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South Africa: Electricity minister seeks to revive Karpowership supply deal, while grid pressures grow

Issue 486 - 09 Jun 2023 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 3 minute read

Despite vigorous opposition from a number of quarters, the South African government’s recently appointed electricity minister – who has been given new powers – still wants to procure 2GW of emergency electricity in a revised contract with Turkish-owned Karpowership.

Meanwhile, generation is not the only factor causing difficulties, as the grid reaches its limit in some parts of the country.

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