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By Stephanie FINDLAY of Agence France-Presse South Africa’s capacity to generate electricity is shrinking due to ageing power plants, latest statistics show, and the continent’s most developed economy could face rolling blackouts for years to come. New data released by Statistics South Africa highlight how the beleaguered state power utility Eskom, which generates around 95 … Read more
An extraordinary interview with an extraordinary result. Solidarity’s General Secretary Gideon du Plessis is calling enough on what he believes is crony capitalism of the highest order – and targeting Solly Bhana, one-time partner in the Aurora Gold Mine disaster. There is much in this interview that rankles. On the face of it anyway. Not … Read more
Things are moving behind-the-scenes at Eskom, thanks to the new crop of government ministers. Lynne Brown, who heads up public enterprises, and Tina Joemat-Pettersson, now in charge of energy, are rolling up their sleeves to set in motion a much-needed shake-up at the nation’s electricity provider. This will be music to the ears of anyone who … Read more