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Hilton Trollip | Eskom crisis: A perfect storm which has been a long time in the making

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A general view of the Lethabo Power Station in the Vaal Triangle in Deneysville, South Africa.
A general view of the Lethabo Power Station in the Vaal Triangle in Deneysville, South Africa.
(Photo by Gallo Images / the Times / Kevin Sutherl

Confused government policy, lack of and severely delayed policy implementation, privatisation, the coal baseload vs renewable energy conflict, and corruption continue to bedevil chances of getting enough functioning generation capacity onto the South African grid, writes Hilton Trollip.

South Africa's power crisis has been long in the making. 

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