All Eskom solutions will be resisted: analyst

JOHANNESBURG - Economist Azar Jammine says all possible solutions to solve Eskom's problems will be met with resistance.

He says a restructure at the utility could help but this is an unpopular option as it brings job losses.

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"The most obvious thing that the government can do is to increase electricity tariffs... but again there will be a lot of toyi-toyis," Jammine said. 

"The only thing to get this energy security going without cost-reflective tariffs is to restructure Eskom but therein lies a danger that you are going to spark social unrest because to restructure means loss jobs in certain areas and this will be extremely unpopular."