IN-DEPTH | SA state of emergency for ongoing load shedding? It could work, says expert

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The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) is considering a declaration of a state of emergency or immediately moving Eskom from the Department of Public Enterprises to the Department of Energy to solve the country's energy crisis. 

Embattled power utility Eskom last week introduced stage 6 load shedding amid plant breakdowns, and unprotected labour union action, leaving many without power for as much as eight hours a day. 

READ | Qaanitah Hunter: Eskom is failing and taking South Africa down with it

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