EDITORIAL: Gwede Mantashe’s shocks generate no light
The minister’s plan for a second power utility is unclear, as are plans for mines generating their own electricity
Mineral resources & energy minister Gwede Mantashe this week gave the Mining Indaba in Cape Town two big shocks.
They were not electrical but were about electricity and, more particularly, its generation in the light of the crisis at power utility Eskom. And while Mantashe’s twin suggestions will not generate any power in the short term, they are sure to generate a lot of heat and debate...