As I sat over Christmas waiting for electricity to boil a kettle, the grinch in me knew that load-shedding is bad and going to get worse.

Three months ago I was ready to bet that we would see the end of load-shedding by late 2024, but the failure of bid window 6 of the renewable energy independent power producers’ programme (REIPPP) late in 2022 has thrown the outlook for energy security into disarray. ..

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