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Government Ensures Full Commitment to the Restructuring of Eskom in Efforts to Secure Energy Security

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Cooling towers at a coal-based power station owned by state power utility Eskom in Duhva, South Africa, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

In a recent statement, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has reiterated the government’s dedication to implementing the Eskom roadmap and maintaining complete control over the three separate entities: Generation, Transmission, and Distribution.

This clarification comes in response to a technical letter sent to the Eskom Board that had been misinterpreted and misused for propaganda.

 

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) led by Minister PravinGordhanhas announced that Harith General Partners and Global Airways, which make up Takatso Consortium, have been selected as the preferred Strategic Equity Partner (SEP) for the South African Airways (SAA), on Friday

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) led by Minister PravinGordhanhas announced that Harith General Partners and Global Airways, which make up Takatso Consortium, have been selected as the preferred Strategic Equity Partner (SEP) for the South African Airways (SAA), on Friday

It is important to note that President Cyril Ramaphosa initially announced the intention to restructure Eskom during his 2019 State of the Nation Address (SONA), underscoring the need to transform the electricity industry’s structure to better serve the country’s requirements. This initiative involves establishing three distinct companies – Generation, Transmission, and Distribution – under Eskom Holdings.

As the global energy sector experiences rapid changes due to technological advancements, shifting customer behaviors, and climate change policies, Eskom’s existing structure no longer aligns with the energy needs of South Africa. Consequently, the DPE emphasizes the urgency and importance of restructuring Eskom.

Currently, Eskom Holdings possesses all Generation, Transmission, and Distribution assets, which ultimately belong to the state. To undertake this reform, the department asserts the necessity for the “restructuring of Eskom” by creating three separate entities that are 100% owned by the state. This would require transferring the respective assets from Eskom Holdings to each new company.

According to the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) Section 54 (2), (c) and (d), the transfer of assets into the newly established distribution company necessitates approval from both the Ministers of Finance and Public Enterprises.

 

The department affirms that the letter addressed to the Board contains the Minister of Public Enterprises’ consent for the asset transfer, but further discussions and agreements are still required regarding the business and financial models of the newly established distribution company.

 

 

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