Once a thriving and expanding entity in South Africa, the electricity supplier Eskom(formerly
Escom) is now a faltering and much joked about company.There are many reasons why the
once proud supplier of power is now a mere shadow of what it was in it's heyday. Rolling
blackouts have had a marked influence in economic downturn in the Southern African
regions. . A fast growing population with an increasing dependence on technology had led to
increased power needs which Eskom is struggling to meet. An ominous possibility is a total
power blackout which will have catastrophic consequences. One wonders what their
business growth strategy was .