Pretoria - Power utility Eskom is committed to providing
enough electricity to sustain South Africa's economic growth and development
goals, an official said on Thursday.
This strategy would be effective only through the close
co-operation of state enterprises, Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi said at the
launch, in Centurion, of a climate change policy framework.
"We are committed to provide electricity that ensures
the sustainable growth and development of this country, which enables poverty
eradication and job creation," he said.
"Eskom cannot do this alone and again, the framework
provides important avenues for collaboration."
Tsotsi said the generation of environmentally friendly and
affordable electricity was one of Eskom's priorities.
"As power generation needs grow, so too does the need
for more sustainable, affordable and cleaner sources of energy," he said.
"The challenge we face in a developing economy is that
electricity is key to growing the economy and supporting poverty eradication
The event was hosted by the department of public