Mark Swilling 16 November 2011 (also published in the Cape Times on 16 November).
Playing Smoke and Mirrors with ESKOM
If you were responsible for running a major economy, what would you need to know in order to make a decision about the largest capital investment in a generation? Tax payers will pay for this investment for the next 25 years and it will determine the nature of the country’s growth path, how many dollars it must generate from exports and the technologies that will dominate the way things are done. Surely you would like to know why you need to spend so much money and whether there are alternatives? Right?