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Load shedding news – more on Eskom bonuses and the poor condition of power stations

8 April 2008

The Democratic Alliance last week accused minister of public enterprises and Eskom executives of evasive tactics following statements from Eskom and the department of public enterprises indicating that the question of bonus shares for Eskom executives was yet to be decided.

“As such, the Democratic Alliance calls on Minister of Public Enterprises Alec Erwin to make a clear and unambiguous statement that the bonuses will not be paid,” said DA public enterprises spokesperson Manie van Dyk.  Click here to read more >>

The DA also wrote to Eskom asking for clarity on a number of issues, not least of which was whether Eskom had implemented pre-emptive load shedding in an urgent attempt to recondition poorly-maintained plants ahead of peak winter demand. This followed two shock announcements from the power utility regarding the questionable condition of power plants and the stoppage of certain projects if Eskom’s 60 percent tariff hike application was rejected. Click here to read more >>

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