Addressing the media yesterday during its Quarterly State of the System Update in Cape Town, Eskom reported on its significant achievements over winter 2013, attributing its success in keeping the lights on to hard work, disciplined delivery of goals and support from customers who heeded the call to switch off from 5pm to 9pm. In addition, there has been progress with its new build programme.
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said: “We undertook certain initiatives, including with the national broadcaster, to rally South Africans behind this collective effort to save electricity, particularly during the peak period. We did so knowing that efforts of one, whether positive or negative, could and would affect all others. I am happy, once more, to report that South Africans responded to our calls unequivocally, cooperating with our national call and taking action responsibility in their workplaces and households.” Read on ESI-Africa >