The government is awaiting legal advice after it failed on Friday in its application for leave to appeal a ruling that instructed it to provide uninterrupted power supply to public institutions such as schools and hospitals, even during load-shedding.

During a briefing on Monday, electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said that while government agreed that load-shedding breached several constitutional rights, especially as this related to the services that should be supplied by schools, hospitals and police stations, exempting all such institutions from load-shedding could be “expensive and unsustainable”...

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