- News just in is that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan informed the directors of Eskom this morning that changes will be made to the board in the next few days.
- South Africa is in a massive energy crisis.
- Rotational load shedding is getting worse and the cost to the economy is a massive R950 million a day.
- According to a report presented by the University of Capetown, if 5GW of renewable energy was rolled out before 2021, the country would not be experiencing load-shedding. Read more
On the weekend, the Sunday Times reported that the presidency has met with the public enterprises department to discuss a board reshuffle at the country’s beleaguered state owned energy utility Eskom. These talks are expected to be finalised within the next week, after which president Cyril Ramaphosa should provide the names of his proposed replacement board members.
Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan called an emergency meeting to engage with the current Eskom board. One area of importance to Gordhan is the need to bring experience into key Eskom positions.
“For example, the power station managers are good people, have good technical education, but they do not have experience. Eskom is bringing in some experienced hands to mentor the younger managers,” said Gordhan.
“We have a programme to put such people in place and make sure that the right decisions are made at a power station level. Some of the best people that Eskom has trained are all over the world,” he said.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal