Ramaphosa's plan: stick to the old plan, but with an extra minister and state of disaster

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Ramaphosa's load-shedding state of disaster plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that his administration had declared a national disaster to tackle the energy crisis.

In his State of the Nation Address, Ramaphosa also said the government would not be introducing new plans but would focus on following through and accelerating its existing strategy to end load-shedding.
 
  1. Fix Eskom’s coal-fired power stations and improve availability of existing supply
  2. Enable and accelerate private investment in generation capacity
  3. Accelerate procurement of new capacity from renewables, gas, and battery storage
  4. Unleash businesses and households to invest in rooftop solar
  5. Fundamentally transform the electricity sector to achieve long-term energy security
That isn't a plan. Those a (lofty) goals. A plan has the individual actionable steps that need to be taken, in what order, and by when.
 
so many promises, so little done.

What has been done from when he mentioned these "plans" back in July 2022 to say that any progress is being made and the plans will be solved in a year or two?

Bloody idiots
 
I heard they releasing regulations and guidelines for this SoD soon. Should be an interesting read.
 
That isn't a plan. Those a (lofty) goals. A plan has the individual actionable steps that need to be taken, in what order, and by when.
Absolutely! Since we're in a state of disaster now, the ANC should break those lofty goals down and make the metrics tracking progress on them publicly available and released weekly.

Transparency is essential
 
The scary thing is that it's becoming increasingly financially sensible to just emigrate, to literally anywhere but here.
Even the Zimbabweans are considering it, my Zimbabwean mechanic told me so yesterday, when I got to work in the morning the Zimbabwean security guy told me the same thing, I just came back from PnP and the Zimbabwean cashier told me the same thing, I couldn't believe the coincidence.
 
So just throwing money at something and hoping for the best, and getting another BEE partner to run the show.
 
Even the Zimbabweans are considering it, my Zimbabwean mechanic told me so yesterday, when I got to work in the morning the Zimbabwean security guy told me the same thing, I just came back from PnP and the Zimbabwean cashier told me the same thing, I couldn't believe the coincidence.
This has to be the most desperate and irrational case of whataboutery I have ever seen in my life, jou kop raas nes jou tjommas in die ANC en EFF sin. If I can spend the rest of my life without having to interact with your type I'd die a happy man. Think I might just follow through on that. I just can't bring myself to pay tax to a country that helps produce more of your mindset.
 
That isn't a plan. Those a (lofty) goals. A plan has the individual actionable steps that need to be taken, in what order, and by when.

Hey now, that plan is supported by a roadmap:

Roadmap-to-end-load-shedding-1024x718.jpg


but it is best to loop back to the 2019 roadmap published in detail here:

https://dpe.gov.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ROADMAP-FOR-ESKOM_0015_29102019_FINAL1.pdf (PDF)

mind you that it is supported by the NDP 2030 plan,

The National Development Plan (NDP)

The National Development Plan (NDP) sets out South Africa’s need to invest in a strong network of economic infrastructure to support the country’s medium and long‐term economic and social objectives.

Stable energy infrastructure underpins economic growth and should therefore be robust and extensive enough to meet the current industrial, commercial and household needs and those of the future.

The National Development Plan envisages that by 2030, South Africa’s energy sector will be reliable, efficient and competitive, will be socially equitable through expanded access at affordable tariffs, and will be environmentally sustainable.

To achieve this, the NDP provides a 20‐year planning horizon to roll out electricity infrastructure in line with Ministerial Determinations issued in terms of Section 34 of the Electricity Regulation Act of 2006. The NDP, together with the Ministerial Determinations, are policy signals investors use to plan their investments in the country’s energy sector.

this is not touching on any other plan, policy, initiative or act. Note that the 2019 roadmap was managed by public enterprises, and now Eskom will be allocated to an all new ministry which may and very likely will make amendments and additions to the 'roadmap' in terms with the SoD. Which raises whether Eskom will abide by their 2022 to 2031 Transmission Development Plan (TDP).

I remain in the view that the state, or rather the ANC, is exploring options to mitigate Eksom's debt, and it may spell trouble... I do believe that Eskom wants to erect an Eskom 2.0 build on the green initiatives, and that will displace a dissolved Eskom in the time to come. Eskom being broken up could be key to this plan.

For those interested in Eskom's TDP,

https://www.eskom.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/TransmissionDevelopmentPlan2022-2031.pdf (PDF)

lol, I am starting to think that the SoD council will assume Eskom's CEO role... not impossible, but l-o-l.
 
This has to be the most desperate and irrational case of whataboutery I have ever seen in my life, jou kop raas nes jou tjommas in die ANC en EFF sin. If I can spend the rest of my life without having to interact with your type I'd die a happy man. Think I might just follow through on that. I just can't bring myself to pay tax to a country that helps produce more of your mindset.
True but it is instructive to see what makes SA under the ANC such a sh1thole. Plenty of support for their corrupt ways destroying SA; same as for ZANU PF in Zim; what a coincidence.
 
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