Screen Shot 2019-03-26 at 10.47.22We have prepared a provincial plan that we believe is path-breaking and that the national government will eventually adopt, because it is the only way we can salvage South Africa’s electricity supply system.

When a crisis like sustained load shedding hits a country, citizens want straight answers.

They’re not interested in hearing about the different responsibilities of various spheres of government, or our complex inter-governmental relations system.

They only want to know what caused the mess, how long it will last, and when it will be sorted out, so that they can minimise the disruption to their lives and jobs.

After years of trying to get accurate answers to these questions, in order to take whatever (limited) pre-emptive and remedial action we can within our provincial powers, I have abandoned hope of getting the reliable information we need to execute our responsibilities properly.

But we have prepared a provincial plan, nevertheless, that we believe is path-breaking and that the national government will eventually adopt, because it is the only way we can salvage South Africa’s electricity supply system. ….more