Stopping load-shedding (in the short term) is easy, but it's a bad strategy - Eskom

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Real reason load-shedding is so bad under Andre de Ruyter

Eskom says extensive maintenance of its ageing power station infrastructure over the last two years is the main reason why load-shedding has been at its worst during the tenure of its current CEO Andre De Ruyter.

This comment comes after the CSIR’s half-year update of its statistics on utility-scale power generation revealed that 2020—De Ruyter's first full year at the helm of Eskom—was South Africa’s worst year of load-shedding to date.
 

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Well at least the debt has been reduced, and he's nailing people for paying R80,000 for a pair of kneeguards:
you think that will stop the money taps?

those criminals will dig up the pipe, cut a hole in it, and pipe it to a jojo tank, where they can feast in peace.

Honestly like putting a tiny band aid over a missing limb, laughable really.
 

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you think that will stop the money taps?

those criminals will dig up the pipe, cut a hole in it, and pipe it to a jojo tank, where they can feast in peace.

Honestly like putting a tiny band aid over a missing limb, laughable really.
I think that he's trying to establish a culture of accountability, and apparently he's getting some good results:
In one instance, a former employee paid back almost R1.2 million within hours after being fingered by De Ruyter and Eskom. News24 understands the money was repaid in two tranches late in the night of 4 August 2021 and in the early hours of the following morning.
You are correct in that it is a monumental task, but time will tell whether he's successful or not.
 

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So we didn't have any loadshedding back in 2008/9 when this started?
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Loadshedding cannot be stopped or minimized. Not in the near term or in the future for that matter. Eskom was brought to its knees by AA, BEE, bad laws, bad and inadequate management from 1994 right up to 2021. It is just a matter of time. Today, tomorrow, in a year, 10 years or a 100 years, but the system will eventually collapse under its own weight.
 

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A mostly quiet winter ends, new systems are finally in place, now they want to discuss load shedding again?? :unsure::rolleyes:
 

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I think that he's trying to establish a culture of accountability, and apparently he's getting some good results:

You are correct in that it is a monumental task, but time will tell whether he's successful or not.
agree, props to him, that he succeeds and turns the ship around,
but to me, its rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic,
 

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Well at least the debt has been reduced, and he's nailing people for paying R80,000 for a pair of kneeguards:
I hope is massages your legs while crawling
 

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you think that will stop the money taps?

those criminals will dig up the pipe, cut a hole in it, and pipe it to a jojo tank, where they can feast in peace.

Honestly like putting a tiny band aid over a missing limb, laughable really.
Better than just doing nothing at least.
 

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The retarded ANC put all its effort into two expensive time-consuming projects (both caused by corruption) while seemingly very little in-between.

Where's the dozens and dozens of wind and solar power projects that could've been started and completed during the 15 years that these 2 large coal plants were, and are still, under construction?
 

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Even easier, privatise eskom and remove the laws that monopolises electricity.
 

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This is literally the same thing that's been said by each head of Eskom. People are just falling over themselves to make excuses for this man.
 
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