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Vol 64 No 5

Published 2nd March 2023

South Africa

Energy plan riles ANC factions and vested interests

The budget's debt relief for Eskom will impose targets and hasten privatisation but offers no short-term relief from power cuts

The explosive television interview by André de Ruyter, outgoing chief executive of ailing electricity utility Eskom on 21 February, which upstaged Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana's budget on the following day, has triggered a sharper focus on the 'four criminal cartels' he accused of wrecking the power company and their links to senior figures in the ruling African National Congress.

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