The South African electricity industry has seen a dramatic increase in prices over the past 3 years. This
increase has been blanketed across all sectors and is based on a number of factors such as sector, usage
and, in the case of domestic pricing, suburb. The cost of electricity in South Africa, particularly to the
industrial sector, has been among the lowest in the world. In this paper, we analyse the recent price increases
in the South African electricity sector and discuss the price determination mechanism employed by Eskom,
South Africa’s electricity provider. We also analyse the revenue and sales of Eskom and review the electricity
price from an international perspective. The concept of differential pricing and international benchmarking
is analysed as a possibility for the South African industrial electricity industry, so that all sectors are not
adversely affected by across-the-board increases. Our aim is to raise the question of whether South Africa’s
electricity prices are in line with international increases and to suggest the possibility of differentiated prices
in the local electricity sector.
Govender, Nadarajen(University of Pretoria, 2013-04-26)
The literature on price setting has developed extensively in the last decade; albeit predominantly focused on the price setting behaviour of developed countries. This study reviews the survey results of price setting ...
Du Plessis, Hanri Magdalena(University of Pretoria, 2012-09-14)
The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the application of the common law rule prohibiting unilateral price determination in contracts of sale governed by the Consumer Protection Act. The unilateral determination ...