Show me the light

January 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm (Eskom) (, , , , )

Oh puhleeze. Does anyone really think the Public Protector’s questions are going to give Eskom the much-needed kick under the bum?

I certainly don’t. As with Telkom, Eskom will simply be allowed to continue with their crap service. They don’t seem to care, they don’t seem to know how to fix whatever it is that plagues them (I could go into reasons but should perhaps not) and they don’t know how useless they really are.

I doubt a man who isn’t really known for getting things done will suddenly get them to clean up their act. Or maybe I’m just too cynical.


  1. Batman5172 said,

    Too cynical? You? Toby? show me the bastard who said that!

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    Ha, ha. funny Batman. Then again, all journalists become cynical after a while, don’t you think?

  3. kash99 said,

    The things is tho, its not Eskom’s fault all this is happening..they told the government 10 years ago that this was going to happen and that they needed money to build more power stations – the government, however, said no…what a bunch a freaking idiots..i lost my story (a very important one) yesterday..and u know u r never guna write it as good as the first one.. our system crashed three times yesterday..and the power went out no less than four times today…for f**ks sake……

  4. tbhanks said,

    I would DIE if that happened to me, Kash. Fortunately the journalists are on clean power so we’re never affected by the power cuts (no excuses to miss deadline then!). And ja, I know what you mean – you just can’t do the same thing twice.
    Do you guys not have generators?

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