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State’s split personality on power dents credibility ever further

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After Mantashe’s department accidentally published the wrong plan, we were given further insight into how little of one we really seem to have.


21 Oct 2019
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State’s split personality on power dents credibility ever further

Eskom electricity pylons. Picture: Gallo Images / Nardus Engelbrecht

Many believe government’s left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. This week would not have done much to change that perception. After a week where the country was plunged into darkness due to an unexpected round of load shedding, despite denials of claims it was coming, the last thing we needed was another gaffe from government. Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe, fresh from his howler where he promoted the non-existent mineral hazenile to investors at a mining conference in Australia last month, had to backtrack again. On Friday evening the department of energy admitted they had...

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