Will Eskom crisis prompt rioting in the streets?

Loadshedding is destroying ANC political authority and leading to popular outrage. There are a rising number of demonstrations against power cuts and everyone is having to be more self-reliant.

Gwede Mantashe

Stop the paranoia and take responsibility, Gwede, walk – Ivo Vegter

Mantashe claims it is not the responsibility of the minister of energy to connect megawatts to the grid. ‘I am stating that as a fact,’ he said, although it isn’t a fact. It actually is the responsibility of the minister of energy to procure new generation capacity.

South Africa and its dreams of Davos

For years South African presidents have been regulars at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, which offers the opportunity to promote your country to world leaders and big business.