It is possible some good may come from this week’s damaging bout of load-shedding. Friday’s cabinet meeting will be the decider of that.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that several responses to the energy shortage will be taken there for decision. He has implied that freeing up the private sector to generate its own energy will be one of them. He has also said that the procurement of new rounds of energy could be one of them...

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