South Africa - is Eskom’s death spiral taking the republic with it?

State-owned utility Eskom is in crisis, as is the republic itself, both riven by a legacy of corruption and mismanagement. The problems of the electric power sector are driving a wider political crisis and this in turn has weakened the government’s ability to respond.

Nevertheless, South Africa remains the most important market for large scale private sector power projects on the continent. African Energy has followed developments in detail.

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