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South African president sets out plans to cut red tape and end power blackouts

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Issue 466 - 04 Aug 2022 - By Dan Marks | 8 minute read

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a series of potentially far-reaching reforms for the electricity supply industry in a speech on 25 July, with measures that will be controversial in some quarters and are unlikely to end load-shedding in the short-term – but which should accelerate the power sector’s liberalisation, while easing some procurement and development difficulties.

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