The Minerals Council of South Africa has called on government to urgently intervene and ensure security in the mining industry.
Government says it has mandated Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to negotiate with the newly appointed Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter to begin his work at the power utility as soon as possible.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says a move from diesel turbines to gas turbines will relieve some of the pressures on Eskom.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has denied reports that he is deliberately deepening the country’s energy crisis by refusing municipalities to procure energy from Independent Power Producers.
The Mineral Resources and Energy Department has committed to developing adequate generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand.