Eskom being driven to rely on private energy producers


South Africa’s energy crisis is being engineered to open the door for private players.

The African People’s Convention’s leader Themba Godi believes there is a push for Eskom to be dependent on private companies for renewable energy while its generation capacity is gradually reduced.

Only recently the issue of Eskom was raised in the British Parliament. The UK Minister for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs Tariq Ahmad revealed that President Cyril Ramaphosa had told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that Eskom’s ambition is to be part of and accelerate the decommissioning of coal fired power stations. Godi says this is happening while South Africa sells millions of tons of coal to European countries for electricity – yet we are told not to use coal.

Godi says Eskom has sufficient capacity to light up the country but there are factors hindering this.


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