The current crisis in the provision of electricity by Eskom and the introduction of load-shedding on an urgent basis is once again proof of the destructive effect of cadre deployment and the government’s interference in public enterprises. It appears from the critical shortage of electricity that Eskom did not put measures in place to prevent a power crisis. This, after South Africa has suffered six years ago due to a power-shortage and load-shedding,” Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on the Economy says.
“The Medupi power plant should have come on line last year already. Despite the minister of Public Enterprises’ promises that Medupi would deliver power on schedule, South Africa today finds itself with load-shedding again. The irony is that the ANC itself has gained financially from the construction of Medupi. While ordinary South Africans and South African businesses have suffered due to load-shedding, the ANC is enriching itself from the crisis.
The FF Plus proposes that the government take decisive steps to address the power crisis in the country. The steps which the government could take include the following: