Carol Paton | Who is to blame for load shedding: what Mantashe, Gordhan and others didn't do

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Fin24 writer-at-large Carol Paton.
Fin24 writer-at-large Carol Paton.
Liza van Deventer

SA's power crisis has been a long time in the making. But in the past four years Ramaphosa's Cabinet ministers have done little to alleviate the problem. Below is an account of who didn't do what when they could have, writes Carol Paton

SA's power crisis has been a long time coming.

Load shedding has been a feature of life for the past 14 years because of a series of bungled decisions over the commissioning of new power going back as far as 1998 and its construction. When President Cyril Ramaphosa came into office in February 2018, it was clear that urgent action was needed.

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