To my genuine surprise the Energy Regulation Amendment Bill has been hustled through the National Council of Provinces and awaits the president’s politically adroit pen.

Business Day was the first to shine light on the mysterious administrative problem that held the bill up for six months last year, and at the time it seemed unlikely it would pass during this administration. When we wondered whether this was by design, it attracted the ire of the minister of mineral resources & energy, who accused us of running a “smear campaign”...

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