- Feb 26, 2011
I have full confidence in that cadre.
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“Improve the efficiency of the plant, ensure that when maintenance is done it lasts. Ministers don’t interfere we check the micro details to underway whether the fix is actually the fix so we now have data that shows that contracts that show they do a half-baked job. That’s the focus of the CEO and the board now is to fix the operations. Review coal and IPP contracts. If you do that properly for the next three to four months, we'll be saving a lot of money for the state.” - Public Enterprise Minister Pravin GordhanI believe he will make a difference, but only IF he is allowed to do what is necessary.
Unfortunately De Ruyter is subject to the ANC's political powers and they are not managing the enterprise as a business entity but a political playball. This happened with the previous CEO of SAA and the same at the South African Post office. In addition nobody in RSA has the convictions or political will of a Margaret Thatcher to get rid of the unions who are keeping SA economy at ransom. It is a political situation being forced unto the population.
Eskom will not improve as criminality is prevalent not only at senior management level but also at all other levels of management. The whole of Eskom like the civil service and SOEs is rotten with corruption.
Very slim possibility. What needs to happen is cost of energy must be cut in HALF, and way to do that is