the cost of living is way less than half ! Bring back a stat and show me the averae cost of a bond on a house in the UK please and then let's talk. Or how about the cost of just going out for a meal. Or taxes. You live way better in South Africa and no smoke and mirrors can hide that obvious fact.

The Rooster said...

can assure you that your concern for my sense of perspective is unwarranted. I feel that I have made my point in a fair and open way and I will fully except any rebuttal that proves the contrary. If you feel, however, that your site is beyond reproach I will happily stop posting here and you can continue in your disdain, unabated.

“Shutupwhitey”.....indeed.


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I have no agenda to supress any debate. I have only the urge to stop this culture of needless pessimist and neurotic alarmism that is eatin away at the psyche of our country. It truly is unique to this country that so many people living lives of utter luxury and privelege would feel so disgruntled. Often it takes endearing the terrible state of affairs in a country like the UK to appreciate how good we have it here.

Anonymous said...

You are an idiot! you criticise us "moaners" without having any facts at all.

Wow, so your poor family in some backward town had one powercut a month, good for them I say.

In Gauteng we had blackouts every day, the area I live in was scheduled for a blackout everyday at 9-11am and then again from 16:00 - 18:00 and we had those every day!

Also please do some reading on major companies that had to cut down on production due to the blackouts. I work for one of the biggest mines in the country and we had to close down 2 shafts and 8 of the other shafts could only operate at 90%.

Oh by the way before you call me a racist white, I came to your site with the hope their might be some light hearted entertainment mocking South Africans about being so serious, but instead, you are no different than all those "racists" you supposedly joke about.

RUDI said...

YOU MUST BE A DARKY.
ANYWAY MY COMMENT
YOU FORGET ONE IMPORTANT FACT
THERE IS A MOERSE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONNECTIVITY AND GENERATION.
IT DOESNT MEAN THAT YOUR HOSE IS CONNECTED THAT THERE WILL BE WATER