Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has finally got the power. President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a proclamation transferring some of the powers and functions contained in the Electricity Regulation Act. For more, eNCA speaks to Outa Executive Director, Stefanie Fick. #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally given Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa powers and functions contained in the Electricity Regulation Act.
This comes two months after his appointment.
However, OUTA Executive Director Stefanie Fick says Ramokgopa will not be able to do as he wishes because procurement powers still lie with Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.
"The procurement of the contracts and all of that still remains with Mr Mantashe," she said."So if, for example, Mr Ramokgopa decides that, for example, we need more wind power because this will add this amount of kilowatts to the grid then the procurement and the contracts and that implementation remains with Minister Mantashe."
Watch the video above for more details.