Ramaphosa asks SA to accept load-shedding whilst Govt. “fundamentally changes trajectory of electricity sector”

Cyril Ramaphosa, SA president

SOUTH African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, told the country’s business sector it would have to abide by continual load-shedding whilst the government set about “fundamentally changing the trajectory of electricity generation”.

Speaking in Parliament during his State of the Nation Address, Ramaphosa said: “At its core, load-shedding is the inevitable consequence of Eskom’s inability over many years – due to debt, lack of capacity and state capture – to service its power plants”.

He added: “The reality we need to accept is that in order for Eskom to undertake maintenance and improve supply, load-shedding will remain possibility in the immediate future.”

He sought, though, to inject a sense of urgency into the restructuring of the electricity sector. Largely known or anticipated developments, such as allowing for industrial-scale independent power generation for own use, would be accelerated.

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