Water cannot be left to a department pulled from pillar to post
Sisulu’s master plan is an attempt to reorganise what works in a crucial public service and get it off the state’s budget
DA MP Leon Basson has proposed a fascinating solution to SA’s Eskom challenge: take the whole business back into government. Let the department of energy run the country’s electricity supply. That will surely solve the problem.
Actually, that’s not his proposal for electricity, but for water. Responding to the release by water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu of her department’s water master plan, Basson said the DA opposed her “plans to establish a new state-owned enterprise [SOE] …. to outsource the work her department is already mandated to do”...