President Cyril Ramaphosa and his party, the ANC, owe wealthy South Africans and businesses a huge vote of thanks. Exactly a year ago, in the first two months of 2023, Eskom’s energy availability factor (EAF) plummeted to below 50%.

We were cast into two horrific months of stage 4 and 6 load-shedding. Stories of collapsing businesses and stinking mortuaries filled us with horror. It was a genuinely scary and terrible time...

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