Early in March, as SA’s response to the energy crisis sank deeper into chaos after the declaration of the disastrously unnecessary state of disaster and the appointment of an electricity minister (without a job description), another initiative was rolled out.

The Resource Mobilisation Fund, a R100m commitment by business to assist in addressing the energy crisis, was launched. The fund’s aim was to mobilise resources of government and private sector to better co-ordinate and fund the efforts of the National Energy Crisis Committee (Necom)...

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