Something has to be done urgently to avoid total collapse.
President Ramaphosa, we need to reform the energy sector in South Africa before it’s too late:
Reject pressure from the ANC’s union allies opposing the introduction of Independent Power Producers. They must be allowed to sell power to the grid immediately!
Freeze the build on the last two costly units at Kusile, and look to bring on more IPPs to provide power.
Allow Eskom to procure coal from any source. Review all Eskom’s diesel contracts, and ensure the cheapest diesel is sourced.
Instruct PetroSA to supply Eskom with diesel at tax-free cost prices to avert a crisis in the short-term!
These things need to be done NOW to avoid a crisis.