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Rooiwal and Pretoria West Power Stations Staff Face Uncertain Future



Rooiwal and Pretoria West power station staff

Rooiwal and Pretoria West power station staff are confronting an uncertain future due to years of mismanagement, neglect, and vandalism that have left these facilities in a state of disuse. Once capable of generating over 600 megawatts of electricity, these coal-fired power stations have been under long-term maintenance for nearly a decade. EWN reports that on Monday, officials from the municipality’s energy task team gathered at the Rooiwal power station to announce a potential solution: leasing the stations to independent power producers.

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Approximately 200 workers are employed by the city to maintain and care for these power stations. However, many of these skilled workers have departed to seek better opportunities elsewhere. Lardo Standor, the Tshwane Municipality’s chief economist, expressed the municipality’s preference for accommodating these dedicated staff within the private sector as part of any potential lease agreement. The fate of these workers remains uncertain, and they are eager for the municipality to explore redeployment options to other operational power stations.

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