With Sphelo Samuel, Head of the Free State Public Protector’s Office.
Power utility Eskom senior management gave the nation a briefing on the state of the power system yesterday.
They warned that load shedding remains a real threat as the system continues to have its vulnerabilities. Old coal-fired power plants remain a burden, while plans are in play to fix up build defects at their newest power plants – Medupi and Kusile.
Unveiling the economic construction and recovery plan in parliament on Thursday last week President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that, Government is fast-tracking applications for electricity generation for personal use as it moves to end crippling load-shedding and secure energy supply.
He said government would work hard to ensure reliable, sufficient supply of energy within by 2022…
Eskom Management on the other revealed yesterday that while it expects to have performed adequate reliability maintenance on its aged power plants to improve reliability by September 2021, the risk of load shedding will still not be eliminated.
So, what's the true picture here? To discuss that, Bongani joined by the Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.
With David Smith, Washington DC Bureau Chief of The Guardian.LISTEN TO PODCAST
With Daniel McLaren, Budget Analyst at Section 27.LISTEN TO PODCAST
With Bheki Ntshalintshali, General-Secretary of Cosatu.LISTEN TO PODCAST
With Bruno Luthuli, Commissioner at the Public Service Commission.LISTEN TO PODCAST
With Kobus Marais, DA Shadow Minister for Defence.LISTEN TO PODCAST
With Mxolisi Nkosi, Deputy Director-General at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco)LISTEN TO PODCAST
With Atilla Kisla, Legal Consultant for the International Criminal Justice, Civil & Political Rights Programme at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre.LISTEN TO PODCAST
With Judge Albie Sachs, retired Constitutional Court Judge.LISTEN TO PODCAST