JOHANNESBURG - ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule says fixing Eskom and other state-owned entities top the governing party's agenda.
He was speaking during a media briefing at Luthuli House after a three-day ANC NEC Lekgotla on Tuesday.
"Lekgotla also identified current challenges facing Eskom as a national crisis and noting the threat that this poses, Lekgotla resolved that fixing Eskom and SAA and other entities should be a priority,” he said.
Recently, two CEO’s resigned from the biggest state-owned enterprises in less than two weeks.
On Sunday, SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana tendered his resignation and the week before that it was Phakamani Hadebe from Eskom.
The resignations come at a time when the state-owned entities are struggling to stay afloat.
In his budget speech, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni questioned the need for SOEs.
He said the SOEs pose a very serious risk to the fiscal framework.
Mboweni said, "funding requests from SAA, SABC, Denel, Eskom, and other financially challenged state-owned enterprises have increased, with several requesting state support just to continue operating".