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Dirk de Vos

Dirk de Vos

    Eskom's dim understanding of the market
    Eskom's dim understanding of the market
    One thing most South Africans share is anxiety about the electricity supply this winter. Maintenance of the infrastructure, particularly generators, cannot be delayed any longer. Failures in the operations of other state-owned enterprises (SAA, SABC, Telkom, Metrorail) can be limited...
    Should SA put its nuclear dreams aside for now?
    Should SA put its nuclear dreams aside for now?
    Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's support for the construction of several new nuclear power stations at Nuclear Africa 2013 was ill-advised....
    Break up Eskom, for all our sakes
    Break up Eskom, for all our sakes
    Our economy and its industrial base is power intensive and South Africa has one of the highest power consumption-to-unit of gross domestic product...
    Gas could satisfy most of South Africa's power needs
    Gas could satisfy most of South Africa's power needs
    This is important because South Africa's industrialisation was built on cheap and abundant electricity supplies, cheap and abundant coal reserves...