Ramaphosa establishes Cabinet committee to keep watch on Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa has established a special Cabinet committee to be led by his deputy David Mabuza.

The committee will include the Minister of Public Enterprises and the Minister of Transport, reports EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger.

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The President was responding to the debate on his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday afternoon.

He says there's no silver bullet to fixing the myriad of problems at Eskom, adding that the extent of the crisis has become apparent with the recent load shedding.

Ramaphosa maintains that unbundling the power utility into three entities is the best way to move forward.

The ministers are to keep an eye on Eskom and provide the President with daily reports and updates on what is being done to secure the energy supply.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

President Ramaphosa said there is no silver bullet and it's going to take time to sort out Eskom's problems.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Listen to the EWN update on The John Maytham Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Ramaphosa establishes Cabinet committee to keep watch on Eskom


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