Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has strongly denied dragging his feet on allowing private producers to generate more energy and by so doing, take the pressure off Eskom.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says government has noted that load shedding presents a massive risk to the economy.
The African National Congress (ANC) National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe has told the State Capture Commission that in 2013, the ANC Integrity Commission looked at the possibility of asking former President Jacob Zuma to step down.
ANC National Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe says he doesn’t see a reason why there should be a portfolio committee responsible for the presidency, just because there are such committees for other government departments.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says 87 percent of South Africa’s residents are connected to the power grid and that government is working with Eskom to ensure that the remaining 13 percent also get access to electricity.
He was giving evidence at the State Capture Commission in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
African National Congress National Chairperson Gwede Mantashe has conceded that the removal of the party’s president from office, which happened twice, was a terrible mistake.
Former African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has told the State Capture Commission that estimates by Bosasa’s former Bosasa chief operations officer (CEO) Angelo Agrizzi and company employee Richard Le Roux of the cost of camera installations on his properties are contradictory and suspicious.
Testifying before the State Capture Commission, Mantashe said that he entrusted details relating to his security to ANC Security head, Mzonke Nyakaza.
Energy Minister says the first power by these bidders should be connected to the grid from August 2022 if they are to urgently help alleviate the country’s electricity supply constraints.