The crisis at Eskom and its impact on the working class


Workers On Wednesday  23 July
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

Workers on Wednesday has at times over the years focused on the crisis at Eskom and its impact on working class people. Power outages or “load-shedding” by the state electricity generator caused the contraction of the economy in the first quarter of this year and impacted our daily lives. The crisis has led to steep increases in the price of electricity and lately it seems also to be threatening 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


  • Phakamile Hlubi - spokesperson, National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa)
  • Sandra Van Niekerk - senior researcher, Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)



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