Former Eskom chief André de Ruyter feels the power utility is broken beyond repair

Eskom is f***ed. Maybe.

Former Eskom chief André de Ruyter said in his newly-released book that the more he scrutinized Eskom’s inner workings, the more he felt like it was broken beyond repair.

He made the strongly-worded statement in his typical De Ruyter-esque way without saying it directly, in a chapter of the book titled “We are f***ed. Maybe.”
Nee @Jan - Dit is: Eskom is gefok. Definitief.
 
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For as long as the ANC is governing this country everything they touch is broken beyond repair.

If a different government does step in and take the necessary steps to fix this we’ll still sit with years of this unfortunately. The more years ANC stays the more years it’ll take to fix.
 
I mean broken yes, broken beyond repair is an exaggeration

Did you read this part:

According to De Ruyter, maintenance on Eskom’s ageing coal-fired generation fleet had been deferred for so long, they are like an old, barely-running car that would cost more to fix than to replace.
 
There are certain things any corporate executive, especially one charged with turnaround, would do which simply haven't happened here. I'll read the book but the erstwhile CEO appears to have been given zero support to do anything meaningful, hence the more clandestine approach and aiming to control the debt to some degree.

Eskom, along with all the other entities ruined by the ANC, is a delinquent organisation and would normally be placed under special measures until some modicum of control can be introduced.

There are a number of very normal things which would have to be done to such an organisation:

- Fire these fat c*nts and their immediate reports. You would not find a greater dearth of talent anywhere on the planet. Block system access and seize the laptops and any other corporate devices for a hard drive search. I can't find a CRO but that is telling in itself.

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- There is no way non-performing exco members such as the above people should/would survive in their roles. Suspension of the entire lot would be the kindest thing to do to be replaced by quality, industry gunslingers with real track records during the full period of special measures.

- Most payables would be halted immediately pending contract review. You'd continue Keep The Lights On type services only until control of legitimate outgoings was instituted.

- Full staff review prioritised by critical services in the business. I'd say productivity is in low double figures at best. Dump non-performers ruthlessly.

- Hire in independent assurers to review the critical services end to end. Lots of day to day processes have been captured by criminals.
 
There are certain things any corporate executive, especially one charged with turnaround, would do which simply haven't happened here. I'll read the book but the erstwhile CEO appears to have been given zero support to do anything meaningful, hence the more clandestine approach and aiming to control the debt to some degree.

Eskom, along with all the other entities ruined by the ANC, is a delinquent organisation and would normally be placed under special measures until some modicum of control can be introduced.

There are a number of very normal things which would have to be done to such an organisation:

- Fire these fat c*nts and their immediate reports. You would not find a greater dearth of talent anywhere on the planet. Block system access and seize the laptops and any other corporate devices for a hard drive search. I can't find a CRO but that is telling in itself.

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- There is no way non-performing exco members such as the above people should/would survive in their roles. Suspension of the entire lot would be the kindest thing to do to be replaced by quality, industry gunslingers with real track records during the full period of special measures.

- Most payables would be halted immediately pending contract review. You'd continue Keep The Lights On type services only until control of legitimate outgoings was instituted.

- Full staff review prioritised by critical services in the business. I'd say productivity is in low double figures at best. Dump non-performers ruthlessly.

- Hire in independent assurers to review the critical services end to end. Lots of day to day processes have been captured by criminals.
You may as well post a bunch of circus clowns. The head clown being the imbecile degeneruyter
 
And Andre resuscicated it by his sheer hard work and extended the life by another 5 years. Quote #SURFACE11 and get 10% discount on his latest book.
Only 10%.. Fsck thst, I'm of his tribe, I demand 80% off.

I honestly don't think he extended the life of eskom any further.. Eskom will limp on and fsck us all without lube for as long as the ANC are in power.
 
Got a lift from a Zulu man when he was 16?
In South Africa?
This South Africa?
When he was 16?
That South Africa?

Nevermind I’ve never really been good at maths.
 
There are certain things any corporate executive, especially one charged with turnaround, would do which simply haven't happened here. I'll read the book but the erstwhile CEO appears to have been given zero support to do anything meaningful, hence the more clandestine approach and aiming to control the debt to some degree.

Eskom, along with all the other entities ruined by the ANC, is a delinquent organisation and would normally be placed under special measures until some modicum of control can be introduced.

There are a number of very normal things which would have to be done to such an organisation:

- Fire these fat c*nts and their immediate reports. You would not find a greater dearth of talent anywhere on the planet. Block system access and seize the laptops and any other corporate devices for a hard drive search. I can't find a CRO but that is telling in itself.

View attachment 1524079

- There is no way non-performing exco members such as the above people should/would survive in their roles. Suspension of the entire lot would be the kindest thing to do to be replaced by quality, industry gunslingers with real track records during the full period of special measures.

- Most payables would be halted immediately pending contract review. You'd continue Keep The Lights On type services only until control of legitimate outgoings was instituted.

- Full staff review prioritised by critical services in the business. I'd say productivity is in low double figures at best. Dump non-performers ruthlessly.

- Hire in independent assurers to review the critical services end to end. Lots of day to day processes have been captured by criminals.
What's the difference between the Group exec HR vs group exec transformation office? Is it the same as having a minister of energy and a minister of electricity? Basically job creation minus any value add?
 
For as long as the ANC is governing this country everything they touch is broken beyond repair.

If a different government does step in and take the necessary steps to fix this we’ll still sit with years of this unfortunately. The more years ANC stays the more years it’ll take to fix.
Viva lekker Transformation! Viva AA and BEE! We need more of it!
 
Did you read this part:

According to De Ruyter, maintenance on Eskom’s ageing coal-fired generation fleet had been deferred for so long, they are like an old, barely-running car that would cost more to fix than to replace.
Lekker 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup!
Lekker 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup!

Everyone knows that soccer is far more important than power station maintenance.



 
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Only 10%.. Fsck thst, I'm of his tribe, I demand 80% off.

I honestly don't think he extended the life of eskom any further.. Eskom will limp on and fsck us all without lube for as long as the ANC are in power.
No, remember your tribe never took any favors (not even a penny off your parents) so be happy about 10%

Eskom will trod along for a while on stage 6.
 
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