Eskom’s five-year breathing space was wasted

Business Day Live 28 March 2013.

FOR South Africa’s energy situation, it is both a blessing and a curse that the global economy has gone through as tough a time as it has over the past five years.

It is definitely a blessing because, as we found out in January 2008, the country’s energy grid just could not deal with the extent of demand for power from smelters and mines that were buoyant because of the high commodity prices…

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