JOHANNESBURG – The National Assembly Program Committee will meet on Thursday to discuss the current energy crisis in the country.
This, after Natasha Matsone of the DP asked the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete urgent proposal for a debate on the energy crisis in Escom, will be placed in the order document.
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In a statement, Mbu said he agrees that the recent congestion of Escom, and especially its impact on the economy, is a serious matter that requires the attention of the National Assembly.
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The Ministry of Public Enterprises stated that Eskom is technically insolvent and will cease to exist on the current trajectory by April 2019.
The debt at the electricity company, which at the beginning of last year was worth R380 billion, has since risen to over R419 billion.