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Hendrik
No I do not
If government kept to its responsibilities nobody would have needed to purchase generators in the first place.
Peter
No I do not
The reason that Eskom is in it's current position is because Nersa failed in it's oversight role. The fact that people were forced to provision alternative energy supplies such as solar power and generators is because Nersa were negligent in their oversight role regarding Eskom. Nersa ignored the blatant disregard that Eskom had for following correct procedures for tenders, maintenance, procurement, etc. Instead Nersa gave Eskom tarrif increase after tarrif increase and Eskom continued flouting rules and regulations and were aided and abetted by Nersa. The tipping point has been reached where the once respected great power utillity (like SAA) has been ruined by corruption and equally the tipping point has been reached were the ordinary citizen has to take responsibility for his or her own power generation because the State and the State power utility cannot be relied upon to do so.

The endless cycle of price increase after price increase to make for the ineptitude of incompetant SOE's has to end.

Other countries encourage the installation of alternative power source, even granting tax credits against the cost of the installation as well as property rates exemptions.. But not in South Africa. It is take, take, and take some more. What are they going to do when there is no more left to give ? The time has come to draw the line and say to here and no further. No to registering solar panels and generators. No to paying license fees on solar panels and generators. Enough is enough !
Chris
No I do not
Escom has been in financial trouble since they allowed massive corruption to set in. Those people who are saving electricity by installing solar panels are assisting in cutting down on what available electricity Escom can supply. However these people are now going to be charged. This is yet another ploy by those in power to line their pockets. ???
Sonelia
No I do not
This is unconstitutional.
Keobiditse Elias
No I do not
Solar energy is a natural energy therefore it's not owned and cannot be taxed for someone's profit neither the state nor private company. Generators are not freebies we buy and buy oil petrol and water for it to function. The oil and petrol we buy already have tax. Therefore is does not give sense to register it.
Johnathan
No I do not
When I eventually build my own house, I would like to use my own form of electricity. I do not want to be regulated by the government by paying fees, just because I will be helping the environment and cutting down on costs as it is already costly to live in South Africa.
Louis
No I do not
Private property is the posession of private citizens.
Arie
No I do not
I would wish not to be fully dependant on others for regular electricity supply which may not always be affordable.
surina
No I do not
too much admin
Cecile
No I do not
Why should I pay extra to provide energie for Eskom's downfall?
Helouise
No I do not
Unfair
Francois
No I do not
It was Escom unreliabiltiy that motivated the boom in generator sales and solar sysyem sales. The state cannot punish those who refuse to be held randsom by their inefficientcy.
bill
No I do not
because overpaid escom employees increase the cost of electricity and hopefully the private sector will not allow such an abuse.
Natasha
No I do not
The sun is free for solar
The fuel for generators already being taxed
Why should we pay someone else for the above ? What additional benefit would paying give us ?
Ryan
No I do not
Why should the government make money off something they didn’t work for? The sun does not belong to them for solar and for generators, the government is already making money off the petrol or diese we purchase? Does not make any sense for generators and solar to be taxed etc.
Alan
No I do not
This is totally without reason or logic and is impractical.
Richard
No I do not
ESKOM are bankrupt are cannot be relied on for an uninterrupted electricity supply. So we must make a plan to look after ourselves. There is no way we should have to license and pay for our own generator
Alan
No I do not
It has nothing to do with the state. The state fears technology and realises that technology will eventually defeat generation and distribution. Technology is becoming more viable daily.
Randhir
Yes I do
Domestic use
Leandri
No I do not
The public should not be punished for wanting to take "a load of the national grid"
Johann
No I do not
This Ridiculious attenpt force us to break the law! By not registering their equipment.
Amanda
No I do not
Absolutely ridiculous. I am living in the area that is the heart of Eskom. Our municipality is in shambles. We are without electricity sometimes for 53 hours. I pay my full electricity account to the municipality. What must I do if the power is off for such a long time, and I do not have a generator or solar panels to keep my fridge and other things running.
Angela
No I do not
The government are targeting the middle class citizens again. They are bleeding us dry. Just another way to milk us dry. It won't affect the upper class citizens as financially they can write this off . Apart from this I would like to ask the government what about all the RDP houses with solar panels? Don't get me wrong I don't bedruge these people who poor but it is us middle class citizens that
must foot the bill again
Peet
No I do not
Just another way to steal our money.
Willem
No I do not
Just another excuse to rise more taxes to cover for all the corruption