'Heads must roll': UDM calls for MPs to urgently debate Eskom crisis
The UDM wants National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to convene an urgent sitting of the assembly to debate SA’s rolling blackouts.
Parliament is in recess and is scheduled to resume only on August 15.Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.Power lines connect in a station.“On May 29, a case of hijacking was registered at Moorreesburg SAPS after a truck transporting Eskom aluminium overhead cables was hijacked in Piketberg.
UDM MP Nqabayomzi Kwankwa has written to Mapisa-Nqakula requesting that the house be called back from recess and that she schedule a debate on the load-shedding crisis and its effect on the economy and households as an urgent matter of national public importance.Kwankwa invoked rule 130(3)(b) of the National Assembly rules, which provides for the speaker to convene a special sitting of the house for an urgent discussion at the request of an MP.Read this for free Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism.He cited a number of studies and articles published about the effect of load-shedding on the economy as his motivation for the urgency.Load shedding moved from Stage 2 to 4 on Friday and this is expected to persist until Wednesday.“In a study conducted in 2018, it was established that load-shedding is costing the engineering industry in excess of R2bn per week,” he said.You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.“It is calculated that as of March 2022, load-shedding already caused lost economic output of about R700m per stage per day and in a presentation to parliament on March 15 2022, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research noted that 2021 was the worst year on record for load-shedding with 1,169 hours of outages and 2,521 GWh of energy shed.Just R20 for the first month.
“It added that 2022 is already off to a poor start with 261 hours of outages to date and 554 GWh of energy shed,” said Kwankwa.The workers are demanding a 12% wage hike while Eskom says it can only afford an increase of 4.Furthermore, he quoted the CSIR which said that, based on 2021’s data and the diesel price, SA faces additional costs of R15bn.“This is a dire picture indeed,” said Kwankwa.Those who work part-time find that they are not being called for cancelled shifts.“As a result, unplanned generation losses have not been reduced as planned, which has compelled Eskom to continue taking precautionary measures to conserve generation capacity and safeguard plant from damage.Those who heavily rely on the internet for an income are totally hamstrung for hours in a day.
Households have been made to replace appliances at an unprecedented rate as load-shedding and power surges damage their electronics and devices Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, UDM MP He said countless small, medium and micro enterprises had gone under as they could not absorb the effect of load-shedding.“Those who work part-time find that they are not being called for cancelled shifts.Mantshantsha says this has necessitated the replenishment of emergency generation reserves to be able to react to unforeseen circumstances.Those who heavily rely on the internet for an income are totally hamstrung for hours in a day.“Households have been made to replace appliances at an unprecedented rate as load-shedding and power surges damage their electronics and devices.” He said Eskom has to be held responsible for load-shedding.” The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says Eskom is sacrificing workers’ wages for exorbitant primary energy and renewable energy contracts.
“When one considers that it has been continuing for more than a decade, the cost to the economy becomes apparent — and that continued load-shedding will only wipe out what little is left of it.” This, Kwankwa said, justified why public representatives have to pay heed to the crisis by debating the matter and crafting a plan for the future to take SA out of the quagmire.He said Eskom should be summoned to appear before the public enterprises portfolio committee.Eskom is sacrificing workers’ wages, sacrificing workers’ benefits, lying to the public, and claiming that workers’ demands are collapsing the entity when they are not,” explains Numsa spokesperson Phakamile-Hlubi Majola.“It is time that the executive management at Eskom be held responsible for this mess.Heads must roll,” he said.
Eskom introduced stage 6 load-shedding on Tuesday afternoon with CEO Andre de Ruyter saying the power utility was experiencing unprotected strikes, leading to staff shortages which were also causing delays in maintenance and repairs.De Ruyter said Eskom had an unplanned loss of 14,204MW and this was being made worse by shortages of coal and labour.TimesLIVE.
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Eskom escalates rolling blackouts to Stage 6 - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.Eskom has announced that due to the unprotected industrial action, Stage 6 rolling blackouts will be implemented from 16:00 until 22:00 this evening. Politics are fucking up this country Our president is mute like this disaster dont involve him jeer he is too focused on the virus business borrowing money left right and centre to go store at his farm Haaa this needs to stop haikhona