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Eskom compact: The plan to end the energy crisis has ‘dragged on’

After 14 years of blackouts, the president has promised to expedite load-shedding’s finale. This is as the social compact to fix Eskom has seemingly stalled. (Photo by TADEU ANDRE / AFP)

Cyril Ramaphosa, whose presidency began a decade after South Africa experienced its first bout of blackouts, says he will soon announce a new plan to solve the country’s energy crisis, even as previous efforts have stalled.

On Monday, Ramaphosa declared in his weekly open letter that the government “can and will do more to end load-shedding”, saying his administration will, in the coming days, “be able to announce a comprehensive set of actions to achieve much faster progress”.

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Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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