The dots have already been joined up by several observers. The common element which connects dots is a private energy company called African Rainbow Energy & Power or AREP.rainier wrote: ↑Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:50 amTrue. If the Government would really understand how serious this is they would have acted long ago when it was still possible to fix it.
I really cannot see how this can be repaired now - it is just far too late. You would have to get rid of a major part of the current work force, somehow find enough qualified and motivated people to perform the critical technical jobs, somehow get rid of that debt and get back to a lean a mean operation that it pretty much once was.
There is so much not right you can't just send out a memo to the huge staff complement that things are now completely different.
It would be easier to just shut the whole thing down, then change and restart it. Then do what other countries have done - split the whole mess into privately operated ventures. Then it's a simple case of sink or swim. If you can run a tight efficient ship then you make it. If you can't your more successful competitor eats you. Sure - it's not perfect - but that is still the best model.
Of course I understand that will never happen. Even splitting Eskom into three parts is mostly wasted effort - but it does open up third party, private energy supply as the generation side of Eskom is now split from the vital transmission side. Since our dear leader has large investments in alternative energy sources - perhaps one can join the dots here ?
The owner/founder of this company is Patrice Motsepe, who some claim is SA's richest man worth around R25 Billion.
Cyril Ramaphosa is married to Motsepe’s sister, Dr Tshepo Motsepe.
Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy is married to Motsepe’s other sister Bridgette Radebe. Ramaphosa shifted Radebe to the energy portfolio in February 2018 as one of his first executive decisions after taking over from Jacob Zuma.
Brian Dames, CEO of the AREP Group is a former Eskom CEO.
AREP claims that it is a company able and in fact set up to efficiently handle - wait for it - Generation, Transmission and Distribution of electrical energy - coincidentally the exact disciplines which are to be used in the unbundling of Eskom, which has already been announced!
Joining the dots is easier than ever when you know these facts.