Recent events around ESKOM has reminded me of the word of the Lord regarding Eskom as published by the Prophets Round Table in God Said 2015.
GOD SAID 2015 (AUGUST 2014):” The power regulator ESCOM will be in the news a lot. People will not so easily accept the new approved higher rates. This will become a debate. Concessions will be made by the government, especially to local business in this regard.”
Cape Town – Eskom is looking for a 9.58% price adjustment for electricity in addition to the already announced 12.69% imposed in the 2015-16 financial year, reports the City of Cape Town.
This emerges from a City of Cape Town mayoral committee meeting on Thursday when deputy mayor and finance mayoral committee member Ian Neilson reported that the city had on Wednesday received correspondence from Eskom “with respect of their reopening of the MYPD 3 (multi-year price) determination in an application to the National Energy Regulator.
If Eskom’s application was approved, the city noted, this would result in “a staggering 22.27% increase in bulk electricity tariffs in just one financial year, which the city will have no option but to pass on to our own customers”.
In a statement on Thursday afternoon, the city’s marketing department reported that the city was “very concerned” that this application had come so late in the process for the drafting of budgets by municipalities.
“Our draft budget to be tabled next week, including the city’s electricity tariffs, is based on the approved 12.69% increase,” it reported.
“The size of the proposed increase may be unaffordable to many of our electricity customers, particularly the residential users,” the city said.
“We apologise to our customers in advance that we will have to proceed with a budget announcement on electricity tariffs that will likely increase even more than tabled, but this is not of our own making.”
The Nersa process would involve public participation and any increase is likely to take months to implement.
News: Eskom scrambles after downgrade
March 20, 2015 at 12:35pm
By Louise Flanagan
Johannesburg – On Friday, there’s yet another crisis meeting on Eskom as the embattled utility deals with a credit rating downgrade to junk status, a near-crash of the grid, and another week of not enough power.
Eskom has been downgraded by Standard & Poor’s as it struggles to keep the lights on. File photo: Dean Hutton(Credit: BLOOMBERG)
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa summoned business leaders to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday morning to discuss the Eskom problem.
The Presidency said Ramaphosa would brief the business sector on the government’s interventions to turn Eskom around, arising from his cabinet mandate.
“The meeting will also be attended by various government ministers, technical experts based at the government’s war room, as well as members of the Eskom advisory panel appointed by deputy president Ramaphosa to advise him on challenges facing Eskom,” said the Presidency.
PLEASE PRAY FOR GODLY WISDOM AND SANITY TO PREVAIL AS WE SEE THIS ESKOM CEISIS DEEPENING!
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Reading this chapter in Deuteronomy always reminds me how God feels about obedience.
If we are careful to obey God pours out a tremendous blessing. Just read this!
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 NIV
If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord , and they will fear you. The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you. The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
Original Prophecy 4 May 2014:” While waiting on the Lord in a time of prayer I saw a vision of a boat/ferry or float. It was trying to cross what looked like the Mediterranean Sea or an ocean crossing to Europe and started sinking causing many lives to be lost.
Please pray for
* The people crossing the Mediterranean/Ocean seeking for asylum by small boat/ferry to be vigilant and safe.
* Illegal asylum ferry operators to be caught and stopped from putting desperate people who are trying to escape to Europe lives at risk.
The Guardian- Pope Francis calls for solidarity in rescuing migrants in need.
Reuters in Rome
Wednesday 11 February 2015 12.04 GMT
An estimated 300 people are feared to have died this week after attempting to reach Italy from Libya in stormy weather, the UN refugee agency has said after speaking to a handful of survivors.
On Monday an Italian tugboat rescued nine people who had been on two different boats and brought them to the Italian island of Lampedusa on Wednesday morning.
Migrants’ tales: ‘I feel for those who were with me. They got asylum in the sea’
They are the only known survivors from the boats, leaving more than 200 unaccounted for, they told representatives of the UN high commission
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