Om gebruik te maak van oorsese “kenners” of “ingenieurs” is duur en kan van diegene wat onlangs weens B-BBEE hul werk verloor het, weer heraangestel word en dit kan so bly. Hoe is daar geld vir “oorsese ingenieurs” maar daar is nie geld om ligte aan te hou of die blankes te herstel in hul poste – dit is en bly ‘n skending van menseregte – B-BBEE is die grootste probleem in die land. BEE hou nie ligte aan nie, maar skakel dit af. Protesaksies en stakings hou nie die ligte aan nie, dit skakel dit af. Weet hierdie stakers ooit wat hulle daar doen as hulle nie wil werk nie – hulle het dan kontrakte aangegaan met werkgewers.
MOTSEPE AND RAMAPHOSA
Strangled Eskom “PYRAMID SCHEMES”
As iemand nie betaal nie – sny af en vervolg – dis korrupsie. Iemand wat krag steel van ‘n paal af, is ‘n dief en steel. Stuur onwettiges terug na hul lande toe, want almal gebruik krag van pale af. Hoekom meot belastingpligtiges die misdadigers wat steel, onderhou en voed?
If I walk into any shop and I do not pay my items, and walk out with it, what will happen to me?
Wat hou die hele Eskom debakel in waar belastingpligtiges gemanipuleer word deur monopolie Eskom? En watter belange is daar vir die Ramaphosa saam sy familiebande met Motsepe – direkte konflik of familie belange? Hierdie is nie die enigste nie, maar alle SOE’s het probleme met korrupsie wat nie vasgevat word nie. Is sommiges bo die wet verhewe of word hul eenvoudig verplaas na ‘n ander “portefeulje”. Om ‘n “stukkende” maatskappy op te deel beteken daar word 2 ekstra bene se personeel aangestel plus direkteure.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. All eyes were on Cyril Ramaphosa during his Parliamentary address on Thursday. Once he’d cleared up a rumour or two, he got straight down to the nitty-gritty of the Eskom issue. The power utility implemented five days of load shedding this week, which even saw the introduction of Stage 4 power cuts. This is the first time South Africa has reached these lows, after previous scares in 2008 and 2015.
“maintenance” – how old are they really? selling electricity to Africa as well?
Cyril Ramaphosa even apologised for the “boring” talk about maintenance but revealed the only way Eskom can really survive is by upgrading its current facilities. The truth of the matter is that new plants aren’t yet up to scratch, and the old ones have been erroneously ignored.
“Eskom’s plant age is on average above 37 years old and Eskom has seen some of the engineers that had been trained to maintain these legacy systems exit the business due to, in some instances underhanded leadership intervention to appoint individuals.”
SPLIT – AND WHO WILL BE IN “CHARGE”
Privatisation is not an option
Since Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that Eskom would be broken down into three separate entities in order to revive its failing fortunes, the likes of the NUM and EFF have expressed deep concerns that this will lead towards the privitisation of the firm. Ramaphosa went on to comprehensively rule this out:
“A unitary Eskom has proven to be difficult to lead. It has gone through a number of board and executive leadership iterations without trending towards a sustainable operational path. There are sound, valid and compelling reasons to separate Eskom into different entities. It is not a path to privatisation. It will 100% not be privatised.”
Cyril Ramaphosa wants to work closer with stakeholders
There was a touch of introspection from the president when he conceded that communication between the ANC and Eskom shareholders hasn’t been of a high quality. Ramaphosa told Parliament that labour departments and investors would be given more detailed foresight on the group’s future.
“We accept, as government, that we have not done enough to bring some of the key stakeholders, such as labour, on board and are determined to correct this. As stakeholders and as a country, we have a common interest and collective responsibility to find sustainable solutions to the crisis at Eskom.”
David Mabuza, Pravin Gordhan charged with “securing the grid”
Both Deputy President David Mabuza and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will lead a task team in charge of monitoring Eskom’s progress on a daily basis. They will report to the president regarding the stability of the national grid and will put the organisation under intense scrutiny:
“We need to aggressively put load shedding behind us. We need to urgently build up the safety margins of the national grid. We need to agree on the roadmap to be an electricity secure country.”
“A special cabinet Committee on Eskom – led by Deputy President Mabuza and Public Enterprises Min Pravin Gordhan and State Security – will provide me with daily reports on the stability of the grid.”