South African Unions Oppose Split of Power Firm
South African Trade Union Federation (COSATU) says it is opposed to a proposal to split up Eskom, the country’s power firm, into three different entities.
COSATU Deputy General Secretary Solly Phetoe stated the union’s position on Tuesday at a news conference in Johannesburg.
Phetoe said that the split would not solve the struggling utility’s governance and debt problems.
“We do not support un-bundling as the only option to turn around Eskom,” Phetoe said.
Phetoe said the proposal to split Eskom into three separate firms was made only by a task team appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa at a meeting with members of the ruling African National Congress.