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South Africa: Opposition Paper Challenges Government on Eskom and Energy Policy

On 26 March the opposition DA released a position paper setting out its proposed remedies for the country’s electricity supply crisis. The paper called for several urgent policy interventions, including an end to Eskom’s monopoly on generating, procuring and selling electricity, the release of key energy policy documents, and the fast-tracked completion of new coal-fired power plants currently under construction. The ruling ANC government is unlikely to adopt many of the DA’s policy proposals, but the position paper will ensure that several key policy interventions remain on the public agenda.

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