If you hear a gigantic sucking sound; it’s Eskom sucking money out of the fiscus! … If Eskom breaks, South Africa breaks.— Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show
Some Eskom debt is short-term bonds, some are long-term bonds… totalling R450 billion…— Marriane Merten, Parliamentary Correspondent - Daily Maverick
I’m increasingly realising that this entire thing is, basically, running off egos and personalities… a technocratic agreement has been reached… but Government is struggling to commit on how unbundling is going to work, politically.— Peter Attard Montalto, Head of Capital Markets Research - Intellidex
Government is about to finalise the “Eskom Special Appropriation Bill”.
An explanatory memo will accompany the draft law.
The Bill is meant to provide funds to ensure Eskom’s ability to generate enough power to meet demand and to stay afloat financially.
Eskom – too big to fail - is threatening to tank the entire South African economy.
Listen to the interviews in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
This Bill will be complex… it will come with an explanatory paper…— Marriane Merten, Parliamentary Correspondent - Daily Maverick
The Finance DG said they’re reluctant to table a Bill without the whole package because Eskom is too large to be allowed to fail.— Marriane Merten, Parliamentary Correspondent - Daily Maverick
There isn’t political agreement at all about external unbundling…— Peter Attard Montalto, Head of Capital Markets Research - Intellidex
Ultimately, this is going to have to come from the debt market…— Peter Attard Montalto, Head of Capital Markets Research - Intellidex
If Eskom is too big to fail; then SAA needs to go into business rescue.— Peter Attard Montalto, Head of Capital Markets Research - Intellidex
This is the best possible global environment to be doing this…— Peter Attard Montalto, Head of Capital Markets Research - Intellidex
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