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Vol 63 No 16

Published 4th August 2022

South Africa

Some light at last

President Ramaphosa’s plan to restore reliable electricity access is flawed but fast action is vital to rescue the ANC’s political standing

A plan to strengthen the private sector, import technical skills and remove the 100-megawatt licensing threshold for independent power producers could end crippling power cuts within two years, following a decade of escalating blackouts, some analysts say.

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