CAPE TOWN - The special Cabinet committee on Eskom will hold more meetings with organised labour to discuss the contentious restructuring of the struggling power utility into three units, according to a statement issued on Thursday.
"The meeting with labour reported on the problems with Eskom’s operations and generation system, maintenance and unplanned outages," Cabinet said in a statement on its meeting on Wednesday where Deputy President David Mabuza reported on the committee's engagements.
"The meeting sought to establish a basis for formal future consultations. The restructuring of Eskom was also discussed, and all parties agreed that there would be more interactions to better understand the roadmap and the implications of separating Eskom’s business divisions into three separate operating entities."
The plan to split up Eskom was announced in President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address and saw the National Union of Mineworkers threaten to withhold its support for the ruling party in the May elections.
Unions say the restructuring will result in job losses. It is meant to create separate generation, transmission and distribution unions, which will all still form under Eskom Holdings.