South Africa: Western Cape bemoans pace of policymaking

Issue 417 - 12 Jun 2020
The Western Cape government has called for Pretoria to speed up policymaking and reduce bureaucracy in its comments on legislative amendments aimed at enabling power procurement by municipalities. In its response to draft amendments to the Electricity Regulation Act 2006 published by South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), the Western Cape government pushed for the right to procure power without requiring ministerial sign-off. The provincial government is also pushing for planning and regulatory processes to be streamlined and for greater clarity on the procurement process.

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