SA’s Electricity Crisis | Gordhan: We are fixing the system

SA’s Electricity Crisis | Gordhan: We are fixing the system

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JOHANNESBURG – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is attributing the latest power cuts to a shortage of skilled engineers and inadequate equipment.

Eskom has been implementing stage two blackouts at night this week and says not a single power station is fully operational.

“Secondly, it is well understood among engineers who understand power stations, who understand boilers, who understand turbines that a lot of wrong things were done operationally speaking during a particular period in Eskom’s history and that is what is now being fixed and that takes time,” he said.

READ: Gordhan, De Ruyter failing terribly, says former Scopa chairperson

Meanwhile, Gordhan has hit back at former Scopa chairperson, Themba Godi.

He says state-owned entities were greatly impacted by state capture at a time when Godi was chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.   

Godi had blamed Eskom’s failures on Gordhan and Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter.

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