EDITORIAL | Thankfully Cyril has at last stepped in and shown ...

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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

Editorial

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. ..

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