Organised business has strong reservations about the state of national disaster announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday to deal with the load-shedding crisis which is crippling economic activity.

Ramaphosa also announced that he would create a minister of electricity in the presidency, which, together with the departments of mineral resources and energy, and public enterprises, will mean there will be three ministries managing the electricity sector...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.