SA Government says it’s trying to limit daily load shedding durations.. Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele has revealed that government is working closely with Eskom to reduce the duration of load shedding.
Speaking during a post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday morning, Gungubele said Cabinet had acknowledged the inconvenience load shedding has caused South Africans recently.
The Minister indicated that the Department of Public Enterprises is in discussions with Eskom’s board and management in order to limit the daily duration of load shedding.
“National Treasury is working with Eskom to grant it the appropriate exemptions to acquire the spare parts needed for repairs and maintenance,” he added.
Gungubele also said that Eskom is also making progress in re-employing skilled personnel – including plant managers – to help the power utility make headway at individual power stations and across other operations.
He continued to say that government would also be implementing a number of interventions to resolve the country’s energy challenges.
“We are making every effort to bring new power generation capacity online in the shortest possible time.
“While Cabinet is aware that the current energy challenges are frustrating and counterproductive to economic growth, it is confident that the practical actions govt is taking to restructure and strengthen our electricity system will eventually improve South Africa’s energy capacity,” Gungubele said.
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