The New Electricity Minister Claims to Know the Cause of Load Shedding
South African citizens are experiencing frustration due to ongoing high-level power outages this week, following unprecedented blackouts caused by power station breakdowns last weekend. Eskom declared stage 6 load shedding as a result.
According to allAfrica, Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa leads an eight-day nationwide assessment tour of power stations. Among them was Kusile Power Station, which he visited on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Ramokgopa reported that technical issues heavily affected Eskom’s power stations, which were related to technical designs rather than corruption.
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Meanwhile, National Council of Provinces Chairperson Amos Masondo and National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula lead a delegation in Russia to discuss cooperation with African states.
In other news, the Hawks in North West search for a man who scammed a 54-year-old woman out of over R2 million through a fake name and meeting her on a dating site. The woman’s pension payout was the source of the funds she handed over between May and August 2022.
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