SA adding 'too much' electricity to the grid - Brown

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Cape Town – South Africa is currently adding electricity to the national grid, which is more than what is required, said Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. 

Responding to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Dean Macpherson, Brown said the current capacity that’s being added is based on an economic growth trajectory of close to 6%. 

South Africa’s GDP has grown at a substantially lower rate since the 2009 economic recession and will this year expand by only 0.5% according to the latest projections. 

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