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South African government tiptoes around hard issues in Eskom paper

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on 29 October released the Roadmap for Eskom in a Reformed Electricity Supply Industry 2019 report, which claims to propose “bold actions” and to be “the largest institutional transformation that South Africa has undertaken in a strategically important area in recent history”. The report outlines many previously announced policies, including the functional unbundling and legal separation into subsidiaries of Eskom’s generation, transmission and distribution functions, and efforts to improve operational performance, governance and transparency.

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