None of the measures proposed to end load shedding will have an immediate impact even if implemented quickly. The real problem to date is simply a lack of political will, writes Busisiwe Mavuso.
The horror of South Africans having to endure 12 hours a day without electricity seems to have injected a new sense of urgency into our political leadership. BLSA welcomes the renewed engagement on the crisis from parts of government and remains fully committed to working with the state to deliver on solutions that resolve it as soon as is possible.
But while we’re preparing proposals for ways to alleviate the extreme bouts of load shedding there’s a sense of despair that we’re doing it all over again. The solutions have been tabled time and time again while those that have been adopted as policy appear to be in limbo, somehow always coming up against a new obstacle to delay their implementation.