Minerals & energy minister Gwede Mantashe says the government is ready for a legal showdown with environmental groups as it forges ahead with a controversial plan to contract power ships to berth at the country’s main ports for 20 years to help end the blackouts wreaking havoc on the economy. 

He told Business Times in Cape Town this week that the country had long allowed environmental groups to stymie development, but he was now determined to prevail.   ..

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