President Cyril Ramaphosa rues the slow pace of implementing his 2022 plan to end power blackouts, cracking the whip on those he put in charge as calls to declare a ring-fenced state of disaster over load-shedding gain traction.

Faced with growing criticism and impatience over power blackouts, which undermine his economic revival strategies, Ramaphosa in July last year unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the energy sector...

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