Thursday, March 19, 2015

Deputy President Ramaphosa announces advisory panel on matters of Eskom

Oscar Thomas
19 March 2015

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday said there are various interventions that are being implemented to address the electricity supply constraints in the country.

Ramaphosa was answering questions in the National Assembly on Wednesday where he also announced the names of the advisory panel that will advise him on matters regarding the turn-around of Eskom.

Deputy President Spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said to assist the Deputy President lead the turn-around process, he has appointed this Advisory Panel to provide an independent view on the effectiveness of the measures proposed to turn around Eskom.

Mamoepa said The Deputy President believes that there is no short-cut to the challenges facing Eskom, hence the need to develop short, medium and long-term solutions that are independently verifiable by people with expert knowledge of the energy sector.

“The Advisory panel appointed by the Deputy President on Eskom is different from the Ministerial Council on Energy whose members will be announced soon by the Ministry of Energy” Mamoepa added.



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