YOU can’t define the truth if you can’t identify the facts. It’s an age-old communications strategy and it would seem to be one the senior management of Eskom has embraced fully. For an energy outsider, it’s often hard to tell your SAPVIA or SAWEAs from your REIPPPs and REFITs, which is exactly what Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko are depending on.Last week, it was leaked that Eskom’s board had decided not to sign any further agreements with independent power producers (IPPs) because of "concerns" over the implications for Eskom’s future. This week, Eskom group executive Matshela Koko assured us in this newspaper of the "significant potential of renewable energy technologies", while at the same time producing a spurious argument that nuclear is the only solution to meeting Eskom’s base load and financial commitments.Unless you work in the energy sector or follow it closely, you probably would have lost the thread of the argument in the fifth paragraph. Let me save you the trouble of ...

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