[LISTEN] Gordhan announces plan to restructure Eskom

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced government’s plan to break down Eskom’s key components into three entities - separating the transmission, generation and distribution components to become subsidiaries of Eskom holdings.

Gordhan shared details on the plan to fundamentally restructure the utility at a media briefing on Tuesday.

Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise explains.

The competition will be created in a safe way. There will now be private players that can also bid to have their power sold through the generation process, so generation will then have the option of other buyers from these IPPs [independent power producers] as we know them.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

And so once that is done, it will then have to be moved to distribution, the component that was not really explained today and that is because there is a major problem with a number of municipalities that are still struggling to pay their bills to Eskom.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

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