Negative energy for South Africa

Negative energy for South Africa

The accused is Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. In yesterday’s presentation on the energy budget, the page for “ministerial commitments to address root causes” was left blank by the auditor-general’s office.

When ANC and DA MPs asked about the blank page, the officials said they had been trying for a year to meet Joemat-Pettersson but had “just been out of luck”.

DA MP Gordon Mackay quipped that he was not surprised at the officials’ apparent run of bad luck.

“It is part of the minister’s continuing disappearing act. She should really try to focus on South Africa. She is abroad so often other countries think she is their minister of energy,” Mackay observed.

There was bad news for South Africans from the auditor-general’s report into the department of energy and its entities.

Regarding PetroSA, South Africans will have to fork out unbudgeted billions to the troubled agency this year

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