Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has been battling illness
Is it too early to pass judgment on South Africa’s newest cabinet member, considering some of his remarks fly in the face of global and local green energy plans?
The new electricity minister says that he will not interfere with the process of hiring a new Eskom chief executive but this needed to be done soon
The new minister will be expected to coordinate all departments responsible for the energy response, and will also be responsible for turnaround plans and overseeing new generation capacity
Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said he will only invoke the Disaster Management Act if existing solutions do not allow him to act with speed on load-shedding
According to an MOU, Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa will exercise authority over the beleaguered power utility’s board and management on ending load-shedding
Increasing global and national pressures for decarbonisation put added focus on Kgosientsho Ramokgopa’s plans
However, Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa believes green hydrogen technology still needs to mature.
Makwana’s resignation comes hours after Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said the country was not yet ‘out of the woods’ in terms of load-shedding
Is Kgosientsho Ramokgopa an undercover Gunner?