Ramaphosa must take Eskom, SOEs crisis in hand this weekend

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Ramaphosa must take Eskom, SOEs crisis in hand this weekend

President Cyril Ramaphosa in Kimberley, 10 January 2020. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

If he doesn’t put his foot down at the ANC NEC meeting, the president might be forced to fire Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, analysts say.

If President Cyril Ramaphosa fails to take charge and give direction on Eskom and other state-owned enterprises (SOEs) at this weekend’s ANC national executive committee meeting, he risks being publicly undermined throughout his tenure by opponents advocating the ANC’s Radical Economic Transformation, according to experts. And if he failed to win the debate over the future of Eskom, the president might be forced to fire Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, a target of the Radical Economic Transformation advocates, who would want to dominate discussion at the gathering at St George’s Hotel in Irene, Centurion, which is to be followed by...



 


 

 

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