Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
19 Jul 2022
4:01 am

Do the obvious: fix Eskom because a new SOE will not work

Sydney Majoko

Fix what is preventing it from doing its job.

A general view of Tutuka Power Station in Standerton, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images/Rapport/Deon Raath

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bizarre suggestion of a second state-owned enterprise to compete with the electricity utility Eskom must be viewed through the lens of the scary, violent and uncertain times that the citizens of this country are living through. It is absurd in the middle of the country’s worst electricity crisis that the man who was put in charge of Eskom during the Zuma years is now saying: “I failed to fix the current provider, well, let’s just build another one.” Not very different from a kid who breaks their toy through neglect and then demands a new one. ALSO...