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Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe says he does not share Eskom’s enthusiasm for shutting down coal power plants and replacing them with renewable ones, because it is a strategy akin to economic suicide.

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has set his sights on a "just transition" transaction for Eskom in which some of its coal-fired plants are retired earlier than the timetable contained in the Integrated Resource Plan, and replaced with 7,400MW of newly built renewable energy...

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