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1/6 #SouthAfrica Can you spot the mistake. Take note of the dates....

🔴👉Oaths and Solemn Affirmations of President and Acting President of the Republic of South Africa.… #CyrilRamaphosa #Constitution #Eskom #Loadshedding Image
2/6 - 🔴1993
#WEF Young Global Leaders
👉Cyril Ramaphosa 1993
👉Trevor Manuel....Rothschild Group
👉Tito Mboweni - 1995 Young global leader

3/6 🔴 Klaus Schwab bragging about how they have infiltrated the cabinets of many countries.
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The National Demand Side Management Indaba was meant to have Minister of DPE Pravin Gordhan and Minister of Electricity Kgosienthso Ramokgopa present. Both are not here as the are still preoccupied with ANC NEC. #eNCA
Eskom interim CEO Calib Cassim says the objective is to ensure there are enough MWs for the winter months ahead. Cassim calls on support for the 40 000 workers who are at Eskom trying to keep the lights on. #eNCA #EnergyCrisis
Eskom board chair Mpho Makwana said there is a process underway to appoint an #Eskom CEO
There is a shortlist of 5 people. #eNCA #EnergyCrisis
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#SouthAfrica: Today the finance minister went back on the decision to exempt #Eskom from reporting expense regularities and the electricity minister lifted the state of disaster declared two months to deal with #loadshedding. These developments are good, but--
--it's alarming that they were made in the first place, because the first was an attempt to cover up the #corruption that we know to have occurred and the second would've simply opened the door to further corruption.
Then, to see government flip flopping on decisions is never a good sign, primarily because it signals a lack of decisive leadership with a vision. What was the plan? Was there a plan? And what was the end goal? Surely only something nefarious.
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@RayMahlaka Here are the facts about CEOs at #Eskom

Since 1994 (28 years) Eskom has had 14 CEOs

The first 2 since 94:
-Allen Morgan (1994-2000) ~7yrs
-Thulani Gcabashe (2000-2007)​​ ~8yrs

Opinion: This is probably the 15 years where the initial damage was done!
@RayMahlaka The next 12 CEOs in the last 14½ years...since loadshedding began in 2008 (Ave 1.25 yrs tenure)

1. Jacob Maroga​​ (2007 – Nov 2009) <3yrs

2. Mpho Makwana​ (Nov 2009 – Jun 2010) 8mths

3. Brian Dames​​ (Jul 2010 – Mar 2014) <4yrs

4. Colin Matjila (Apr 2014 – Sep 2014) 5mths
@RayMahlaka 5. Tshediso Matona​​ (Oct 2014 – Apr 2015) 7 mths

6. Brian Molefe (Apr 2015 – Nov 2016)​ <2yrs

7. Matshela Koko​ (Dec 2016 – May 2017) 6mths

8. Johnny Dladla (Jun 2017 – Oct 2017) 4mths

9. Sean Maritz​ (Oct 2017 – Jan 2018) 4mths
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1/5 Guys, this is insane and a game changer on so many levels. It's sending shockwaves through the South African #renewables industry. @DMRE_ZA just announced only 6 Preferred Bidders, all PV totalling 860MW, all outside Western and Eastern Cape regions. Not a SINGLE wind bid
@DMRE_ZA 2/5 This is against a #REIPPPP BW6 procurement target of 1000MW PV, 3200MW wind and a nationwide stage 6 #Loadshedding backdrop as we speak. You may wonder what the heck happened here??? Let me explain using #Eskom transmission's most recent grid capacity assessment (GCCA)...
3/5 The Apr 22 GCCA states that there are 1820MW left for grabs in the Western Cape+1600MW in the Eastern Cape. The vast majority of SA's wind projects (advanced development) are in these provinces. WC received about 4791MW of wind&solar bids, EC 872MW wind according to our intel
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THREAD: What are SA's 8 metros doing for independent power production & loosening over-reliance on #Eskom?

I did digging.

Which cities' #IPP plans put 'em in pole position?

1. Ekurhuleni & CPT
2. Ethekwini
3. Nelson Mandela Bay & Buffalo City
4. JHB
5. PTA
6. Mangaung

Please note: I asked one of SA's top energy experts, Stellenbosch University's prof. Sampson Mamphweli to check & corroborate all of my interviews & findings on the different metros. He gave me a thumbs up & said it's actually assisting him in his work! Great!

So, the cities...

*Aim: 25% #IPP power by 2030
*Awarded 46 small-scale IPP tenders - 31 (mostly solar PVs) are expected to come online by Christmas, claims Energy MMC Senzi Sibeko
*Signed wheeling energy deal
*Approved solar microgrid deal
*Old grid, tight budget!

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@BrianMbm1 is a South African with experience in running large corporations successfully and with a track record at the power utility.
He understands the culture at Eskom and has the credentials to rescue not just the power utility but the country’s economy. #Eskom #Loadshedding
Under De Ruyter Eskom’s losses increased several tens of billions. Corruption continues unabated; power stations that are in & out of commission, n in some cases – as reported @ Tutuka power station – fuel is stolen to tune of R100m per month. That equates to R1.2bn per annum.
Continued deterioration hampering economic recovery, already under strain due to Covid19 lockdowns.
Eskom must replace management with experienced people who understand current requirements of a power utility n importance of future planning & track record of keeping the lights on
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ONE QUESTION:- "who recommended this guy to be Eskom CEO with NO Engineering qualification; NO Energy sector experience?

We know it was Cyril who asked Zuma to appoint @BrianMbm1 Molefe, and we saw an end to #Loadshedding

But WHO put this guy there? {THREAD}
#Stage4 #Eskom
De Ruyter is not a seasoned business person.

He has no glowing record at SASOL; and at Nampak were he committed a cardinal sin as CEO of destroying shareholder value. He took Nampak from a market cap of R29billion and dropped it to R5billion.

How do you hire such INCOMPETENCE?
The market reacted negatively to he’s appointment in January 2020, which further illustrated how this current government led by Cyril has turned its back towards transformation.

You have a gross over representation of WHITE people, particularly males, in the top positions in SA.
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Today in Parliament: Deputy President Cde @DDMabuza will join a virtual sitting of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) to respond to Questions for Oral Reply at 14H00 today. #MabuzaQandA #NationalCouncilOfProvinces
Watch the proceedings live on Parliament TV Channel 408 & Parliament's YouTube channel #StaySafe #WashYourHands #WearAMask
#MabuzaQandA Greetings to yourselves honourable members of the NCOP. I am very happy to be amongst you today. #LootingInKZNandGP
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First pictures of the damage caused by the explosion at #Eskom #Medupi Unit 4 last night:
I have it on reliable authority that there was an internal hydrogen explosion within the 800 MW generator of #Eskom #Medupi Unit 4, the ends of the generator have been blow off, the generator is destroyed, and it will have to be replaced. This is a massive setback.
The incident occurred during the activity to displace hydrogen with carbon dioxide and air respectively, for the purposes of finding an external leak.
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1. We all saw the #destruction caused by visible #looting in #SAUnrest & communities are reeling from the impact. But about 1000 times of what it will cost to repair last week’s damage, was “invisibly” looted through #StateCapture & #corruption. Here are some highlights
2. According to @ShadowWorldInv1 the #ArmsDeal of the 1990’s cost SA an estimated R2,2 billion looted to pay bribes and kickbacks. To date nothing has been recovered. Money that could have changed the poor’s lives wasted on #GrandScaleLooting.
3. In 2015 @CompComSA found #construction companies #GroupFive, #WBHO, #BasilRead, Murray&Roberts, #Aveng & #StefanuttiStocks guilty of #colluding when building 2010 FIFA World Cup stadiums. This added R14 billion to construction costs. (Your taxmoney!)
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#Eskom corrects defects at Kusile and Medupi
#MabuzaQandA | Deputy President @DDMabuza says the implementation of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan should respond to young people, who are digitally adept in ICT #4IR #jobs
#MabuzaQandA | Campaign to educate citizens against unregistered #vaccine centres
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#Eskom André de Ruyter is today releasing the company's interim financial results for the period ending September 2020.
#Eskom Ruyter says despite having to implementing #loadshedding on Saturday, the power utility has reduced it significantly.
#Eskom Ruyter says despite having to implementing #loadshedding on Saturday, the power utility has reduced it significantly.
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SA Energy Twitter, forget what PG said yesterday, read this!

Volume I Restructuring #Eskom and Growing the South Africa Electricity Sector - A CRO Advisors Independent Chief Restructuring Officer (ICRO) Advisor Report.…
"ESKOM's fleet of coal plants is a disaster by Industry standards. In addition to virtually no required preventative maintenance for almost ten (10) years, plants were further damaged by systemic use of wrong grades of coal. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️😭
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1. #NHI would be an important milestone for progressive realisation of socioeconomic rights in #SouthAfrica. The financing concerns raised by the #DavisTaxCommittee in 2017 have however not been addressed. @judith_february @thabileoka…
2. Since 2017, the fiscal situation has deteriorated to the extent that cutting civil servant salaries - the holiest of holy cows in #SouthAfrica - has entered the public debate. National Treasury is saying the cupboard is bare, but the Department of Health thinks otherwise.
3. The hole in our fiscus due to corruption and mismanagement at #ESKOM and other SOEs will continue to hit us 2026 and afterwards. We have chosen to use our limited fiscal space to fund free Higher Education not health. There are always tradeoffs, and that one has been made.
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Vandag by Sakeliga: ‘n openbare saakbespreking, met gasspreker prof Hennie Rossouw.

Op grond van “nuwe” en “bepalende” argumente aangevoer deur Sakeliga in die hoë hof in Pretoria kan plaaslike sakegemeenskappe waarskynlik miljoene rande se regskoste teen Eskom spaar. #Eskom
Piet le Roux: Sakeliga het in die Resilient-saak as vriend van die hof betrokke geraak met die doel om nuwe regspraak te help skep wat op nasionale vlak gemeenskappe (en veral sakelui) toegepas kan word.
Volgens Peter Wassenaar van Kriek Wassenaar & Venter - kernbelang is om te onthou dat ons hier met twee staatsinstelling te kampe het. Eskom en munisipaliteite se dispute moet dus met 'n bepaalde benadering hanteer word.
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We are back at the #StateCaptureInquiry today's witness is #Eskom board chairperson Jabu Mabuza. He is represented by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi
#StateCaptureInquiry Evidence Leader, Advocate Vincent Maleka and DCJ Raymond Zondo are now dealing with housekeeping matters and documents.
#StateCaptureInquiry Maleka tells Zondo the legal team has prepared a bundle of notices for individuals who will be implicated in Mabuza's testimony #Eskom
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THREAD: "Time for interventions on specifics. #ESKOM board must ensure #diesel stocks are replenished. Also, ensure water levels restore to upper dams for OCGT plants." -Ronald Chauke.
Ramaphosa: Load shedding a 'hugely damaging reality check' via @Fin24…
"Exco should give weekly updates on number of irregular contracts being reviewed to be terminated to reduce pressure on #Eskom liquidity. Board should order exco to review procurement practices using middlemen who make Eskom buy at excessive prices."
"We need practical examples from #Eskom on how #costcutting is undertaken. Also, taxpayers wants to see timelines for this. And accountability for decisions at embattled power supplier." - Ronald Chauke, #OUTA's portfolio manager for energy.
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“When Eskom said to the government: ‘We think we must invest more in terms of electricity generation’...we said not now, later. We were wrong. Eskom was right. We were wrong.” - Former President Thabo Mbeki 2007
Until 2001, Eskom was not subjected to taxes, dividends or other typical commercial imperatives. Eskom did not have to bear the full economic opportunity cost of capital employed to finance its investments (incl risk).
It was able to amortise debt while maintaining artificially low electricity prices.
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We currently have 14 cases at SAPS. But evidence for many more. Time for action against Zwane, Seleke, Gigaba, Molefe, the #Guptas, the #Zumas, Anoj Singh, Mark Pamensky, Hlaudi and others against whom we laid criminal cases in the past 3 years. Plenty of evidence ready for #NPA.
1) #OUTA also made several submissions to the #ZondoCommission (with evidence) on #StateCapture involving
Dan Mantsha, Gupta companies, Matshela Koko, MKMVA, TNA, Sinqumo Trust (Zuma's wife's trust), Trillian, Free State Premier's Office,
Transnet Second Defined Benefit Fund.
2) #OUTA also made submissions (or are in the process of submitting) evidence to #ZondoCommission on #StateCapture at #SABC, #ESKOM, #Denel, #SAA and #Transnet. We are in regular contact with investigating officers on all of this.
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[ON AIR] South African Council of Churches' Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana says they will remain being the moral campus of society and do not have a preference in leadership #ZumaResigns #sabcnews #sabcnews
[ON AIR] Future SA spokesperson, Mavuso Msimang says @CyrilRamaphosa has his job cut out for him but it can not be that difficulty #ZumaResigns #AMLive #sabcnews
[ON AIR] Future SA spokesperson, Mavuso Msimang says anybody who has been identified as being party of #StateCapture must be prosecuted #ZumaResigns #AMLive #sabcnews
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BREAKING: #Eskom's new charges against #MatshelaKoko include accusations that he deliberately lied to Parliament's #EskomInquiry - and tried to falsely distance himself from the payments to Gupta-linked Trillian
BREAKING: #Eskom laying the blame for the McKinsey/Trillian scandal firmly at the door of #MatshelaKoko and #AnojSingh - and says they drove the deal.
#MatshelaKoko told Parliament he was not involved in the Eskom, McKinsey, Trillian deal.
Eskom says he's lying --->
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