Thabo Mbeki says Eskom engineered load-shedding and BEE delayed Kusile

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I wanna say old age and cognitive decline is making him believe some crazy schit, but then, he's always believed some crazy schit.
 
I have always had this feeling that if the collapse of Eskom were deliberate, it would be to facilitate near economic collapse in order to blackmail perceived WMC companies into giving up part ownership in return for government bailouts. It would be the near perfect tool to facilitate what they call, Radical Economic Transformation.
 
Mbeki.. your cronies allowed all of the corruption, decay etc to continue with zero interest to stop it.

edit: I think government and co... discovered endless potentional of gravy in Eskom. Can hike the prices, no maintance etc. Unlimited money for years... and now the chickens are roosting. Oopsies. And nobody knows cares to fix it ... must eat their share.
 
Economic growth between 2003 and 2007 was pretty good with little growth in generating capacity. So the lights went out.

Medupi-kragstasie and Kusile were poorly built. Not due to BEE. No, the private sector completed many projects successfully despite BEE.

The problem is government ownership of such projects. The US and the EU know that governments shouldn't own such projects.
 
this coming from a person saying HIV does not cause AIDS.
anything these ANC clown's say is a joke and should be treated as such.

how they campaign and beg people to vote for them is a mystery to me.
you'd need to be incredibly stupid to even consider it.
 
Mbeki added that it had absolutely nothing to do with any failures by the government. Instead, it was Eskom’s making.

Eskom’s executive management and board did not heed employees’ warnings that it was facing a potential coal shortage by December 2007,” he said.
Pity he is a f__king liar.

Just read Eskom's own history:

At the time, Eskom was one of the country’s front runners in the creation of a new and more equal society, but it did have to maintain a fine balancing act to ensure that the business remained profitable Government had decided that Eskom had to reduce the price of electricity in real terms until the end of 2000 to allow previously disadvantaged communities to gain a foothold in the new South Africa. Eskom was happy to absorb these costs for a period to enable new businesses to get their activities off the ground.

However, 2000 came and went with no intention from government to approve tariff increases, despite warnings from Gcabashe that if prices were not increased at the time, they would spike later.
Other changes were also afoot during this time. In 2002 Eskom was transformed from a creature of statute to a company under the companies Act and appointed its first board. Board appointments were made by the minister and included international players, in line with the vision to globalize the company.

https://www.eskom.co.za/heritage/thulani-gcabashe/
 
I wanna say old age and cognitive decline is making him believe some crazy schit, but then, he's always believed some crazy schit.

He was also responsible for introducing a BSc Degree in Witchcraft along with Zuma and the rest of the ANC, so anything is possible...
 
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All I know is that there was a massive F-Up. Eskom is owned by government, and there has been ample indication that the ANC interferes in appointments at Eskom, including to the board. Mostly ANC connected individuals, AKA cadres. ANC policy drove Eskom to appoint thousands and thousands extra from the unions. Etc. Etc. ANC BEE policy drove away experienced employees.

One way or the other - It's still an ANC problem. Whether that's one faction in the ANC, or another... This policy or that policy - Is neither here nor there. Factionalism within the ANC has long been known to be one of the main issues with the party, that contributes most to problems for the country. And it's not unusual, at all, for ANC policy to be akin to economic sabotage.

MBeki was underhandedly ousted, this is by no means in dispute. But, not from outside - From within! The likes of NDZ advised him to spout the vegetables for HIV crap. The RET faction may also have engineered issues within Eskom during that time. But, make no mistake - The ANC IS the problem. Their so-called "broad church" a retreat and useful tool for a wide variety of bad faith actors. Their militant DNA, the antithesis of civilian rule.
 
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All I know is that there was a massive F-Up. Eskom is owned by government, and there has been ample indication that the ANC interferes in appointments at Eskom, including to the board. Mostly ANC connected individuals, AKA cadres. ANC policy drove Eskom to appoint thousands and thousands extra from the unions. Etc. Etc. ANC BEE policy drove away experienced employees.

One way or the other - It's still an ANC problem. Whether that's one faction in the ANC, or another... This policy or that policy - Is neither here nor there. Factionalism within the ANC has long been known to be one of the main issues with the party, that contributes most to problems for the country. And it's not unusual, at all, for ANC policy to be akin to economic sabotage.

MBeki was underhandedly ousted, this is by no means in dispute. The likes of NDZ advised him to spout the vegetables for HIV crap. The RET faction may also have engineered issues within Eskom during that time. But, make no mistake - The ANC IS the problem. Their so-called "broad church" a retreat and useful tool for a wide variety of bad faith actors.

The entire ANC leadership is centered around all the wrong priorities. Governance and tribal politics do not mix.
 
SA politicking is an endless barrage of chimps flinging faeces at each other in order to cover for their stupidity and grand larceny. We're bored.
you want the Chimps to ride Tricycles? or walk tightropes?
go the the USA, you will see that, even if the Chimps there are incredibly old.
 
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