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This ILRIG webinar is a contribution to the ongoing debates and discussions from progressive working-class organisations and movements in the country on the ESKOM and general energy crisis. Given the rapid moves towards further privatisation and corporatisation of ESKOM and other state owned enterprises, it asks the crucial question as to whether there is still a place for public ownership?
To address that question the webinar will focus on three key areas: a) the background and the root causes of the energy crisis. b) the case for public ownership and what forms should it take? c) international experiences of reversing privatisation and ensuring public ownership.
Time: 16H00 – 17H30 Johannesburg time
Date: Thursdays, 02 March 2023
Sandra van Niekerk – (Public Service International – Project Coordinator South Africa).
- Background and the Root causes of the Electricity Crisis
Sean Sweeney – (Coordinator of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy – USA)
- international experiences of reversing privatisation and ensuring public ownership.
Lucien van der Walt – (Coordinator of Neil Aggett Labour Unit -Rhodes University)
- the case for public ownership and what forms should it take Ownership
Moderator: Mzi Mngeni
This event will take place on Zoom. Register in advance to access the link: