It is almost a month since President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short a working trip to Egypt, citing a need to get home and deal with the crisis at Eskom, which had again plunged the country into darkness.

Though the move to stage 6 load-shedding, which involved removing 6,000MW of demand from the system, was unprecedented, it was a strange decision considering that power cuts have become a feature of SA life for about a decade...

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