Karpowership relaunching environmental approval application

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Karpowership relaunching environmental approval application

Karpowership, the Turkish company seeking to supply 1,220 megawatts of power to South Africa, will refile an application to the environment department in a bid to move its project forward at a time when the nation is suffering its worst-ever power cuts, a person familiar with the situation said.

The application will be filed by Jan. 8 and a response from the department will be given by the end of March, the person said, asking not to be identified as a public statement hasn’t been made.

[Bloomberg]
 
Yeah, they are very happy with the worsening of the situation regarding the electricity in the country.

I can see them rubbing their hands and licking their lips.
 
Yeah, they are very happy with the worsening of the situation regarding the electricity in the country.

I can see them rubbing their hands and licking their lips.
And Greedy Mantashe calling up his accountant and telling him to prepare the money laundering machine
 
And Greedy Mantashe calling up his accountant and telling him to prepare the money laundering machine
A thought just came into my mind, someone may be pulling strings so that the deal with Karpowership is realised. These major load shedding episodes may not be just that.

The ANC thieves and crooks will do anything and everything to get their bank accounts fat like their bellies.
 
A thought just came into my mind, someone may be pulling strings so that the deal with Karpowership is realised. These major load shedding episodes may not be just that.

The ANC thieves and crooks will do anything and everything to get their bank accounts fat like their bellies.

The lesson the ANC learnt from covid is create a disaster, use it to declare an emergency then loot the money through the weakened controls. Won't be surprised if its the Turkish and ANC cadres thats sabotaging the stations
 
The lesson the ANC learnt from covid is create a disaster, use it to declare an emergency then loot the money through the weakened controls. Won't be surprised if its the Turkish and ANC cadres thats sabotaging the stations
That is the scary thought, plausible it is.
 
Surprise! Is this why we have Stage 4 24/7? To push through someone's pension plan?
 
One year of powerships.
Not 20 years.
But the gravy has to FLOW.
Right in Fatso Mantashes direction.
We could probably build the same on land but no political will at all.

As long as FATSO'S in charge nothing will happen
 
A thought just came into my mind, someone may be pulling strings so that the deal with Karpowership is realised. These major load shedding episodes may not be just that.

The ANC thieves and crooks will do anything and everything to get their bank accounts fat like their bellies.
This could be true, those thieves will do just about anything to make a buck.
But I think it is more plausible that our plants are just old and not well maintained, eskom reduced their debt by a whooping 81 billions last year, I suspect they managed this by heavily cutting into their maintenance budget.

Powerships is a start, but the sad thing is that even if we let ourselves be ripped off by Karpowership, those 3 ships only add around 1200MW into the grid, that just lower 1 stage of load shedding, so ye the future looks bleak, I just hope they made some changes to the Karpowership contracts after the corruption allegations last year.
 
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