The Sheer Brilliant Entrepreneurial Wisdom of Malusi Gigaba

Malusi Gigaba, the public enterprises minister, today inspected the construction site of the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo.

Led by Eskom CEO Brian Dames, and flanked by a team of senior officials, Gigaba was checking on progress of construction.

SAPA news implies that politicians have been trained in, and are quite good at, spot the difference games, because “while walking, Gigaba and his team pointed out structures that were not erected on their last inspection.”

But Gigaba, the man who told Finweek that “there is not an ounce of entreprenuer in me,” saved his deep insights for last, when he explained to journalists at the site that:

“What you see here is the work that takes place before you get the power.”

So just in case you thought you could get power before constructing a power plant that can generate it, gentle reader, Malusi Gigaba has news for you, and the news is not pleasant.