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Mantashe says load shedding is an “irritant” to society



Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, has expressed his view that load shedding is not acceptable to anyone and that the government’s efforts to eradicate it are not linked to electioneering.

Mantashe made the remarks on Tuesday during a National Council of Provinces meeting, emphasising the importance of ending load shedding, which he said has negative economic implications and irritates society.

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According to a report by News24, Mantashe highlighted Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa’s Energy Action Plan, which focuses on boosting the efficiency of coal stations, acquiring emergency energy supplies, and increasing Eskom’s expertise, as well as the power utility’s intention to raise renewable generation capacity.

Meanwhile, Kevin Mileham, DA mineral resources and energy spokesperson, criticised Mantashe’s lack of success in garnering private sector interest in the energy sector. Mileham claimed that since his appointment, Mantashe has failed to push the needle on the procurement of independent power generation and the incentivisation of private investment in the sector.


Source: Load shedding ‘irritates society’ – Mantashe

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Photo: Facebook / @Gwede Mantashe

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