Do you think Eskom will improve under its new CEO?

Do you think Eskom will improve under its new CEO?

  • Yes

    Votes: 167 43.3%
  • No

    Votes: 219 56.7%

  • Total voters
    386

ggs

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would appointing a new captain, even the most suitable on earth, have changed the fate of the Titanic after she struck the iceberg?
 

Sashus

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YES! He seems to be more realistic with the current situation with a plan going forward.
 

ToxicBunny

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Yes he can improve Eskom, whether that improvement is sufficient is out of his control unfortunately I think...
 

Karien pdhs

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I will believe it when I see it. Too many empty promises from them up till now. Not skeptic just realistic.....
 

neilga

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Aug 26, 2019
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Yes. He will set about the job with determination, and he has the authority to fire people.
 

Gemsbok

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Jul 1, 2014
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Political parties needs to bud out of Eskom, SAA, etc.
They play a political game to protect the caders who stole all the money.
 

steveR

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Apr 10, 2019
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I believe he'll only succeed if he does a clean sweep of the incompetents who strive to damage the power infrastructure and the country, to facilitate their political and financial advantage.
 

fundutzi

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What a false question, "Do you think Eskom will improve under its new CEO?"
If you do not have capacity, it does not matter if a sage will manage it.

A super simplified view of Electricity capacity in MW completed per year, also, cumulative capacity of ZA over time.

This does not show the exploding population of ZA over the same period.
Neither does it is show the production cost per electricity unit.
The chart also does not show you the decommission dates.

If anything we should kneel and pray to thank the higher order that some entity build capacity that carried the country till now.
I am afraid you cannot vote or pray to build capacity.

Prepare for much worst times to come as the infrastructure build prior to 2000 will crumble.
Source data: en.wikipedia.org

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Lynn Erasmus

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Sep 29, 2016
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He has the correct level of expertise, but everything he tries to implement will be deliberately sabotaged by fools who cannot see past the fact that he's a white Afrikaner. How stupid, how racist, how short-sighted!!
 

acidrain

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Got to side with Lynn in principle, also why I voted no.

Unfortunately if all parties aren't committed to change it isn't going to happen. He is just one man
 

Slightly Dumb Guy

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Nov 14, 2019
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I cant imagine it can get worse with the spotlight firmly on them and the new CEO is an experienced who should be able to steer them in the right direction but it will take time
 

Bernie

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I voted No. I do not believe he will last 9 months. Not through lack of trying but I am expecting major frustration dealing with government and unions.
 

allenf

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Jul 21, 2013
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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?
It will be nothing short of a miracle if he manages to restore Eskom to some semblance of its former glory (lowest R/MWh, and globally on par with the best in terms of production & safety KPIs). On the nuclear side, a substantial contingent of highly qualified / skilled / experienced staff (core & critical skills, of all ethnicities) have "migrated" to Abu Dhabi (Nawah Energy). Many have rapidly risen to occupy key senior and middle management positions at Nawah, earning multiple times more $$$ than in SA. Paradoxically, whilst external organisations consider Eskom over staffed (even bloated), the reality is that there appears to be a dire shortage of core & critical technical/engineering skills, which has resulted in a surge in stress related medical conditions, low morale and even suicide. Consequently, good people are exiting to get away before they succumb to the pressure. These are the people who should have been training, coaching and mentoring young professionals. To complicate matters, BEE / BBBEE contributed significantly to ridiculously inflated pricing of spares and specialist services (that's before taking into account the devastating effect of fraud and theft, which is painted as a lesser sin, by referring to it as corruption). Mr de Ruyter needs a strong stomach to play the cards that he was dealt. DISCLAIMER: Do not take any of the above as fact - do your own research, shake a couple of trees & see what falls out ;-)
 

gerrys

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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?
A little but until the useless ANC stops interfering and the Government allows the entry of competitors in the last mile delivery it will just carry on backsliding.
 

Oenophile

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Nov 8, 2008
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He may be very good, but he will be hamstrung by the unions and by political interference. A definite no unless the President grows some big ones and steps in decisively.
 

lucasmog

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Dec 6, 2018
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NO,,,, the rot goes much deeper than at the leadership level. The new CEO must root it all out,,, without fear of favour,,, but our government and the unions will not allow that...
 
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