President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his State of the Nation Address on Thursday that Eskom will be split into three entities, one for generation, the other one for transmission and the third for distribution.
But unions were up in arms yesterday warning that they will fight this decision.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said the decision was a way to privatisation. They said this will lead to the loss of thousands of job.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) also warned that this was the privatisation of Eskom. It said thousands of jobs would be lost.