President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address (Sona) made the kind of headlines he probably wanted on the Eskom mess. There’s a state of disaster. There will be a minister of electricity to add to the many bosses the CEO of Eskom will have to prepare slides for. Something is being done. 

I think we need to be really clear that none of this is going to work fast. We are stuck with load-shedding for years, and the crisis of this is not only in the cold chains, which can be propped up with generators, or the shuttering of businesses. The crisis is for our young people, and this will only be felt in the decades to come...

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