Govt mulls private equity in Eskom projects
Cape Town - South Africa's government is
thinking of allowing private equity stakes in state power
utility Eskom's future capital investments to alleviate pressure
on its balance sheet, the company's chairman said on Tuesday.
"Simply stated, we should start to look at public-private
partnerships which could alleviate Eskom's balance sheet (and)
alleviate the pressure on government to become involved in the
financing of future projects," Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi told
members of parliament.