DPE's Lackay says industry experts have 'put up their hands' to help fix Eskom

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has set up a special 11-person technical team this week to bring Eskom back from the brink of collapse.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Adrian Lackay talks to Kieno Kammies about the team and the plans ahead.

Eskom is in a huge hole and their problems cause huge problems for our country,

Adrian Lackay, Spokesperson - Ministry of Public Enterprises

Lackay reiterated President Cyril Ramaphosa's statements during the 2019 State of the Nation Address, regarding breaking Eskom into three component parts - distribution, generation and transmission into separate business entities.

We need to break up this monopoly.

Adrian Lackay, Spokesperson - Ministry of Public Enterprises

However, while this restructuring is underway issues of load shedding still occur and need to be addressed.

So what is the technical team's job? Lackay explains.

The newly appointed technical team has the job of visiting power plants and report the state of the plants to government, whether it be with coal supply, quality of coal, costs of coal, human error

What are the causes that make our biggest power plants trip regularly?

Adrian Lackay, Spokesperson - Ministry of Public Enterprises

Why are we in a situation where Eskom has in storage capacity of 45 000 megawatts but on a daily basis hardly reach 30 000?

Adrian Lackay, Spokesperson - Ministry of Public Enterprises

He adds, the aging infrastructure of power plants, design flaws at the new plants such as Medupi and Kusile, are all factors that need to be dealt with.

As industry experts on the ground, they need to tell us how do we move to a position where we have sustainable electricity supply and hopefully no more load shedding on a regular basis.

Adrian Lackay, Spokesperson - Ministry of Public Enterprises

He says the team members are industry expert and have offered their services and expertise.

They have put up their hands.

Adrian Lackay, Spokesperson - Ministry of Public Enterprises

Members of the technical review team, lead by coordinators Tsakani Mthombeni and Ian Morrison, are Seeralan Chinaboo, Khumo Morolo, Gladman Mkwai, Robbie van Heerden, Sibuyela Sishuba, Walter Schmitz, Vitesh Maharaj, Lwazi Goqwana and Phindile Mooketsi,

Listen to Lackay talking about the team who they are, and how they were appointed below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : DPE's Lackay says industry experts have 'put up their hands' to help fix Eskom


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Violent gangs disrupt construction sites demanding protection money - SACPCMP

Violent gangs disrupt construction sites demanding protection money - SACPCMP

The construction council's Isaac Nkosi says Cape Town engineers are intimidated into paying a30% more on building contracts.

Shark attack: 'I saw a cloud of blood in the water'

Shark attack: 'I saw a cloud of blood in the water'

Joao Felizardo helped rescue his surfer buddy Dusty Phelan after a shark bit him across both his legs in Port Alfred.

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

Journalist and author Mandy Wiener describes former footballer Marc Batchelor's links to alleged underworld figures.

Help reach 2 million meal goal this Mandela Day

Help reach 2 million meal goal this Mandela Day

Suzanne Ackerman-Berman of Pick n Pay talks about their partnership with FoodForward SA taking place across the country.

I decided to make this Rihanna song with my maskandi vision - Mbuzeni Mkhize

I decided to make this Rihanna song with my maskandi vision - Mbuzeni Mkhize

After South African star Mbuzeni Mkhize performed a remix of Rihanna's track 'Diamonds' she contacted him to collaborate with her.

'Health service providers will only be reimbursed once equipment is in place'

'Health service providers will only be reimbursed once equipment is in place'

Department of Health Deputy Director General, Dr Anban Pillay says NHI financing model will improve health care delivery.

Popular articles
Magashule suggests there may be some truth to Zuma 'spy' claims

Magashule suggests there may be some truth to Zuma 'spy' claims

On Monday Zuma told the commission that there were spies who were planted within the ANC to work with the apartheid government.

I think Zuma has an exaggerated sense of self-importance - Dr Mufamadi

I think Zuma has an exaggerated sense of self-importance - Dr Mufamadi

ANC stalwart Dr Sydney Mufamadi questions why Zuma is bringing up the names of the alleged spies only now.

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

'Batchelor was once close to Mikey Schultz and self-confessed Kebble killers'

Journalist and author Mandy Wiener describes former footballer Marc Batchelor's links to alleged underworld figures.

'Calculated move by media to undermine Public Protector, I don't accept apology'

'Calculated move by media to undermine Public Protector, I don't accept apology'

Former Sars employee Bizoski Manyike responds to the Sunday Times article that called him a 'dope-smoking Rastafarian'.

Capitec Bank has the strongest brand of any company in South Africa

Capitec Bank has the strongest brand of any company in South Africa

Castle Lager came in second, followed by FNB, Black Label, Discovery and Vodacom, according to the 2019 Brand Finance report.

3 best JSE and offshore shares to buy, right now (by Anchor Capital)

3 best JSE and offshore shares to buy, right now (by Anchor Capital)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Henry Biddlecombe (an analyst at Anchor Capital) for his stock picks of the week.

Advisor scams pensioners out of R100 million with promises of 14% returns

Advisor scams pensioners out of R100 million with promises of 14% returns

Bruce Whitfield interviews Phillip de Wet (Business Insider), Robert Walton (Boutique Collective Investments) and Brandon Topham.

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

'I should have told the Sunday Times the pot smoking was irrelevant'

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw says he's sorry for any harm caused in his article on Mkhwebane and her principal witness.