Concern over "out of control" Eskom

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Eskom is out of control — experts

The situation at Eskom power stations is out of control, with the power utility not knowing what load-shedding will be from one day to the next.

This is according to Chris Yelland, managing director at EE Business Intelligence, who added that the state-owned utility is ignoring highly competent and qualified labour that could be used to repair generating units faster.
 
No Mr. Yelland and Co. No amount of qualified labour can repair Eskom. Stop talking hogwash.
 
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If the DA wins the election, how will they fix Eskom? Is Eskom fixable?
 
If the DA wins the election, how will they fix Eskom? Is Eskom fixable?
They can't fix it. As with a lot of other destroyed entities/infrastructure in South Africa. If any other party had to win the election, South Africans, seven days later, will be...

Why is everything not fixed yet?

Going to take a generation or two to fix what the ANC destroyed in 30 years.
 
If the DA wins the election, how will they fix Eskom? Is Eskom fixable?

Eskom is unfixable.

They need money to fix their problems, specifically massive infrastructure investment beyond Kusile and Medupi (neither of which will stop loadshedding even if they were fully operational), but everything that has happened at Eskom over the past 20-years has driven money away from it. They are crippled with debt and paying customers have gone for alternative solutions. They have also lost a lot of knowledge and expertise, so the people needed to make and oversee corrective decisions are gone.

South Africa as a whole has been structurally damaged by the ANC. The infrastructure that they have allowed to crumble under their eyes took decades to build up. Their corruption and gross mismanagement have also had the added effect of stripping the state of the money and knowledge required to repair and rebuild what has been damaged and destroyed.

For all intents and purposes, the ANC has placed the country into a death spiral.
 
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I'd say Eskom is fixable from only a technical point of view, not from any other point of view. ANC don't really want it fixed anyway and they're hellbent to stop anyone else from taking over this service.
The DA also can`t fix it, they don`t have the spine to do what is needed.
 
DA i think can fix eskom. It will however cost the consumer a sht load.
 
DA i think can fix eskom. It will however cost the consumer a sht load.
The only way the DA can 'fix' Eskom would be to get out of the way. As with anything that actually works in SA, it's the result of the private sector taking the initiative and doing it themselves. Eskom would need to be immediately split into a various silo companies, one of them being independent generation. Eskom can handle the distribution and billing/collections section, as well as to carry on with their limping, ailing dated fleet of generation. The hurdle would be dealing with the non-payers and the freeloaders/theft of power.

The DA do not have the leadership nor respect to pull this off, since unfortunately this is the task of someone with more than a matric. ADR could have pulled this off.
 
Eskom is out of control — experts

The situation at Eskom power stations is out of control, with the power utility not knowing what load-shedding will be from one day to the next.

This is according to Chris Yelland, managing director at EE Business Intelligence, who added that the state-owned utility is ignoring highly competent and qualified labour that could be used to repair generating units faster.
The general in experience in life is, if something thats fixable cannot be fixed, the problem is from "within".
-The only thing that cannot be fixed="Stupid". You have to get reborn literally (The Great Reset for you) for this, and thats hardly happenning yet, can't imaging any old soul will give his life to be a baby again, mainly because of the promise to be.
-Stupidity can be a complex thing so much so highly educated's cannot understand or grasp that.
 
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