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All of this started before he joined, he merely continues these with some changes eg being more forthright wrt when it happens eg trying to to prevent it during rush hour.I think yes, the ongoing load-shedding, regular releases, and discussions, seem positive. Whether the government will let him do his job, the same as SAA BRP is a different question.
It's only been a month but the focus on repairs and maintenance is a good start as well as discussion around the procurement contracts. He's doing exactly what he should be, analyze the issue macroscopically and look for the biggest wins in the shortest time: maintenance and procurement are it and well within his purview. Also, a better sell to hold corruption accountable vs layoffs but that reality will bite sooner or later.
You cannot expect a CEO to be responsible for loadshedding when years of maintenance have been ignored. I say give the man a chance to find his feet, look at structures and in particular put in an accelerated on going maintenance plan. It is obvious that the company has been run on a day-to-day basis in the past with no forward planning. He has me full support.Do you think Eskom will improve under its new CEO Andre de Ruyter? Do you think he will be able to stop load-shedding by 2022 as planned?
The CEO must be allowed to make tough decisions without government interference. The same goes for SAA and we already see the government interfering with the business practitioner's decisions.Not without the full co-operation of government and the unions. Since there's no sign of that materialising any time soon my answer is a firm "NO"