Lie of Eskom continues – Consumers can prepare for many more days of #Rollingblackouts, and further deterioration of the economy, as each day’s load shedding causes the debt burden to rise by R2 billion

The lie of Eskom continues, and the 1,100 MW bought from Mozambique and now being unavailable is only the tip of the iceberg of tragedies.

Maintenance at the Eskom power stations has been taboo for years – it was always white people’s way of wasting money and labor, and the ANC regime, with its strange culture of so-called democracy’s true mess, is now breaking through to taxpayers.

The reality is that the three power stations, Drakensberg, Ingula and Palmiet, perform so poorly that they use more power on electricity than is produced.

The three power stations do not really make a contribution to the power grid, while they are supposed to deliver 2,700 MW together.

Consumers can prepare for many more days of load shedding, and the further deterioration of the economy, as each day’s load shedding increases the debt burden by R2 billion.

Meanwhile, billions of Rand have to be obtained to restore the two new pow
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Num and ANC bumped heads over the restructuring of Eskom, union threatening to shut down power supply

The Num trade union is directly in line with government’s suggestion that Eskom should be “unbundled”.

Ramaphosa’s assurance that workers will not lose their jobs is not in line with Pravin Gordhan’s statement that Eskom will offer its workers a severance package.

Num threatened that they would bring the country’s power supply to a halt if there was no clarity about the future of workers.

Meanwhile, Ramaphosa was stranded for hours while waiting for a metro train during the ANC recruitment campaign.

The delay was caused by power failures and poor service by the rail agency.

Gordhan’s statement that heads will be rolling as a vague opportunity considered by political analysts.

By: The Vryburger
This report does not necessarily reflect the opinion of SA- news.


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Disgruntled SAPS members form new union and downed tools on Monday, claims that many experienced officers are being overlooked for promotion in the force

Disgruntled members of the South African Police Service have formed a new workers union. They’re threatening to down tools on Monday.

The group is unhappy about recent promotions and claims that many experienced officers are being overlooked for promotion.

These are just some of the issues raised by members of the South African Police service at a mass meeting.

Despite Bheke Cele’s assurance that there will be no protest action more than 400 SAPS engaged in protest actions in the Western Cape and Natal province.

Some officers offered letters of alleged illness for their absence in order not to be prosecuted for their participation in an illegal strike.

Cele threatened protesting members that they will be act upon, since the strike is illegal and they must return to their respective posts.

The largest number of strikers resigned from the Popcru trade union and established a new union, but it appears that novelty w
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ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule: We don’t need white votes’ but on the other hand he says ‘we are a nonracial organisation’

While ANC internal polls show a greater white engagement since Cyril Ramaphosa became president, the party insists it’s the black vote that counts.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has downplayed suggestions that Ramaphoria – the mood of positivity around President Cyril Ramaphosa – will see white South Africans voting for the party in big numbers in the May 8 general election.

Magashule told City Press that this “did not make sense” as the ANC’s support was not based on colour.

“There are democratic, progressive whites who will vote ANC because we are a nonracial organization in character.

“But I am saying that the majority of our people and voters are those who were oppressed – blacks in general.

“There are whites who believe in democracy and nonracialism. They have been there for many years. But to think that whites, generally, will vote for the ANC this time around, for me, does not make sense.


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Well with dagga legalised in South Africa this man maybe had to much of it:- White man (trash) declaring support for ANC (video)

Fikile Mbalula shared a video of a new ANC supporter, Peter Mac from Benoni. In the video, Mac says he is voting ANC because he believes the party’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will facilitate positive change and will bring the money back to South Africa.

South Africa reacted to the video, which was shared on social media. Many users were excited about ANC’s ‘new dawn’ and a potentially multiracial ruling party and consequently, country, Briefly found.

Some users, on the other hand, were skeptical and felt that Mac’s support of the ANC was simply because of Ramaphosa’s likelihood of protecting the white interest in capital.

Others criticized Mbalula and the ANC for flaunting white supporters as though they were more meaningful than the support of the rest of the country.

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THE VIDEO:-

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President Trump sends US officials to investigate land expropriation in South Africa

A number of US officials visited South Africa at the request of President Donald Trump as part of an investigation into the country’s land expropriation process.

Trump raised eyebrows in 2018 after he tweeted that the South African government was ‘seizing land from white farmers’.

Trump asked his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to study the seizure and expropriation of land in South Africa, along with the killing of farmers.

According to the Rapport, the US delegation – including deputy secretary of state John J. Sullivan, and the US deputy ambassador to South Africa Jessye Lapenn – met with AgriSA, Grain SA, and ANC officials on Friday (15 March) to discuss how the land expropriation process may impact property rights in the country.

In the meeting, AgriSA highlighted the recently released list of land expropriation targets in the Northern Cape and warned that the ANC would bring about an “economic catastrophe” if it plann
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ANC cannot govern or grow the economy of South-Africa, the 25 years of destruction proves this fact – Only a change in government can rectify the situation

During the Parliamentary debate on Fiscal Framework 2019/20: Over the last quarter of a century, the ANC has shown again and again that it cannot govern or grow the economy. Only a change in government can rectify the situation.

Until that happens, all attempts to cut state expenditure, like the announcement about reducing the salaries of Members of Parliament and provincial legislatures, are welcome. However, attention must also be paid to the system of salary increases and automatic performance bonuses paid to the senior management staff of all state departments. It must also be restricted seeing as it is a real problem.

The FF Plus says that the Cabinet must be made smaller and that the number of state departments must be reduced. The fast-growing wage bill must also be reduced by all means possible. In addition, there must be a spending ceiling that leaves no room for unauthorised expenditure.

Economic growth must be stimulated. Without it,
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‘Terminally ill children left to die in pain in SA government hospitals’ – ANC-regime has not yet implemented its policy on palliative care, affecting paediatric patients with terminal illnesses.

This is the assertion of paediatrician Dr Michelle Meiring, who said while the policy had been approved, there has been no budget to implement it. “These kids are suffering in pain today. We need to do something more urgently,” she said. Meiring is a senior lecturer in palliative medicine at the University of Cape Town, […]
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#Rollingblackouts: Experts doubt Eskom’s Stage 4 load-shedding excuse , South Africa is once again in the dark

Eskom implemented Stage 4 load-shedding just after noon on Saturday and rolling blackouts are set to continue on Sunday.

The power utility blames the shortage of generation capacity on plant breakdowns and the loss of Mozambique imports.

But energy analyst Chris Yelland says Stage 4 load-shedding on a weekend is unprecedented.

Doubts cast on Eskom’s load shedding excuses

Cyclone Idai is not solely to blame for current energy blackout.

In a recent interview with ENCA, energy analyst Chris Yelland spoke to the inaccuracies of Eskom’s latest load shedding excuses.

The latest
Eskom’s latest excuse for the energy blackout points at cyclone Idai affecting power production, and the transmission of electricity from supplier Mozambique.

This seems to be a valid excuse until Yelland points out the flawed logic. With Stage 4 load shedding in effect, South Africa (SA) is short 4,000-megawatts of electricity. Yet, Moz
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Road users who do not pay their E-toll are now in SERIOUS TROUBLE: Sanral is now blacklisting motorists for unpaid fees

A Gauteng resident learned this week that he was blacklisted for e-toll fees to the tune of R60 000.

As reported by Shaun Smillie The Saturday Star, at least 25 other motorists also received default judgments of unpaid e-tolls fees from the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral).

Outa’s Rudie Heyneke told the publication that Sanral legally has a right to blacklist defaulters, but added that it’s unethical. He explained:

“Legally, they have the right to do this. The problem that we have is that it is not ethical. We are in the advanced stages of a test case that is testing the lawfulness of the e-toll scheme.”

Another concern, Heyneke remarks, is that the e-Natis system used to obtain a motorist’s details is not always a reliable source of data. The system is riddled with incorrect addresses, names and vehicle details.

This leads to motorists not being aware or informed when a summons is issued against them. As in t
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The government seems to think a R23m injection of funds, and a team of experts will solve the ESKOM problems

In a recent interview with ENCA, energy analyst Chris Yelland spoke to the inaccuracies of Eskom’s latest load shedding excuses.

The latest
Eskom’s latest excuse for the energy blackout points at cyclone Idai affecting power production, and the transmission of electricity from supplier Mozambique.

This seems to be a valid excuse until Yelland points out the flawed logic. With Stage 4 load shedding in effect, South Africa (SA) is short 4,000-megawatts of electricity. Yet, Mozambique only supplies SA with 1,000-megawatts of electricity – a 3,000-megawatt difference. Yelland believes cyclone Idai would only have contributed a small part to the current energy crisis.

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Poor little Thandi Modise states that ‘Black Farmers Do Better Than White Farmers In South Africa”, but your farm failed (photo’s)

The National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise believes that AfriForum’s decision to privately prosecute her for animal cruelty is to advance the narrative of the failure of black farmers.

The lobby group and the SPCA announced on Thursday it would pursue the case.

Modise believes that AfriForum is targeting her to show that black people can’t farm and the case has emerged now when Parliament is embarking on a process related to land expropriation without compensation.

Modise said that in reality ‘black farmers do better than white farmers in South Africa”.

But AfriForum says it was the SPCA which approached them in November last year while Parliament’s process was adopted in February this year.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is eager to get back into a courtroom.

“Mr Mangwale and his team did a steely work in locating the witnesses in enhancing the case, consulting with experts.”

Nel hopes to have t
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