#cabinetreshuffle – Kgosientso Ramokgopa appointed as the new Minister of Electricity

Kgosientso Ramokgopa has been appointed as South Africa’s Minister of Electricity, a position which President Cyril Ramaphosa described as transitory and which has been created specifically to coordinate efforts to tackle the “severity and frequency of loadshedding as a matter of urgency”.

“To effectively oversee the electricity crisis response, the appointed Minister will have political responsibility, authority and control over all critical aspects of the Energy Action Plan. This will help to deal with the challenge of fragmentation of responsibility across various departments and Ministers which, while appropriate under normal circumstances, is not conducive to crisis response,” Ramaphosa announced in a much-anticipated and delayed address from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday night.

“This Minister will remain in office for as long as it is necessary to resolve the electricity crisis. Ramokgopa, who was previously the Mayor of Tshwane and more recently the head of Infrastructure South Africa in the Presidency, will also liaise with other relevant Ministers “to ensure coherence in the issuing of directions during the National State of Disaster”.

The State of Disaster was declared during Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address on February 9, but the regulations giving effect to the declaration were only published on February 28, with the directions to give effect to those regulations yet to be issued by the various responsible Ministers.

The State of Disaster is being challenged legally and is strongly opposed by several opposition parties, as is the decision to added yet another Minister to what has been described as an already bloated Cabinet – one that already has an energy minister responsible for policy and a public enterprises with shareholder responsibility for Eskom.


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