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Government ends electricity state of disaster



The government has terminated the National State of Disaster on electricity, following a legal challenge by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse. The state claims that the declaration was a necessary response to load-shedding’s impact on the economy and critical sectors as reported by Low Velder.

It set out regulations and responsibilities to mitigate the effects and avert a national emergency, enabling the National Energy Crisis Committee to enhance interventions under the Energy Action Plan.

Despite the termination, the government commits to engaging, co-operating, and co-ordinating its actions to reduce and eradicate load-shedding using existing legislation and contingency arrangements.

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