Memorandum of Understanding between public enterprises and electricity ministers in place

16 Jan 2024

President Ramaphosa has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan and electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa.

In a statement, the presidency points out that the MOU is designed to “better clarify their respective responsibilities with respect to Eskom and the resolution of the electricity crisis”.

The MOU establishes a “firm basis for a collaborative approach between the ministers in exercising their assigned powers and functions”.

It also makes provision for regular review meetings between the ministers to address any stumbling blocks to implementation of the MOU.

According to the presidency, regular review meetings will be held between the president and the ministers.

“While significant progress has been made in reducing the severity of load shedding, much work still needs to be done to guarantee a secure supply of electricity. The collaborative approach outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding will further strengthen Eskom’s efforts to resolve the electricity crisis”, said president Ramaphosa.

“The ministers will work together more closely and with their respective responsibilities clearly outline to ensure the effective implementation of the Energy Action Plan,” he added.

The presidency highlighted that the MOU will be operational until the end of the current administration.

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