EDITORIAL | Thankfully Cyril has at last stepped in and shown who’s boss
He also needs to realise Eskom is inhibiting SA’s growth instead of powering our recovery
It may have taken a while to come through, but when it did, it was, for energy minister Gwede Mantashe, like a staccato of a put down: Sit. Down. Mantashe!
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday that private power generation will increase from 1MW to 100MW as opposed to the 10MW announced by Mantashe just a few weeks ago.
While the presidency billed the announcement as a major boost for economic recovery, it was, at the same time, clear that Mantashe was shunted aside. It was as much a boost to the economy as it was a correction of Mantashe’s poor leadership of the sector. ..