As SA lurches from blackout to blackout, renewed calls have come from the City of Cape Town to be able to buy electricity from sources other than Eskom to ensure security of supply.

On Wednesday, the deputy mayor of the city, Ian Neilson, called on energy minister Gwede Mantashe to “show leadership and put the wellbeing of SA and our economy first” by allowing municipalities to buy electricity from independent power producers...

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