The Function Of Electricians In Our Economic System
No present day economy can function without electrical power and electricity can't be distributed and made available to industry, business enterprise, and construction, domestic and other users without electricians.
Eskom has announced a R450 billion expenditure programme over the next 10 years, which in the main has to do with the construction of new power stations and the supply of new grids, but in addition includes some repair and expansion projects to the active power grid. Future power plants will involve various technological innovation including solar, wind, nuclear and coal pushed power plants. There are already 4 new power stations in the pipeline (Medupi in the Lephalale area, Ingula in the Natal Drakensberg, Ankerlig in Atlantis and Gourikwa in Mossel Bay) and a further 3 nuclear plants are scheduled to be built in Thyspunt (Cape St Francis) Duynefontein (Melkbosstrand) and Bantamsklip in close proximity to Pearly Beach in between 2012 and 2016. This enlargement plan is intended to supplement the current supply, but additionally to deliver future electricity needs. What this informs us is that the demand for electricians will likewise dramatically improve as the future provided electricity load enters the distribution grid spread over the next 10 years. For more information on electricians, go to http://www.electriciansoncall.co.za.
The Global Economic Crisis has not fully restored after 2008 and the European Economic Crisis lingers on also having a significant influence on our very own economy. South Africa continues to suffer from a small rate of growth, bringing about lower domestic and overseas economic needs and as a consequence we all experience a negative job growth rate. Politically and economically speaking, South Africa has to overcome the job dilemma and much expenditure is being made in this regard - also in the provision of electricity to fuel the essential increase in mining, manufacture, construction and retail. Europe is our largest trade partner at this point, but the Government is making an effort to create new or improved trade possibilities with the BRIC countries as well as the rest of Africa. Even in the current financial situation where Eskom has struggled to provide in the demand for electricity, the industry has hired 30% untrained or nonregistered electricians showing a shortage of supply of skilled and skilled electricians. That means that unless the trade, with experience, trains a great many electricians we will be going into a fresh wave of electricity supply with a big shortage of experienced electricians which indicates a potential disaster in the inability to benefit from accessible electricity resources to stimulate the required economic upswing to generate jobs in all sectors. Such situation will not be only be flawed from a technical and safety perspective, but will further have denied the country and the market to have created essential job opportunities to the economy of the country.
It will take 4 years to train an electrician to the level of the person being able to take a trade test and become properly accredited as an electrician and further being able to register with the Council. Unless we now make the investment decision and start recruiting people to be trained as electricians, we will sit with a problem where we will have largely unusable electricity resources or a circumstance where such resource will be installed and managed by a large group of unqualified and possibly unsuited people.
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