Tag Archives | Minister of Public Enterprises

Eskom: Kusile and Medupi project should be put on ice, as we cannot afford it now

This past week, a Meridian Economics Report on Eskom highlighted some possible answers to the financial distress the power utility is currently facing. The report suggested that Eskom postpones the build programme on a number of units at the Kusile and Medupi Power Stations. These recommendations come after Eskom presented to its major shareholder, Government,…

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Ministers mum on Government links with Bell Pottinger

The Ministers of Communications, Police, Public Enterprises and Small Business Development have chosen to remain mum on their links to Bell Pottinger. The DA submitted a range of Parliamentary questions to all government departments asking them whether they or their entities have made use of the services of Bell Pottinger. The DA submitted these questions…

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Brown must suspend arrogant Eskom Board, and full-scale Parliamentary Inquiry must follow

The DA has today publicly called on the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, to immediately suspend the board of Eskom following their shocking and flagrantly arrogant statements at the extraordinary sitting of the Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises today. They simply refuse to take any responsibility for the governance failures plaguing Eskom. Moreover, while…

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Details of Eskom settlement with Gupta-owned Tegeta must be made public

The DA will write to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, to request that the details of the Eskom penalty settlement with the Gupta-owned Tegeta Resources be made public. If Eskom has nothing to hide on the settlement, there should be no problem with releasing the full details of the settlement. Eskom has settled…

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DA to PAIA R27 million Eskom report

The DA will today submit an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to gain access to the report by Dentons into Eskom, which cost R27 million and is said to contain information on widespread corruption within the top ranks of the entity. The report was commissioned in 2015 to…

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Eskom procurements to proceed under veil of secrecy

In response to a parliamentary question, Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, has indicated that the content flowing from the procurement processes for all Eskom new building programmes will not be made public. The Minister indicated that while “high level procurement process information … is available upon request,” “procurement content information however (e.g. Tender submissions, contracts, pricing)…

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Where is Lynne Brown?

Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, has not uttered a single word nor made efforts to present a plan of action to the impending crises occurring at state-owned enterprises (SOE) SAA, Denel and Eskom. As the Minister charged with protecting our nations SOEs this is highly problematic and makes her complicit in the rapid politicisation…

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Why won’t Minister Brown confirm or deny she met the Guptas?

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown’s failure to either confirm or deny that she met the Guptas is not only highly suspicious but shows complete disregard for accountability. In a reply to a DA parliamentary question, Minister Brown refused to reveal whether she had meetings with the Guptas, providing a deliberate non-answer that “The duties…

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