Busa hopes timeframe set for Eskom's engineering task team will be extended

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) hopes the timeframe for the engineering task team that will help stabilise the cash-strapped power utility will be extended.

The team is set to start its work on Monday and has to deliver within a month.

Busa says while the timeframe underscores the urgency of the situation the reality is that it is a long term problem that needs a long term solution.

Vice-President at Business Unity South Africa Martin Kingston.

The reality is that this is a situation that has been developing over an extended period of time, this intervention is welcomed and we recognise that it needs to urgently address the immediate problems but the reality is that this is a long term problem, it has taken a long time to emerge and it will take a long time to fix.

Martin Kingston, Business Unity South Africa - Vice-President

They need to engage with top management and executives and they need to determine what are the priority actions that need to be taken alongside Eskom. We don't think that that can be done in an immediately short time frame as has been indicated. That needs to be done alongside a number of other interventions some of which are immediate and some of which will take longer to put into place and then implement.

Martin Kingston, Business Unity South Africa - Vice-President

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