Power crisis in SA: tough times ahead

Power crisis: tough times ahead

INEPENDENT MEDIA Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga. Photo: Supplied INEPENDENT MEDIA Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga. Photo: Supplied Parliament – When it comes to power supply, the next two years are going to be tough, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown warned on Thursday.

Speaking during debate in the National Assembly on embattled power utility Eskom’s ability to keep the lights on, she called on South Africans to work together to see the country through the crisis.

“ 1/8We are 3/8 facing a very serious national challenge… the solution lies in every citizen who is able to help, pulling together.”

Brown said the problem was not just an Eskom one, and called for an effort to overcome it similar to the one that saw South Africa successfully host the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

“This is not only an Eskom problem. Eskom must fix Eskom. It is an energy and electrical problem. This is not only a government problem. This is a problem which affects all of us.

“In the interests of this nation, can we please work together to solve our collective problem in the spirit and manner in which we rose to the challenge of 2010. As in 2010, failure is simply not an […]

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