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Eskom privatization, increased competition will avoid collapse in the power grid



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Eskom has been finding it difficult to keep the lights on as he struggles with the burden of R420 billion debt, capacity issues, and serious allegations of corruption.

The DA held a brief to the press on 25 March 2019 at its headquarters in Bruma, Johannesburg, to publish its action plan to get to grips with the energy crisis facing South Africa. . Photo: Thando Kubheka / EWN

JOHANNESBURG – With South Africa facing energy insecurity, the Democratic Alliance (DA) says it believes that the privatization of Eskom and increased competition will help the country to avoid total grid fall.

Eskom has been finding it difficult to keep the lights on as he struggles with the burden of R420 billion debt, capacity issues, and serious allegations of corruption.

The DA called on Monday for an urgent reconciliation of the Senate to deal with the crisis.

During a briefing session in Johannesburg, the party also announced that it was preparing for a national action day this Friday against the power crisis and the rise in electricity prices coming into force next week.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he believed the country could overcome the current power crisis and said the party expected to put forward a number of proposals before Parliament.

“There can be no damage when you refuse to change the laws that would make it possible for us to avoid the crisis that seems to threaten the future of South Africa.” T

Maimane said that the government needed to act quickly to get to grips with the problems in Eskom before it was too late.

“With the possible collapse of the energy grid and the threat it poses to the people of South Africa, urgent action must be taken in this regard.” T

The DA said that he also believed that the solution to the crisis included the unbundling of Eskom into two entities, mainly supply and distribution.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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