Friday before elections, LS is suspended.
Tuesday after elections, LS starts again … interesting.
Seeing where the elections are heading i.e. ANC still in control, the financial state of SA, international woes, whom of you think that Eskom can be sorted in due course, and if so, how?
Keeping in mind:
Existing old generation infrastructure is being run hard to try and keep going.
Karpower - we cannot afford it long-term, and the impact on their surrounding areas?
Nuclear - if approved, how long before that comes online … another Medupe/Kusile?
Renewables, suddenly just before elections, being approved - we still need baseline power, so where is that going to come from?
Yes, Cyril did get some investment secured recently for getting SA off burning coal, but with ANC’s track record, lack of skills in SA, I have no hope really for that. And it is R108bill, Eskom owes wot, R400bil, not even enough to cover expenses?
Every time we hit Level 4, I wonder when is there going to be a “misjudgment” with SA jumping to level 8, the next moment a catastrophic grid collapse as they “lose control”?
Ok, with grid collapse, ja ja, TEOTWAWKI, but how close have we come to date I sometimes wonder.
For as I sit here musing, even IF we have solar systems, that will make NO difference on the scale of SHTF a grid collapse will bring upon us.
Does anyone else want to share their thoughts?
EDIT 1: And less I forget, is Cyril going to keep control?
EDIT 2: Will André de Ruyter and Gordhan see it though?