Eskom chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer said on Thursday that the risk of load shedding will be significantly reduced after the completion of the reliability maintenance by September 2021.
Browsing: Andre de Ruyter
André de Ruyter knew well the adversity he faced at South Africa’s power monopoly – a state-owned wreck hollowed out by corruption that struggles to keep the lights on, pay its bills and play ball with a unionised workforce.
Eskom has read the riot act to “apathetic” managers at its power stations, calling for an “urgent culture change” in the organisation, as the state-owned monopoly plunges the country into severe load shedding.
With South Africa’s biggest state utility in crisis, one of parliament’s most important financial oversight committees called an urgent online meeting with the company.
South Africa could experience load shedding for the next two to three years if urgent steps are not taken to mitigate against energy shortages, according to new research by the CSIR.
The R3.8-billion claim Eskom has made against former executives as well as former minister Mosebenzi Zwane and the Gupta brothers, is a matter of principle, CEO André de Ruyter said on Tuesday.
Eskom plans to cancel a contract to buy as much as R14-billion of fuel oil from Econ Oil & Energy after a probe it commissioned found Econ’s fees had been inflated.