The Eskom crisis and energy shortage facing SA has been described by various role players and figureheads as “urgent” since 2008, when load-shedding first hit the economy.

Since then, the hole Eskom finds itself in has only become deeper. And with a R450bn-plus debt burden weighing on it, the utility will never be able to climb out itself...

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