A large part of the “action plan to end load-shedding” as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night rests on fixing the struggling state-owned power utility and on expanding and fast-tracking the state’s own renewable energy procurement processes.

To address the current crisis — which led to SA, over the last month, experiencing the deepest power cuts, run over the longest continuous period yet — Ramaphosa said that the immediate focus would be “fixing Eskom and improving the performance of the existing fleet of power stations”...

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