The Presidency has moved to clarify some of the frequently asked questions on the role of the Minister in the Presidency responsible for electricity.
On the question on role of the Minister in the Presidency, the Presidency noted that the appointment follows the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa during his 2023 State of the Nation Address (SONA), on his intention to appoint a Minister of Electricity to coordinate government’s response to the electricity crisis as a national priority.
The Presidency highlighted that several government departments and agencies, as well as Eskom, are involved in implementing the Energy Action Plan [and] the Minister “will ensure strong coordination of this plan from the centre of government”.
To achieve this, it said, the President has tasked the Minister with overseeing all aspects of the electricity crisis response, including the work of the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM).
The Minister’s primary responsibility is to ensure full implementation…