Responding to the revelation on Sunday by City Press that Eskom spent R36m on parties for its staff in 2011, Greenpeace has said: The latest revelation by City Press about Eskom's spending spree confirms the arguments Greenpeace continues to make, that as Eskom has become increasingly commercialised and biased towards producing electricity for energy-intensive industry, overall accountability has decreased.
It is completely unacceptable that Eskom spends money on parties, while the people of this country face skyrocketing electricity prices, and more than 12 million South Africans still don't have access to electricity.
"Eskom's power is clearly not people's power. The utility is not serious about producing affordable, sustainable electricity for all. Instead Eskom continues to profit, and invest in massive new coal-fired power stations, while the people of this country pay the price" said Melita Steele, climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace Africa.