The DA has been in court for nearly two years in an attempt to declare the Disaster Management Act unconstitutional, because the Act gives sweeping powers to Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with zero parliamentary oversight. That is why we saw massive looting and irrational regulations during the COVID-19 National State of Disaster.
Instead of repeating that mistake, the DA has consistently called for any interventions on the disaster that is our electricity system to be strictly focused – or “ring-fenced” – only to that sector.
This is to remove the red tape standing in the way of massive private investment and generation, and to bypass BEE and localisation requirements to ensure that Eskom gets enough diesel, is able to hire the skilled employees it needs, and to speed up its unbundling process.
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