Public participation process to lease Rooiwal Power Station and Pretoria West Power Station is open for public comments

Media statement
Cllr Cilliers Brink
Executive Mayor of Tshwane

28 September 2023

I would like to encourage our residents and all interested stakeholders to take part in
the City’s public participation process for the proposed 40-year lease of Rooiwal Power
Station and Pretoria West Power Station in terms of Regulation 35 of the Municipal
Asset Transfer Regulations.

This comes after the City of Tshwane Council, on 12 September 2023, approved a
public participation report for the proposed leasing of the two power stations.
Getting the public’s input is a crucial first step in our energy master plan for Tshwane,
which seeks to reduce the City’s dependence on Eskom and alleviate the burden of
load shedding.

A positive outcome of the public participation process and the subsequent Council
endorsement will unlock much needed electricity-generating capacity at both power
stations in order to benefit our communities.

Rooiwal Power Station has been dormant for almost a decade, and using it again will
reduce the burden of load shedding on our communities.
Written comments can be submitted by email to or
delivered at Room 105, 1st Floor, Ou Raadsaal Building, Church Square, Pretoria. All
written comments must be submitted on or before 31 October 2023.

Copies of the Council resolution pertaining to the lease can be accessed on the City’s
website ( and at our Tshwane customer
care centres and libraries.

Enquiries can be sent to Johanna Maenetsa on 012 358 7389 or

Reviving the two power stations is important for an energy-secure future
for our city. I also want to make it clear that this process will not favour
any specific energy provider and will be managed in a transparent,
competitive and fair manner.

Media enquiries: Sipho Stuurman (

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