President Cyril Ramaphosa has teamed up with executives from the country’s largest companies to form “crisis committees” to address power shortages, inefficient ports and rampant crime, a huge involvement of the private sector that illustrates the weakness of the state.

Ramaphosa said the partnership, formalised at a closed meeting on Tuesday, would build on the success of previous collaborations such as the Covid-19 response, where the state and industry worked in unison to implement a nationwide vaccine rollout...

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