Load shedding news – DA welcomes NERSA findings on Eskom Management

27 May 2008

The Democratic Alliance last week welcomed the findings of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA’s) Inquify into the Power Supply Shortages & Load Shedding. DA public enterprises spokesperson Manie van Dyk said NERSA’s report gave official recognition to the managment problems the DA had highlighted in the past.

“NERSA has labeled Eskom’s management as complicit in the crisis amid the mismanagement of power station maintenance and coal stockpiles,” Van Dyk said. “As such, the DA will be calling for a debate in Parliament on whether a change in Eskom management is due – not least because of a need to restore the confidence of consumers, who have to shoulder the financial cost of Eskom mismanagement.”

Read more… click here for the full statement on the DA’s website.



  1. What’s cutting?? theres still load shedding i went on a school trip a few weeks ago to eskom’s field day and told us that load shedding is over??????

  2. Load shedding will be around for a loonngg time! At the recent Portfolio Committee, NERSA made a presentation at the back of which (and presumably not actually used in the presentation) was a slide showing how far behind Eskom’s build program was. This year they will not be able to supply 2000MW that their plan of March 2008 said would be supplied. Their plan also showed that the Big New Power Station That Is Going To Save Us All, Medupi, is 41 months late. In fact, everything on the plan is late. Expect load shedding through 2015 AT THE EARLIEST.

  3. load shedding is the reduction of electrical power, causing the wide area total blackouts, so eskom must make sure that it introduce the new big power stations so as to reduce the blackout, for us to continue living a better life, we must stop overloading electrical main-boxes from our houses by introdusing or building many backrooms.

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