NEWS ANALYSIS: Gwede Mantashe’s energy announcement not all good news
Some of the measures announced may even set back the project for a greener and cheaper energy supply
The announcements by mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe on Thursday of plans to bring more megawatts onto the grid were widely welcomed. SA is in dire need of new energy capacity, but on closer scrutiny the choices are not all optimal.
But some of the measures may set back the project for a greener and cheaper energy supply, an apex priority of the government and a priority for business and for citizens...