Energy minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is on a roll, with much to be confident about after more than 100 days without load-shedding and a sharp reduction in Eskom’s use of diesel backup generators so far this year.

That doesn’t mean load-shedding is a thing of the past. The “load reduction” imposed in parts of the country recently has, after all, kept a lid on demand at a critical — some might say convenient — time. ..

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