Lynley Donnely

Lynley Donnely

Lynley Donnely

 

Banning the bulb

Lynley Donnely

South Africa finds itself out of step with major countries -- including China -- internationally that are banning the energy-sucking light bulb in a bid to promote energy efficiency. Although the energy-inefficient incandescent light bulb adds at least 10% to our annual energy bills, about R2,8-billion a year, South Africa charges a 15% import tariff on energy-efficient CFL (compact flourescent lamp) light bulbs.