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SIGN SAKELIGA’S PETITION TO PRIVATISE POWER GENERATION
I want to pick and choose where I buy my power.
It is unacceptable that an entire economy is put at risk to protect a monopoly, Eskom. It is unacceptable that my business is without power. It is unacceptable that the income and jobs of my employees are placed in jeopardy. It is unacceptable that my clients do not to receive their products.
Liberate the market to help solve the electricity crisis. Repeal the laws that are holding back large-scale private generation of electricity. Allow business people to sell electricity to each other and their clients and to keep the lights burning in communities. Allow everybody in the country to pick and choose where they want to buy their power – this is the only permanent solution.
Many business people are already generating some of their own electricity, using solar panels and other generating devices. But in terms of current legislation we may only do so for ourselves. Why? Why are we not allowed to sell some extra electricity? Why are we not allowed to mobilise our capital and generate sufficient electricity so we can keep businesses going and the lights burning in the houses and streets around us? Why are we not allowed even to supply it free of charge where emergency services have to be rendered?
Put an end to Eskom’s special privileges. They have a monopoly that is jeopardising everyone and everything in the country. Allow me to decide where I buy my power. Allow everybody in the country to freely decide where they buy their power.