Minister of mineral resources and energy Gwede Mantashe and his department said on Friday that they will oppose a court bid by a disgruntled bidder to overturn the award of the tender for 2,000MW of emergency power awarded in March. 

The tender, which was intended to bring additional power onto the grid as soon as possible to mitigate SA’s strained power supply, could now be delayed, prolonging the electricity crisis. ..

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