ANC Caucus welcomes the announcements by President Ramaphosa and Ministers on Major Reforms
1 June 2021
The ANC Parliamentary Caucus welcomes the announcement made by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday, Thursday 10 June 2021, on the strategic steps to reform our electricity sector towards the achievement of a stable and secure supply of energy. We fully support and commend the bold move to amend Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act to increase the licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW.
This much needed intervention is aimed at re-establishing energy security in the country and will unlock new investments in the energy sector, thus reducing the risk of loadshedding. This clearly shows that the ANC-led government is committed to the economic recovery plan.
The ANC Caucus also noted various developments announced by ministers during the course of this week. These include:
The Road Accident Fund: The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbaula, announced that the Fund’s short-term liability was reduced by R2.2 billion, from R17 billion to R14.8 billion and for the first time in many years, RAF posted a surplus of R3.2 billion.
SA and UAE treaty: The Minister of Justice and Correctional Service, Ronald Lamola, announce that the Justice Department welcomed the finalization and ratification of the extradition treaties and mutual legal assistance between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates that will assist in the return of persons of interest to the South African legal system.
SAA new partnership: The Minister of Public enterprises this morning announced the new public-private partnership between SAA and Takatso Consortium, which will see 49% government ownership and 51% owned by the equity partner.
We welcome these developments as they indicate progress on our path to recovery. We further appreciate the transparency displayed by our government in ensuring that South Africans are informed about decisions taken by government. The ANC Caucus reiterates its support for these bold moves.
Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, Hon. Pemmy Majodina