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ANC wants to scrap Eskom debt


The ANC wants to give a free pass to some municipalities who owe Eskom money. The governing party revealed its restructuring plans for key SOEs.

It’s agreed to let big business generate its own power and municipalities to buy electricity directly from Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Municipalities which are non-viable… we are saying national must look into the national fiscus to address challenges of certain municipalities with no tax base,” said ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.


It’s still unclear if government will agree to scrap the debt, or how long it will take to allow businesses to keep their own lights on. The party said South Africa will have to lean on private energy producers to free up space for Eskom to conduct much-needed maintenance.

“Regulations should be eased to allow increased level of self-generation in the economy and for municipalities in good financial standing to procure their own power,” said the ANC’s head of economic transformation, Enoch Godongwana.

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Soweto Mandlanzi is fearing for his life after, receiving death threats regarding the existence of a book that he wrote about Senzo Meyiwa.

Soweto Mandlanzi


Soweto Mandlanzi, the self-published author of Senzo’s book, Decoding 666-9: The inexplicable life of Senzo Meyiwa probably didn’t anticipate that his life would be under threat for penning the story of slain Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa. Read more

Source: eNCA