Report Blames Eskom Woes on Dysfunctional Management System, Mzansi Not Surprised

Report Blames Eskom Woes on Dysfunctional Management System, Mzansi Not Surprised

  • National Treasury commissioned a report to look into Eskom's management and what could be causing so many problems
  • The report discovered that the top brass's lack of authority and constant interference with how Eskom is run are among some of the reasons
  • South Africans were not taken aback by the news and remarked that the information presented was not new

Tebogo Mokwena, Briefly News's current affairs journalist, offered coverage of current affairs like loadshedding, fuel prices and environmental affairs during his seven years at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

A report commissioned by the National Treasury pinpointed three causes why Eskom may be performing poorly
Treasury's report on Eskom did not shake South Africans. Images: Lubabalo Lesolle/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Ivan Pantic
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CAPE TOWN– The National Treasury commissioned a report to examine the cause of the state-owned entity's many problems. The report discovered that issues such as an absence of authority, transparency and inefficient processes contributed to the utility's woes.

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Eskom's top brass weighing it down

According to Eyewitness News, the report further revealed that Kendal, Tutuka and Kusile are the worst-performing coal-fired plants providing electricity to the country. The report also shared that Megawatt Park's constant interference has resulted in power plants that have been reliable over the years.

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South Africans unsurprised by the news

Netizens on Facebook were not perturbed by the news revealed by the report about what could be causing loadshedding.

Krish Bhagwandeen said:

"Everybody knew from the day the ANC took over it would result in total failure."

Leon Kruger said:

"It's very obvious. Same people as in the government."

Pauline Quant remarked:

"Tell us something we already knew."

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Wendy Isaacs:

"Not rocket science."

Cal Darley:

"How much did the report cost? I could have told them that for free."

Leon Grootboom:

"I said long ago that it's the dysfunctional management system which cadres don't have a clue of but are quick to blame others."

Democratic Alliance slams Eskom's rebranding tender

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the Democratic Alliance criticised Eskom for issuing a tender for rebranding.

The utility published on X the call for interested parties to participate in the tender bid to rebrand the entity, and a spokesperson told Briefly News that the branding is for the upcoming legal separation of Eskom into three entities.

South Africans jokingly tweeted suggestions of the logos they believed suited for the embattled power utility.

Source: Briefly News

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